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Child Abuse Physician & Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate, is seeking a full-time Child Abuse Physician and Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director to join our organization. Ideal candidate must be a Child Abuse Physician, or Physician with concentrated experience and expertise in child abuse diagnosis and management.

Position Highlights

  • Baystate Family Advocacy Center (BFAC) is a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) serving children and families in Hampden County and surrounding areas in western Massachusetts. A proud member of the National Children’s Alliance, the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). BFAC is a division of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, the regional medical center and the only accredited Children’s Hospital.
  • Serve as a key member of a multidisciplinary team including, physicians, medical social workers, psychiatrist/therapists, specialty child abuse nurses, technical and administrative 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 to infants, children, and youth with suspected child maltreatment, and to their non-abusive family.
  • Inpatient and ED consults are handled by the Child Abuse Physician in collaboration with the various hospitalists, ED, and PICU physicians and hospital social workers.
  • Guide the development of the next generation of physicians; teaching resident, and medical students with a faculty appointment at UMass Chan Medical School - 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.

Qualifications:  ABMS BE/BC in Pediatrics. BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics is strongly preferred. Strong commitment to collaboration, courage, quality, and lifelong learning is essential.

To learn more, please visit our website at www.choosebaystatehealth.org. Interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers.

To review this position online and apply visit https://choosebaystatehealth.org/job-listing/028dd9f8-055a-ed11-9562-000d3a346294/child-abuse-physician-family-advocacy-co-medical-director/.

To learn more and express interest, please contact:

Mary-Alice Abbott, MD PhD; Vice Chair for Pediatric Specialties
C/O Carmen Sanderson, Physician Recruiter
Phone:  413-794-2346    Email: [email protected] 


Posted 12.01.22

Full-time Academic Child Abuse Pediatrician - University of CA, Davis School of Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time academic Child Abuse Pediatrician. This position is open at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank in the Health Science Clinical Series (series focused on excellence in clinical care and teaching) or Clinical X series (hybrid research and clinical series).

The candidate will provide clinical expertise in the evaluation of children and adolescents with concerns for abuse and/or neglect in a variety of sites:

  • Inpatient consultations in the UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Emergency Department
  • The adjoining Shriners Hospital
  • Outpatient Child Protection Clinic
  • Foster Care Clinic at the nearby Sacramento County Health Center
  • Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation center (CAARE)

This candidate will be the Medical Director of the UC Davis CAARE Center, a program providing patient care, teaching, research, and prevention services for abused and neglected children. The candidate will join, and provide leadership for, an existing Child Protection Team within the Children’s Hospital consisting of a general pediatrician and a pediatric emergency medicine physician both with significant experience in the evaluation of suspected abuse and neglect. UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a regional Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Shriners Hospital is a busy center for the treatment of pediatric burn injuries.

The candidate will participate in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, scholarly activities of the Department of Pediatrics, and serve on departmental committees.

Candidates must have the following experience/qualifications:

  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics
  • Board Certification/eligibility in Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Eligibility for a California Medical License
  • Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment

With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties, the Children's Hospital is a 121-bed hospital housed within the 619-bed University of California, Davis Medical Center. It is the only designated Children's Hospital in the Sacramento region, and is known for offering comprehensive, compassionate, family-centered care. UC Davis Children's Hospital is distinguished for its internationally recognized telemedicine programs. UC Davis Children's Hospital has a 49-bed level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a new 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The UCD Children’s Hospital is based on the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento, California and serves a population of over 1 million children in Northern California, the Central Valley and Western Nevada.

For full position description and to apply, visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05278.

Posted 11.18.22

Child Abuse Pediatrician Faculty Opportunity - South Houston/Galveston, TX

The Department of Pediatrics at the UTMB Health is seeking a Board Eligible or Board-Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician (CAP).  The program interfaces closely with Galveston County Children’s Protective Services personnel, staff at the Galveston Children’s Advocacy Center, Law Enforcement personnel and the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office.   The CAP provides formal consultation to regional CPS Staff in the East Texas Region and provides training for CPS and advocacy staff in a 19-county region.  Local, state, and federal funding supports a substantial portion of the CAP activities.

In addition, Pediatric Residents rotate through the service for 2-4 weeks as part of their required assignments.  The program offers a highly subscribed medical student elective.  The CAP will consult on cases admitted to two University Hospital services (Galveston and League City) and to the Shriners Children’s Texas Hospital.  Faculty provide CME training to regional pediatricians as requested.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • M.D., M.B.B.S., or D.O. degree from an accredited medical college or school.
  • Current unrestricted license to practice medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
  • Board certification or board eligibility in Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Compensation: A generous base salary is offered and is based upon Academic rank and experience with an obtainable RVU bonus program. Additional benefits include a relocation allowance, a superior family benefits program and an unsurpassed state retirement program.  

About UTMB Health:

UTMB Health is a $2.1 billion health science center comprised of schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Health Professions, as well as a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, three institutes and over 10 exceptional research centers. UTMB is a member of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, and has a long and remarkable history of advancing health sciences education, research and patient care. It was the first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine. 

Living in South Houston and Galveston, Texas:  Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US.  http://www.utmb.edu/utmbliving/.

For more information, please submit a current and updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) to,
Patricia Beach MD, [email protected].

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Posted 11.16.22

BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The Division of Child Advocacy at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join the Child Advocacy team starting July 2023. The candidate will be the ninth faculty member of a highly respected Division of Child Advocacy. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

This position is in a hospital-based child advocacy center accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). The child advocacy center serves a 23-county region of Western Pennsylvania, as well as several counties in Eastern Ohio and West Virginia. The medical staff evaluate children with suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect in inpatient and outpatient settings. There are numerous opportunities for teaching an array of learners, including trainees, medical staff, and community partners. The position also involves administrative and research responsibilities as desired. Last year, the medical team evaluated more than 400 inpatients, the Child Advocacy Center performed over 600 forensic interviews, and the ARCH clinic (Advocacy Resources for Children, which provides primary care to children in the foster care system, follow-up care to inpatients, and outpatient evaluations for abuse and neglect) evaluated more than 1500 children. This career opportunity provides advancement of professional growth in a city with a rich cultural heritage, diverse communities, and superb public transportation.

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 list of “American’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is a 315-bed, free-standing children’s hospital located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC Children’s Hospital cares for over 80% of all hospitalized children in a large catchment area which includes Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia, and Southwestern New York.  Overlooking the Allegheny River and much of the metropolitan area, the hospital is minutes away from the downtown cultural district, home stadiums for three major sports teams, an internationally recognized culinary scene, and renowned centers of higher education. Our pediatrics residency program is among the top programs in the country, and all pediatric residents spend one month at the Child Advocacy Center during their second year.

The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/veterans are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should forward their CV to:

Melanie Claypoole
Administrative Coordinator, Division of Child Advocacy
[email protected]

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Posted 10.26.2022

Randall Children's Hospital


Provides medical evaluations, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to alleged victims of child abuse and neglect.  May act as a trainer/ consultant at CARES Northwest (CNW).
Medical evaluations of children for suspected abuse and neglect.

  • Takes appropriate histories, performs physical examinations, takes photographs of physical findings, as indicated performs colposcopic evaluations, and obtains as indicated cultures, lab tests, and imaging studies.
  • Performs overall health screenings with referral and follow-up to appropriate providers.

Legally acceptable reports of evaluations.

  • Produces detailed, legally acceptable reports of medical evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Reviews and corrects reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Includes diagnostic finding and treatment recommendations.

Assessments for suspected abuse.

  • Works in cooperation with other professionals in providing assessments for suspected abuse.
  • Makes all appropriate contacts with outside agency personnel to ensure understanding of relevant historic information and appropriate planning for the evaluation process.
  • Debriefs in a timely manner at time of appointment with agency personnel and/or guardian to develop cooperative plan for follow-up on assessment and treatment.

Provision of quality services.

  • Participates in supervision, peer review, and quality assurance exercises.
  • Requests peer review on cases that pose diagnostic problems.

Telephone consultations to professionals in the community and state on medical aspects of suspected abuse.

Promotion of community awareness of child abuse issues through educational programs.

  • Promotes community partnerships and program development regarding child abuse.  May train other professionals regarding medical evaluations of alleged child abuse victims and may develop associated educational materials.
  • May provide assistance and teaching for child abuse professionals.

Provides expert testimony when subpoenaed to depositions or trials on cases.

Continuing education for child abuse medical providers.

  • Attends professional training for child abuse medical providers and reads relevant literature.
  • Takes initiative to research and share new information on this specialty.
  • Attends trainings and fully utilizes available consultations.
  • May participate in clinical research conducted at CNW.

Provides call coverage as necessary.

  • Shares telephone weekday and night coverage with other child abuse physicians.  Available to respond to Randall Children’s Hospital during weekend call, as assigned.


Graduate of four-year U.S. Medical School or equivalent.  Specialty training in child abuse preferred.


Minimum three (3) years clinical experience evaluating children for concerns of abuse.

Licensure/Certification: Medical license for the applicable state. Board certified Pediatrician or Board certified Pediatric sub-specialist.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled. Sorry, no J1 or H-1B visa opportunities.

For additional information please formally apply or contact Erin Pendergraft at [email protected].

Posted 10.26.22

CAP Faculty Position - University of Alabama Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pediatrics is seeking to hire a physician for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Division (CAP). This is a clinical faculty position providing direct patient care, as well as responsibility for teaching. 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. The CAP Division has an active clinical 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 Alabama with a complete complement of subspecialty services. The new faculty member will join an established team consisting of 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 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 ([email protected])

Link to UAB website: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/10150

Posted 10.20.22

Faculty, Physician BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician

Mineola, Long Island, NY - NYU Langone Health, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, Department of Pediatrics is seeking a candidate for a full­ time faculty position to join its existing department. Candidates will have earned a D.O., M.D., or equivalent and be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics. Individuals who are completing fellowship or early in their post-training career are encouraged to apply. Position available July 2023.

We are seeking a full-time faculty member to join our department. We are looking for applicants with strong skills and a commitment to academic excellence. The Division of General Pediatrics includes the Subdivision of Child Abuse Pediatrics that currently consists of one child abuse pediatrician. The child abuse pediatrician provides inpatient and phone consultations for suspected child abuse and neglect for NYU Langone Hospital Long Island and outpatient evaluations and consultations for The Safe Center Long Island. In addition, there will be general pediatric coverage in the form of resident supervision.

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is affiliated with the NYU Long Island School of Medicine (LISOM), a 3 year medical school aimed at training outstanding primary care physicians and leaders in areas of population health.

Easy Commute: NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is conveniently located on Long Island in Western Nassau County just 25 miles from Manhattan and one block from the Mineola LIRR station.

The position offers a competitive salary, benefits and malpractice insurance. Please submit a letter of interest with CV and references to [email protected].

For additional information, please contact Lori Legano, M.D. at [email protected].

Posted 10.17.22

Child Abuse Pediatrician - CARES Institute

The Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce a national search for a pediatrician with specialization in child abuse pediatrics and foster care, with an academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. Rank commensurate with academic credentials in the clinical educator track. The institute is a nationally/internationally recognized Center of Excellence positioned to continue its growth and development, and integrates medical and mental health aspects of its operations.

The Institute maintains academic appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. With over 50 staff and faculty, the Institute supports its robust clinical, training, and research missions. With an affiliation with Cooper University Medical Center, the CARES Institute offers New Jersey’s only Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship.



Serves as a practitioner for medical services on behalf of the CARES Institute, utilizing specialized knowledge, skills, and competencies as  a board certified / board eligible Child Abuse Pediatrician or as a physician with significant experience and expertise in child abuse pediatrics and the care of children in foster care,  providing patient management and care coordination.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited, to the following.

  • Provide outpatient examinations and evaluations at the CARES Institute facilities and inpatient assessment at affiliated hospitals serving the needs of abused and neglected children.
  • Participate in county-based multidisciplinary case review teams.
  • Collaborate with members of child protective services, law enforcement and the courts adhering to the guidelines outlined by the CARES Institute.
  • Participate with on-call after hour’s coverage Monday through Sunday. The extent of call will be dependent upon the number of child abuse pediatricians to share this responsibility.
  • Pursue academic endeavors.


Candidates must hold a D.O. or M.D. and be either AOA or ABMS Board Certified in Pediatrics with specialty training or experience in the area of Child Abuse / Foster Care.  Must be able to acquire a NJ medical license, DEA and CDS by time of hiring.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants irrespective of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of The United States, or disability.

To inquire further about this position, please contact Rachel Silliman Cohen, MD.

Rachel Silliman Cohen, MD, FAAP
Director, Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute
[email protected]

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online on the Rowan University job site: go.rowan.edu/CARESjobs.

Posted 10.07.22

Pediatric Child Abuse Opportunity - Columbia, SC

Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in South Carolina, seeks a BC/BE Pediatrician to join a growing team in our Pediatric Child Abuse Division. The full-time position is open to a physician who is trained in Child Abuse, or in General Pediatrics with a strong interest in child abuse. The position will include direct patient care, as well as responsibility for teaching. The general pediatrician candidate will be provided training during the first year of employment.


  • Join a team of 3 MDs and 2 APPs with a patient-first philosophy of care, compassion, and clinical excellence.
  • Provide medical services to a 13-county region in the Midlands of South Carolina affiliated with a tertiary Children’s Hospital.
  • Enjoy a thriving clinical program with two main outpatient practice locations
  • Faculty appointment with USC School of Medicine. Rank and salary commensurate with experience.
  • Award-winning Pediatrics Department recognized as the best teaching department for 28 out of the last 31 years.
  • South Carolina has a well-integrated statewide medical response system for child abuse


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Relocation and Malpractice with tail coverage
  • Professional allowance
  • Generous benefits including retirement, health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employer
  • Epic EMR

The Department of Pediatrics has a record of academic achievement, financial success, and high faculty morale. The Department along with our freestanding Children’s Hospital presently provide 151,000 patient encounters annually with 7,500 admissions and over 30,000 pediatric emergency room visits. The department has 18 divisions, is actively growing. While primarily teaching clinicians, some faculty are engaged in research with infrastructure support.

With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 hospitals, 2,984 beds and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually. Its goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.

Columbia is the state capital, and home to the University of South Carolina. It is ideally located near beautiful mountains, beaches and lakes. We enjoy a diverse and thriving economy, excellent quality of life and wonderful cultural and educational opportunities.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to: Lexy Mason, Physician Recruiter, [email protected].

Posted 10.07.22

Pediatric Child Abuse Opportunity - Greenville, SC

Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in South Carolina, seeks a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join a growing team in our Pediatric Child Abuse Division. The full-time position is open to a physician who is BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrics. The position will include direct patient care, as well as responsibility for teaching with an academic faculty appointment through the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, SC.


  • Join a team of 1 full time general pediatrician, one part-time child abuse pediatrician, one part-time general pediatrician, 1 full time Advance Practitioner Provider between the regional Child Advocacy Centers, plus excellent clinical support staff.
  • Physician will provide both inpatient and ambulatory clinical care with the evaluation and management of infants and children for suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Affiliation with four Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) within the region
  • Provide court testimony
  • Teaching opportunities for pediatric residents and medical students


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Relocation and Malpractice with tail coverage
  • Professional allowance
  • Generous benefits including retirement, health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employer
  • Epic EMR

The Department of Pediatrics has a record of academic achievement, financial success, and high faculty morale. The Department along with our freestanding Children’s Hospital presently provide 151,000 patient encounters annually with 7,500 admissions and over 30,000 pediatric emergency room visits. The department has 18 divisions, is actively growing with planned new programs and faculty hires throughout.

With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 hospitals, 2,984 beds and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually. Its goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.

Greenville, South Carolina is a beautiful place to live and work and the catchment area is 1.3 million people. Greenville is located on the I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte and is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Ideally situated near beautiful mountains, beaches and lakes, we enjoy a diverse and thriving economy, excellent quality of life, and wonderful cultural and educational opportunities.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to: Lexy Mason, Physician Recruiter, [email protected].

Posted 10.07.22

Child Abuse Pediatrician 1.0 FTE - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Illinois)

About this opportunity

  • Pediatric Resource Center (PRC), a separate Division of the Department of Pediatrics, is a well-established, well-funded program with a 29-year history as the regional expert for specialized, medical assessment for abused and or neglected children. http://PediatricResourceCenter.org.
  • PRC’s team consists of a Board-Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician, who serves as Medical Director, two pediatric nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, 3 medical case managers, an Executive Director, a research specialist, and 2 support staff members.
  • PRC has a supportive departmental administration with significant opportunities for research, community outreach, and advocacy.

Ideal Candidate

  • Board Certified/Eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • The candidate must hold an MD/DO degree, be BC/BE in Pediatrics and will hold or be eligible for an Illinois physician license.
  • Clinical skills and experience in evidence-based child abuse pediatrics with a multidisciplinary team preferred
  • Consideration will be given to individuals Board Certified/Eligible in Pediatrics with interested in child maltreatment.


  • Provide clinical services (inpatient and outpatient) in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Participate in teaching and supervising medical students, residents and other health professionals
  • Conduct clinical and/or basic research in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Provide court testimony
  • Provide consultations for multidisciplinary team members
  • Participate in local, regional or national child abuse activities


Competitive salary with a comprehensive physician benefit package including Retirement Benefits, Health, Dental, Vision, Paid CME/Professional Development Resources, Paid Vacation, Malpractice, Disability, and Relocation Allowance.

About the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) and our partner hospitals

  • UICOMP has 140+ pediatric specialists, pediatrics residents, med/peds residents and multiple Pediatric Fellowship programs.
  • UICOMP provides the medical sophistication of a major referral center, as well as cultural diversity in a family-oriented community with a reasonable cost of living.
  • UICOMP provides a solid foundation in the basic and clinical sciences and early exposure to patients for M1-M4 students.
  • The primary teaching hospital of UICOMP is the OSF Healthcare Children's Hospital of Illinois (CHOI), a tertiary care facility serving a 46 county region with a population base of over two million. CHOI is a major medical facility with 144 beds, a 32-bed critical care unit and is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in downstate Illinois. CHOI provides comprehensive services to children, including Level IV NICU and a state-designated Pediatric Critical Care Center.
  • Peoria is the site of Jump Trading Simulation and Educational Center (https://www.jumpsimulation.org/), an innovative center created to improve outcomes and lower health care costs through innovative simulation training of medical professionals.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.

For consideration, apply at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobid=118308.

Posted 09.29.22

Child Abuse Pediatrics Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

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 applicants for a full-time Pediatrician with expertise in Child Abuse Pediatrics to provide patient care at RCHSD/the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, and within the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics.

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. Child abuse pediatricians oversee a 24/7 response to acute child/adolescent sexual assault and provide continual telephone availability to the community to triage and manage medical intervention for maltreatment issues. There is a daily clinic for outpatient child abuse and neglect evaluations as well as medical second opinion cases with additional clinical child abuse oversight to children evaluated for burns at the Regional Burn Center at UCSD. The attending physicians also provide back up to the providers at the emergency County shelter for children in custody.

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

Candidates with additional independent research funding are encouraged.

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent and 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/board eligible in Pediatrics.

Candidates with board certification/board eligibility in Child Abuse Pediatrics or have completed a fellowship in a similar sub-specialty within child abuse medicine field are preferred.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate of Full Professor level, in the Clinical series will be determined based on the background and qualifications of the successful candidates.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited.
Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel- programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03290.

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Posted 09.12.22

Child Abuse Pediatrician – Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is seeking a fellowship-trained and/or board certified Child Abuse Pediatrician to join its Division of Child Adversity and Resilience in Kansas City, Missouri. The Division houses the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) team, the Foundations Foster Care Clinic, and regional and community-based prevention and therapy programs. The SCAN team evaluates over 2000 children annually for possible maltreatment and serves as the medical component for 8 Children’s Advocacy Centers in the bi-state region.

The successful applicant will join 6 Child Abuse Pediatricians, 2 General Pediatricians, 1 Nurse Practitioner, 3 dedicated Social Workers, and dedicated Nursing, Administrative, and Child Life staff in providing clinical services. A Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner team provides 24/7 coverage for acute sexual assault and is under medical direction of the Division. The Division includes a robust research program, multiple externally funded prevention programs, and significant collaborative advocacy efforts across the region. Faculty are expected to develop areas of expertise based on interest and skill set, then work with the Division leadership to grow those skills and impact. Faculty have ample opportunities for providing hospital-based and community education, including the Child Abuse Pediatrics and combined Child Abuse Pediatrics-Pediatrics Emergency Medicine fellowships at Children’s Mercy.

The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Apply online at the following link, including CV and cover letter:


Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in ten specialties. Our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown. Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities.

EEO Employer/Disabled/VET

Posted 08.30.22

Part-time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Child Protection Team is seeking a part-time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to complement their team. This position can be combine with another to reach a 1.0 FTE if desired by candidate.

The physician will serve as a key member of a comprehensive multidisciplinary team, conducting assessments of both physical and sexual abuse cases.  They will provide services at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC and its out-patient Child Advocacy Centers.

  • Team currently consists of one full-time and 2 part time Child Abuse Pediatricians as well as 2 full time, 1 part-time and 3 PRN Advance Practice Providers (APPs) between the regional CACs, plus excellent clinical support staff
  • Physician will provide inpatient and ambulatory clinical care in subspecialty area with the evaluation and management of infants and children for suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Affiliation with four Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) within the region
  • Opportunity for research and continued program development
  • Multidisciplinary Teams includes members of law enforcement, the Department of Social Services, local mental health providers, the District Attorney’s office, and the CAC’s Directors, forensic Interviewers and Victim Advocates/Social Workers, and Community Educators.
  • Teaching opportunities as Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is teaching hospital with 36 General Pediatric Residents
  • Hospital-employed position offering comprehensive benefits package with exceptional retirement benefits

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) has 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including cardiac ICU), an 85-bed NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility.  Additionally, Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine, officially joined together as a single enterprise, Atrium Health.  Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine will become the academic core of Atrium Health, building a second campus of the school of medicine in Charlotte, which is currently the largest city in the U.S. without a 4-year medical school. The growth of the school of medicine will expand existing academic research capabilities in a way that expands opportunities for clinical trials across a large, diverse market with some of the nation’s leading medical experts.  LCH has repeatedly been ranked amount he Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, most recently in eight pediatric specialties for 2022-2023.

For more information or to apply, please visit https://careers.atriumhealth.org/jobs/8169767-child-abuse-pediatrician-pt.

Posted 08.23.22

Children’s Advocacy Center Pediatrician – San Jose, CA

Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System (SCVHHS), a large public healthcare system in Silicon Valley, is seeking a full-time BE/BC pediatrician with an interest in child abuse pediatrics and 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. SCVHHS 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://www.scvmc.org/careers/physician-recruitment-service.

Posted 08.16.22

Child Abuse Pediatrics Opportunity – University of California Irvine

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

The Division of General Pediatrics includes the Subdivision of Child Abuse Pediatrics that currently consists of two child abuse pediatricians and clinic staff. The clinic sees patients at the UCI-CAST (Child Abuse Services Team) Medical Unit located within Orange County’s CAC in the city of Orange. The child abuse pediatricians at UCI also provide inpatient and phone consultations for suspected child abuse and neglect for Orange County’s Social Services Agency, at UC Irvine Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach. If interested, there may be general pediatric opportunities available within the department as well.

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, residents and CAP fellows, and participate in community outreach. The faculty will be a part of a multidisciplinary team that serves as a resource for the region, including consultation and education on child maltreatment.

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 Southern California.

Please contact Stephanie Brandos, our Division Administrator, at [email protected] with any questions you may have. Or connect with our Medical Director of Child Abuse Pediatrics, Dr. Corey Rood, at [email protected].

Apply to: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07418/apply.

Posted 08.15.22

Child Abuse Pediatrician - Coastal Virginia

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk Virginia seeks 1-2 Child Abuse Pediatricians to join its multidisciplinary program.  CHKD is Virginia's only free-standing children's hospital, and the region’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Eastern Virginia Medical School also sponsors an accredited Child Abuse Pediatric fellowship program and has trained fellows at CHKD for 20 years. The Hampton Roads community is diverse, offering close proximity to beaches and mountains, many historical attractions, and a wide variety of art and cultural activities.

The CHKD CAC has been a critical resource in coastal Virginia for 22 years, with a team consisting of child abuse pediatricians, forensic nurses, physician assistants, forensic interviewers, licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, and case managers. CHKD’s CAC is hospital-based, and is the largest in Virginia, serving more than 1800 children and families annually across Hampton Roads and leading 11 multidisciplinary teams. The program offers a wide variety of services for children, with medical services including outpatient clinic, inpatient consultation, and investigative consults at the request of MDT members. The CAC has an established program supporting sexually exploited youth and serves as the backbone agency for the area’s trauma-informed community network. The CHKD hospital system recently opened a free standing mental health facility with 60 inpatient beds, a partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient services to address the national crisis in children’s mental health.

The full-time Child Abuse Pediatrician positions offer a very competitive salary and benefits package as well as academic faculty appointment in the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The positions also have teaching responsibilities; medical faculty play an integral role in mentoring and supervising the program’s medical fellowship program and teaching of medical and non-medical audiences. Ample opportunities for research and other scholarly activity also are available. All medical positions require clinical work, however specific job descriptions, such as medical director or fellowship director, will be tailored to the individual candidates’ strengths and interests. Successful candidates should be board certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics, have clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient child abuse assessment, and be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary setting. Candidates should be committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and to the provision of trauma-informed care.

For additional information, contact:
Erinn F. Portnoy, LCSW
Executive Director, CHKD Child Advocacy Center
Phone: 757-668-6164
[email protected]

Posted 08.12.22

CAP Position in Portland, OR

Northwest Permanente, P.C. is recruiting a full-time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) team within Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.  Northwest Permanente is a self-governed (physician-led), multi-specialty group of 1,500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for 630,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's pre-eminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated, value-based, and high-quality care.  Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (DCH) is the top ranked Children’s Hospital in Oregon, with a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, a full range of pediatric subspecialties, and pediatric residency program.  DCH is part of OHSU, a nationally ranked research institution and the only public academic medical center in Oregon.  DCH provides care to families throughout Oregon and the surrounding states.

Interested candidates will have an opportunity to join two CAP physicians and a team of social workers at DCH.  The SCAN team activities include:

  • Medical evaluations of suspected victims of child maltreatment within the inpatient, emergency department and clinic settings at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
  • Regular peer review with CAP colleagues throughout the state
  • Education of fellows, residents and medical students as well as community partners
  • Participation in county and state multidisciplinary teams and fatality review committees
  • Court testimony
  • Participation in research and quality improvement initiatives

Additionally, the SCAN team provides outpatient medical evaluations as part of the CARES Northwest child advocacy center in Portland. CARES Northwest is a collaborative community-based medical program for the assessment, treatment and prevention of child abuse, serving over 7000 children annually.  Candidates will have the opportunity to work with CAP physicians and other medical providers, forensic interviewers, Family Support services and the TF-CBT team.

Portland, the largest city in Oregon, is known for its vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, plentiful musical, dining and cultural offerings, mild weather, bike-ability, and easy access to nature.  Portland offers the amenities of a major city, including major sports leagues and a world-class airport, and the quirky charm of a small town.  Portland ranked 9th on the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Places to Live list.

Equal opportunity employer:

At Northwest Permanente, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente believes that diversity, inclusion, and equity among our employees are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Interested candidates should inquire at: https://nwpermanente.com/jobs/pediatrician/?id=8135.

Posted 08.01.22