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Members of the Ray E. Helfer Society may submit employment opportunities to be posted on this web page. Submissions should be 400 words or less, provided in Microsoft Word or Standard Text format, and should be e-mailed to [email protected]. Your submission may include a link to your web site where more detailed information can be found, as well as an e-mail address for requesting more information. Postings will remain live on the web site for four months unless:

  • the position is filled and you e-mail the Society asking for the posting to be removed; or

  • the position has not been filled and you e-mail the Society asking for the posting to remain for an additional four months.

The Society does reserve the right to deny requests that it deems are not relevant to the Society's purpose and membership, as well as the right to edit submissions that exceed 300 words in length.

Child Abuse Pediatrics Provider - Westchester County, New York

Seeking a part-time board certified pediatrician, board certified child abuse pediatrician or experienced nurse practitioner to join the Section of Child Abuse Pediatric program at the Westchester Institute of Human Development (WIHD) and the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at WMCHealth. The program evaluates over 800 patients per year with concerns for sexual abuse, physical abuse and fatalities in seven Hudson Valley counties. The program, under the leadership of Jennifer Canter MD, MPH, FAAP, has a strong prevention, research and academic focus with faculty appointments at New York Medical College available for appropriate candidates. Those with training in child sexual abuse/physical abuse will be preferred, yet experienced clinicians interested in the position will be considered and provided with appropriate training and supervision. The main clinical site will be on the Valhalla campus of WMCHealth, which houses the WIHD Child Advocacy Center WMCHealth and New York Medical College.  This will be a part-time position with benefits and minimal on-call responsibilities. There are opportunities for moonlighting for the acute care needs of the program at WMCHealth should the candidate be interested in a full-time position.  If interested in applying, please send cover letter, C.V. and salary requirements to: Danielle McFadden at [email protected].

Posted 12.03.18

Pediatrician - Child Advocacy & Protection Program

The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) seeks a General Pediatrician with interest in child abuse pediatrics for our Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP). The pediatrician will:

  • Provide consultations for a variety of clinicians, community professionals, and Child Advocacy Centers throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • Provide acute and non-acute physical assessments, treatment recommendations, and team communication for children and adolescents when there are questions of any type of child maltreatment.
  • Work with the Director of the Child Advocacy and Protection Program to help educate medical students, residents, and other health care professionals on the extensive needs of this vulnerable population.

The chosen physician can expect:

  • A robust network of professional colleagues across New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • A second major clinical hub in Manchester, NH in the southern part of the state where large numbers of families served by CAPP live.
  • An academic appointment at the Geisel School of Medicine commensurate with experience.

Requirements include:

  • Board certification as an MD or eligible with the ability for licensure in NH.
  • Significant training and experience in Child Abuse Pediatrics.
  • Completion of an approved training program in child abuse clinical skills will be required within 6 months of hire.

Our extraordinary live well, work well benefits include:

  • Vacation Time, Paid Sick Time, CME Time
  • Health, Life, Dental, and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Outstanding Employee Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • CME Funds
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Relocation Assistance

About the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD)

The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) is New Hampshire's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital and provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services including a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Pediatric and Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Intensive Care Nursery (ICN), 30 specialty clinics and the CHaD Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at the link below:


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 11.13.18

Physician, Child Abuse Programs - Yale School of Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking a physician to join a team of 12 clinicians and administrators to provide clinical evaluations and care to maltreated children and lead the research efforts related to child abuse.

The ideal candidate will be on a trajectory toward becoming an independent investigator, or already functioning on that level. Significant protected time and initial research funding are available. Graduating fellows with significant research experience and potential are encouraged to apply.

Southern Connecticut offers beautiful shoreline, affordable housing, excellent schools, numerous recreational opportunities, and easy access to New York, Boston, Newport, Cape Cod, and the ski slopes of New England.

Applicants should be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Child Abuse and qualified for an appointment to the faculty at Yale School of Medicine as either an Instructor or Assistant Professor.

Interested applicants should submit Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter and 3 References to: http://apply.interfolio.com/57370.

Please address inquiries, to Andrea Asnes, MD, Search Committee Chair, Department of Pediatrics, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520, email: [email protected].

Yale University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

This position is available July 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Posted 11.02.18

Child Abuse Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics

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, [email protected].

Posted 10.22.18

Associate Medical Director – Child Abuse Pediatrician – Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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

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 three advocacy sites – Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona, Mesa Family Advocacy Center, and Southwest Family Advocacy Center in Goodyear.

  • Team consists of one full time pediatrician, one part-time pediatrician, six 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; [email protected]

Posted 10.22.18

Medical Director - Child Abuse Pediatrics - Valley Children's Healthcare

Valley Children’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest pediatric healthcare networks, is seeking a Medical Director for 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 BE/BC Pediatrician who is fellowship-trained in Child Abuse to lead and grow a practice servicing 11 counties and over 1.3 million children in the heart of California. We’re seeking someone who possesses vision and passion for their work. Responsibilities will include clinical practice and active participation in the Stanford-affiliated pediatric resident training program with opportunities available to be involved in clinical research. Academic appointment will be recommended based on training and experience.

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 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.”

Valley Children’s 358-bed facility is one of the 10 largest free-standing children’s hospitals in the country and was recently recognized as one nation’s 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals by Soliant. The hospital occupies a 50-acre campus on the bluffs of the San Joaquin River with the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains as the backdrop. The campus also contains medical and professional buildings, a heliport, and sits next to the Ronald McDonald House. The hospital offers a 106-bed NICU (including regional satellites) and a 38-bed PICU.

The area 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.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners, by email at [email protected], or by phone at (877) 440-3832 or call/text at (214) 850-3094.

Posted 08.24.18

Child Abuse Pediatrician – Children’s Hospital & Medical Center with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine

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, [email protected]  or 402-955-6585. Cell: 402-979-3103. All replies will be treated with confidentiality.

Posted 08.13.18

Child Abuse Pediatrician Opportunities at University of Washington Department of Pediatrics

The University of Washington Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine & the Child Protection Program are accepting applications for an up to full-time faculty position for both a child abuse pediatrician and another child abuse pediatrician qualified for directorship of the child abuse fellowship as well as part-time teaching responsibilities.

The Child Protection Program (CPP) consists of 4-5 Child Abuse Pediatricians (CAPs) and is teamed with social work and administrative support at all 3 facilities (see below).

We have a full three-year CAP fellowship with one fellow per year.

Our CPP team, supported by fellows and multi-hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), covers 24/7 call for all 3 facilities as abuse consultants.

All of the facilities are teaching institutions delivering training to medical, nursing and social work students, residents and fellows and are often involved in statewide training opportunities. In addition, varied opportunities exist for involvement in research within each organization.

The facilities our team covers are:

  1. Seattle Children’s Hospital is a multi-disciplinary children’s hospital with a PICU, large ED and urgent care system and associated community clinics.
  2. Harborview Medical Center is a large county hospital which is a level 1 trauma and burn center and has a wide variety of specialty clinics including those involved with sexual assault, HIV, immigrant health care and women’s health care.
  3. Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Services is a longstanding community clinic serving adult, teen and child victims of sexual abuse and trauma.

The population served by most of the facilities involves the Seattle/King County area but also supports the multi-state area of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WAMI) for training, trauma referrals and consultation.

Our team and all of the staff of the three facilities are all a part of our countywide “virtual” Child Abuse Center (CAC). This is an active and collaborative group which is a protocol based and accredited CAC that involves law enforcement, child protective services, child abuse teams, the county prosecutor’s office and victim advocacy.

The child protection team is also involved with a consultation program for abuse and neglect cases referred to the Washington state child welfare program.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Wiester, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program
Medical Director
[email protected]

Posted 08.07.18

BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician - McLane Children's Hospital


  • Multidisciplinary team includes two pediatricians, an OB/GYN physician specializing in pediatrics, forensic nurses, and social workers
  • Approximately 900 patient encounters per year
  • Forensic nursing team covers 24/7 initial call
  • Full range of inpatient services and subspecialist support available
  • Partnership with the regional children’s advocacy center
  • Opportunities for research and teaching

About McLane Children’s Hospital

McLane Children’s Hospital is a 112 bed facility with 160 active medical and surgical pediatric faculty. McLane Children’s training programs, affiliated with the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, include a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship. Academic appointments are available commensurate with experience.

About Us

Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas and we believe care goes beyond hospital walls. With our new model of care, we treat patients when they’re sick but we also work hard to keep them healthy. Our business is healing and we have positioned ourselves as not only a provider of quality health care, but also as a business that truly cares about people. Here, you’ll learn the difference between being a health care provider and being one who truly serves others. You’ll have more than just a job. At Baylor Scott & White, you’ll find your calling.

About Temple, TX

This Central Texas city has it all: an interesting history, top-class performing arts, and a wide variety of attractions, all set on a beautiful backdrop of sloping hills and wide-open farm land. Temple’s enchanting scenery, small-town charm, and wealth of things to see and do makes it a compelling place to live. Temple sits a few miles east of the picturesque Lake Belton, a nearly 12,400-acre reservoir where you can embark on a nearly limitless amount of adventure. Those who seek the sweet sounds of a top-class symphony should check out the Temple Symphony Orchestra. If you’re more into the theater, attend a musical or a play performed by the Temple Civic Theatre. Temple’s fascinating history, beautiful scenery, and big-city culture makes it a great choice for living in the Lone Star State.

For more information please contact Heidi Krape, [email protected], or visit https://jobs.bswhealth.com/job-description/7062942/child-abuse-pediatrician-opportunity-temple-tx/.

Posted 07.13.18