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Developmental Pediatrician-Marcus Autism Center

Requisition #:  25486     
Name of Location:   Marcus Autism Center
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 

JOB SUMMARY

Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine, are conducting a search for an outstanding developmental pediatrician with specialization in the field of autism and related developmental disabilities to provide clinical care, research support and clinical training in Atlanta, Georgia. Marcus Autism Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive centers of clinical care for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in the country, with over 5,000 unique children and families served every year in a wide range of assessment and treatment programs. It is part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest systems of pediatric healthcare in the country.

 

Marcus Autism Center is one of only three NIH Autism Centers of Excellence, with a research enterprise encompassing unique studies in genetics, behavioral neuroscience, social neuroscience, and clinical science, as well as a robust portfolio of community outreach programs and collaborative contracts with governmental agencies. The Center is a national leader in innovative clinical service delivery, clinical research, and professional training.

 

Our Developmental Pediatrician will focus on providing clinical care, but will also have opportunities to support research and to provide supervision of allied clinicians and clinical training for students.  As part of an interdisciplinary team this provider contributes to medical and developmental evaluations as well as follow-up care on an outpatient basis. This provider will also supervise medical support personnel and assume basic administrative oversight of this clinical area.  The Center values excellence in patient-centered care and will be looking for a person who is successful in effectively communicating with patients, families and colleagues.  Our emphasis on providing empirically supported assessments and interventions rests upon a fundamental commitment to provide the best care for the greatest number of patients possible, and thus we take seriously the responsible stewardship of time and resources.  Clinicians enjoy the opportunity to learn from interdisciplinary collaboration and to disseminate cutting edge technologies and models of clinical service delivery emerging from the synergies of active translational research in clinical context.

EDUCATION

  • Doctorate or equivalent

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Board certified or Board certified within five (5) years of the completion of residency or fellowship training
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
  • Current DEA registration
  • BLS / PALS certification is required

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience in respective clinical area in either neurodevelopmental or developmental-behavioral pediatrics and a history of commitment to serving children with autism and their families. 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and families and as a team member
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:

        o Personal organization and time management
        o Human relations and teamwork
        o Personal adaptability
        o Personal motivation
        o Listening

  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations and Children’s policies and procedures.
  2. Participates in and incorporates Quality Improvement and research findings into practice.
  3. Provides and/or serves as a resource for patient/family and staff education.
  4. Provides an authenticated report of all physician services rendered and maintains accurate and complete records in an acceptable manner.
  5. Completes necessary documentation and ensures communication to facilitate patent care and appropriate reimbursement.
  6. Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area.
  7. Participates in activities that enhance professional development, complete and maintain certification in BLS and PALS and maintains any additional specialty training/certifications as required by the area assigned.
  8. Performs other responsibilities as required.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

 

Location Address:  1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.