For over 140 years, UCFS has embraced life and faced challenges that were a reflection of the community we serve. We continue to focus our resources on areas of greatest need; build partnerships when demand is beyond our capacity to fulfill alone and have had a lasting impact on thousands of lives that entrust us to provide quality and compassionate care. UCFS is a nonprofit with the mission to be Eastern CT’s best choice for patient-centered health care. Joining UCFS means you will be part of the premier community-based organization with dedicated to providing health and human services to individuals and families. You will be part of a group of dedicated professionals committed to improving the health and well-being of the community.
UCFS is currently seeking a Developmental Pediatrician to provide evaluations, counseling, and treatment for children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties.
- As a member of the assessment team, conduct relevant physical, developmental, and emotional-behavioral evaluations of children/adolescents between the ages of 18 months and 21 years of age.
- Conduct specialty assessments as needed (e.g., genetic dysmorphology, motor functioning, feeding/diet, sleep).
- Provide treatment services within an interdisciplinary framework including: psychopharmacology for attention deficit, autism spectrum, and anxiety disorders; positive behavioral interventions; parent counseling; participation in desensitization protocols for medical and dental procedures as needed.
- Conduct specialty assessments following training and supervision.
- Standardized informant (parent and teacher) questionnaires and checklists.
- Standardized diagnostic assessments for autism.
- Specialty assessments for ADHD and anxiety.
- Complete 8 to 10 evaluations and 40 medication follow-up appointments a week.
- Attend, present, and consult during weekly meetings of the Autism Center and Evidence-based practice clinical teams.
- Meet with the leaders of the child and adolescent behavioral health team to discuss complex cases and assist in the development of specialized assessment and treatment programs.
- Attend pediatric meetings.
- Consult with the pediatric staff on neurodevelopmental issues/concerns and assist in the transfer of appropriate cases to the Autism Center or the Child Guidance Clinic (CGC).
- Act as a consult to the therapists of the Autism Center and CGC, APRNs who prescribe for children and adolescents in therapy at UCFS, and on medical issues to the Child First Program.
- Doctoral Degree (MD or DO)
- Valid DEA License
- Completion of an accredited fellowship program in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
- 3 to 5 years of related experience, a strong community health/public health orientation and patient care management experience strongly preferred
UCFS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan with an employer contribution, and company-paid life and disability insurance. We also offer generous paid time off, flexible schedules, National Health Services Corp. Loan Repayment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and competitive salaries.
UCFS is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.