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BC/BE 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.
  • 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 medical and dental
  • Moving allowance and home loan assistance - up to $200,000 (approval required)
  • Malpractice and tail insurance
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, education leave
  • Shareholder track
  • Three retirement plans, including pension

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

If you are interested, please contact: Judy Padilla, Regional Recruiter, Physician Recruitment Services, at: [email protected] or 510-625-5915. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Connect With Us:

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Posted 04.19.21

Medical Director/Institute Director

The Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute at Rowan University (RU), School of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce a national search for a Medical Director/Institute Director with an academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. Rank commensurate with academic credentials in the clinical educator track. The Institute’s founding co-directors, Martin A. Finkel, DO and Esther Deblinger, Ph.D. have established 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. The Medical Director/Institute Director will collaborative with the Institute Co-director, Dr. Esther Deblinger. Our affiliation with Cooper Hospital, CARES Institute offers New Jersey’s only Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship.


Duties of the Medical Director/Institute Director include but are not limited to:

Leadership/ Academic

  • Advance clinical, educational, research efforts, capabilities, and capacity.
  • Provide strategic leadership to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies.
  • Promote/mentor the academic careers of medical faculty
  • CAN education for medical students, residents, and faculty.
  • Collaborate with the State of New Jersey’s Division of Children and Families (DCF) leadership and legislative allies.
  • Support CAN Pediatrics fellowship and partnership with Cooper University Hospital/Department of Pediatrics and maintain fellowship accreditation.
  • Seek grants, contracts, major gifts, and State appropriations to assure fiscal solvency/independence in collaboration with RU Office of Government Affairs and the RU Foundation.


  • Develop and maintain department budget and attain fiscal targets.
  • Direct and facilitate the recruitment, retention, and professional development
  • Serve on key committees and task forces within the University, and external groups.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Dean.


  • Provide and manage direct patient care at our two outpatient clinical offices and inpatient consultation to Cooper Hospital.
  • Work with other Department Chairs of the School to improve the Faculty Practice Plan’s quality, service delivery, and financial performance.
  • Communicate with physicians and hospital staff to support and enhance patient care.


  • DO, MD, or MD-PhD degree; eligible for licensure in New Jersey
  • Board Certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Appointment appropriate to academic credentials in the clinical-educator track

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online on the Rowan University job site: https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/job/495140/medical-directorinstitute-director-som.

Posted 04.14.21

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children - Child Abuse Pediatrician

About the Opportunity

The Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is seeking a board certified/board eligible child abuse pediatrician (CAP) to join their practice.  The Center is a nationally accredited child advocacy center with a multidisciplinary team consisting of forensic interviewers, a family advocate, behavioral health professionals, a training and prevention team, as well as advanced practice providers (APP), child life specialist, medical assistant and child abuse pediatric fellows.  
Clinical responsibilities include providing inpatient consultations at the 3 free-standing pediatric hospitals within the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta enterprise as well as evaluating outpatients at the Center.  The team of APPs provides 24/7 coverage to all the emergency departments for cases of sexual abuse.  There are numerous opportunities for education and advocacy throughout the state to our community partners and providers, as well as to medical students, pediatric residents, nursing students and fellows.

Child Protection Center | Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (choa.org)

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Children’s is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Georgia and one of the largest in the country, serving over 400,000 unique patients each year with 638 licensed beds. Children's has state-of-the-art facilities and technology, an electronic medical record, voice recognition software and access to more than 60 pediatric sub-specialties. In addition to being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, Children’s has been consistently recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 best places to work.

To express interest, please apply online at www.choa.org/jobs, or email Kara Rawlinson, Physician Recruiter, at [email protected].

Posted 04.08.21

Division Chief, Child Protection Program - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine & Public Health is recruiting a full-time physician at the faculty rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor to lead our Division of Child Protection. This position will lead the clinical, research, and outreach missions of the UW’s Child Protection Program. The Division Chief will play a pivotal role in maintaining strong community partnerships and enhancing the region-wide advocacy efforts for children affected by child maltreatment. This person will lead a skilled multidisciplinary team in providing clinical care to suspected victims of child abuse in both the ambulatory and inpatient environments. Educational activities will include bedside, classroom, and small group teaching to a variety of learners and community partners. A strong interest in clinical research or scholarly activity is expected. Outstanding communication skills and a collaborative work ethic are essential for this position.

The 111-bed American Family Children’s Hospital at UW Health opened in August of 2007 and is the only facility in Madison exclusively devoted to the care and treatment of children. In addition to serving our local community, the hospital receives tertiary referrals from throughout the state and region and is staffed by providers from every subspecialty area. The Department of Pediatrics (www.pediatrics.wisc.edu) has 188 faculty and offers a full range of pediatric subspecialty care.

The UW offers access to all the benefits of a preeminent public research university connected to a top-ranked academic medical center. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is known for its beautiful lakeside setting, a top-rated record of federal research funding, and excellence in teaching. The city of Madison (pop. 255,000), the state capitol, boasts a high quality of life that includes excellent schools, fine residential areas, clean air, and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities.

Position requirements:  M.D. or equivalent; board-certified or board-eligible; completion of pediatric residency and fellowship in child abuse pediatrics. Outstanding communication skills, the ability to effectively lead a team, and previous experience building collaborative partnerships are essential.

Please send letter of interest and CV to Ellen Wald, M.D., Chair, Department of Pediatrics, 600 Highland Avenue, Box 4108, Madison, WI 53792 ([email protected]).

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Wisconsin Open Records and Caregiver laws apply. A background check will be conducted prior to employment.

Posted 03.22.20

BC/ BE Child Abuse Pediatrician

Tufts Children’s Hospital is looking to add another BC/ BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our established multi-disciplinary team. Tufts Children’s Hospital provides pediatric care within our children’s hospital within a general hospital in Boston, and through a network of hospitals throughout Massachusetts. The position involves initial consultation and follow-up of suspected child maltreatment cases, education of staff and trainees at our hospital and through our network, and opportunities for advocacy and involvement in a variety of issues related to child welfare.

This is the perfect position for a physician who wants flexibility in their work. The position is flexible; about 0.5 FTE will be occupied by child protection clinical work. The person who fills this position may elect to work part-time, to join the pediatric hospitalist or pediatric primary care team, or conduct research, either in the Pediatric Department or the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine at the Tufts Clinical Translational Science Institute.

About Our Team

Our multi-disciplinary team includes social work, two physicians, and family nurse practitioner. The team is part of the Hospitalist program, which provides inpatient coverage to Tufts Children’s Hospital and our network of care in Eastern Massachusetts. Tufts Children’s Hospital is a Level 1 trauma center. Tufts Medical Center has multiple residency training programs. Tufts University School of Medicine and Dental School are across the street.

Child Abuse Pediatrics Responsibilities

  1. Shared on-call for consultations regarding cases of suspected child abuse or neglect anywhere in our system. We have four medical providers sharing the call schedule. This includes telephone virtual consultations, in-person consultation at Tufts Children’s Hospital, supervision of an advanced practice nurse, and court testimony as related to cases seen.
  2. Education for medical and dental students, pediatric and surgical residents, and pediatric subspecialty teams.

Other opportunities depending on candidate’s interest, each up to 0.5 FTE.

We offer outstanding opportunities for clinical practice, teaching and research as well as competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates, please send your confidential CV to:

Jennifer Colon
Physician Recruiter
Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization
Fax: 617-636-6366
Email: [email protected]

Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization is an EEO/AA employer.

Posted 03.08.21

Full Time Faculty Position, University of North Carolina

The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (GPAM) at the University of North Carolina is recruiting a for a full time faculty position, which will have joint responsibilities in in the Section of Child Maltreatment (.60 FTE) and the Division of Hospital Pediatrics (.40 FTE). The primary role is to lead the inpatient child abuse and neglect service at UNC Children’s Hospital, in addition to leading the educational efforts for resident and medical student child maltreatment education. The Child Maltreatment Section is a diverse team including three board certified child abuse pediatricians, one nurse practitioner and two social workers, and includes a state-funded educational program that assures the quality of medical child abuse evaluations across the state.

In addition to this section, the GPAM division includes a wide range of clinical services, a long history of important research, a central educational role and active advocacy. Current clinical care includes a primary care clinic, diagnostic referral clinic, complex care program, adolescent medicine specialty care, and clinics addressing behavioral and mental health.

Within the Division of Hospital Pediatrics, this faculty position will be primarily evening and night work including direct patient care responsibilities and supervision of residents at UNC Children’s Hospital and potentially at UNC Rex Hospital. Patients will include general pediatrics, newborn nursery, bone marrow transplant and co-management with other pediatric specialties.

The Division of Hospital Pediatrics is a busy and diverse inpatient group that includes 24/7 coverage of inpatient pediatric and newborn nursery services in Chapel Hill as well as a 10 bed pediatric unit at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Additionally, we have a consult service and coordinate admissions and transfers for all medical patients. Our services and providers focus on the care of children with medical complexity and co-management with medical and surgical specialty consultants. Our faculty are academically productive in many areas including medical education, quality improvement and patient safety. There is a strong culture of collaboration, cooperation and mentorship.

Details available at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/189109.

Posted 03.02.21

Child Abuse Pediatrician Position in Maine

The Spurwink Center for Safe and Healthy Families is looking to add a full time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to our well-established multidisciplinary team. This position entails evaluations in our outpatient clinic as well as inpatient consultations at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, ME.

The Team and Our Services
The Center serves children throughout Maine as the only child abuse program in the state. Our program currently consists of a child abuse pediatrician, Dr. Amanda Brownell, two experienced NPs, forensic interviewers, doctoral level psychologists, and behavioral health services including TF-CBT. Annually the Center evaluates approximately 1200 children.

The Center provides both inpatient and outpatient evaluations for physical and sexual abuse as well as a multidisciplinary failure to thrive clinic. Our Center is one of only three in the state to provide comprehensive evaluations of children newly entering foster care. Our Center houses the Cumberland County Child Advocacy Center and provides medical evaluations for children seen at all of Maine’s CAC.

Advocacy and Academic Opportunities
The Center is closely affiliated with The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the only children’s hospital in Maine. The Center provides education for physicians, residents, medical students, child welfare workers, mental health and law enforcement professionals. The Center currently provides 24/7 statewide child abuse medical consultation.

This position offers a unique opportunity to develop services for the children of Maine and to have a real impact on policy and practice throughout the state. Academic appointment through Tufts University School of medicine commensurate with training and experience is available.

About Spurwink
Spurwink has a nearly 60-year history of providing behavioral health and community services to youth, adults and families of Maine. Spurwink is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which would allow eligible physicians to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

About Maine and the Greater Portland Area (The way life should be)
Portland offers all the cultural and entertainment amenities of any metropolitan area but on a more livable scale. Portland is the largest city in the state, but with all the charm of a classic seacoast town. Portland has seen increasing diversity with communities of new Mainers from Eastern Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Portland boasts a vibrant arts district, a booming and nationally recognized culinary (and brewing) scene, and a traditional working waterfront amongst a spectacular natural setting. The cost of living is affordable and an excellent area to settle.

Those interested are requested to send a letter of interest along with their curriculum vitae to:

Amanda Brownell, MD, FAAP
Medical Director Spurwink Center for Safe and Healthy Families
778 Main St. Suite 8
South Portland, Maine 04106
[email protected]

Posted 02.09.21

BC/BE Child Protection Pediatrician, Eastern Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) seeks a BC/BE child protection pediatrician to join a growing, full service child protection program that is part of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Reilly Children’s Hospital.  A team of multi-disciplinary professionals currently works together through the Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to provide clinical and other supportive services to children and families.

The Department of Pediatrics at LVHN Children’s Hospital includes physicians in 30+ specialties, a large general pediatric group, and dedicated hospitalist & intensivists.

  • The Children’s Hospital has a 30-bed inpatient unit, a 40-bed Level IV NICU, 8-bed Level II PICU, Level II pediatric trauma center and 12-bed pediatric ER
  • Our award winning health network is financially strong and committed to growing our pediatric specialty services
  • LVHN currently trains 223 residents in 20+ residency and fellowship programs, including pediatrics
  • Physicians are eligible for faculty appointment at the University of South Florida, our academic partner

Benefits & Perks

  • Attractive Work Schedule
  • Highly Competitive compensation with a superb benefits package
  • Low-cost health insurance for employees and their families
  • Generous CME allowance and time
  • Top-tier retirement programs
  • Malpractice Insurance with Tail Coverage
  • Relocation Assistance

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is located in the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania, 60 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City.  The Lehigh Valley is home to over 820,000 people, making it Pennsylvania’s third most populated metropolitan area and the fastest growing region of the state, due in part to its favorable business climate and attractive cost of living in comparison to surrounding areas.

Interested candidates please email your CV to Dr. Debra Esernio-Jenssen c/o [email protected] or call 484-862-3241 for more information.

Posted 02.04.21

Child Abuse Pediatrician, Dayton, OH

Dayton Children’s Hospital, located in Dayton, Ohio, is recruiting for an additional child abuse pediatrician to join our expanding Division of Child Advocacy.  Successful candidates must be board certified/board eligible in child abuse pediatrics and hold an unrestricted Ohio medical license.  This is a full time, employed position offering a competitive salary and benefits package.

The physician will join an existing child abuse team of one full-time child abuse pediatrician, one physician working part-time in child abuse pediatrics, a nurse practitioner, two dedicated social workers, a nurse coordinator and an office coordinator.  We also work in collaboration with two full-time forensic nurses and a team of PSANEs.  Responsibilities include outpatient clinics on and off campus, inpatient consultation assessment, shared call coverage, education of medical students and residents, research/quality improvement activities, provision of expert testimony and collaboration with law enforcement, children’s services and other community agencies.

Dayton Children’s is a 176-bed, freestanding children’s hospital with more than 35 pediatric specialties. The hospital is a designated Level I pediatric trauma center.  We serve a pediatric population of over 500,000 from a 20-county region of central and southwestern Ohio and eastern Indiana, and the Emergency Department evaluates over 80,000 children annually.  A behavioral crisis unit is adjacent to the Emergency Department at the main campus.  The hospital also has a 24-bed inpatient behavioral health unit.

Establishing a practice at Dayton Children’s provides the opportunity to work with colleagues and staff committed to providing quality, personalized care in a technologically advanced pediatric center with an outstanding community reputation.  The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine department of pediatrics and its residency program are based at Dayton Children’s.  All of our physicians hold faculty appointments at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Dayton is the sixth largest city in Ohio and is noted for its association with aviation most notably due to the Wright brothers’ invention of flight.  The city is home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, some of the best private and public schools in the state, a vibrant arts and entertainment community and a beautiful system of parks, trails and river corridors.  For additional information, visit www.dayton.com.

For additional information, contact:

Cyndy Emerson, CPRP, PHR, SHRM-CP
Physician Recruitment Manager
Dayton Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Plaza
Dayton, Ohio 45404-1815
937.641.5307 (office); 937.641.6353 (fax)
[email protected]

Posted 01.27.21

Section Head, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN

The Division of Hospital Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is seeking a Board-certified Child Abuse Pediatrician to serve as Section Head for the Center for Child Protection & Well-Being at Monroe Carell Junior Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The division greatly values diversity and 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 lead an established child abuse pediatrics team consisting of two child abuse pediatricians and a program coordinator, with close ties to the pediatric social work department. With our active inpatient consultative service and a growing outpatient clinic, we evaluate children suspected of being physically abused, neglected, or victims of Medical Child Abuse. Through a relationship with a separate center for the evaluation of sexually abused children, our child abuse pediatricians also supervise a team of forensic nurse practitioners.

The Section Head will be responsible for leading all aspects of the program, including administrative, clinical, educational, advocacy, and scholarship, and will work directly with division and department leadership to achieve programmatic goals. We seek individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a growth-oriented mindset, and a vision for the program that reflects our mission to help every child we serve live their best possible life. The Department of Pediatrics offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

The 343-bed Monroe Carell Junior Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the stand-alone children’s hospital of Vanderbilt University Medical Center 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 and is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the region. Our center is the only program offering services focused on the medical evaluation of child physical abuse and neglect for this region.

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

Derek J. Williams, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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 01.19.21

Child Abuse Pediatrician  - Omaha, NE

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine (UNMC), is currently recruiting a BE/BC, fellowship-trained Child Abuse Pediatrician. This opportunity allows you to join a well-established Child Protection Team affiliated with one of the largest, nonprofit CAC’s in the country, Project Harmony. The Team assesses suspected victims of all forms of child maltreatment including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, drug exposure, medical child abuse, failure to thrive and significant social concerns. You will provide treatment and supportive resources, educate caregivers, encourage compliance with the medical plan in the home setting and coordinate with other providers. You would interpret medical records and testify in cases as to the medical condition and possible causes of the injury or condition. Our division has highly active follow-up outpatient clinics, including Children’s Foster Care Clinic which provides comprehensive evaluation and medical case management for children entering the foster care system. The team is supported by the hospital administration and is a complete complement of hospital specialists. You will hold a faculty appointment at the UNMC that will be commensurate with experience.

Children’s is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services across a five-state region and beyond and is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional NICU and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Children’s is focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, basic science and translational research and advocacy and is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth. Opening in 2021, the new Hubbard Center will be home to an additional 100 patient beds, an expanded NICU, a dedicated Cardiac Care Unit, a new Cancer & Blood Disorders Unit, expanded surgical space, an expanded Radiology and ED and more. The Child Health Research Institute aims to assist investigators with start-up funding and infrastructure for clinical, basic science or translational research.

With a population of more than 925,000, Omaha offers all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest. The area is rich in arts and cultural activities and is home to an outstanding educational system of public and private schools, universities and colleges. All of this, combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies, makes for an extraordinary quality of life.

Contact Suzanne Haney, MD, [email protected], or Brenda Krull, Physician & Faculty Affairs, [email protected] for more information.

Posted 01.08.21