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Medical Director

  • Medical Director
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Annual Salary Range:
$105,948.00 – $180,216.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$4,414.50 – $7,509.00
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This is very responsible medical and administrative work in directing clinical and related medical services in a state facility or comparable work directing a statewide medical review program.

An employee in this class is responsible for directing, evaluating and coordinating medical services as the clinical director of a state rehabilitation facility; developing, directing and monitoring the medical and related services as the medical director of a residential/habilitation facility serving persons with developmental disabilities; or for directing a statewide medical review program for physicians licensed by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. Work includes developing operating plans and procedures; assisting in policy development; evaluating clinical standards; establishing training programs; and reviewing and/or participating in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical cases. Direction is given to a staff of physicians, nurses and/or other health care professionals. Direction is received from a designated superior for conformance to policy and effectiveness of operation.

Job Duties

Supervises subordinate physicians and treatment staff as the clinical director of a state rehabilitation facility or performs comparable work as the medical director in a residential/habilitation facility for persons with developmental disabilities.

Supervises subordinate Medical Consultants in the review of physicians for alleged violations of the Missouri Medical Practice Act; provides expert medical opinions to the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.

Plans, develops, directs and evaluates program activities, including the formulation and interpretation of policy.

Plans, directs and coordinates medical and related treatment services for rehabilitation patients.

Directs, coordinates and monitors medical programs and related services and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations through audits, direct observation and scheduled visits.

Develops and reviews procedures, rules and regulations pertaining to the medical care and treatment of patients/clients.

Evaluates and/or reviews patient diagnosis, treatment plans, medical procedures, preparation of medical records and performance of professional staff to ensure quality of medical and clinical services.

Conducts investigations, makes inspections and institutes special studies to determine the quality of medical services and to evaluate complaints by patients, medical professionals and the public.

Participates in the habilitative team functions to ensure medical input into individualized plan development, implementation and evaluations.

Participates in state and local medical conferences, gives lectures and demonstrations, and prepares articles for publication.

Directs and/or participates in programs of clinical research and investigation relating to areas of specialty.

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 internal medicine, preventive medicine or other medical specialty as approved by an appropriate American specialty board and recognized by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association; supplemented by four years of professional medical experience (beyond residency training) in the required medical specialty, of which one year must have been in an administrative or consultative capacity. (Three years experience or graduate training in preventive medicine or pulmonary diseases may be substituted for the residency requirement 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; supplemented by three years of professional medical experience (beyond residency training) in the required medical specialty, of which one year must have been in an administrative or consultative capacity.

Special Requirements

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

Special Note

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

Professional medical experience in a specialty area before completion of residency training in the same specialty as such experience, or administrative/consultative professional medical work prior to residency training, may substitute on a two-for-one basis in meeting the respective requirements for specialized practice and administrative/consultative experience beyond residency training.

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?

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

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of a medical specialty such as preventive, physical or rehabilitative medicine or other specialty related to the area of administrative responsibility.

Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques employed in the administration of a medical program.

Considerable knowledge of principles, skills and techniques of supervision and management.

Ability to direct the work of medical, professional and technical staff in a state facility or statewide medical review program.

Ability to evaluate and coordinate the activities of a state facility or medical review program for maximum effectiveness.

Ability to organize and direct training and research programs in a specialized medical field.

Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with professional staff, local officials and the general public.

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