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Pediatric Neurologist - Neurodevelopmental/Autism Spectrum Disorders

Requisition #:  26553     
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 Pediatric Neurologist 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.

 

This position is placed strategically at the intersection of two divisions – Neurology and Autism – thus enhancing integration of care across disciplines within the Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The Division of Neurology includes over twenty neurologists specializing in both rare and common neurological conditions. The confluence of structures and resources available through these highly interconnected clinical and research organizations support professional growth and development, help to build innovative models of neurological care, maximize inter-professional relationships, and leverage cutting-edge translational science to improve treatments.

 

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 Pediatric Neurologist 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

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

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Successful candidates will be well-trained in pediatric neurology with specialized training in neurodevelopment; particularly autism and related disorders.

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*

Clinical Service:

  • Provides patient care which complies with the Professional Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations and Children's policies and procedures.
  • Participates in and incorporates Quality Improvement and research findings into practice.
  • Provides and/or serves as a resource for patient/family and staff education.
  • Provides an authenticated report of all physician services rendered and maintains accurate and complete records in an acceptable manner.
  • Completes necessary documentation and ensures communication in a timely manner to facilitate patient care and appropriate reimbursement.
  • Provides supervision as appropriate to allied health providers and/or nursing support staff in the clinical area

Research:

  • Actively support research activities underway in the Division
  • Seek additional opportunities to support and lead research efforts as time and interest allow

Teaching:

  • Provides direct supervision for trainees, ensuring adequate opportunities for training through teaching, patient contact, case review and research

Administrative:

  • Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area.
  • Participates in activities that enhance professional development.
  • Completes and maintains any additional specialty training/certifications as required by the assigned area.
  • Participate in the development of goals for the department including research, quality and customer service initiatives.

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

 

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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