Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant or Associate Professor / Developmental Pediatrician

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

About OHSU
Link www.ohsu.edu
OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. OHSU’s stated mission to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.


About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Link https://www.ohsu.edu/doernbecher
Link https://www.ohsu.edu/doernbecher/pediatric-intensive-care-unit-picu
With a strong tradition of teamwork, diversity and interdisciplinary care, we believe all children deserve the best. At Doernbecher, we built a hospital around that belief. It’s why we have more specialists in children’s health than anywhere else in the state. We offer the newest and most advanced treatments available, along with innovative collaborations and research opportunities. As Oregon’s only academic health center, we strive to offer the best medical care to every child across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.


About The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)
Link https://www.ohsu.edu/institute-on-development-and-disability/about-us

The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities. We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.


About Portland and Oregon
Link https://www.travelportland.com
Bisected by the Willamette River, Portland is a vibrant city nestled among green woods and waterways. Only 90 minutes from the spectacular Oregon coast or towering Mount Hood, Portland offers the rare accessibility of snow-to-surf. Portland embraces cyclists, hikers, brewpubs, dogs, climbers, artisan coffee shops, book readers, foodies, professional soccer and basketball fans, award-winning wineries, concertgoers and paddle boarders. It’s no wonder Portland constantly ranks as one of America’s favorite lifestyle cities.

Function/Duties of Position

The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.


Services provided include individual assessments and participation on interdisciplinary teams for the evaluation and management of children and adolescents with global developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and autism in selected Portland CDRC clinics and selected outreach sites; participation in interdisciplinary training at CDRC; service on various Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)/CDRC and OHSU committees as appropriate and assigned; engagement in public service through consultative activities with non-OHSU groups as approved by the Director; and conduct of clinical projects or research in selected areas of interest. 


The duties may vary and are determined by the Division Chief, and Director of Clinical Services to meet objectives agreed upon by the Director of IDD.  This position requires undivided effort at the specified FTE.


The duties of this position include:

  • Demonstrating Core Competencies expected of all OHSU employees in the areas of Accountability, Integrity, Diversity, Respect, Service Orientation, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Communication. Complies with OHSU policies related to Code of conduct, Respect in the workplace, and all applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole.
  • Providing Developmental Pediatrics and Neurology care to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and complex special health care needs at CDRC, including:
    • Child Development clinics
    • Neurodevelopmental clinics
    • Autism clinic
    • Neurology
    • Providing cross coverage for selected clinics at CDRC and outreach sites
  • Participating in interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations in the CDRC Child Development Clinics and making recommendations for further diagnostic testing, treatment and ongoing medical management of identified conditions.
  • Specific responsibilities including completion of chart reviews, comprehensive histories, conducting physical and developmental-behavioral examinations, developmental testing, participation in team staffings, provision of parent education/counseling regarding behavioral or developmental diagnoses, and preparation of clinical reports.
  • Academic research and teaching effort:
    • Collaborate with other areas on campus to become involved with research and/or teaching in areas of interest.

Required Qualifications

  • M.D. or D.O. Degree
  • Board Eligible/Certified in Pediatrics. 
  • Completed Residency or Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities or Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. 
  • Board eligible/certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities or Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. 
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary settings. 
  • Demonstrated interest in scholarly activities. 
  • Eligibility for Oregon Medical License.
  • BLS certification.

Additional Details

Apply here online.  Upload cover letter and CV/resume.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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