Pediatrician Job In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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CHILD ABUSE PEDIATRICIAN
The Department of Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, is seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join the faculty of the Division of General Pediatrics. This full time position will have shared duties in teaching and patient care responsibilities in the Child Protection Program.
The Child Abuse Pediatrician’s responsibility will be on site at the Child Protection Program (CPP) and at off-site satellites. The CPP’s multi-disciplinary staff includes a child abuse pediatrician, a nurse practitioner, a full time social worker, an administrative coordinator and a medical assistant. Our objective is to provide the highest quality of care to victims of child abuse and neglect, while minimizing the potential for further trauma by providing compassionate care and psychosocial support in a nurturing environment for patients and families in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. As our hospital is affiliated with Drexel University, we provide education to medical students, residents, Emergency Department fellows and students of various other disciplines. The CPP sees over 600 patients per year in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing outpatient services and evaluations to pediatric victims of abuse and neglect, and children in foster care, as well as provide coverage for inpatient consultative services. There will be opportunities to educate and train faculty, fellows, residents and students in the area of child abuse and neglect. This position also includes providing expert testimony in local courts as it relates to child abuse and neglect.
Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and training. Opportunities for research are available.
Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The streets are cobblestone and the architecture is a mix of old and new. Amongst the historical sites (Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, just to name a few) lies many of the area’s finest restaurants, great shops, and boutiques. Lined with many tourist attractions, row homes and safe communities, Philadelphia is the hub of cultural amenities for everyone. From professional sports, Museums and the musical arts, Philadelphia has it all. Some of the country’s finest education institutions are there or a short drive away. 2 hours to NYC, 3 hours to Washington DC and 1 hour to the Atlantic coast puts this area an ideal place to raise a family.
A leader in pediatric care since 1875, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's nationally recognized programs and pediatric specialists provide exceptional care to children from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and around the world.
St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch general pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology and Orthopedics. It houses one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania and the only Pediatric Burn Center in the Philadelphia area.
In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.