Job Description

Open Rank of Pediatrics, Child Abuse Pediatrician

Posting Numberreq4327
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPediatrics Para Los Ninos (997K1)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Division of General & Community Pediatrics is seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to fill a full time Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Clinical Educator track. The candidate will have unique opportunities to expand teaching, clinical services, and research dedicated to evaluation and diagnosis in cases of suspected child maltreatment. Qualifications sought include academic excellence in teaching, administration, clinical work, and cultural competence. The candidate will supervise and teach residents and medical students from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. The Department of Pediatrics is committed to the professional development of faculty to become excellent educators in preparation for promotion. The academic appointment and salary will be based on academic background and experience.

The Children’s Hospital of the University of New Mexico has a level one pediatric trauma designation and the only pediatric emergency department in the state. Excellent pediatric services are available including imaging, intensive care, ophthalmology, surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation. We serve a diverse population of patients from both rural and urban areas of New Mexico as well as from many Native American tribes/pueblos. The institution is located in Albuquerque, a picturesque city, located at the base of the Sandia Mountains, and home to the International Balloon Fiesta. Child maltreatment services are provided by one full time board certified child abuse pediatrician, one part time child abuse pediatrician, and a nurse practitioner who staff Para Los Ninos (PLN) and the Child Abuse Response Team (CART.) CART responds to child physical abuse and neglect cases while PLN responds to child sexual abuse cases. PLN is an off-site clinical program located at the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center which serves victims of child sexual abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. The candidate would be serving as medical director of this specialty clinic. Our programs serve approximately 800 patients each year. The successful candidate will assume clinical responsibility with both CART and PLN.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be board certified or board eligible in child abuse pediatrics.
  • Must be able to obtain a New Mexico medical license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Clinical experience in the inpatient and outpatient evaluation of patients presenting for concerns of child physical abuse and neglect.
  • Clinical experience in academic or private practice settings that care for pediatric and adolescent patients presenting for concerns of child sexual abuse or sexual assault.
  • Experience in forensic evidence collection related to sexual assault evidence kits.
  • Experience supervising residents and medical students in an academic setting, teaching residents and medical students in outpatient and inpatient settings through evidence based medicine, leading teaching sessions, and clinical precepting.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English skills
Application Instructions

A complete application must contain a cover letter, CV and a list of three references. For additional information, you may contact Leslie Strickler, DO, lstrickler@salud.unm.edu.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 4/13/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.



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