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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Adolescent Medicine Physician

Location: Bronx, NY

Department: Health Services

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services is looking for a part-time (two days/week), potential for full-time, Adolescent Medicine Physician. The office of Health Services at Sheltering Arms provides comprehensive medical care for the organization's Foster Care program, Adolescent Residential Care program and for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system. The position would entail providing routine pediatric care to children in foster care of all ages, with an additional focus on our adolescent population. We currently provide family planning services and are looking for a physician who can expand this, implement LARC at our office, and provide current and evidence-based care to our patients.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive medical care to adolescents served by this clinic two days a week
  • Interview the Foster Family, Biological Family or designated caseworkers as needed
  • Relay any special information to the Director of Health Services/ Director of Foster Care/Director Group Home about the physical or emotional health of Sheltering Arms children and adolescents, which may come to his/her attention
  • At his or her discretion may request referral of patients to another Medical Center/ Hospital for further diagnosis or treatment
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary communication with clinic staff and other departments to ensure the wellbeing of our patients
  • Other related task that may be assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • A licensed medical doctor in New York State. Completion of an accredited Pediatric or Family Practice Residency Program. Board Eligible or Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine.
  • Experience with adolescents in Foster Care/Group Home a plus.
  • Knowledge of physical and sexual abuse signs and symptoms. Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in emergency situations, to take initiative appropriately and to function independently when required.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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