Child Abuse Pediatrician
The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Pediatrics
Location Chicago, IL
The University of Chicago's Department of Pediatrics, Section of Academic Pediatrics, is searching for a child abuse pediatrician. The successful applicant will be a full-time faculty member, contribute to patient care, medical education, and scholarship, and join a vibrant, diverse, and distinguished community of faculty colleagues and students and:
- Provide consultation within an established interdisciplinary process and participate in court-related activities as needed.
- Support the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Education and Evaluation Consortium (MPEEC) program by providing real-time expert medical consultation to child welfare and law enforcement for a mandated population of children who are reported for serious harm. The program is managed by University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy and Protective Services (CAPS) program staff, and case coordination is supported by a full-time MPEEC investigations coordinator. MPEEC is a national landmark program and has received state support for over 18 years.
- Train pediatric residents during the required one-month rotation, which includes morning reports, grand rounds, medical school courses and the MPEEC quarterly seminars.
- Provide lectures and grand rounds to regional hospitals and medical centers, as well as community partners such as state’s attorneys, law enforcement and child welfare investigators.
- Participate in hospital committee efforts such as QI projects and programmatic and policy development related to child abuse medicine.
Scholarship in child abuse pediatrics is an expectation; opportunities and responsibilities within the University and Medical Center will be tailored to the talents and interests of the successful applicant. Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.
The University of Chicago Medical Center is designated as a both a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and operates a nationally-recognized burn unit. Comer Children's Hospital is an integrated children’s hospital that offers a full complement of pediatric services with a total of 172 general pediatric, NICU and PICU beds. Our pediatric faculty includes over 170 full-time members and postdoctoral researchers. In addition to teaching medical students, residents and fellows, our faculty conducts cutting-edge translational and clinical research.
The Comer Children’s CAPS program was established in 1991 and has a national reputation as a leader in the medical care of abused and neglected children. The CAPS program is primarily a hospital-based consultation service. The core CAPS team comprises 2 CAP board-certified physicians, a physician assistant, a clinical social worker, and full-time administrative support.
Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a medical doctorate or equivalent, 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois, and 3) be Board certified or eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics.
To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/63894. Applicants must upload: CV including bibliography and a cover letter. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.
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