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Developmental Pediatrician-Marcus Autism Center

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Marcus Autism Center 
Requisition #:  84830


MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION: In accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules, Children's requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or receive an approved exemption.


Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is recruiting a full-time Developmental Pediatrician, with specialization in the field of autism and related developmental disabilities, to join a multidisciplinary team in our outpatient clinical service. The 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.   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. 


•    Graduate of an accredited, four-year medical school
•    Graduate of an accredited, post-graduate residency program in Pediatrics
•    Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta professional staff


•    Board Certified/Board Eligible  
•    Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
•    Current DEA registration
•    BLS certification is required


•    Candidates must be board certified or eligible and must demonstrate excellent qualifications in education and clinical care. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and training. 
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patients and families and as a team member


•    Specialization in autism and related developmental disabilities.


•    Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and families and as a team member
•    Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff
•    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


1.    Provides patient care 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 services rendered and maintains accurate and complete records in an acceptable manner.
5.    Completes necessary documentation and ensures communication in a timely manner to facilitate patient care and appropriate reimbursement.
6.    Provides supervision as appropriate to allied health providers and/or support staff in the clinical area.
7.    A commitment to a model of care centered on inter-professional and collaborative teams of service delivery.
8.    Actively support research activities underway in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders. 
9.    Seek additional opportunities to support and lead research efforts as time and interest allow.
10.    Provides direct supervision for trainees, ensuring adequate opportunities for training through teaching, patient contact, case review and research.
11.    Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area and the organization overall.
12.    Participates in activities that enhance professional development.


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.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Not Present
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
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 - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Vision - Keen visual acuity to maintain safe environment
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


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

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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