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Medical Specialist I

  • Medical Specialist I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Annual Salary Range:
$90,168.00 – $153,372.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$3,757.00 – $6,390.50
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This is responsible professional medical work as a practitioner in highly specialized medical areas in state facilities or public health programs.

An employee in this class is responsible for providing specialized medical services in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses or disabilities requiring the application of one or a combination of such specialties as surgery, pathology, internal medicine, radiology, pediatrics, preventive medicine and other related specialties. The employee is also responsible for assisting and consulting with Medical Directors and other management staff in the planning, development and evaluation of specialized medical or public health programs. General supervision is received from a Medical Director or other designated superior.

Job Duties

Provides consultation and advice to administrative staff of the Division of Health on the development, planning and implementation of public health programs.

Reviews and evaluates medical and public health programs in general and specialized areas to determine the need and effectiveness of the program and makes recommendations for corrective actions.

Examines patients, diagnoses illnesses, prescribes course of treatment and participates in the treatment program relating to the medical specialty in a state facility.

Performs special medical and/or surgical procedures which fall within a recognized medical specialty such as surgery, pathology, internal medicine, radiology and other recognized medical specialties.

Makes ward rounds and reviews the diagnosis, treatment and condition of patients and participates in clinical and ward consultation with members of the facility medical staff.

Investigates and evaluates public health programs for need, effectiveness and conformance to standards and reports on findings.

Conducts training programs in medical or public health specialty areas for physicians in training or other medical personnel.

Provides consultation in area of specialty to professional colleagues, subordinates and community groups.

Supervises and evaluates performance of nurses, technicians and other health care professionals.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Graduation from an accredited school of medicine and successful completion of a residency program in surgery, internal medicine, preventive medicine, pediatrics or other medical specialty as approved by an appropriate American specialty board and recognized by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association. (Three years experience or graduate training in preventive medicine or pulmonary diseases may be substituted for the residency requirements in these specialties).


Certification or proof of eligibility for certification by an appropriate American specialty board in the field of medicine for which services are needed.

Special Requirements

Ability to secure a license to practice medicine in the State of Missouri.

Special Note

Medical training/residencies in specialties acquired in foreign countries will be accepted on an individual basis, subject to determination that such training is comparable to that required by an appropriate American specialty board.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Considerable knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of general medicine.

Considerable knowledge of diagnostic procedures and techniques of a recognized medical specialty such as preventive medicine, surgery, internal medicine, pathology, or other required specialties.

Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of community health planning and organization.

Working knowledge of current social and economic problems as they relate to general and specialized medical and public health program planning.

Ability to make accurate diagnoses of medical problems in specialty field and select and apply the appropriate methods of treatment.

Ability to analyze and evaluate the practices, techniques and treatment procedures employed in the medical specialty for need and effectiveness.

Ability to supervise professional and technical medical staff.

Ability to create and maintain an effective working relationship with patients, employees, and health care professionals.

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