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/Full Professor and will assume the role of
Medical Director of the University of Florida’s Child Protection
Team (CPT) and Associate Program Director to the Child Abuse
Pediatric Fellowship Program. Major responsibilities will include
directing the day-to-day clinical operation of the Child Protection
Team, clinical care to victims of child abuse, and teaching of
fellows, residents and medical students. Conducting community
trainings on child abuse is also required.
The Director supervises the largest CPT in Florida, in what is an
advanced statewide Child Protection Team system. This is a large
busy clinical and academic team that includes 9 child abuse
examiners of different disciplines, 18 case
coordinators/interviewers, a supervising Team Coordinator to
meaningfully manage contracts, reports, hiring and scheduling, a
sexual abuse trauma therapy program, and focused senior CPT
assistants working on death reviews 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 position will report to the Chief of the Division of Forensics
and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of
Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Following is a general
description of duties and responsibilities:
- Provide overall direction and supervision of the CPT team for
program service delivery and administration.
- Provide leadership in establishing an effective and coordinated
response to Child Abuse Hotline reports with the designated area
Department of Children and Families representatives. Participate
and represent the team in the designated community service area as
- Provide advanced medical consultations and supervision,
interfacing with 8 different county child protection agencies
(Department of Children and Families), the medical examiners, and
officers of the State Attorney.
- Provide medical evaluations of children, and supervise and
review the work of the provider agency’s team medical practitioners
for the provision of team medical evaluations of children suspected
to be abused or neglected.
- Arrange for and provide in-service training and other
professional development for team staff and medical personnel.
Assist the statewide CPT Medical Director in the planning and
provision of training for regional and statewide training
- Participate as a committee member (or appoint a medical
designee) in the local Child Abuse Death Review (CADR)
- Annually, plan and conduct a minimum of two training sessions
in the detection of child abuse and neglect for area physicians and
other medical staff, particularly those working in hospital
- Provide guidance and oversee the team’s screening of child
abuse reports made to the Florida Abuse Hotline, and provide
selected direct screening as required by law, or when otherwise
- Be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for consultation
to team members and team physicians including telemedicine
consultation, when available and appropriate, for medical
assessment needs. Arrange coverage by another CMS approved CPT
Medical Director when unavailable.
- Assure medical representation for team staffings.
- Participate in peer reviews with other team physicians and
other medical providers. If designated and approved, participate in
monitoring of child protection teams as a member of the
statewide-designated monitoring team.
- Attend statewide child protection team meetings and other
meetings, and training sessions as required.
- Provide medical consultation in an area of expertise to other
teams when requested.
- Provide depositions and expert court testimony when
- 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 the
largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy -
located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health
campus. The college's 16 clinical
house more than 400 faculty members and 300
residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate
medical education programs.
In addition to graduate medical
education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are
provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in
For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical
education program that recruits national and international speakers
who are well known and respected in their fields. The campus'
faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.
Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations
across the country and publish their projects in well-known
Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered
all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our
strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, the
University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF
Health Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic health
center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health
professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of
high-quality patient care.
With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center
in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,
offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services;
Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison
Center; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.
At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians
tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000
inpatient admissions annually.
Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the only
full-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-art
hospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,
high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida and
Southeast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient and
outpatient services unavailable anywhere else in North
Jacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. The
hospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promote
healing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagement
technology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TV
control and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to the
existing medical office building, where UF Health providers offer
more than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s health
services. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close to
Jacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from
Nassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For more
information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/
Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the
largest cities in land area in the United States. The city provides
an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and
recreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in the
five-county area known as Florida's First Coast. 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
Applicants must possess a MD/DO degree, Florida Medical License
eligibility, be BC in Pediatrics and BE/BC in Pediatric Child Abuse
Must meet the ACGME requirements for Associate Program
The final candidate will be required to complete a Level II
This position was originally posted under requisition #507316.
Previous applicants are still being considered and need not
re-apply. This position is open until filled. Application review
will begin immediately and continue until the position is
Please upload a letter of intent and CV with application.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official
transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will
not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to
Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution
outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a
professional credentialing service provider approved by the
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES),
which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution
dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and
staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply
for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay
System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility
to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with
Florida's Sunshine Law.
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with
respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,
national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic
information and veteran status in all aspects of employment
including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,
terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and