Disability Insurance Physician - Independent Peer Review Consultant (Minimum 10 hours per week)

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Primary Location: Dover, NH, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

 Alternate Locations: Work from Home; Charlotte, NC (North Carolina); Dover, NH (New Hampshire); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Phoenix, AZ (Arizona)


Work Arrangement: Work from Home


Relocation assistance: is not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #: 68972



The Role at a Glance

As a Physician Consultant for Lincoln Financial Group you will consult for the Disability Insurance Medical Department. You should have an active clinical practice or clinical teaching appointment, which permits a minimum of 10 hours per week that can be dedicated to this role.  The Physician Consultant is an independent contractor and is not eligible for employee benefits.  

Your role will include reviewing medical records for disability insurance claims from employed individuals who have medical conditions that may impair their ability to perform usual work activities.  This role does not involve patient evaluation or care. You may also be asked to give educational presentations and to review the medical literature related to your specialty. 

What you'll be doing

Peer Medical Record Review 

  • Review claim files and respond to claim manager questions regarding the available medical information. Claim related questions may include, but are not limited to, assessment of the degree of impairment, restrictions and limitations, prognosis, standards of care, treatment opportunities, and causal and/or contributory medical associations. The scope of inquiry and review does not include making contractual and/or benefit determinations. 
  • Clinical teaching/mentoring for claim adjudicators, nurses, vocational rehabilitation consultants, and other physicians.
  • Provide a rationale for opinions that is supported by the standards of care and the peer reviewed medical literature. Describe additional information that if it became available may be useful to further address the questions. 
  • Communicate with treating providers as needed to clarify medical information and the treating provider assessments of relevant factors. 
  • Consultation may occur in a variety of forums, ranging from meetings with Lincoln claim managers and other staff to conducting only record reviews. 
  • Consult with Lincoln’s Medical Directors and/or relevant Lincoln employees or staff regarding any uncertain issues that may arise in the performance of review activities to ensure appropriate resolution. 
  • Adhere to privacy and other relevant information handling and security regulations. 

What we're looking for

  • Specialties 

o    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Rheumatology
o    Internal and Family Medicine
o    Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology
o    Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology
o    Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology

  • Credentials

o    MD/DO, degree with current certification by an approved American Specialty/Sub-Specialty Board or
o    PhD/PsyD with current certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology, or the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology

  • Completion of an approved 3 to 5 year residency program/sub-specialty required fellowship
  • 5+ years of clinical experience to include clinical teaching
  • Current unrestricted US medical license
  • Proficiency with computer skills and electronic medical records
  • Strong presentation skills

What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.


Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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. 


Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com


Be Aware of Fraudulent Recruiting Activities

If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

Lincoln will not ask applicants to provide their social security numbers, date of birth, bank account information or other sensitive information in job applications. Additionally, our recruiters do not communicate with applicants through free e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or conduct interviews utilizing video chat rooms. We will never ask applicants to provide payment during the hiring process or extend an offer without conducting a phone, live video or in-person interview.  Please contact Lincoln's fraud team at fraudhotline@lfg.com if you encounter a recruiter or see a job opportunity that seems suspicious.


Additional Information


Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.


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