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Cardiac Intensivist

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday; Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  50461



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center (Children’s Heart Center), in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine, is recruiting a cardiac intensivist at the assistant or associate professor level. The candidate would join our team of 11 cardiac intensivists to staff the cardiac intensive care unit. The candidate will join the division of pediatric cardiology of Emory University School of Medicine, with more than 50 faculty members. 

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the largest pediatric referral center in the Southeast, with 638 pediatric beds, and 1,400 pediatric general and specialist healthcare providers.  The pediatric cardiac program is one of the largest in the United States, with in excess of 800 cardiac surgeries performed each year. The dedicated Cardiac ICU is currently a 32-bed unit. The Cardiac ICU has over 1000 annual admissions and is complemented by a cardiac acute care unit with an additional 35 beds. The division of pediatric cardiology provides surgical and inpatient cardiac care for most of the children in the state of Georgia, with a catchment population of approximately 10 million.  The heart transplant program, one of the busiest in the nation, has performed over 350 pediatric heart transplants to date, and is an important component of the ICU that includes a busy heart failure and VAD service.

Children's along with our academic partner, Emory, strive to continue to be recognized as a local, regional and national pediatric cardiac program in advancing clinical, educational and scholarly activities with the goal of being a top tier program in all areas. This is an outstanding opportunity for a junior to mid-level cardiac intensivist to live and work in a very desirable, highly advanced healthcare market, and be a part of our recognized cardiac program.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Medical Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of medicine
  • Successful completion of a post graduate fellowship program in pediatric cardiology, or pediatric critical care with additional training completed in pediatric cardiac intensive care, or dual Cardiology/Critical Care training. 
  • Eligible for an appointment as an Assistant or an Associate Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine.
  • Must be eligible to possess a valid controlled Substance Registration Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate.
  • Meet eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of Children’s professional staff.
  • 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
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:
  • BLS / PALS certification is required
  • A strong record as a highly respected pediatric cardiac intensivist/trainee.
  • At least 5 years of experience at a large academic center.
  • Experience in respective clinical area
  • A reputation for building clinical excellence and high-quality clinical activities.  
  • Outstanding skills as a cardiac intensivist combined with a high-level reputation as a clinician amongst his/her peers.
  • An ability to inspire and align faculty and staff, both those within the cardiac service line and those with whom the department interacts.
  • A strong communicator and diplomat who can inspire and effectively communicate with wide and diverse audiences at all levels of the organization and externally.  
  • This individual will have a strong interest in people, thoughtful consideration of others and a sense of humor and humility to complement a visible management style.
  • A management style that seeks to share information and welcomes input into the decision-making process. A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to take an institutional view.
  • He/she will ensure accountability, as well as being supportive and open with faculty and staff.
  • A role model of personal and professional integrity.
  1. Provides patient care within the respective clinical area which complies with the Professional 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.

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.

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.
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed 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, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 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 recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  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 making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 


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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Cardiac, Medical, Patient Care, Pediatric, ICU, Healthcare