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Join UPMC as the Clinical Director for our Child Advocacy Program in Pittsburgh, PA

UPMC Southwestern PA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 24, 2025

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Full Time
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The Division of Child Advocacy at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Children?s Hospital of Pittsburgh is seeking a Clinical Director for our Child Advocacy Program. The candidate will be the ninth faculty member of a highly respected Division of Child Advocacy. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Opportunities abound for research, continued development of clinical services, and academic pursuits in this rich environment.

Opportunity Details

  • Located in a hospital-based child advocacy center which is accredited by the National Children?s Alliance (NCA
  • Position involves communication with a variety of professionals in multiple jurisdictions
  • The medical staff evaluate children with suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect in inpatient and outpatient settings which include community locations.
  • Numerous opportunities for teaching including medical students, residents, fellows, medical staff, and community partners
  • Our pediatrics residency program is among the top programs in the country. All of our residents spend two weeks at the Child Advocacy Center during their second year of residency.
  • Administrative and research responsibilities as desired.
  • Last year, the medical team evaluated more than 300 in-patients, the Child Advocacy Center performed over 400 forensic interviews and our ARCH clinic (Advocacy Resources for Children, which provides primary care to children in the foster care system, follow-up care to inpatients, and outpatient evaluations for abuse and neglect) evaluated more than 1200 children.
  • This career opportunity provides the ability to advance professional growth
  • Well-established practice with 8 Child Abuse Pediatricians and 5 Advanced Practice Providers
  • Physician will rotate seeing patients through inpatient consults and outpatient medical exams in our pediatric friendly clinic space.

What we Offer

  • Academic appointment
  • Excellent compensation package including full benefits
  • Paid CME stipend, occurrence-based malpractice insurance, DEA and license renewal
  • 4 weeks paid time off and 7 paid holidays
  • 2 weeks of CME
  • Short-term and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Defined contribution plan; 401k plan with employer match

About UPMC Children?s Hospital and UPMC:

  • UPMC Children?s Hospital of Pittsburgh is a 313-bed, acute care teaching hospital located on 10 acres in Pittsburgh?s Lawrenceville neighborhood.
  • UPMC Children?s was the nation?s first pediatric transplant center. With a history spanning 130-plus years, UPMC Children?s today is renowned for its outstanding clinical, research, and medical education programs and services ? and for its frontline role in advancing standards of excellence in pediatric care.
  • UPMC Children?s is ranked on the U.S. News Top 10 Best Children's Hospitals for 2023?2024 and is ranked in all 10 pediatric subspecialties surveyed. Three subspecialties ranked in the national top 10, including: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • UPMC Children?s Hospital cares for over 80% of all hospitalized children (and over 90% of all hospitalized children under the age of 12) in our region, a catchment area that includes Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia, and Southwestern New York.
  • UPMC is a $23 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer
  • 92,000 employees, including 4,900 physicians
  • Over 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals]
  • Over 800 doctors? offices and outpatient sites
  • UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care
  • Closely affiliated with University of Pittsburgh

About the Community

  • Pittsburgh is a is a vibrant, mid-sized city with the feel of a small town. Located in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, it offers the best of everything ? an urban melting pot, historical landmarks, ethnic neighborhoods, a vibrant nightlife, picturesque countryside, and the famous three rivers.
  • The city is renowned for its cultural institutions, including the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the National Aviary, and a diverse cultural district.
  • The city's major league professional sports teams include the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Pittsburgh has a reputation as an advancing leader in medicine, education, health care, robotics, software engineering, and high-tech industries.
  • The city is consistently ranked as one of the top places for families in the U.S. and one of the most affordable, livable, and safest U.S. cities.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity. The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC

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