Child Abuse Physician & Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: -
Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate, is seeking a full-time Child Abuse Physician and Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director to join our organization. Ideal candidate must be a Child Abuse Physician, or Physician with concentrated experience and expertise in child abuse diagnosis and management.
Position Highlights –
Baystate Family Advocacy Center (BFAC) is a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) serving children and families in Hampden County and surrounding areas in western Massachusetts. A proud member of the National Children’s Alliance, the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). BFAC is a division of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, the regional medical center and the only accredited Children’s Hospital.
Serve as a key member of a multidisciplinary team including, physicians, medical social workers, psychiatrist/therapists, specialty child abuse nurses, technical and administrative staff in Massachusetts’ only hospital-based Child Advocacy Center.
Collaborate with our local Child Abuse Prevention Alliance of Hampden County (CAPA), which includes local law enforcement officers, district attorney, child protective services and victim advocates.
Receive the time and support needed to provide patient and family centric outpatient medical evaluations and care to infants, children, and youth with suspected child maltreatment, and to their non-abusive family.
Inpatient and ED consults are handled by the Child Abuse Physician in collaboration with the various hospitalists, ED, and PICU physicians and hospital social workers.
Guide the development of the next generation of physicians; teaching resident, and medical students with a faculty appointment at UMass Chan Medical School - Baystate.
Time and opportunity to pursue research and other scholarly activities and develop new, value-added services in our general pediatric and pediatric sub-specialty practices.
Qualifications: ABMS BE/BC in Pediatrics. BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics is strongly preferred. Strong commitment to collaboration, courage, quality, and lifelong learning is essential.
To learn more, please visit our website at www.choosebaystatehealth.org. Interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers.
To learn more and express interest, please contact:
Mary-Alice Abbott, MD PhD; Vice Chair for Pediatric Specialties
Baystate Health is an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly one million people in western Massachusetts. We are one of the largest health systems in New England with more than 12,000 employees, four hospitals, and over 80 medical practices. Baystate Medical Center has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, and the only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate is the only regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Baystate Medical Center has been ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals for 2015-2016 by U.S. News & World Report and for the third time, Baystate Medical Center has been named a Magnet™ hospital for excellence in nursing services.