• Peds Institute - Child Psychiatrist

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Emory+Children's Ped Institute
    SOMPI: Marcus Center
    Location : Name
    Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
  • Description

    A Child Psychiatrist supports and enhances the mission of the Division and Children's by providing high quality patient care in an effective and efficient manner.


    1. 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
    • Demonstrates a commitment to a model of care centered on inter-professional and collaborative teams of service delivery.


    1. Research:
    • Actively support research activities underway in the Division.
    • Seek additional opportunities to support and lead research efforts as time and interest allow, in alignment with career goals.
    1. Teaching:
    • Provides direct supervision for trainees, ensuring adequate opportunities for training through teaching, patient contact, case review and research.


    1. Administrative:
    • Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area and the organization overall.
    • 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.



    Reports to:

    Marcus Autism Center – TBD, Medical Director

    Marcus Autism Center – Nathan Call, PhD, Clinical Director

    Marcus Autism Center – Ami Klin, PhD, Division Chief and Center Director

    Emory University – Lucky Jain, Chair, Department of Pediatrics




    • Board certified and licensed to practice psychiatry in the state of Georgia.
    • Current DEA registration.
    • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff.
    • BLS certification required.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and families and as a team member.

    Additional Details

    Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine, are conducting a search for an outstanding child psychiatrist to join the Division of Autism and Related Disabilities.


    Our Child Psychiatrist will focus on providing clinical care and pediatric psychopharmacology, but will also have opportunities to support research and to provide supervision of allied clinicians and clinical training for students. Child Psychiatrists work as part of an interdisciplinary team of providers to conduct medical and developmental evaluations as well as provide follow-up care on an outpatient basis. 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.


    Successful candidates will be well trained in child psychiatry and will have a history of commitment to serving children with autism and their families. The position requires that candidates be license-eligible to practice as a physician in the state of Georgia. Faculty affiliation or appointment in the Emory University Department of Pediatrics is possible, depending on qualifications of the candidate. This position is also available as an employed physician as part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  


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