Labor and Industries Physician

WA State Department of Labor and Industries
Tumwater, Washington
Closing date
Apr 6, 2023

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Occupational Medicine
Part Time
Position Type
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The Office of the Medical Director (OMD) is responsible for L&I’s statewide health policy to ensure that injured and ill workers have access to high quality, evidence-based care and that services paid for by the workers compensation Medical Aid Fund are clinically appropriate and cost effective. 
This position will provide clinical input that contributes to a wide range of goals and activities – from rendering clinical advice on individual complex claims to developing, interpreting, and applying health policies such as medical treatment guidelines; providing professionally accredited continuing medical education seminars; and participating in public-private collaborations to address statewide, systemic health issues such as unsustainable medical cost trends, or variability in delivery, utilization, and cost of services.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Provide clinical expertise and direct claims support to improve and promote the quality of care received by injured and ill workers. 
  • Provide epidemiological and clinical expertise for health policy development and analysis, and program development and implementation.
  • Collaborate with the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention program (SHARP) and the L&I Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) in assessing emerging occupational health-related issues. 
  • Participate in research analysis and policy development on occupational health and occupational diseases.
  • Participate in the development of evidence-based policies and guidelines.
  • Provide medical leadership and consultation on issues of causality, appropriate medical care, impairment ratings, independent medical examinations, credentialing of network providers, risk of harm standards, quality assurance, and other clinical health policy programs. 
  • Provide guidance on analyses related to billing policy and fee schedules, provider qualifications, provider review and profiling, utilization review, statutory and regulatory review and review of clinical services, including tests and treatments with wide variation or quality concerns and emerging technologies 
  • Participate, coordinate, and consult on the formulation and implementation of health care law, rules, and policies 
  • Work as a liaison and provide professional guidance and educational expertise with clinicians, clinical associations, advisory committees, business and labor organizations, and other stakeholders. 
  • Educate and train on medical policies and procedures.
  • Participate in or consult on quality and outcomes research projects.


  • Valid State of Washington Medical License and Driver’s License 
  • Board certification in Occupational Medicine, with at least three years of experience in the field.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field (epidemiology, health administration, health services research).
  • Three years of experience in medical, occupational health, or quality improvement leadership in an institution or organization. 


  • Board certification in additional related field

Application Process:  
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described in the announcement.
Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
  2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
  3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

DO NOT attach or place any information about your vaccination status, including listing the Governor Mandate as a reason for leaving employment, within the application, resume, or cover letter. If you do, we will reject your application. If we reject your application, we are doing so to safeguard others from receiving your confidential information. You will need to remove the confidential information before you can apply again.

Other Information:

  • Offer of hire is contingent upon completion of a background check that includes a criminal record history review.   
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • This position is represented by the ­Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).
  • Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.
  • The Department of Labor & Industries complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal Form, I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment. 
  • Please note: This announcement may be used to fill multiple permanent and/or non-permanent positions.

Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer
Here at Labor & Industries our employees come from all walks of life as do we. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 
We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a diverse workforce is this agency’s greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we strongly mean everyone. 
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need accommodation in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.  
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

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