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Clinical Examiner - Pediatrician

Liberty House is accepting applications for Clinical Examiner to form a candidate pool. This announcement will remain open until the position is filled.

The Community:
Salem, the capital city of Oregon and its second largest city, is situated on the 45th parallel in the center of the Willamette River valleyone of the most fertile and agriculturally productive regions of the world47 miles south of Portland and 64 miles north of Eugene, and approximately equidistant between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Range. Salem is also the county seat of Marion County.

Salem serves as the hub of both state government and the surrounding farming communities. State government is the largest employer with 68 state agencies located in Salem. Salem is also one of the largest food-processing centers in the United States. Salem sits near the center of the Willamette Valley wine-producing region which is home to more than 300 wineries. The climate is temperate with mild winters (average nighttime low temperature 33) and beautiful summers (average daytime high temperature 79). Outdoor recreational opportunities abound, as do the cultural, with several outlets for the visual and performing arts.

Salem also offers reasonable housing prices (2014 median price $193,935) in a range of neighborhoods, from areas close to downtown filled with historic homes in diverse architectural styles to new developments in the surrounding hills with gorgeous views of the mountains and valley. The Salem-Keizer School District is the second-largest in the state. Over the past 14 years, the district has built 17 new schools with state-of-the-art classrooms. Programs include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a demanding course of study which gives diploma holders access to the world's leading universities. There are also more than 30 private schools in Salem and Keizer enrolling students from pre-school to 12th grade.

Salem Hospital, a regional medical center, is one of the largest of Oregon's 58 acute care hospitals and operates the busiest emergency department in Oregon. The only hospital in the city of Salem, it is licensed for 454 acute-care beds and has 470 physicians in 46 specialties on the Active Medical Staff.

The Organization:
Liberty House is a private, nonprofit child abuse assessment center serving Marion and Polk Counties in Oregon. Liberty House serves as the base of our communitys response to child abuse by coordinating multidisciplinary evaluation and intervention services for children for whom there are concerns of abuse and neglect. Our organization opened its doors to children and families in 1999. With an annual budget of over $1.7 million, we serve more than 1,000 children and family members each year, providing medical evaluations, child interviews, family support, and information and referral services. Other programs include case consultation and review, community education, and professional training.

Liberty House works in close collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, Child Welfare, the District Attorneys offices in Marion and Polk Counties, and the medical and mental health communities.

Liberty House is a nonprofit corporation organized under IRS Code 501(c)(3). Employment with Liberty House may make the employee eligible for eventual forgiveness of student loans issued under The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

Position Summary:
Liberty House is seeking board-certified pediatricians to perform medical evaluations of children referred for concerns of sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or neglect. The role provides a rewarding opportunity to work closely with team members to help ensure health and safety for the children of our community. Liberty House provides ongoing training and support.

Basic Functions and Responsibilities of the Position:
Conducting Medical Evaluations (90%)
Perform sensitive and thorough medical examinations of children for whom there are concerns of child abuse and/or neglect, including rapport building, colposcopy, photography and team participation during child interviews.
Gather comprehensive social and medical history from patients and their caregivers and review other relevant case information.
Coordinate medical follow-up for each patient as necessary.
Prepare comprehensive documentation of all evaluations timely and in a neutral manner that meets legal requirements for evidence and social service needs for protection and treatment.

Other Duties (10%)
Represent Liberty House at community meetings and serve on community committees and work groups, as requested.
Assist Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer in developing protocols, policies, procedures and other relevant documents.
Participate in quality assurance activities, including regular peer review and case review.
Participate in on-going CME relevant to child abuse evaluations, including specific training as requested.
Testify in court as necessary.
Maintain professional license.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Functions and Responsibilities as a Liberty House Team Member:
Maintain confidentiality.
Attend Liberty House Clinical Team meetings.
Attend Liberty House staff meetings.
Communicate professionally, respectfully, and supportively with internal team members, external partners, and board members.
Promote a positive working environment by adhering to the Liberty House Code of Conduct.
Conduct the business of Liberty House so as to maintain and increase its goodwill and reputation in the community, consistent with professional and ethical standards of behavior.

Qualifications:
Required Education and Experience:
Appropriate medical or nursing degree.
Licensed (or able to obtain license) in the State of Oregon.
Knowledge of child abuse dynamics.
At least two years paid or volunteer work experience performing medical examinations of children for whom there are concerns of abuse or neglect. The work experience requirement may be reduced or waived for candidates who have completed a fellowship in abuse medicine, SANE training, or other equivalent combination of training and experience.

Other Qualifications:
Understanding of complex family dynamics.
Ability to work effectively in complicated or crisis situations.
Ability to communicate well with children and families, team members and partner agencies.
Ability to learn from observation of self and others, and to apply learning into improved practice.
Ability to receive and deliver feedback effectively and regularly.
Must be able to read and write English.
Fluency in Spanish is desired.

Hours, Compensation and Benefits:
Full-time, 40 hours per week.
Salary range: negotiable, depending upon training and experience.
Benefit package: health insurance, fully-paid for employee; flexible spending plans; retirement match; eleven paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave; ; Employee Assistance Program; subsidized fitness club membership.

To Apply:
This position will remain open until it is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a completed Liberty House Job Application form, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and cover letter to:

Marilyn Daniel
Director of Operations
Liberty House
2685 4th St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
FAX: 503-540-0293
Email: mdaniel@libertyhousecenter.org

Emailed submissions are preferred.

A resume and cover letter may also be submitted but these are not a substitute for the application form.

A criminal background check is required for employment at Liberty House and will be completed for finalists.

The start date for the position will be determined by the Medical Director and the Chief Executive Officer in consultation with the successful candidate.

Liberty House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have questions, please call Marilyn Daniel at (503) 540-0288 ext. 124 or email at mdaniel@libertyhousecenter.org .
In the beautiful Willamette Valley, you're in the heart of Oregon's wine country! 1 hour from the beach & mountains, 45 minutes south of Portland, just 1 1/2 hours from the rugged beauty of the Oregon high desert and and in as little as 10 minutes be experiencing a leisurely tour of wineries that abound among the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley. Not to mention, of course, the medical community here is well rounded and diverse with a full range of services. You will want to call this home! Excellent schools, affordable view homes, golf courses, great family-oriented lifestyle with a multitude of outdoor activities all year long! Most of the positions I post are with our members in their independent private practices. WVP Health Authority offers assistance with recruitment as a free service to our members. Our members are throughout Marion and Polk counties; therefore, while most of the opportunities are in Salem, some are in the smaller towns that are 20 to 30 minutes from Salem.