DUTIES: The Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (DMC) is seeking a New York State licensed, board eligible or certified Pediatrician to provide physician services at the Child Advocacy Center (located at 120 Schermerhorn St. Brooklyn, NY 11201). Working under an agreement with the non-profit organization Safe Horizon, and under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Pediatrician will provide medical service for children who are victims of abuse throughout Brooklyn. The responsibilities of the Pediatrician include, but are not limited to: Participation in the multidisciplinary evaluation of abused and neglected children who are Clients of the Jane Barker Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center (JBBCAC). Provide medical evaluations of abused/neglected children who are clients of JBBCAC to include: obtaining consent from parent or guardian; History of presentation and past medical history; Educational/developmental/behavioral history, psychosocial history, and family history. Complete general physical examination, complete anal/genital examination including colposcopy when appropriate. Examination for specific signs of neglect or trauma, to include digital, photo and/or video documentation when appropriate. Provide forensic testing from clients of JBBCAC in cases of sexual abuse including phocolposcopy, cultures and serology for sexually transmitted infection, collection of Sexual Offense Evidence Collection Kit and Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault Kit, and proper storage and interpretation of results. Provide appropriate and forensically sound documentation of the findings of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Provide leadership, guidance, and support to the multidisciplinary team regarding medical evaluations and findings of clients of JBBCAC. Provide fact and/or expert testimony in court as appropriate on behalf of clients of JBBCAC. Maintain an updated knowledge and understanding of current medical issues and related legal and psychosocial issues related to child abuse and neglect. Preparation and sign-off of Crime Victim Board (CVB) forensic rape exam billings. Supervise and teach DMC medical students and pediatric residents rotating through the JBBCAC. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: MD; NYS Medical License; Board certified/eligible in Pediatrics. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 29188
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.