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Psychiatrist (Behavioral and Mental Health Services)

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Children's at North Druid Hills 
Requisition #:  61401



  • The Behavioral and Mental Health Psychiatry services include:
    • Inpatient/Hospital Consult Service: The consult psychiatry service covers inpatient and emergency room consult requests at our 3 hospitals and Emergency Departments.
    • Outpatient Service: The outpatient service provides psychiatry ambulatory/outpatient care in our multidisciplinary behavioral and mental health clinic(s).


  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Board certified and licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
  • Current DEA registration
  • BLS certification required


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in clinical specialty


  • NA


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and families and as a team member
  • 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

  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff


  • Clinical responsibilities for 47 weeks/year.
  • Clinical Outpatient: a minimum of 4 days per week (8 clinic equivalents) and 1 day (2 clinic equivalents) of indirect patient care and academic activities.
  • Clinical Inpatient: a minimum of 10 weeks of inpatient service including weekdays and weekends.
  • Clinical caseload includes case management for patients, conducting evaluations, oversight of clinical staff, and supervision of trainees.
  • Clinics to be held at the Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health clinic and related Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta facilities.
  • Participation in a model of care that addresses psychiatric needs and is centered on integrated, multidisciplinary services, with seamless collaborations with other medical specialties, psychology, social work and other disciplines.
  • Participation in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Children’s Care Network Activities (e.g. quality forum, QI initiatives) that is required for practice to remain member in good standing.
  • Demonstrate a pattern of excellence and ongoing contributions in clinical care.
  • Education of pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, and students in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, medicine and other health-related professions during usual conduct of care. 
  • Participation at team conferences and meetings


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 - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 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:  1605 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA  30324
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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