Forensic Pediatrics & Child Protection - Associate Program Director & Clin Ast/Aso/Full Professor

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Feb 5, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

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:

  1. Provide overall direction and supervision of the CPT team for program service delivery and administration.
  2. 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 appropriate.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 sessions.
  6. Participate as a committee member (or appoint a medical designee) in the local Child Abuse Death Review (CADR) Committee.
  7. 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 emergency rooms.
  8. 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 determined appropriate.
  9. 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.
  10. Assure medical representation for team staffings.
  11. 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.
  12. Attend statewide child protection team meetings and other meetings, and training sessions as required.
  13. Provide medical consultation in an area of expertise to other teams when requested.
  14. Provide depositions and expert court testimony when appropriate.
  15. Provide teaching of fellows, residents and students.

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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 Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.

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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.

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Applicants must possess a MD/DO degree, Florida Medical License eligibility, be BC in Pediatrics and BE/BC in Pediatric Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Must meet the ACGME requirements for Associate Program Director.

The final candidate will be required to complete a Level II background check.

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 filled.

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

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.


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