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Pediatric Physiatrist

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Friday; Monday; Monday - Friday; Saturday; Sunday; Thursday; Tuesday; Variable; Wednesday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Requisition #:  29744


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, is recruiting a physiatrist to join its rehabilitation program. This position offers a competitive salary with bonus potential, as well as a full range of benefits, including medical insurance, long-term and short-term disability, matching retirement plans, paid time off, malpractice coverage and more.

This position will have broad exposure to pediatric rehabilitation inpatient, outpatient and procedural contacts. In partnership with Children’s Rehabilitation Associates, the physiatrist will also lead a team of multidisciplinary professionals while enjoying full support from some of Children’s 60+ pediatric specialties. With more than 13,000 patient contacts annually, the practice provides care for children with acute and chronic disabilities offering medical and therapeutic interventions to improve quality of life. In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, the practice also plays an active role in the education of pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation residents through its fellowship program.

Children’s Rehabilitation Program is home to the largest pediatric inpatient rehab unit in the country, offering physiatrists an invaluable opportunity to have continued exposure to unique areas such as cancer and cardiac rehabilitation. Children’s Inpatient Rehab Program and Day Rehab Program have consistently received three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for inpatient rehabilitation and interdisciplinaryoutpatient medical rehabilitation, a first for a pediatric hospital-based program.

The Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation features the Tyromotion Amadeo Robot, RT200 FES elliptical, RT300 FES bike, AlterG treadmill, Vector body weight support system, Bioness L300 systems and the new Ekso Bionics exoskeleton. As the robotics center expands, we continue to look for new and innovative equipment.


  • 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 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


  • No minimum experience required


  • Experience in respective clinical area


  • 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 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 - Not Present

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, 28 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 thirteen 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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Location:  Scottish Rite  -  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Medical, Patient Care, Pediatric, Healthcare