Pediatric Foster Care Physician
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Department: Pediatrics General
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, is seeking an outstanding individual for a clinician-educator faculty position for the Foster Care Clinic at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health Dallas.
The individual would join the Foster Care Clinic Team within the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence. We are especially interested in applicants with interests and/or experience in providing primary care for children with special health care needs. As a Foster Care Pediatrician, the individual will provide primary care for children and youth who are in custody of Child Protective Services due to child abuse or neglect.
The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence core programs include integrated clinical care, academia and community development which aim to improve every child’s well-being while he or she is in foster care. Each core program serves children in foster, kinship and group homes, as well as residential treatment centers, to ensure, as a community, we offer the best possible care. The Center brings together child welfare, research and advocacy experts, along with experienced caregivers, so that all children in foster care begin a lifelong path of healing and hope.
The Foster Care Clinics serve as medical homes for over 1,300 children in foster care. The clinics are transforming to provide a new integrated team approach to care, the first of its kind in Texas, to serve communities in North Texas. Early childhood specialists, mental health professionals, nurse coordinators and CPS liaisons work with primary care providers to ensure that a child and family’s health care needs are supported, communicated and continued no matter where a child resides. Services include comprehensive medical, developmental and mental health care tailored treatment plans, caregiver education and support, and health care transition services before and after exiting foster care.
Clinician-educator faculty can expect a well-balanced career in teaching and clinical medicine, with opportunities for research and clinical leadership in foster care. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the state of Texas and must be board-certified in Pediatrics. Academic title will be commensurate with the individual’s credentials, experience and achievements. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time status.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.