Pediatrics - Child Abuse

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Child Abuse Pediatrician - Central California

Fresno, CA 93650

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Pediatrics - Child Abuse Job Number: 27870

Job Description

Description: 
  • The Center’s vision is to be the premier provider in Central California for diagnostic physical abuse assessments, foster care medical clearance examinations and pediatric sexual assault evaluations, including children who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
  • Our providers known as the Child Advocacy Team, regularly testify in both dependent and criminal courts throughout the Valley. The Center is recognized in Central California and the state as a leader in advocacy, injury prevention, clinical research and academic training.
  • Our specialized, trained staff, there is ongoing collaboration with external community partners and other Hospital services including subspecialty clinics, patient and family services, interpreter services, radiology, diagnostic clinical laboratories, child life services, volunteer services and pastoral care to ensure consistent and collaborative care.
  • Join 4 MD's,Medical Liaison, FNP, LCSW, Mental Health Clinician,Child Advocacy Coordinator and Forensic Interview Specialist, Forensic Interview Specialist
  • Iternal Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Team to identify and track suspected cases and to intervene to prevent abuse and protect children from all forms of maltreatment.
Services:
  • Our inpatient practice evaluates children in the pediatric emergency department, acute-care floors and the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). These children are evaluated for suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
  • 4/7 Acute Sexual Abuse Forensic Medical Evaluations by SANE
  • Non-Acute Sexual Abuse Forensic Medical Evaluations
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Evaluations
  • 24/7 Physical Abuse Evaluations
  • Medical Clearance/Foster Care Evaluations
  • Drug Exposure Evaluations
  • Failure to Thrive Evaluations

  • Medical providers are also available to other medical professionals, law enforcement, child protective services (CPS) and investigators from the district attorney’s office for consultation and to provide expert opinion on child abuse/neglect cases.
Qualifications:
  • MD/DO
  • Board Certified or Eligible
  • Fellowship training in Child Abuse
Community:
  • Fresno, located in California's Central Valley, has several attributes that make it a good place to live:

  1. Affordable Cost of Living: The cost of living in Fresno is lower than many other cities in California, making it an affordable place to live. Housing, food, and transportation are all reasonably priced, making it an attractive option for those looking to save money.

  2. Pleasant Weather: Fresno has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and mild winters. This weather allows for year-round outdoor activities and a comfortable lifestyle.

  3. Access to Nature: Fresno is located in close proximity to several national parks, including Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park. These parks provide easy access to hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.

  4. Cultural Diversity: Fresno is a diverse city with a rich cultural heritage. The city hosts several cultural events throughout the year, including the annual Fresno Greek Festival and the Clovis Rodeo.

  5. Growing Economy: Fresno's economy is growing, with a focus on agriculture, healthcare, and education. The city is home to several universities, including California State University, Fresno, and Fresno Pacific University.

  6. Family-friendly: Fresno is a family-friendly city, with several parks, playgrounds, and community centers that offer activities for children and families. The city also has a good school system, making it an attractive option for families with children.
  • Overall, Fresno offers a high quality of life at an affordable cost, making it a great place to live for those who enjoy the outdoors, cultural diversity, and a family-friendly environment.

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