About the Role
Reimbursed at $500 for a forensic medical and $100 for a Well Child Exam.
General Statement of Duties: The position of the Medical Provider is a contracted position to perform and/or supervise medical assessments on children suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect within Douglas County, and to provide child abuse medical examination guidelines, consultation, and training to community partners.
The position will primarily provide services to children and youth under the age of 18 years, or vulnerable adults up to age 25, who are suspected of being victims of physical or sexual abuse or neglect.
*Perform medical assessments on children referred to the CAC under suspicion of child abuse and neglect.
*Provide timely written reports to appropriate agencies investigating abuse allegations and/or providing services for the child.
*Provide court testimony when necessary
*Consult our regional center in Jackson County as needed for second opinion.
*Review charts and case notes from other community medical providers and consult on potential abuse and neglect.
*Fulfill all clinical record keeping requirements including maintaining confidential information and adhering to policies and procedures relating to safeguarding client information.
*Attend bi-weekly Multidisciplinary Team Review (MDT) meetings, to present case findings, consult on cases not directly examined, and educate MDT on physical findings of child abuse and neglect.
*Assist the Director in completion of program evaluation reports.
*Maintain professional requirements for continued education and training in the field of child abuse medical assessments.
*Observe all agency policies and procedures.
*Responsibilities will be discharged by working within a multidisciplinary environment and providing consultation, coordination, technical assistance, and training to those individuals charged with the responsibility of protecting children and by increasing community sensitivity and awareness to child abuse issues.
*Behave ethically and professionally; maintain cultural humility when working with diverse populations.
*Maintain professional boundaries with clients and client families on social media, online, and in the community.
$500 per exam + competitive hourly rate
Education and Experience:
Licensed physician or nurse practitioner within Oregon.
Child Abuse Pediatrics Subboard eligibility or Certification or Physician with 16 hours of formal didactic training in medical evaluation of child sex abuse.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications
Strong understanding of Child Welfare and the Foster Care system.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with other employees, program staff, persons receiving services, and outside organizations.
Must be able to collaborate well with others and promote teamwork.
Strong organizational and computer skills.
Willingness to engage in CAC provided training and resources regarding the effects of vicarious trauma and resiliency.
Willingness to engage in continuing education in the field of child abuse consisting of a minimum of eight contact hours every 2 years.
Must pass a criminal background check.
Professional Insurance: The Medical Provider will be responsible for obtaining medical malpractice insurance and for keeping insurance current and in good standing.
About the Company
We provide a child-friendly environment for assessment, advocacy, and crisis counseling concerning child abuse and prevention.
When you walk into our office you will find a professional, caring staff of experts who place the comfort and safety of children above all.
To ensure that no child who has been or is at risk of being victimized, will be denied professional trauma-informed intervention services.
Working Conditions: There may be exposure to illness and hostile clients. There may also be exposure to noises associated with personal computers, printers, telephones, adults/children, and traffic each day.
Supervision: The Mental Health Assessment Professional shall be under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director in the performance of the above-described duties. The Clinical Director will be required at a minimum to review this job description with the Assessment Professional on an annual basis and provide a performance appraisal.