Asst Professor

Aurora, CO
Sep 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

CPT - Physician (Assistant Professor)

Position #738080- Requisition #10995

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect has an opening for a full-time Child Protection Team (CPT) Physician at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

This Child Abuse Pediatrician will join our Child Protection Team and provide emergency department, outpatient and inpatient child abuse assessments in a multidisciplinary setting and participation in collaborative call schedule with our established team of medical colleagues that covers nights and weekends. Commitment to excellence in education of medical students, residents, fellows and other multi-disciplinary trainees is an expectation.

Examples of Work Performed:

This is a professional position involving the practice of medicine as a faculty member. Duties are performed in accordance with:
  • established standards and ethics of medical and nursing practice
  • personal qualifications, and
  • the administrative policies and operational procedures of the Kempe Center.

Within this framework, duties are carried out with considerate latitude for independent professional judgement and action.

Specific duties include:
  • Perform thorough and accurate medical evaluations and design a treatment plan in accordance with medical guidelines and standards.
  • Consultation, inpatient, and outpatient care of children for suspected child maltreatment at Children's Hospital Colorado, its network of care, and Denver Health Medical Center is the core clinical responsibility.
  • Communicate with and educate patients, caregivers, human services, law enforcement, and other agenices involved with cases.
  • Make appropriate use of Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, mental health, and other ancillary services in clinical decision making in accordance with the standard practice of medicine.
  • Participate with other staff physicians sharing a proportionate patient load, clinical responsibilities and other team functions.
  • Participate in accredited continuing medical education to acquire and maintain the professional knowledge and skills needed to carry out the responsibilities.
  • Maintain current and appropriate medical credentials including a Colorado Medical License and DEA registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.


Minimum Requirements:
  • MD or DO degree
  • Full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Colorado by date of hire.
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration.
  • Eligibility to obtain medical liability insurance.
  • Board certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics and in Pediatrics by date of hire.
  • Possess clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient child abuse assessment and management in a multidisciplinary setting.

Condition of Employment:
  • Before the incumbent can see patients, he/she must be reviewed and credentialed by Children's Hospital Colorado and Denver Health.
  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, including communication and conflict management.
  • Basic computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office and an electronic medical record.
  • Seeking individuals who can work in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to navigate complexities of work in a large academic hospital environment.
  • Willingness, flexibility, and ability to meet demanding work schedules.
  • Strong personal awareness regarding professionalism and resiliency self-care given nature of the clinical work.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills, and commitment to excellence in education of medical students, residents, fellows and other multi-disciplinary trainees are an expectation.
  • National and regional leadership in clinical care and education will be expected with continuing scholarly activity and / or research with a strong group of research-engaged colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with electronic medical records, preferably EPIC.
  • Willingness to work with challenging clinical situations.
  • Expertise and comfort in management of complex child maltreatment cases
  • Evidence of research, clinical, or educational scholarship commensurate with a career goal of progressive leadership in the field of child abuse pediatrics
  • Past experience working in a collaborative multidisciplinary setting is preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Required Application Materials: When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. Questions should be directed to Andrew Sirotnak at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: - Applications will be accepted until the position is closed

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20932 - SOM-PEDS Kempe-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 11, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Andrew Sirotnak

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00738080


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