Job title: DD Examiner I (54 total positions available – Columbia, Greenville & Charleston)(Repost)
Company: State of South Carolina
Job description: Job Responsibilities
Join South Carolina state government where you can have a meaningful career, incomparable benefits, and a positive work-life balance!
- You will, under guidance of a supervisor or designee, reviews applications for disability claims for the Social Security Administration.
- You will requests and authorizes payment for medical, psychological, vocational, employment, and other evidence needed to determine eligibility for benefits under Title XVI of the Social Security Act.
- You will recommend purchase of consultative examinations as needed to provide documentation of files.
- You will interview applicants, usually by telephone, to document medical and nonmedical evidence as well as determine the existence of pertinent medical sources of evidence.
- You will make sure that all information and casework actions associated with the adjudicative process are documented in an electronic file specific to each claimant.
- You will identify and resolve conflicts in medical, vocational, and other evidence. Interviews physicians and other medical sources by telephone or by letter to resolve these conflicts.
- You will implement solutions to disability claim documentation and development problems within the boundaries of organizational policy and procedures.
- You will as a Disability Examiners choose from a variety of approaches to accomplish claim documentation, but must insure claim quality and production standards are met.
- You will, under guidance of a supervisor or designee, read and analyze a great quantity of medical reports and other disability file documents and makes a judgment as to the existence of physical or mental impairments confirmed by medical diagnosis.
- You will prepare analysis and makes decision as to eligibility for benefits on a medical basis alone or remaining functional capacity of applicants to perform work.
- Makes judgments and findings of fact regarding the manner in which impairments impact the applicant’s ability to perform specific work related activities based on the presence of medically determinable physical or mental impairments and you will submit these documents for medical consultant review.
- You will make judgments regarding the accuracy of the treating physician’s opinion as to the severity of the applicants’ impairment, comparing the physicians supporting medical evidence to the opinion rendered.
- You will accept the opinion, offer a refutation of the opinion and/or weighs the opinion against the medical evidence and submits a recommendation for medical consultant review.
- You will establish residual functional capacity (ability of an applicant, given their current physical condition, age, education and work history, to function in the workplace) and findings of fact regarding age, education, and vocational background to determine eligibility for benefits.
- You will make judgment as to what occupations would be appropriate given the remaining functional capacity, relevant work skills, age, and education, if the claimant is not eligible for benefits.
- You will, under guidance of a supervisor or designee, prepares a formal determination of eligibility for benefits based on regulations for Title XVI of the Social Security Act, court orders, rules, and regulations.
- You will identify pertinent findings of fact used in arriving at a legal determination of eligibility for benefits.
- You will prepare a written individualized explanation for the disability applicant.
- You will, under the guidance of a supervisor or designee, manages the assigned caseload budget.
- You will make and justify decisions for the expenditure of funds to meet claim documentation requirements.
- You will follow established procurement and documentation procedures.
- You will identify the most cost effective forms of expenditures and utilize alternate sources of documentation to minimize budgetary expenditures.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
Master’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree and two years professional experience. Individuals selected for positions with the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department’s Disability Determination Service (DDS) will go through a complete federal background investigation. A suitability determination by the Social Security Administration is necessary to determine whether an employee can be issued credentials in order to have access to Social Security disability data, records, and systems.
The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:
- Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
- 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
- 15 days sick leave per year
- 13 paid holidays
- State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs
If invited to interview, please obtain your Official 10 year driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles to bring with you.
Official transcripts will be required to verify college degree.
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Expected salary: $35360 – 65429 per year
Location: South Carolina
Job date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:56:45 GMT
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