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Director, Clinical Training Unit-Center on Human Development & Disability/Developmental Pediatrician

Last Updated:
January 03, 2018

Director, Clinical Training Unit-Center on Human Development & Disability / Developmental Pediatrician
Seattle, WA

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital seek an outstanding academic leader to direct the Clinical Training Unit for the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), at the University of Washington (UW). The successful candidate will be a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and will be qualified for an appointment at UW in the Clinician-Educator track (Associate Professor or Professor). The candidate will also be a member of the Division of Developmental Medicine at Seattle Children’s.

The successful candidate will possess: academic leadership skills emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, partnership building, and advocacy for children and families served; a vision for the future of persons with disabilities in society; a demonstrated focus on family-centered care for a wide range of children with neurodevelopmental disorders; and the ability to serve as a role model for other faculty, fellows and resident physicians.

Roles and Responsibilities at the Clinical Training Unit, CHDD include, but are not limited to:
• Serves as Director, Clinical Training Unit, with oversight responsibility for all projects, contracts, and other activities occurring within the Clinical Training Unit, including clinics and training activities.
• Serves as Associate Director for Interdisciplinary Training and Clinical Services of the CHDD’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
• Serves as principal investigator for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training grant submitted through the CHDD, and is responsible for all administrative aspects of the grant.
• Collaborates with faculty and other staff at CHDD to provide coordination of services for children and families between CHDD and the Developmental Medicine programs (and other programs) at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
• Collaborates with administrators at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) to assure that clinical programs within the Clinical Training Unit adhere to UWMC standards. Assists UWMC in improving services to CTU clients and to adults who have childhood-onset disabilities.
• Partners with the Office of Maternal Child and Family Health, Department of Health, and State of Washington, to improve the health care system on behalf of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), especially those with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Roles and responsibilities in the Developmental Medicine program, Seattle Children’s include, but are not limited to:
• Collaborates with division faculty and other staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital to provide coordination of services for children and families between CHDD and the Division of Developmental Medicine programs.
• Precepts pediatric and other trainees at all levels in clinic and inpatient service.
• Initiates clinical research activities in conjunction with Division faculty and others at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the CHDD.

Experience Required:
• Applicants must possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Washington (or must be licensed in another jurisdiction and be eligible for licensure in Washington).
• Must possess a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Osteopathy (DO).
• Board-certified in Pediatrics; Board-certified or Board-eligible in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics or in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.
• Qualified for an appointment at the University of Washington in the Clinician-Educator track.
• Academic rank of associate or full professor.
• Interdisciplinary training and academic clinical practice including collaboration with non-physician professionals (five or more years).
• Recent developmental pediatrics clinical practice experience.
• Clinical, health service, or bench science research with publications consistent with University of Washington standards for level of faculty appointment.
• Previous successful partnerships with Public health/CDC/state and federal MCH Title V Systems.

For additional information or to provide recommendations, please contact: Jennifer Schaulin, Vice President, MillicanSolutions, at: or (682)223-5782.

The University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics supports a thriving education program with approximately 115 pediatric residents and more than 50 fellowships each year. The Department of Pediatrics has more than 225 academic faculty and 350 clinical faculty who teach medical students, house officers, research fellows, and practicing physicians.

Seattle Children’s Hospital, a 344-bed facility that offers over 60 pediatric subspecialties, is the pediatric teaching facility for University of Washington School of Medicine and is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Child Magazines. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Seattle Children’s fifth in the nation overall and ranked all 10 of the hospitals specialty programs in the top 20 in its 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Seattle Children’s is one of just six hospitals in the nation ranked in the top 20 for all 10 specialty programs.



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