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Child Abuse Pediatrician-CAP

Location:Portland, ME
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Clinical
Description:

The Spurwink Child Abuse Program is looking for a full time board certified/eligible child abuse pediatrician to join our multidisciplinary program that currently includes a board certified pediatrician and a child abuse nurse practitioner. The Spurwink CAP staff provides the following specialized services:

  • Medical evaluations both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Psychosocial evidentiary interviews of children by masters level social workers.
  • Psychological evaluations of children and adults by doctoral level psychologists.
  • Risk assessments for youths ages 12-18 with problematic sexual behaviors.
  • Medical and mental health evaluations of children in southern Maine newly into foster care.
  • Inpatient medical consultations at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland.
  • Indirect inpatient consultations throughout Maine.

 

Spurwink CAP also houses a Children’s Advocacy Center and provides medical consultation for children evaluated in CACs around the state.

Duties:

The Child Abuse Pediatrician will:

  • Perform medical evaluations of children at the Spurwink child abuse program for various forms of abuse.
  • Perform medical evaluations of children at assigned outlying clinics currently staffed by a child abuse pediatrician or a nurse practitioner in Lewiston, Bangor, and Waterville Maine.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team discussions at Spurwink (which includes social workers, forensic interviewers, and psychologists who evaluate children and adults) and at BBCH family support team.
  • Perform inpatient consultations at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH).
  • Be available after hours when assigned to take emergency phone calls and when necessary evaluate children at BBCH.
  • Participate in community outreach education and advocacy depending on availability and interest
  • Provide support and direction to program nurse practitioner when necessary.
  • Have consultation privileges at BBCH and Eastern Maine Medical Center.
  • Have faculty position commensurate with experience at TUFTS affiliate BBCH.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

This position will have opportunities for Advocacy, Research, and Teaching.

Qualifications:

Board certified/board eligible in child abuse pediatrics.

Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer.

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