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Child Abuse Physician & Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director

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Springfield, MA

Child Abuse Physician & Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate, is seeking a full-time Child Abuse Physician and Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director to join our organization. Ideal candidate must be a Child Abuse Physician, or Physician with concentrated experience and expertise in child abuse diagnosis and management.

Position Highlights –

• Baystate Family Advocacy Center (BFAC) is a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) serving children and families throughout western Massachusetts. A proud member of the National Children’s Alliance, the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). BFAC is a division of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, the regional medical center and the only accredited Children’s Hospital.
• Serve as a key member of a multidisciplinary team including, physicians, medical social workers, psychiatrist/therapists, specialty child abuse nurses, technical and administrative staff in Massachusetts’ only hospital-based Child Advocacy Center.
• Collaborate with our local Child Abuse Prevention Alliance of Hampden County (CAPA), which includes local law enforcement officers, district attorney, child protective services and victim advocates.
• Receive the time and support needed to provide patient and family centric outpatient medical evaluations and care to infants, children, and youth with suspected child maltreatment, and to their non-abusive family.
• Inpatient and ED consults are handled by the Child Abuse Physician in collaboration with the various hospitalists, ED, and PICU physicians and hospital social workers.
• Guide the development of the next generation of physicians; teaching resident, and medical students with a faculty appointment at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate.
• Time and opportunity to pursue research and other scholarly activities and develop new, value-added services in our general pediatric and pediatric sub-specialty practices.

YOU BELONG AT BAYSTATE. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

Qualifications: ABMS BE/BC in Pediatrics. BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics is strongly preferred. Strong commitment to collaboration, courage, quality, and lifelong learning is essential.

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To learn more and express interest, please contact:

Mary-Alice Abbott, MD PhD; Vice Chair for Pediatric Specialties
C/O Carmen Sanderson, Physician Recruiter
Phone: 413-794-2346 Email:

Are you ready to advance your career with us?

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Baystate Children’s Hospital

Baystate Children’s Hospital (BCH) is a hospital-within-a-hospital at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, and the only accredited children’s hospital in the region delivering a higher level of care to infants, children and adolescents. Equipped with 110 beds, including 57 bassinettes and the most advanced medical technologies, BCH provides more than 50 inpatient and outpatient services including children’s primary care, as well as subspecialties including behavioral medicine, cardiac care, diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nutrition, genetics, infectious diseases, pulmonology, neurology and surgical services. Additional pediatric conditions such as dermatology, rheumatology, weight management and eating disorders are also treated at BCH.

Baystate Children’s Specialty Center, located in Springfield, is home to 13 outpatient clinics. The new state-of-the-art building was designed specifically to enhance the patient experience, from its warm and colorful waiting room to the exam rooms designed to encourage excellent multi-specialty collaboration.

Additionally, BCH is a proud partner of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and features a unique Specialty Center. The Specialty Center is more like a children’s museum and colorful playhouse, enabling us to provide compassionate care in a more comfortable and engaging environment.

Quality of Life

Baystate Children’s Hospital is in the heart of Springfield, with inpatient services at our main hospital and outpatient clinics in the Springfield community. Iconic venues like the Quadrangle museum cluster, Basketball Hall of Fame and Mass Mutual Center give way to picturesque Forest Park and Zoo, Six Flags New England, historic towns, and great dining, shopping and entertainment. The area boasts many beautiful homes in good neighborhoods, a great selection of public and private schools, as well as prestigious colleges and universities. Living costs in Springfield are 14% lower than the Massachusetts average. Other popular towns that our providers choose to live in are Longmeadow, Amherst and Northampton, MA as well as the Connecticut towns of Enfield, Suffield and Granby.

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