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**Department of Pediatrics**

**Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics**

**Professor**

We are currently seeking to fill a faculty position for an experienced academic Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician in the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of the University of Rochester. This is a vibrant multidisciplinary division with approximately 90 faculty and staff that participate in active clinical and research programs focusing on autism spectrum disorders, health disparities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the needs of transition age youth, neurodevelopmental toxicology, developmental and behavioral screening, and other areas.

The Division provides developmental diagnosis and management for children and youth with a wide array of developmental disorders from the Rochester metropolitan area and much of Western New York State. There are over 8000 visits to the interdisciplinary outpatient clinic annually. Division faculty maintain an active portfolio of funded Developmental and Behavioral sponsored programs with close collaboration across the university. Graduate education is conducted through medical student and resident teaching, an ACGME Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program, and postdoctoral students in psychology and other disciplines. In addition, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the UCEDD, widens the scope of Divisional activities to include advocacy and community based initiatives. ICARE* values are demonstrated in all responsibilities.

**Patient Care**

This role requires participation in clinical service, including patient care in an outpatient clinic setting and consultation and care of inpatients on an on-call basis. You will provide patient care in an outpatient setting for at least the equivalent of three half-day clinic sessions every week. You will be the primary attending for our physical disabilities clinic which will meet at least one of your assigned sessions per week. On-call for inpatient care will occur on a rotating basis with other providers in proportion to your full-time employment. Clinical activities include:

* Applying clinical skills that are clinically sound, effective and achieve exceptional patient outcomes.
* Making decisions regarding patient care, including initial screening, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, care, reassessment, and discontinuation of care.
* Monitoring appropriateness of therapeutic management and care.
* Promoting patient care outcomes on ongoing basis.
* Developing clinical skills or programs that are locally or regionally distinctive.
* Providing consultative services to other physicians and clinical providers within the medical center to establish a coordinated care plan for each patient.
* Integrating innovative approaches to patient care.

**Program Development**

This position is responsible for the development of interdisciplinary clinical services for children and youth with complex developmental needs including motor problems. You will work with the Departments of Orthopedics, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as the Neurorestorative Institute to develop regional programs of excellence. In year one, we anticipate that you will begin planning for an interdisciplinary clinical service that will meet the neurodevelopmental and orthopedic needs of children and youth with physical disabilities including cerebral palsy. Year one activities will include:

* Completion of a regional and institutional needs assessment
* Review of other services available in the region
* Analysis of current patient base (diagnoses, ages, locations, services used, reimbursement, )
* Benchmark with existing comprehensive care models for this population at other medical centers
* Examine current sustainable models of care coordination in specialty settings
* Coordinate and lead a work group from the relevant departments
* Work with departmental leadership regarding insurance reimbursement, space, and staffing
* planning and needs
* With the interdisciplinary/interdepartm ental work group, begin planning a research agenda
* Examine potentials for telehealth and other regional support of the PCP to be part of the clinical
* services of NDBP in general and in the care of children and youth with motor disabilities in specific

The goals of years two and three will be to begin implementation of coordinated clinical care in an iterative fashion building upon experience and to continue coordination and leadership of the interdisciplinary/interdepartm ental work group.

**Research**

Initially, we anticipate you will identify research activities that will be an important part of your career development and will be substituted for other activities as they emerge. You will participate in scholarly activities as evidenced by: publication of clinical investigation, clinical observations, reviews, chapters or books; participation in clinical trials, and clinical investigations; and reviewing manuscripts. You will be encouraged to design and conduct clinical research in an area of clinical specialty. Development and participation in research is encouraged. Mentoring support will be provided.

**Training**

All faculty are expected to teach. You will be expected to participate in teaching activities consistent with the teaching guidelines of the Department of Pediatrics. The percentage effort for these general teaching activities is included within your clinical time.

An important component of your position will also include the supervision of the NDBP Fellows. Initially, we anticipate you will devote 10% of your time to this responsibility. Additional duties may include:

* Teach and supervise the patient care of assigned medical students, residents and fellows, monitoring the medical care of patient to assu

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