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Physician (Child Abuse Program)

Child Abuse Program

Full-Time w/ Call

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Child Abuse Physician reports medically and administratively to the Medical Director of the Child Abuse Program.  The physician is responsible for diagnosing and managing acute and chronic manifestations of child abuse.  Responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with law enforcement agencies, child protective services or other agencies responsible for investigating possible maltreatment.
  • Provides expert testimony in court.
  • Services as a member of a multidisciplinary team and provides education to medical, legal and investigative individuals on child abuse and related issues.
  • Designs and conducts research in the field of child abuse as well as trains child abuse fellows in all areas of child abuse and neglect.
  • Provides leadership on program developments, improvements, and projects.
  • Serves as a member of various community committees and boards related to child abuse and neglect.
  • A high level of independence in performance of the role and/or solution of problems is expected, however, demonstrated cooperation and collaboration is equally essential for successful functioning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Experience, Education and Training Minimum:

  • Doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree from an accredited medical school.
  • Licensed as a Medical Doctor by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Board certification / eligibility in Child Abuse Pediatrics.
  • Professional knowledge of areas of responsibility to include theory, practice and administration in order to direct planning and implementation.
  • Approximately five to seven years progressively more responsible related work experience, three to five of which were in a management role is preferred.
  • Requires analytical skills necessary to organize and oversee work of subordinates, and to prepare reports and write policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license and be able to meet the insurance requirements of the hospital, if required by position.