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Child Abuse Pediatrics Faculty Position | Rochester, NY

We are currently seeking to fill a faculty position in Child Abuse Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics. This is a vibrant multidisciplinary Division with approximately 100 faculty, fellows, and staff that participate in active clinical, research, and educational programs focusing on improving child health in the local community and beyond. The REACH program (Referral and Evaluation of Abused CHildren) of Golisano Children’s Hospital provides medical evaluations for children who may be victims of sexual or physical abuse. The REACH program acts in partnership with the Bivona Child Advocacy Center and other community agencies. This physician role will include working collaboratively with the REACH Program staff in offering these medical services in our county and surrounding region.


The REACH Program is where our missions of caring, discovery, teaching and learning become a reality. Our program is the medical component of a multidisciplinary team comprised of child protective services caseworkers, forensic interviewers, law enforcement investigators, family advocates, counselors and attorneys, many of whom are co-located at the Bivona Child Advocacy Center. We make every effort to serve the needs of children and their families in a relaxed and friendly setting. This position includes participation in clinical service in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical activities include:

  • Serving as a physician in our REACH program.
  • Working with our clinical team and providing direct patient care services with skills that are clinically sound, effective and achieve exceptional patient outcomes.
  • Working with medical colleagues at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong
  • Teaching students, residents and fellows in the clinical setting.
  • Integrating innovative approaches to patient care.
  • Working with the multidisciplinary team at the Bivona Child Advocacy Center.



  • Medical Degree
  • Completion of three-year pediatric or four-year medicine-pediatric residency training program with corresponding board certification
  • Training and experience in Child Abuse Pediatrics


  • BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • BC/BE in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, or Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Please contact Ann Lenane [email protected] with questions or interest in this position

Posted 02.16.24

Outpatient Child Abuse Physician Specialist | Vancouver, WA

Seeking 1.0 FTE (M-F 40 hours a week) Outpatient Child Abuse Physician Specialist for Legacy Salmon Creek Child Abuse Assessment Team in Vancouver, WA.

www.legacyhealth.org | Career Portal, Requisition ID: 24-36184

Legacy is committed to delivering comprehensive family-centered care with compassion and excellence in a culture that values diversity.

Role includes:

  • Medical evaluations of children for suspected abuse and neglect.
    • Takes appropriate histories, performs physical examinations, takes photographs of physical findings, obtains needed cultures, lab tests, and imaging studies.
    • Performs overall health screenings with referral and follow-up.
    • Enters into the electronic medical record, detailed, legally acceptable reports of medical evaluations with sign-off and charge entry and accurate coding in timely manner.
    • Includes diagnostic findings and treatment recommendations.
  • Works in cooperation with other professionals in providing assessments for suspected abuse.
  • Makes appropriate contacts with outside agencies to ensure understanding of relevant historic information.
  • Debriefs in a timely manner to develop cooperative plan for follow-up.
  • Participates in peer review and quality assurance exercises.
  • Requests peer review on cases that pose diagnostic problems.
  • Telephone consultations to professionals on medical aspects of suspected abuse.
  • Engagement with five county multi-disciplinary teams for coordinated child abuse response.
  • Promotion of community awareness of child abuse issues through educational programs.
  • Promotes community partnerships and program development regarding child abuse.
  • Expert testimony when subpoenaed to depositions or trials on cases.
  • Integrates current research into court testimony and is available as a resource for other staff preparing for court.
  • Attends professional training for child abuse medical providers.
  • Takes initiative to research and share new information on this specialty.
  • Seeks input from others on own work.
  • If inpatient work is of interest, can be discussed.
  • Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.


As a condition of hire and throughout employment, role requires child abuse background checks (conducted pre-hire and every three years) through the DHS Child Abuse registry check. This requires a signed release and authorization. The background check includes a search of systems for any history of abuse or neglect of a child. If a record exists, findings will be reported back to CAAT and findings will be addressed in accordance with program policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled. Sorry, unable to offer J1 or H-1B visa opportunities.

For inquiries about the role, please contact
Hiring Manager, Lisa Lyons, PhD 

For application information, please apply or contact
Recruiter, Forrest Brown

Posted 02.05.24

Pediatric Child Abuse Pediatrician | South Carolina

The Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is seeking a Pediatric Child Abuse Pediatrician at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as the Division Chief to the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics. Currently the Division includes one faculty member, one fellow, seven advanced practice providers and many other support staff and PSANEs.

The MUSC Child Abuse program is recognized throughout the community for its expertise. It provides consultation for clinics at MUSC Health in downtown Charleston as well as MUSC Health outreach clinics, the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center and the Dorchester Children’s Center.

  • Candidates must be board eligible or certified.
  • Candidates must have or be eligible for a South Carolina Medical License.

Responsibilities will include patient care, teaching, research work, administration, institutional service, and professional development. Physician duties include the supervision of the clinical nurse specialists in addition to coordinating care with a multi-disciplinary team. MUSC serves as a regional center with a full complement of pediatric sub-specialists.

MUSC is the premier medical center and academic teaching hospital in South Carolina and the only quaternary referral center for children in the state. We are located in Charleston, a beautiful and historic but cosmopolitan city on the Atlantic Coast. MUSC and the Department of Pediatrics both have an impressive record of recent growth. The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital opened in 2020. This 250-bed state-of-the-art building has transformed how care is delivered to children in South Carolina.

The city of Charleston has been ranked the best city in America by multiple publications and travel sites. The Charleston community is family-friendly with excellent neighborhoods and schools, access to numerous cultural and outdoor activities, and easy transportation.

For more Information please see:


Posted 01.26.24

Child Abuse Pediatrician | WI

The Child Advocacy and Protection Services team at Children’s Wisconsin and The Medical College of Wisconsin are thrilled to announce that our large program, currently with 6 child abuse pediatricians and 17 Advanced Practice Providers, has a posting for a new board eligible/board certified CAP--an immediate start date available.

Our program is robust from the advocacy, research, clinical, education, and community perspectives.  We have an active research program (including an embedded nurse Ph.D. researcher, study design and statistical support), close relationships with the community and with state government, an ACGME-accredited fellowship program, and multiple venues to educate learners (residents, APP students, fellows, child welfare, law enforcement, and many others).

Our clinical activities include a foster care medical home program, a busy hospital-based consult program, a pediatric RN-staffed SANE program, and nine CACs throughout eastern Wisconsin. We have created a team of eight APPs who will provide 24/7/365 in-person availability of APPs to our hospital-based and outpatient services.  We currently have an amazing fellow (Dr. Kristin Belsaas), with an ACGME accredited fellowship that permits one fellow every three years.  We pride ourselves on particular attention to life-work harmony, and Milwaukee is a fabulous place to live, play, and work—lots of outdoor activities, a vibrant, diverse culture, multiple major sports teams, and, yes, beer, brats and cheese!

The position is described below, and you can learn much more by visiting the websites. Please reach out to me, Dr. Narang ([email protected]), if you have any questions.

MCW’s position announcement: The Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Wisconsin (CW), seeks a board certified / board eligible physician to join our expanding Child Advocacy and Protection Section at the Assistant Professor rank.  We are comprised of nationally and internationally renowned, dedicated group of faculty and staff with a strong commitment to clinical care.  Additional information regarding Child Advocacy and Protection Services can be found at Child Advocacy and Protection | Pediatrics (mcw.edu) and Child Advocacy and Protection Services (childrenswi.org).

Position Requirements:

  • Candidates should be board certified or eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Strong preference for candidate at the assistant professor level, but other qualified, senior academic-rank applicants will be considered as well
  • MCW is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We particularly encourage those who are under-represented in medicine to apply

To submit your application, please visit:  https://www.mcw.edu/Human-Resources/Career-Opportunities.htm

Posted 01.23.24

General Pediatric Physician | Charlotte, NC

Atrium Health Seeking Levine Children's Academic General Pediatric Physician- Charlotte, NC

Atrium Health Levine Children’s is seeking a board-certified Pediatrician to join the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, part of Children’s Services which includes Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH). Ranked as one of the top Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report in eight specialties for 2022-2023, LCH is the most comprehensive children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington, DC. This physician will provide care for the rapidly growing community in Charlotte, NC, at our Myers Park Pediatrics location and with our Child Protection Team. All our pediatricians are board-certified and offer complete pediatric medicine for children from newborn to 18 years old.

  • Myers Park Pediatrics: the primary ambulatory teaching site for LCH pediatric residents and for students at the Charlotte campus of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition, the practice is the largest safety net pediatric practice in Mecklenburg County. There are 7 faculty physicians and 5 advanced practitioners in the practice.
  • Child Protection Team: 3 full-time Child Abuse pediatricians and 3 advanced practitioners. The program provides ambulatory services at 4 regional Child Advocacy Centers and inpatient consult services at LCH.

Position Details:

  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday
  • 60% with Myers Park Pediatrics (Outpatient) and 40% with Child Protection Team (Inpatient and Outpatient)
  • Average Daily Patient Volume: Myers Park Pediatrics (8-12 per shift) and Child Protection Team (2-3 per shift)

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in general academic pediatrics in an ambulatory setting required.
  • Board Certification in General Pediatrics required and Board Certification or Board Eligible in Child Protection preferred; if not Board Certified or Board Eligible in Child Protection, then 5 years of Child Protection experience required; eligible for North Carolina Licensure also required.

Interested candidates should contact:

Laneisha Faggart

Posted 01.18.24

Pediatric Medical Director | Falls Church, VA

Inova Health System is seeking a BE/BC Pediatrician that specializes in Child Abuse. This position would be located in Falls Church, VA conveniently located right outside of Washington, DC. The ideal candidate would have experience in all forms of child maltreatment and be a board-certified child abuse pediatrician to serve as a Pediatric Medical Director of the Forensic Assessment and Consultation Team. A strong commitment to collaboration and quality is essential for this position.

Position Details: This position would be a part of a team consisting of forensic nurse examiners, clinical manager, director, practice manager, executive director, adult medical director, and medical assistant. Responsibilities include forensic evaluations and consultation in child physical abuse and neglect, supervision of forensic nurse examiners, providing education to colleagues, medical students and community partners, and collaborate with community partners and multidisciplinary teams. This position requires you to participate in quality informatics, policy review including standing orders, provide peer and expert review of forensic examinations, be available by phone to assist with patient care for deviations from standing orders.

About Inova: The Inova Ewing FACT Department addresses the unique needs of abused children and adults in Northern Virginia. Our team provides care to over 1,000 patients a year. We serve all counties in Northern Virginia including military installations. This includes adult and pediatric physical and sexual abuse, domestic and intimate partner violence, strangulation and human trafficking. We offer expert medical evaluation, forensic evidence collection and provide expert interpretation based on training and experience. Our program provides inpatient consultations at the Inova Fairfax Hospital complex that includes the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Outpatient consultations occur at our four clinics located in Alexandria, Vienna, Falls Church, and Leesburg, Virginia. Our forensic nurse examiners provide 24/7 coverage for sexual assault and abuse, DV/IPV and strangulation cases. We work closely with local child advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams to ensure seamless patient care.

As Northern Virginia’s largest non-profit healthcare provider and the region’s most recognized for excellence, Inova’s 20,000 team members provide more than two million patient visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services, and destination institutes.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Alexa Danza at [email protected].

Posted 01.16.24

General Pediatrics/Child Abuse Pediatrician | Richmond, VA

The Division of General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is seeking a full-time Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our Child Protection Team (CPT). The CPT at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) at Virginia Commonwealth University participates in inpatient and outpatient clinical care, teaching medical students, residents, and statewide community partners, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams in Central Virginia, providing leadership on committees and legislative advocacy at a state government level, and pursuing scholarly research with multiple departments at the University including surgery and radiology. The CPT is part of a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center with Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) which is located within a few miles from CHoR and serves multiple jurisdictions in Central Virginia.

The CPT was founded in 1992 and is comprised of a child abuse pediatrician and three pediatric nurse practitioners. All pediatric interns participate in a four-week rotation with the team and fourth-year medical students participate in a one-month elective with the team. The team provides care for 850 children per year between inpatient and outpatient consults and external reviews.

The CPT provides coverage to the CHoR pediatric emergency department 24/7 for acute sexual assaults to perform evidence recovery in person and provides telephone consultation and evaluation recommendations for suspected abuse cases in our emergency department and community healthcare settings. Our inpatient consult population includes the emergency department, the pediatric intensive care unit, newborn nursery, and Evans-Haynes Burn Unit. Our outpatient clinic includes acute evaluations, follow up exams, and foster care placement evaluations.

Other responsibilities for this position include research/quality improvement activities, provision of expert testimony in criminal and civil cases, and the coordination of ongoing statewide educational programs for professionals on the recognition and evaluation of child abuse and neglect in the clinical and nonclinical setting.

Successful candidates must be Board Certified or eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3830?c=vcu.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Erin Flexon
Faculty Employment Coordinator
[email protected]

Posted 01.15.24

Child Abuse Pediatrician | Birmingham, AL

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Pediatrics is seeking to hire a physician for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Division (CAP). This is a newly approved clinical faculty position providing direct patient care, as well as responsibility for teaching. Additionally there are opportunities for clinical research based on the interest of the faculty member. The full-time academic position is open to a physician who is trained in child abuse or in general pediatrics with a strong interest in child abuse.

The Department of Pediatrics has a strong record of academic achievement and provides education to pediatric residents, medical students, and numerous subspecialty fellows via electives, lectures, and other clinical experience. The UAB Child Abuse Pediatrics Division has an active clinical & academic program providing medical consultative services for more than half of the state. The division provides inpatient and outpatient consultations at the Children’s of Alabama, a private, non-profit children’s hospital (332 beds) which is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is the only free-standing children’s hospital in the state with a complete complement of subspecialty services. The new faculty member will join an established team consisting of the following: 1 full-time MD, 1 full-time NP, 2 part-time MDs, and 1 part-time NP. In addition, there is a large full service pediatric SANE program providing 24/7/365 service for pediatric assault victims in the ED. Outpatient consultations are seen in the CHIPS Center (Children’s Hospital Intervention & Prevention Services) immediately adjacent to the hospital. The CHIPS Center is part of the CAP Division and includes 2 social work case managers, a PSANE RN, and several counselors providing counseling and community child abuse preventative services in addition to the medical services. The CHIPS Center is the primary medical resource for 18 of the 35 child advocacy centers in Alabama.

Birmingham is a thriving metropolitan city with a population over 1 million with award winning restaurants, arts scenes, charming neighborhoods, and many outdoor parks and entertainment spaces. Birmingham is well located in the Southeast with easy access to lakes, mountains, and gulf beaches.

The ideal candidate will qualify for an appointment at the assistant or associate professor level within UAB and will be a MD, DO, or MD/PhD who is licensed or eligible for licensure in Alabama. UAB offers competitive salaries along with comprehensive benefits package. Rank, salary and tenure status will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate and will consist of a guaranteed salary as well as a generous incentive plan linked to productivity.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact:
Michael A. Taylor, MD or visit https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/10150

Posted 01.08.24

Child Abuse Pediatrician | San Antonio, TX

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics in Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is recruiting for an academic faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor/Clinical to fill a full-time Child Abuse Pediatrics faculty position.  Qualified candidates should either have passed the Child Abuse examination or have passed the General Pediatrics Board exam, and successfully completed a Child abuse Fellowship.   The selected candidate will join a division of 3 child abuse pediatricians and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and will be responsible for evaluating children and adolescents who are suspected victims of abuse and /or neglect, including inpatient and outpatient assessments as well as case consultations, with some travel anticipated for testimony. 

The selected candidate will work with experienced professional staff at the Center for Miracles at CHRISTUS Children’s and will have the opportunity to participate as a co-investigator in a statewide forensic assessment center network.  We serve a diverse patient population from throughout South Texas and have excellent collaborative relationships with our multi-disciplinary partners, particularly Child Protective Services.  Our fellowship was accredited in 2011 and is an integral component of our division.  In 2023, we received accreditation as a Level 1 Trauma-informed facility.

Please visit the UT Health candidate portal https://uthscsa.referrals.selectminds.com/faculty to apply for position # 23002018

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.  All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

Posted 01.05.24

Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician | Harrisburg, PA

The UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central PA (CAC) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is seeking a Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician to join their practice. UPMC Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a child advocacy center dedicated to reducing the trauma and aftermath of abuse for children and their families. The CAC provides comprehensive, quality care in a safe, child-friendly environment for children suspected of having been abused or neglected.

The UPMC CAC is one of the first nationally accredited child advocacy centers in Pennsylvania. Opened in 1994, the center has expanded to include a main office and two satellite offices. The CAC staff sees approximately 1100 children annually and the center is in the top 10% nationally for number of children served. The center focuses on serving children who have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect, or who have witnessed violence in their home or community.

With the interests of the children at the forefront, we:

  • Interview children in a non-leading, non-suggestive manner.
  • Provide medical exams to ensure a child's health and safety.
  • Provide trauma focused therapy to children and their nonoffending caregivers.

Job Summary:
The Child Abuse Pediatrician is responsible for providing primary health care to pediatric patients referred to the CAC for allegations of abuse and includes performing colposcopic examinations as well as photographic documentation of suspected injuries. This individual will act as medical director of the practice and provide oversight of and professional development to the Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners. They will develop protocols to standardize practice and assist the director of operations in ensuring all medical requirements are met for national accreditation through the National Children’s Alliance. They will work with the director of operations to expand services and grow the practice. The child abuse pediatrician will collaborate with the multi-disciplinary investigative team by attending case review and testifying in court. This individual will act as a role model for employees by demonstrating excellent customer relations and working to actualize the System's statement of mission, vision, and values.

Professional Skills:

  • Board-Certified or Board-Eligible in Pediatrics.
  • Completion of a Child Abuse Pediatric Fellowship required.
  • Must be eligible for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate patient care.
  • Ability to work as part of a team approach while providing personalized care and favorable clinical outcomes.
We are proud to offer our providers:
  • Robust onboarding programs, training, and follow-up to support success for new providers
  • Support among peers and leadership, an open-door policy, and a team approach
  • Tuition discounts at University of Pittsburgh for physicians and immediate family
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Job security - we’re growing!

To learn more, please email your CV to Denise Bordner, Physician Recruiter at [email protected].

Posted 12.13.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician | Worcester, MA

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is seeking a second, full-time Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our Child Protection Program. The service includes an experienced team of dedicated providers, including: a Child Abuse Pediatrician, nurse practitioners, social workers, and an administrative assistant. We provide medical care for the regional CAC, have an active inpatient consultation service and outpatient clinic, support community medical providers, educate medical students and residents, and work closely with community multidisciplinary professionals. The position includes opportunities for teaching, research and collaboration with community partners which can be shaped around candidate interest and career path. Call responsibilities and clinical conferences are shared with a collaborative network of child abuse pediatricians in central and eastern MA.

The UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center (CMC) is in Worcester, MA and serves a diverse community population. The CMC is embedded within a large, tertiary care academic center and is central Massachusetts’ primary provider of general and specialty pediatric services. The CMC houses the region’s only Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, a designated Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, pediatric inpatient service and sedation service, Level III NICU, and over 20 pediatric specialty services with a focus on high quality care, education, and academic excellence. Over the past year, the CMC admitted over 4,000 children to the inpatient and critical care units, cared for more than 30,000 children in the Pediatric Emergency Department, and recorded more than 50,000 patient visits in the outpatient clinics.

Worcester and the surrounding region have a strong and diverse economic base with family oriented communities offering excellent school systems. As the second largest city in New England, Worcester offers an array of experiences for diverse interests. The city is growing rapidly with a great food scene, world-class theater and museums, a minor league baseball team, and also offers an array of nearby outdoor activities. It is under an hour from Boston, Providence, and Hartford, and is home to 8 colleges and universities.

Candidates should be Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Certified or Board-Eligible in CAP, possess strong clinical expertise and outstanding teaching skills and have a commitment to collaborative practice and child advocacy.

How to apply:  

Should you have any questions regarding the position or any complications submitting an application with us, please feel free to reach out to Kimberly Levasseur, Physician Recruiter at [email protected]  or 508-688-4543.

For additional information about the position, please contact:
Sasha Svendsen, MD
Division Chief, Child Protection Program
Department of Pediatrics
University of Massachusetts Medical School

We are able to consider and support candidates who will need Visa sponsorship. (if applicable, can also insert visa type)

Posted 12.01.23

Child Abuse Pediatrics Assistant, Associate or Full Professor | San Diego, CA

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Department of Pediatrics (http://www.pediatrics.ucsd.edu), and Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego (RCHSD) (http://www.rchsd.org) are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking academic physicians to join our Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics to provide patient care at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, located within Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD).

Ranked among the Ten Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report, RCHSD is a 511-bed non-profit pediatric teaching facility that provides exceptional medical and surgical care to a diverse population of one million children and adolescents. The Chadwick Center at RCHSD is one of the largest hospital-based child advocacy and trauma treatment centers in the nation, with a staff of 75 professionals (medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, child development, nursing, education technology). The Chadwick Center provides child abuse medical services for San Diego, Imperial, and southern Riverside counties, a region with over 3 million people.

The Division has a strong commitment to clinical care, teaching, multidisciplinary collaboration, and scholarly pursuits. Division faculty play a major role in the education and teaching of medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows, and in planning for the annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment.

Child abuse pediatricians are responsible for supervising a 24/7 response to acute child and adolescent sexual assault cases and maintaining constant telephone availability to the community for the purpose of triaging and overseeing medical intervention in cases of maltreatment. This role also involves conducting daily outpatient child abuse and neglect evaluations in a clinic setting, as well as offering medical second opinions for cases related to child abuse. Additionally, the role will also provide clinical oversight for children undergoing evaluations for burns at the Regional Burn Center at UCSD and serve as backup providers for the emergency County shelter for children in custody.

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent.

Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California. Candidates must also be board-certified or board- eligible in Pediatrics.

Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in the sub-specialty of Child Abuse Pediatrics or have completed a fellowship in a similar sub-specialty within the child abuse medicine field.

Candidates with additional independent research funding are preferred.

Apply to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03802

Posted 11.15.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician | Western Massachusetts

Baystate Health is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system in western Massachusetts which consists of an academic medical center, three community hospitals and the region’s largest multispecialty group.  Our flagship hospital, Baystate Medical Center, is home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School-Baystate.  We are seeking a Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our employed physician team at Baystate Children’s Hospital. 

Position Highlights –

  • Baystate Family Advocacy Center (BFAC) is a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) serving children and families in our region.  BFAC is a proud member of the National Children’s Alliance, the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
  • Join our multidisciplinary team including physicians, social workers, psychiatrists & therapists, specialty child abuse nurses, and support staff in Massachusetts’ only hospital-based Child Advocacy Center.
  • Collaborate with our local Child Abuse Prevention Alliance of Hampden County (CAPA), which includes local law enforcement officers, district attorney, child protective services and victim advocates.
  • Receive the time and support needed to provide patient and family centric outpatient medical evaluations and care.  Facilitate inpatient and ED consults.
  • Guide the development of the next generation of physicians; teaching resident, and medical students with a faculty appointment at UMMS Chan - Baystate.
  • Time and opportunity to pursue research and other scholarly activities and develop new, value-added services in our general pediatric and pediatric sub-specialty practices.
  • Opportunity to serve as Co-Medical Director. 
  • Qualifications:  ABMS fellowship board certification in child abuse is strongly preferred, but non-fellowship trained pediatricians with strong backgrounds in child abuse work are encouraged to apply. 

The Advantages of Working with Baystate -

  • Compensation plan includes base salary and opportunity to earn incentive bonuses
  • Robust relocation package
  • Flexibility- opportunities to flex your FTE to fit your life
  • Transparent and equitable promotional practices
  • Immediate access to paid time off
  • Lucrative 403b match and 457b plan
  • Professional development and mentorship
  • Wellbeing programs that include mental, physical, and financial health and more
  • Baystate Health is a not-for-profit organization and eligible for the US Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. *There are multiple state and federal programs that provide loan forgiveness. It is the responsibility of the candidate to contact the program directly and to make their decision based on what they are trying to accomplish with loan forgiveness.

To learn more about our health system and living in western Massachusetts, please visit our website at www.choosebaystatehealth.org.  Interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

To learn more and express interest, please contact:

Melissa Hale, Senior Physician Recruiter at Baystate Health
Phone:  413-794-2346    Email:  [email protected]   

Posted 11.13.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician – Phoenix Children’s | Phoenix, AZ

The Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s 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 join the Child Protection Team.

The Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s 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. 

Physicians work with a team to provide services at Phoenix Children’s 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 board certified CAP, one board eligible CAP, one full time pediatrician, four nurse practitioners, two forensic nurses, three dedicated forensic interviews plus excellent support staff
  • Provide consults for hospitalized patients, ED patients, and advocacy center patients
  • Call coverage 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.

About Phoenix Children’s

Phoenix Children’s is one of the Nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties.

Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.

Interested applicants, please send CV to:

Raye Jean Becker, Sr. Physician Talent Acquisition Partner
Phoenix Children’s, 1919 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 933-1101   [email protected]

Posted 10.30.23

Child Abuse Physician – University of California, Davis | Sacramento, CA

UC Davis Children's Hospital seeks a Board-Certified/Board-Eligible Child Abuse Pediatrician. The successful candidate will lead an existing team of two physicians providing consultations for suspected child abuse and neglect in a busy regional pediatric center in Northern California. 

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Provide consultations for suspected child abuse and/or neglect in a busy Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Consultations are performed in the Pediatric Emergency Department or on the Pediatric Inpatient Service, including a 24 bed PICU.
  • Work collaboratively with local child abuse agencies, law enforcement, and district attorneys; provide expert testimony; participate in county multidisciplinary death review and Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) committees, case reviews, educational programs, and other child abuse-related activities.
  • Provide training and supervision for residents, medical students, and other hospital staff.
  • Help grow the CIRCLE Clinic, a medical home for children in foster care providing primary care services integrated with mental health and developmental-behavioral health assessments and linkages to specialty care and community services in Sacramento.
  • Be a partner in research, training, and/or outreach with the UC Davis Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation (CAARE) Diagnostic and Treatment Center,  a nationally recognized program for the psychological evaluation and treatment of child maltreatment as well as training of mental health providers.
  • Join one of the only health systems in the region providing this level of coordinated care.

Community Highlights - Desirable Metro in Beautiful Northern California: 

Sacramento, CA, offers a significantly lower cost of living than San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and other parts of California. One of the state's most historic areas, California's capital city is filled with community events and activities and endless opportunities to experience adventure in the surrounding scenic nature. 

  • Sacramento is California's best place to live (Forbes 2023)
  • Sacramento's cost of living is 40% lower than San Francisco’s. 
  • Remarkable housing options include access to a paid-for concierge service Capitol Resource Network for house hunting (https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/capital-resource-network) 
  • Access to UC Davis Mortgage Origination Program once the appointment is final (https://frontdoor.ucdavis.edu/housing/mop)
  • Access to plenty of big-city amenities, including a vibrant downtown area, professional sports, and an international airport. 
  • Enjoy convenient proximity to Lake Tahoe, wine country, beaches, and San Francisco Bay Area 
  • US News ranks California #5 in Best States for Healthcare and #10 in Economy 

If you are interested, please contact:

Posted 10.24.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician | Oakland, CA


  • Providing subspecialty consultation for cases of suspected child maltreatment
  • Availability for TCS and to support outpatient, inpatient and ED providers across the region
  • Improving outcomes for our pediatric members and increasing the quality of care for patients being evaluated for suspected child maltreatment
  • Teleconsultation and ability to travel as the position grows


  • Collaboration with physician child abuse champions and their teams at each medical center and acting as a partner with medical center workflow
  • Association with certain county agencies
  • Externally referring evidentiary child sexual abuse exams
  • Availability for on-call consultation (phone, in-person) outside of regular clinic hours to be shared with CASP physician team


  • Work-life balance focused practice, including flexible schedules and unmatched practice support
  • We can focus on providing excellent patient care without managing overhead and billing. No RVUs!
  • We demonstrate our commitment to a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity by hiring physicians that reflect and celebrate the diversity of people and cultures. We practice in an environment with patients at the center and deliver culturally responsive and compassionate care to our member populations.
  • Multi-specialty collaboration with a mission-driven integrated health care delivery model.
  • An outstanding electronic medical record system that allows flexibility in patient management
  • We have a very rich and comprehensive Physician Health & Wellness Program.
  • We are Physician-led and develop our own leaders.
  • Professional development opportunities in teaching, research, mentorship, physician leadership, and community service.


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including comprehensive vision, medical, and dental
  • Interest Free Home Loan Program up to $250,000 (approval required)
  • Relocation Assistance up to $10,000 (approval required)
  • PSLF Eligible Employer
  • Malpractice and Tail Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Optional Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and education leave
  • Shareholder track
  • Three retirement plans, including a pension plan and 401(k)

Full-time annual salary range is $250,080 to $257,640 plus additional potential incentives up to $25,900*. Reduced schedules with pro-rated compensation may be available. *Some incentive opportunities are estimates based on potential premium pay.

We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To learn more about these opportunities and to apply, please visit: https://northerncalifornia.permanente.org/

If you are interested, please contact:

Judy Padilla, Regional Recruiter, Physician Recruitment Services
[email protected]

Posted 10.19.23

Children’s Advocacy Center Pediatrician | San Jose, CA

County of Santa Clara Health System (CSCHS), a large public healthcare system in Silicon Valley, is seeking a full-time BE/BC pediatrician, with fellowship training in child abuse pediatrics, with an interest in advocacy for vulnerable children and youth to join the staff of the new Medical Clinic at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Santa Clara County. 

About the Position:
The responsibilities of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Pediatrician include clinical, administrative, and systems’ development roles.

A. Clinical Responsibilities:

  1. Forensic evaluations for child sexual abuse, child physical abuse and neglect at the Medical Clinic at the Children’s Advocacy Center and at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). Clinical hours and call schedule to be determined.
  2. Consultation in child physical abuse and neglect, when requested by the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS/CPS), Law Enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, and clinical providers within SCVHHS, inpatient and outpatient, and affiliated external clinics.
  3. Collaboration with the Pediatric Diagnostic Center, which will open doors in 2022, co-located with the CAC. The candidate will have potential opportunities to participate in developmental assessments in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.           
  4. Supervision of CAC advanced practice providers (physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners).

B. Administrative Responsibilities: 

  1. Provide ongoing education and develop educational materials for staff pediatricians, residents, and physicians regarding signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect.
  2. Provide annual training for the pediatric and emergency departments regarding mandatory reporting requirements and recognition of signs and symptoms of child abuse.
  3. Support SCVMC’s Child Abuse Prevention Committee, an internal to SCVMC cross-disciplinary team that evaluates quality of abuse evaluations across SCVHHS, and supports educational efforts
  4. Collaborate with our county and community partners to develop a centralized trauma-informed resource for children who have survived child abuse and neglect. These partners include Behavioral Health, Dept. of Family & Children Services (DFCS), Kinship and Foster Parent Association (KAFTA), Juvenile Court, Probation, District Attorney’s Office, County Superintendent of Schools, and Santa Clara County First 5.
  5. Represent SCVMC on county-wide organizations who advocate for children’s health and safety.

Compensation and benefits:
We offer competitive compensation, generous comprehensive benefits package (including 54 days of leave per year) and paid malpractice with tail-coverage. CSCHS is an Equal Opportunity employer.

If you are interested, please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected].  

To learn more about this position, please visit: https://scvmc.scvh.org/careers/physician-recruitment-services/current-openings

Posted 10.16.23

Division of Forensic Pediatrics and Child Protection Assistant/Associate Professor | Jacksonville, FL

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville has an opening for a full-time position in the Division of Forensic Pediatrics and Child Protection. The position will be at the non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate Professor. Major responsibilities will include clinical care to victims of child abuse, and teaching of fellows, residents and medical students.

This is the largest Child Protection Team (CPT) in Florida which includes 9 child abuse examiners of different disciplines, 18 case coordinators/interviewers, a sexual abuse trauma therapy program, and Death Review Teams for multiple counties. Services are provided at CPT Clinics as well as to area hospitals, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital (Level I Pediatric Trauma Center) and the University of Florida Health – Jacksonville (Level II Trauma Center). This is the only Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship program in Florida.

This position will report to the Chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics; and to the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:

  1. Participate with the team in the designated community service area as appropriate.
  2. Provide advanced medical consultations, interfacing with 8 different county child protection agencies (Department of Children and Families), the medical examiners, and officers of the State Attorney.
  3. Provide medical evaluations of children, for the provision of team medical evaluations of children suspected to be abused or neglected.
  4. Participate as a committee member in the local Child Abuse Death Review (CADR) Committee upon request.
  5. Participate in peer reviews with other team physicians and other medical providers.
  6. Provide depositions and expert court testimony when appropriate.
  7. Provide teaching of fellows, residents and students.

Please see our website at www.hscj.ufl.edu/pediatrics.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs.

Jacksonville provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.

For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspx

Interested candidates should contact:

Randell Alexander MD PhD
[email protected]
(904) 633-0190

To apply: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/526957/forensic-pediatrics-clinical-assistantassociatefull-professor

Posted 10.11.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician | Knoxville, TN

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, is seeking a Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our team as part of our succession planning. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH), a comprehensive medical center with more than 100 pediatric sub-specialists, serves patients throughout the East Tennessee region.

This position works within a multidisciplinary team of physicians, hospital social workers, child protective services and law enforcement agencies to gather information and represent patient medical concerns. The physician will provide inpatient and ambulatory clinical care in a subspecialty area within the evaluation and management of infants, children and adolescents for suspected child abuse and neglect.

The ideal candidate will be board-certified or board-eligible, fellowship trained in Child Abuse Pediatrics and hold a valid TN medical license.
At East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, care is at the CORE of who we are. We are comprised of team members who live out our core values of Compassion, Ownership, Respect and Excellence. We support each other by fostering a culture of team engagement that creates moments that matter – every interaction, every time.

This position includes a highly competitive salary and robust benefit package, along with productivity and quality-based incentives.
East Tennessee offers a blend of small-town southern charm and big-city opportunity. We are known for our hospitality, affordability, and convenience. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville sits on the banks of the Tennessee River and offers outdoor enthusiasts a wealth of possibilities. There are over 50 miles of multi-use trails in the Knoxville Urban Wilderness and an expanding array of local breweries and restaurants, many of which can be reached by Knoxville’s growing greenways. Knoxville is experiencing steady growth, but still maintains a small town feel where no one meets a stranger! This area offers great educational opportunities and is a wonderful place to raise a family and continue your medical career.

Interested candidates should contact:

Linda Cox-Collier
[email protected]

Posted 10.06.23

Child Protection Program, Child Abuse Pediatric Consultant | Massachusetts

The Child Protection Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking candidates for a part or full-time board-certified/eligible Child Abuse Pediatrician position.

The MGH Child Protection Program provides approximately 1,000 consultations a year, with a broad range of case types, many of which have a heavy emphasis on psychosocial complexity. We are seeking someone with an interest in the challenges of centering child safety and protection in the ever shifting political and socioeconomic landscape, with the ability to carefully consider the nuanced intersection of child safety, poverty, and immigrant health issues. We welcome candidates who can tolerate ambiguity and consider alternate support for families when mandated reporting does not apply. In addition to supporting the MGHfC pediatric hospital, the Program also provides consultation to the MGB enterprise, including the adult care settings, with approximately 30% of our consults coming from adult providers.

MGH provides care to patients who are racially and ethnically diverse, with an emphasis on addressing social inequities. This full-time faculty position will provide an opportunity for direct patient care, training of Harvard Medical School students, residents and staff, close connections with community agencies including the Department of Children and Families and various Children’s Advocacy Centers, and opportunity for research, quality improvement work, and court testimony.

The Child Protection Program has a joint leadership model with an experienced social work manager who works closely with the medical director. The team also has two experienced social work consultants and a pediatric neurosurgeon who serves as a senior consultant to the medical team on clinical and research matters.

Clinical and strategic planning opportunities will include:

  • Evaluation and management of complex physical abuse and abusive head trauma
  • Collaboration with a close-knit community of pediatricians and sub-specialists
  • Multidisciplinary evaluation of children and adolescents with overmedicalization/medical child abuse
  • Consultation and management of sexual abuse cases
  • Collaboration with adult medical providers including our HOPE clinic, which provides support to birthing persons with SUD and their children
  • Close working relationships with community providers including CPS, Law Enforcement, and the Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate
  • Strong administrative support for quality assurance work and authorship
  • Availability for on-call consultation (phone, in-person) outside of regular clinic hours to be shared with multidisciplinary team

Requirements include an MD or equivalent degree, eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Massachusetts, and board certification or board eligibility for Child Abuse Medicine.

Academic appointment as Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor at HMS will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, achievements, and teaching responsibilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is now available and will remain open until filled.

Mass General Hospital is a founding member of the Mass General Brigham Integrated Health Care System, is located in Massachusetts, and has been consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one the Nation’s top 5 Hospitals. Excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits are provided.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to:

Alice Newton, MD
Medical Director, Child Protection Program
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
[email protected]

Posted 10.05.23

BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician | Nashville, TN

The Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join the Center for Child Protection & Well-Being at Vanderbilt. The Department is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates will have the opportunity to join a dynamic child abuse pediatrics team consisting of two child abuse pediatricians, nurse practitioner, program coordinator, and a dedicated social worker. Our team’s clinical activities include evaluations of suspected victims of child maltreatment in the inpatient and outpatient settings. We also partner with a community organization staffed by forensic nurse practitioners in the evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse. Participation in hospital and community-based multidisciplinary teams as well as provision of education to learners are key roles of all team members. Opportunities to engage in research, quality improvement, or medical education are also available and highly encouraged.

The Monroe Carell Junior Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is our 343-bed children’s hospital and supports the Department’s pillars of patient care, education, and discovery. The catchment area for Children’s includes middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky, and northern Alabama. We are the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the region. Our program is also the only one of its kind in this region.

Vanderbilt University is in Nashville, TN, a diverse capital city marked by its unique blend of big city flair and small-town charm. Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family as well as America’s friendliest city three years in a row. Nationally recognized restaurants, unique and historical neighborhoods, and a wide array of cultural experiences including a vibrant music and entertainment scene make Nashville a wonderful place to call home.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter along with a CV to:

Karen Lakin, MD
Section Head, Child Maltreatment
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
[email protected]

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. All inquiries and referrals will remain confidential.

Posted 10.02.23