Child Abuse Pediatrician

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA

About This Opportunity

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is seeking applicants for a part-time Child Abuse Pediatrician to jointhe Child Protection Program. Applicants should be a board-certified/eligible child abuse pediatrician or a board-certified pediatrician with extensive training in the field of child abuse and neglect.

The Child Protection Program (CPP) was established for children and families who have been subjected to abuse. Our objective is to provide the highest quality of care to victims of child abuse, while minimizing the potential for further trauma by providing compassionate care and psychosocial support in a nurturing environment as a first step toward healing for the child and family. The CPP sees over 500 patients per year in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing out-patient services and evaluations to pediatric victims of abuse; in-patient consultative services to pediatric victims of abuse in all areas of the hospital; and sharing on-call services for telephone consults on evenings and weekends. There will be opportunities to educate in the area of child abuse and neglect for faculty, fellows, residents and students. This position also requires providing expert testimony in local courts as it relates to child abuse.

Interested individuals are invited to send a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:
Maria D. McColgan, M.D., Director, Child Protection Program
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, 3601 A Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Fax: 215-291-7051

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has more than 180 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch general pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties. A leader in pediatric care since 1875, St. Christopher's nationally recognized programs and pediatric specialists provide exceptional care to children from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and around the world.

St. Chris has a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and its Burn Center is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the Philadelphia area. Our Sleep Center was recently named a "Center of Excellence" by Philadelphia Magazine and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited as a Care Center by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the hospital has an excellent and long-standing pediatric kidney transplant program.

For more information and opportunities, see St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
3601 A Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134

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