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Child Abuse Pediatrician - University of California Irvine Department of Pediatrics

The University of California Irvine, Department of Pediatrics is seeking a full time board certified or eligible child abuse pediatrician to join the Division of General Pediatrics and to work in a multidisciplinary environment located in Orange County, California.

The Division of General Pediatrics includes the Subdivision of Child Abuse that consists of a child abuse pediatrician, nurse practitioner, and clinic staff, that see patients at the Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) Medical Unit (CAC) located within the city of Orange. Child abuse pediatricians provide consultation for suspected child abuse and/or neglect at UC Irvine Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach. There may be general pediatric opportunities available within the department.

Candidates must be board-certified/ board- eligible in child abuse pediatrics with experience in all aspects of child maltreatment and neglect, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and medical child abuse. We are seeking a qualified candidate with a strong commitment to patient care, education, research, and community engagement. The faculty member will provide direct patient care, be involved in teaching medical students and residents, and participate in community outreach. The faculty will be a part of a multidisciplinary team by playing a role in serving as a resource for the region, delivering consultation and assistance.

Our clinical practice is located in Orange County, California, which is known for its 42 miles of coastline with such spectacular vistas that many proclaim it the 'California Riviera'. Boasting one of the best climates in the world, with sunshine 342 days per year and an average annual temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Orange County is known for some of the most diverse landscape imaginable and just an hour’s drive from both desert and mountains. Orange County also boasts of such world class attractions as Disneyland and Disney California Adventures, Knott’s Berry Farm, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters, and some of the best shopping and dining in all of Southern California.

Please contact Sheena Dizon, our Division Administrator, at sdizon@uci.edu with any questions you may have.TO APPLY: Please log onto UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04458. Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of at least three references

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Posted 06.15.18


Child Abuse Pediatrician - Phoenix, Arizona

The Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is seeking a second full time BC/BE Child Abuse pediatrician or pediatrician with significant interest in serving children who are suspected victims of child maltreatment.

The Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital partners with several regional advocacy center sites throughout the county and its surrounding areas. The various advocacy centers include multidisciplinary partnering agencies such as law enforcement, children’s services, victim advocates, and mental health clinicians.

Phoenix Children’s is a dedicated pediatric hospital, a level-one trauma center and home to one of the largest PICU’s in the Southwest (48 beds and more than 4500 patients each year). Our brand new facility has nearly doubled our bed capacity (from 385 to 626).

Physician will work with the team to provide services at two facilities – Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center as well as five advocacy sites – Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona, Mesa Family Advocacy Center, Southwest Family Advocacy Center, Pinal County Family Advocacy Center – Eloy and Pinal County Family Advocacy Center – San Tan Valley.

  • Team consists of one pediatrician, four nurse practitioners, two dedicated forensic interviews plus excellent support staff
  • Provide consults for hospitalized patients, ED patients, and advocacy center patients
  • Call coverage is shared equally amongst the physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Opportunity for continued program development, committee participation and research
  • Teaching opportunities throughout Phoenix Children’s Hospital Residency program, fellows and medical students as well as community education
  • Opportunity for academic appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Hospital employed position offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit package and relocation assistance.

Interested applicants, please send CV to: Raye Jean Becker, Physician Talent Acquisition Partner, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, (602) 933-1101, rbecker@phoenixchildrens.com.

Posted 06.12.18


Child Abuse Pediatrician Opening - Houston, Texas

The Division of Child Protection Pediatrics of the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas at Houston (UTHealth) is pleased to announce an open position for a full-time BE/BC child abuse pediatrician at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. The candidate will join a robust group that includes three BC child abuse pediatricians, two child and adolescent psychiatrists, two dedicated pediatric social workers, three social work therapists, two psychologists, and research support specialists. The Division provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical and mental health care to child maltreatment victims and families at risk, and includes an intensive family-centered outpatient program for children with suspected medical neglect, medical abuse, non-adherence, and somatoform diagnoses. We have an accredited child abuse fellowship program and popular resident and medical student rotations. The Division also serves as the hub for a statewide network of child abuse pediatricians who serve as consultants and educators for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Opportunities for research and quality improvement projects are widely available and encouraged. Houston is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S., thanks to its many world-class amenities (arts, restaurants, parks, and sports), healthy economy, excellent schools, and relative affordability. More information about our Division can be found via the following link: https://med.uth.edu/pediatrics/divisions/child-protection-pediatrics/. Interested parties should contact Dr. Rebecca Girardet at 713-500-6064.

Posted 05.23.18


IMMEDIATE OPENING: Board Eligible/Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician 

Driving Distance to Bay Area, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles

Valley Children’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest pediatric healthcare networks, is seeking a second BE/BC Child Abuse Pediatrician to join The Guilds of Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California, recognized in Central California and the state as a leader in advocacy, injury prevention, clinical research and academic training.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a caring, patient-focused physician to join a collegial team in busy practice servicing 11 counties in the Central Valley. We’re seeking someone with great vision and passion for their work as well as an interest in research. Here you will have the chance to become an instrumental part of growing this generously endowed program.

The Guilds Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center is composed of the Child Advocacy Clinic, which operates five days a week and sees over 1,000 children each year. The team is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day for emergency coverage. The Center includes an inpatient component that evaluates about 100 children yearly in the pediatric emergency department, acute-care floors and the pediatric intensive care unit. These children are evaluated for suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. The staff includes a board-certified child abuse pediatrician, nurse practitioners specialized in child maltreatment, forensic nurses, social workers, a center coordinator and support staff.

Through the diligent efforts of the Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital, a generous endowment of $5 million was presented to the Center to ensure the program’s growth and longevity. The Center continues to expand, adding more staff as the need arises. Valley Children’s Hospital and The Guilds Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center share the same philosophical objective that all children have “Futures Worth Fighting For.”

This beautiful 358-bed facility is one of the 10 largest free-standing children’s hospitals in the country and occupies a 50-acre campus on the bluffs of the San Joaquin River just north of Fresno.  In addition to the main hospital, the campus also contains medical and professional buildings, a heliport, and sits next to the Ronald McDonald House.  This impressive facility offers a 106-bed NICU (including regional satellites) and a 38-bed PICU. 

The city of Fresno offers a truly affordable cost of living and is located in the heart of the state in the central San Joaquin Valley of California. With a metropolitan area population of over 1,000,000 in the 2010 census, Fresno represents the third-largest metropolitan center in California and an area that abounds with fine regional and ethic restaurants, as well as a vibrant night life.  Its symphony, local theater companies, music and dance productions distinguish Fresno as a city with access to a wide variety of cultural events. Fresno is the only city in the United States with three national parks in its backyard: Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite. Families will love the friendly neighborhoods and excellent schools. Fresno also provides comfortable day trips to San Francisco, the California Coast and the Los Angeles area. If you want to experience the best that California has to offer, there’s no better place to live.

This is an exceptional opportunity for professional development and personal fulfillment in an area that presents an outstanding quality of life. For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners, by email at  glenda@pediatricsearchpartners.com, or by phone at (877)440-3832 and (214) 850-3094 (cell), including nights and weekends.

Posted 05.11.18


BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician - Children's Hospital of MI and University Pediatricians

The Children's Hospital of MI and University Pediatricians is seeking a BC/BE child abuse pediatrician to start up a basic inpatient child protection team with the expectation that subsequently an advanced team will be built. Initially a full time mid-level provider and a full time social worker will be hired for the team. Selected interested general pediatricians and emergency medicine physicians are available. CHM is a level 1 verified pediatric trauma center and a level 1 verified burn center. Neurosurgery and neuroradiology are strongly supportive. Expectations include staffing and inpatient consult service,  expert witness testimony, setting up multidisciplinary team meetings, peer review, and protocol development. Teaching opportunities about as CHM is a training site for medical students, residents and fellows. There are also teaching opportunities in the community for DHHS workers, lawyers, and law enforcement. The salary is competitive and is dependent on experience.

Contact: Mary Lu Angelilli, MD, FAAP: mangelil@dmc.org.

Posted 04.23.18 


Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital in Allentown, PA Has a Position Available for a Board Certified Board/Eligible CAP

If interested please contact Debra Esernio-Jenssen @ 484 633-0934.

Job Description for Child Abuse Pediatrician for Section of Child Protection Medicine

1. Patient Care Responsibilities
a) Provide direction for all aspects of Child Maltreatment Evaluations at the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), including personnel, triage and clinic procedures, support for families and children, laboratory concerns, as well as liaison with referring professionals and agencies. Along with other medical providers, provide medical and medico legal assessment of children and adolescents.

b) Provide formal or informal consultation regarding inpatients at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital when there are concerns of child maltreatment; review and make recommendations regarding the plan of care, as appropriate.

c) Provide legal testimony as required.  Advise child protective service workers in the involved counties regarding children’s health status, diagnosis, and likelihood of maltreatment, based on medical findings.

d) Coordinate Child Protection Medicine procedures to assess and treat children, including development and dissemination of guidelines and provision or oversight of inservices and other training opportunities.

e) In conjunction with other CAP and Development staff, develop and write funding proposals and program initiatives.  Participate in budgeting and financial planning with the Section Chief of Child Protection Medicine.

f) Coordinate and chair interdepartmental and interagency case conferences, as needed.

g) Assess, diagnose and prescribe treatment in accordance with current practice and guidelines.

h) Consult with nursing, rehabilitation professionals, mental health, social services and other appropriate staff to meet health care needs of assigned patient population.

i) Complete all necessary documentation regarding the health care of patients in accordance with established policies and procedures and relevant State and Federal regulatory requirements.

j) Assist nursing and medical staff with assessments, perform selected procedures and answer and discuss clinical questions.

k) Participate in quality improvement efforts.

2. Regularly attend the Child Protection Team meetings and Multidisciplinary Case Conference Meetings at Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

3. Take call as regularly scheduled, and if required, providing formal/informal consultation.

4. Be involved with the education of medical students, residents, and SANEs (sexual assault nurse examiners).

5. Obtain continuing education as required by licensing and certification authorities and as needed to provide effective patient care.

6. Facilitate the conduct of research and disseminate research findings among colleagues.

Posted 04.23.18


Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, With the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Is Currently Recruiting a BE/BC, Fellowship Trained Child Abuse Pediatrician

We seek an individual with a passion for providing world class patient care and teaching. This opportunity allows you to join a well-established Child Protection Team affiliated with one of the largest, nonprofit CAC’s in the country, Project Harmony. The Child Protection Team assesses suspected victims of all forms of child maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, drug exposure, medical child abuse, failure to thrive, and significant social concerns. You will provide treatment and supportive resources, educate caregivers, encourage compliance with the medical plan in the home setting and coordinate with other involved providers. In addition, you would interpret medical records and testify in cases as to the medical condition and possible causes of the injury or condition. Our division has highly active follow-up outpatient clinics, including Children’s Foster Care Clinic which provides comprehensive evaluation and medical case management for children entering the foster care system. The team is supported by the hospital administration, as well as a complete compliment of hospital specialists. You will hold a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine that will be commensurate with experience. Active research interest is welcomed and supported by CHRI, Child Health Research Institute.

For more information, please visit: https://careerlink.com/job/9921-020445-child-abuse-pediatrician/.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center website: https://www.childrensomaha.org/.

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications (including cover letter and CV/resume) should be submitted to: Geralyn Azizkhan, Director, Physician and Faculty Affairs, gazizkhan@childrensomaha.org or 402-955-6585. Cell: 402-979-3103. All replies will be treated with confidentiality.

Posted 04.12.18


Child Abuse Pediatrics Program at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Is Seeking Early and Mid-career Physicians

Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are excited to announce openings for two full-time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatricians - or an enthusiastic non-CAP BE/BC physician who has a demonstrated dedication to vulnerable and at-risk children and families- to join our dynamic Child Abuse Pediatrics program.  These are faculty opportunities for both early- and mid-career candidates.  If you are interested in excellence in clinical care, high quality clinical and community-based research, and world-class educational and training, we have it all. 

The faculty positions available are Assistant or Associate Professor levels at Baylor College of Medicine as part of Texas Children’s Hospital.  Founded in 1900, Baylor College of Medicine serves as the academic home for physicians within Texas Children’s Hospital.  The medical school is ranked #10 for pediatrics and #5 for primary care by U.S. News and World Report (2018).

As all things in Texas are large, Texas Children’s Hospital is the home to the largest pediatrics department in the country, currently boasting over 1,200 faculty members, and is ranked 4th Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.  In addition to the Main Campus (located within the world’s largest medical complex, The Texas Medical Center) Texas Children’s Hospital has 2 free-standing children’s hospitals with subspecialty clinics (The West and Woodlands Campuses).  Texas Children’s Hospital also has a network of 54 primary care clinics throughout the Greater Houston area as well as three Urgent Care Centers.

Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are excited to announce openings for two full-time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatricians - or an enthusiastic non-CAP BE/BC physician who has a demonstrated dedication to vulnerable and at-risk children and families- to join our dynamic Child Abuse Pediatrics program.  These are faculty opportunities for both early- and mid-career candidates.  If you are interested in excellence in clinical care, high quality clinical and community-based research, and world-class educational and training, we have it all. 

The faculty positions available are Assistant or Associate Professor levels at Baylor College of Medicine as part of Texas Children’s Hospital.  Founded in 1900, Baylor College of Medicine serves as the academic home for physicians within Texas Children’s Hospital.  The medical school is ranked #10 for pediatrics and #5 for primary care by U.S. News and World Report (2018).

As all things in Texas are large, Texas Children’s Hospital is the home to the largest pediatrics department in the country, currently boasting over 1,200 faculty members, and is ranked 4th Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.  In addition to the Main Campus (located within the world’s largest medical complex, The Texas Medical Center) Texas Children’s Hospital has 2 free-standing children’s hospitals with subspecialty clinics (The West and Woodlands Campuses).  Texas Children’s Hospital also has a network of 54 primary care clinics throughout the Greater Houston area as well as three Urgent Care Centers. 

A motto of Texas Children’s Hospital is simple: Heal Sick Children.  That is what we do.

Those interested please contact:

Christopher Greeley, MD, MS
Chief, Section of Public Health Pediatrics
Director, Child Abuse Pediatrics program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-822-1843
Email: Greeley@bcm.edu

Posted 04.09.18


Clinical Educator, Penn State Health Children's Hospital, Dept. of Pediatrics and Penn State College of Medicine

The Penn State Health Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Penn State College of Medicine is offering an exciting clinical-educator opportunity for a faculty member in the Center for the Protection of Children (CPC).

What We're Offering

  • Mainly clinical position with ample opportunity for an early or mid-career physician to develop or expand their research portfolio.
  • Academic rank commensurate with experience.
  • Interaction and collaboration with dynamic clinicians and an outstanding array of cutting edge clinicians and researchers at both the Hershey and University Park campuses.
  • Well-known faculty and staff throughout the region for providing community trainings, and developing collaborative practices.
  • Active Telehealth program that extends the reach into rural communities throughout Pennsylvania.

What We're Seeking

  • Have completed or currently enrolled in an accredited Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship and/or BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics.
  • Outstanding patient care qualities.
  • Excellent clinical, communication and interpersonal skills required.

Center for the Protection of Children (CPC)

CPC faculty currently includes two Board Certified child abuse pediatricians, a general pediatrician, social workers, psychologists, and support staff.  The CPC is accredited by the ACGME for a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship. Clinical venues include Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center the region’s only level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, which provides the full complement of pediatric specialties that support clinical practice. The Penn State Health “Transforming the Lives of Children” (TLC) clinic in nearby Harrisburg offers evidence-based mental health services, serves as the clinical research site for investigating best practices in mental health assessment and treatment of traumatized children, harsh parenting, as well as sexual behavior problems in children. The clinic employs psychologists (clinical and research) and master’s level trauma trained therapists, has an active psychology post-doctoral training program, and provides internships in psychology and social work.  A strong collaboration with Pinnacle Health Children’s Resource Center (an NCA accredited Children’s Advocacy Center) is in place and provides further clinical and research opportunities.

Area Highlights Include

Hershey is a suburban community of 20,000 in a metropolitan area of 400,000 in one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Penn State Children's Hospital at the Hershey Medical Center is approximately 12 miles from Harrisburg, the state capital, and is one of the largest employers in the Commonwealth.

For additional information, please contact Lori Frasier MD, Director, Center for the Protection of Children at lfrasier@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. EOE-AA-M/F/D/V. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Posted 03.19.18


Child Abuse Pediatrician, Dept. of Pediatrics, New Mexico School of Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Division of General & Community Pediatrics is seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to fill a full time Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Clinical Educator track. The candidate will have unique opportunities to expand teaching, clinical services, and research dedicated to evaluation and diagnosis in cases of suspected child maltreatment. Qualifications sought include academic excellence in teaching, administration, clinical work, and cultural competence. The candidate will supervise and teach residents and medical students from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. The Department of Pediatrics is committed to the professional development of faculty to become excellent educators in preparation for promotion. The academic appointment and salary will be based on academic background and experience.

The Children’s Hospital of the University of New Mexico has a level one pediatric trauma designation and the only pediatric emergency department in the state. Excellent pediatric services are available including imaging, intensive care, ophthalmology, surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation. We serve a diverse population of patients from both rural and urban areas of New Mexico as well as from many Native American tribes/pueblos. The institution is located in Albuquerque, a picturesque city, located at the base of the Sandia Mountains, and home to the International Balloon Fiesta. Child maltreatment services are provided by one full time board certified child abuse pediatrician, one part time child abuse pediatrician, and a nurse practitioner who staff Para Los Ninos (PLN) and the Child Abuse Response Team (CART.) CART responds to child physical abuse and neglect cases while PLN responds to child sexual abuse cases. PLN is an off-site clinical program located at the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center which serves victims of child sexual abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. The candidate would be serving as medical director of this specialty clinic. Our programs serve approximately 800 patients each year. The successful candidate will assume clinical responsibility with both CART and PLN.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be board certified or board eligible in child abuse pediatrics.
  • Must be able to obtain a New Mexico medical license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Clinical experience in the inpatient and outpatient evaluation of patients presenting for concerns of child physical abuse and neglect.
  • Clinical experience in academic or private practice settings that care for pediatric and adolescent patients presenting for concerns of child sexual abuse or sexual assault.
  • Experience in forensic evidence collection related to sexual assault evidence kits.
  • Experience supervising residents and medical students in an academic setting, teaching residents and medical students in outpatient and inpatient settings through evidence based medicine, leading teaching sessions, and clinical precepting.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English skills

For best consideration, applications must be received by April 13, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.  A complete application must contain a cover letter, CV and a list of 3 references.

This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law and clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. Regents' Policy Manual - Section 6.7: Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at http://policy.unm.edu/regents-policies/section-6/6-7.html.

Interested applicants must apply for this position via UNMJobs website https://unmjobs.unm.edu and refer to Req4327.

For additional information, you may contact Leslie Strickler, DO, lstrickler@salud.unm.edu.

Posted 03.16.18


Child Abuse Pediatrician Opportunity in North Texas

Cook Children’s (in Fort Worth, Texas) has initiated a national search to identify candidates for our Child Abuse Pediatrician opportunity. Physicians must have attended a Child Abuse Pediatric Fellowship program and be board-certified or board-eligible in pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics. This full-time position will provide you with an excellent opportunity to be a member of a highly qualified team committed to providing child abuse diagnostic and treatment. The CARE Team is a well-established program recognized in the region that provides 24/7 inpatient and outpatient medical evaluations for approximately 1400 children annually who are suspected victims of child maltreatment.

The CARE Team is supported by the hospital administration as well as a complete compliment of hospital specialists.

Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Apply online at www.cookchildrens.org or by email to:

Debbie Brimer, Senior Physician Recruiter
debbie.brimer@cookchildrens.org

Posted 02.20.18


Child Abuse Pediatrician, Mount Sinai Health System - New York

The Mount Sinai Health System is seeking experienced child abuse pediatrician to lead the Child and Family Support Program (CFSP) for the Mount Sinai Health System. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the child abuse program for one of the largest health systems in New York City. Kravis Children’s Hospital has an active child protection program that sees a diverse patient population involving a wide range of child protection issues. CFSP is overseen by a multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive evaluation of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect, in addition to providing support services for families who may be at risk. The CFSP multidisciplinary team includes a child abuse pediatrician and a full time social worker (LCSW) with expertise in the field of child protection and experience in forensic assessment. The child abuse pediatrician and social worker collaboratively provide comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment of high risk children and families, and communicate with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and other hospital and community based organizations serving these high risk families. In addition, social workers are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week as part of an on-call program and receive training in emergency-based child protection assessment and interventions, to support after-hours consultation. Pediatric Emergency Department staff play an active role in the management of children seen in the ED. There is an in-patient pediatric unit at the main campus where the intensive care faculty and/or hospital medicine faculty work closely with the CFSP to care for admitted patients. In both the inpatient and ambulatory care settings, Child Life specialists are available as needed to assist with CAP assessments.

The System Medical Director will report to the Division Chief for General Pediatrics, Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH. Administrative responsibilities will include coordination and communication amongst the sites, creating standardized care guidelines and metrics for evaluating productivity and quality of care, evaluating provider performance, and oversight of provider hiring. Clinical responsibilities will include the provision of outpatient primary care in at least one of our sites, inpatient and ED consultations, teaching fellows, residents, medical students, and staff; active involvement in outpatient quality, safety, and administrative activities; and academic/scholarly activities. We are actively interested in developing a child abuse fellowship.  Candidates must have an MD/DO degree and be BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics. We are seeking a bright, motivated, independent physician who is committed to a career in academic child abuse pediatrics, with experience in leading a child protection program and who is interested in improving an already strong CAP program at Mount Sinai. We also are looking for someone who can provide education about child abuse evaluation and treatment across all levels of providers, and studying the best way to care for at-risk children. This person will have a large role in the development of programming and the education of providers across the Mount Sinai Health System. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Faculty appointment is in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

We invite qualified individuals to send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: karen.wilson@mssm.edu.

Please see our ad at PedJobs for more information: http://jobs.pedjobs.org/jobs/10602145.

Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH

Debra and Leon Black Professor and Division Chief of General Pediatrics
Vice-Chair for Clinical and Translational Research
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Kravis Children’s Hospital
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1198
New York, NY 10029
Tel: (212) 241-4277
Fax: (212) 534-5207
karen.wilson@mssm.edu

Posted 01.24.18


Child Abuse Pediatrics Faculty Position - Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine - Dept. of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado and The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

The Kempe Center and Children's Hospital Colorado are recruiting a Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our Child Protection Team. Established in 1958, we are of one the first three interdisciplinary, academic hospital based CPTs in the country and in 2007, moved to the vibrant Anschutz Medical Campus. The position includes an academic appointment in the Division of Child Abuse and Neglect / Kempe Center in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. We are recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Professor level position.

A successful candidate should be board certified/board eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics and possess experience and clinical skill in both inpatient and outpatient child abuse assessment in a multidisciplinary setting. Exceptional communication and organizational skills, courtroom experience, and commitment to excellence in education of medical students, residents, fellows and other multi-disciplinary trainees are an expectation. There is wide flexibility for scholarly activity and research with a strong group of research-engaged colleagues.

The Kempe Center and Children's Hospital Colorado share clinical and office space on campus. CPT provides hospital based medical and mental health services to abused and neglected children. Our CPT staff consists of child abuse pediatricians on site, as well at our large affiliated Denver county system, a child abuse fellow, hospital based social workers, a psychologist, and a newly established nurse examiner program in collaboration with a busy emergency department. A fully accredited child abuse pediatrics fellowship has been part of program at the program since 1994.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is the state’s only free-standing children's hospital and is a private, not-for-profit, 479 bed pediatric network of care, with our main facility located near the University of Colorado Hospital and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. We are the state’s only Level one trauma center for children and serve a geographically diverse population in a seven state Rocky Mountain region.  Founded in 1908 in Denver, we are a leader in providing the best healthcare outcomes for children, consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children's hospitals in the nation. Our modern-day mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy.

Founded by Dr. C.Henry Kempe, the Kempe Center is the oldest child abuse center in the world. It integrates an active research program dedicated to the improvement of services for children and families affected by child maltreatment. Areas of research focus include child maltreatment epidemiology, injury screening, child protective systems, decision making in service delivery, prevention and intervention research, and foster care mentoring, and outcomes research. Partnerships in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Human Services include management and oversight of Colorado’s Child Welfare Training System – a strength-based, family centered, and competency-based training program for child welfare professionals and para-professionals - and strong local, state, and national advocacy work. The Center is also actively engaged in home visiting research and expanding prevention. More information is at our website www.thekempecenter.org.

The metropolitan Denver area is one of the fastest growing among major US cities. It is well known for great weather and a proximity to the mountains that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. There is a vibrant sports, food, and art and music culture.

This will be a full time position offering a competitive salary and benefits package. The University of Colorado Denver / Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.

Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest and their curriculum vitae to:

Linda Jensen
Administrative Assistant, Child Protection Team
13123 East 16th Avenue, Box 138 
Aurora, CO 80045
linda.Jensen@childrenscolorado.org

For additional information about the position and our team, contact:

Andrew Sirotnak, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director, Child Protection Team
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue, Box 138
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (720) 777-6919
andrew.sirotnak@childrenscolorado.org

Posted 01.17.18


Child Abuse Pediatrician, Mayo Clinic Children's Center - Rochester, NY

Mayo Clinic Children’s Center is seeking a full-time child abuse pediatrician to join two other physicians in the Mayo Child and Family Advocacy Center as part of the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Mayo Clinic is a world-class tertiary care facility with a formal child advocacy center, a medical school, and an ACS-verified level 1 pediatric trauma center. The Mayo Clinic practice consists of approximately 3,800 physicians and scientists providing the best in patient care, groundbreaking research, and innovative medical education. Mayo Clinic in Rochester is comprised of all pediatric subspecialties within an integrated children’s center including pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric critical care, and a pediatric hospitalist program.

The Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics provides both inpatient and outpatient care and plays a role in serving as a resource for the region, delivering consultation and assistance for law enforcement, child protective services, and medical care (including non-Mayo Clinic affiliated healthcare facilities).

Candidates must be board-certified/board-eligible in child abuse pediatrics with experience in all aspects of child maltreatment and neglect, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, medical child abuse, and medical neglect. The candidate would become part of a team of two other physicians and CAC staff operating in an up-to-date clinic facility with very strong community and regional support from multi-disciplinary team members. Candidates should have a strong interest in research and teaching. Academic rank within the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine will be granted commensurate with experience. There is ample opportunity for academic advancement and career development. Mayo Clinic encourages research and provides unmatched resources as well as opportunities to collaborate with pediatric and family medicine colleagues within and outside Mayo. Residents in both pediatrics and family medicine participate in rotations with the division, as do 2nd and 4th year medical students, and students in nursing, social work, and emergency medical services. Candidates are also expected to participate in outreach, which is a strong part of the division.

Mayo Clinic has once again been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2017–2018 by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo Clinic Children’s Center is ranked in 9 out of 10 pediatric specialties and as the top-performing children's hospital in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017–2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. We offer a stable practice environment, competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Rochester, Minnesota, is a vibrant and friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems, and exceptionally high quality of life.

To apply and learn more, please visit https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/child-abuse-pediatrician-87893br/

Arne H. Graff, M.D.
Director, Mayo Clinic Child and Family Advocacy Program
C/o Becky Schulte, Physician Recruiter
E-mail: Schulte.Becky@mayo.edu

Posted 01.12.18