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Pediatric Institute: Hospitalist, Children's Heart Center

Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  42533

JOB SUMMARY

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is seeking a pediatric hospitalist to work in the Children’s Heart Center as a frontline care provider. The candidate will be assigned clinical duties in the cardiac stepdown unit or cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Campus and work alongside cardiology fellows, advanced practice providers (APPs), critical care fellows, and pediatric residents providing care to patients with medical and surgical heart disease. Supervision in the cardiac stepdown unit will be provided by cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons; supervision in the cardiac intensive care unit will be provided by cardiac intensivists and cardiothoracic surgeons.

This is a full-time clinical position with daytime, nighttime, and weekend shift requirements. Full benefits will be provided through clinical appointment at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the largest pediatric referral center in the Southeast with the Heart Center being one of the largest and busiest in the United States performing more than 800 cardiac surgeries per year. The cardiac stepdown unit is a 33-bed dedicated cardiac inpatient unit with plans to expand to 35 beds within the next 6 months. The cardiac intensive care unit is a dedicated 27 bed unit with over 1000 admissions per year; there are plans to expand to 32 beds within the next 6 months.

EDUCATION
  • 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.
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Board certified or board eligible in general pediatrics
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
  • Current DEA registration
  • BLS certification is required
  • PALS or NRP certification
EXPERIENCE*
  • Must demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, as well as other team members.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Experience in a Cardiac ICU setting is preferred, but not required.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • 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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  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, PALS, or NALS (by 12/31/01) 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 - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 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 - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 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

 

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, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 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 70 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 fourteen 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 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: Medical, Cardiac, Hospitalist, Patient Care, Pediatric, Healthcare