Child Abuse Pediatrician Needed at the University of Texas in the Beautiful Piney Woods

Tyler, TX

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is seeking a Pediatric Child Abuse Specialist qualified for appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank. The successful candidate will be expected to practice in Tyler, TX.

The successful candidate will practice in the areas of pediatric child abuse and maltreatment in a clinic and as a hospital consultant.  No on-call duties as an abuse pediatrician are anticipated.  In addition to the child maltreatment role, opportunities as clinic teaching faculty will be available over time. 

Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted Texas medical license.  Candidates must have completed an accredited pediatrics residency, and be board certified / eligible in child abuse pediatrics. For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellent communication skills, and publications are required.  All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

This position will join a newly funded child maltreatment program that will focus on training all disciplines involved in the delivery of services to abused children (e.g., psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, and counseling).  This individual would help to grow the outpatient child maltreatment program and participate in inpatient clinical consultations, resident and medical student education, and outreach to Child Advocacy Centers, rural hospitals, and clinics.  Provision of legal testimony also is anticipated.   Other clinical opportunities would also be incorporated into the faculty position based on interests of the candidate.

The UT Health East Texas system is comprised of 10 hospitals, more than 50 physician clinics, 300 employed providers, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including a Level 1 trauma center.  As a partner with the University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide east Texas patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals.  Graduate Medical Education is an integral component at UT Health East Texas and includes accredited residency programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatry.  An Internal Medicine and General Surgery residency will take their first classes summer 2020.  We encourage you to learn more by visiting our website at www.uthealtheasttexas.com.

Tyler is an affordable metropolitan city of over 100,000 offering cultural diversity, a major university campus, a healthy range of medium to large size businesses, and is known for its rolling hills, forested landscapes, lakes, pine trees, Rose Garden, and a number of arts and educational venues.  Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana are within 90 minutes driving time from Tyler.

Benefits Package Highlights:
Competitive income
Comprehensive state agency benefits including an excellent retirement package
Generous vacation plan
Professional development fund
Liability insurance with no need to purchase tail coverage
Texas has no state income tax and tort reform

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