The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is one of the largest, fastest growing academic health centers in the U.S. The state’s first academic medical center, UTMB Health has been at the forefront of educational, research and clinical excellence since its founding in 1891. Today, UTMB Health’s researchers are making investigative breakthroughs and therapeutic developments that are changing the world. The institution’s clinical enterprise is growing dynamically to meet regional health care needs. As a proud member of the Texas Medical Center, UTMB Health represents an incredible return on investment for the people of Texas, and around the world. UTMB Health is located on Galveston Island along the Texas Gulf Coast with additional campuses located on the mainland between downtown Houston and Galveston Island.
Required Education / Experience
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas is seeking a Board Eligible or Board-Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician (CAP). The program interfaces closely with Galveston County Children’s Protective Services personnel, staff at the Galveston Children’s Advocacy Center, Law Enforcement personnel and the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office. The CAP provides formal consultation to regional CPS Staff in the East Texas Region and provides training for CPS and advocacy staff in a 19-county region. Local, state and federal funding supports a substantial portion of the CAP activities.
In addition, Pediatric Residents rotate through the service for 2 weeks as part of their required assignments. The program also offers medical student electives. The CAP will consult on cases admitted to the University Hospital service and to the Shriners Burn Hospital and to the Inpatient Pediatric service opening soon near UTMB’s League City Campus. There’s also outstanding support from related Radiology and subspecialty services.
A foster care service was opened in the past 18 months which is staffed by primary care pediatrics, a CAP would have the opportunity to participate in this as well. The primary site for medical evaluations is located at The Advocacy Center for Children at Galveston County, creating a close collaboration among the various entities supporting children and families.
Required education and experience includes:
Medical degree from an accredited medical college or school.
Current license to practice medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
Board certification or Board eligibility in Pediatrics.
Completed Fellowship training in Child Abuse.
To learn more or to be considered for this position, email Skott Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to attach a detailed and updated CV.
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About University of Texas Medical Branch
UTMB has a long history of advancing health sciences education, research and patient care. We were the first Academic Health Center in Texas and Galveston is home to the state's first schools of medicine. UTMB was established in 1891 and is comprised of 4 schools and 3 institutes. The Medical School enrolls 230 students per class and 1 in 6 Texas physicians have trained at UTMB.UTMB Health offers a full range of primary and specialty health care services throughout Galveston and Brazoria counties, the Bay Area and Southeast Texas. With approximately 70 primary and specialty care clinics, dozens of locations, and three large modern campuses featuring comprehensive hospital and emergency care, UTMB is a health system that continues to enhance access to excellent care.