Cardiac Hospitalist

Job Number
Job Type
Temporary Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Peds: Children's Hrt Ctr
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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Emory University and the Heart Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is seeking a cardiac hospitalist to work in either our cardiac intensive care unit, or our cardiac acute care unit, depending on training and experience, as a front line provider. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the largest pediatric referral center in the Southeast with the pediatric cardiac program being one of the largest in the United States with more than 800 cardiac surgeries performed each year.


The CICU is a dedicated 27 bed unit with over 1000 admissions per year and has an associated 35 bed cardiac acute care unit.  There are plans to expand the cardiac ICU to 32 bed within the next 12 months.


The hospitalist at the Children’s Heart center will serve as a front line provider and will work under the supervision of the CICU and CACU faculty. They will work alongside the Cardiology fellow, Critical Care fellow, and the Advance Practice Providers in the day to day management of the patients and will collaborate with other cardiac sub-specialists and the cardiovascular surgical team.


A full-time hospitalist will average 40 hours per week which are made up of a combination of day and night shifts with frequent night and weekend coverage. They will have input into their monthly schedule. Their job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, day to day management of patients within the heart center, timely patient documentation (progress notes, HPI, discharge summary, etc.), night coverage of selected surgical patients in the cardiac step-down unit in addition to assigned CICU/CACU patients.


Daytime shift:

  • 6am – 6pm
  • Responsibilities as a front line provider
    • Examine patients
    • Present patients on rounds
    • Admit, Discharge, Transfer patients
    • Write admission, progress, transfer, discharge notes
    • Write orders
    • Communicate with consultants and families
  • Attend regular cardiology teaching conferences as able

Nighttime Shift

  • 6pm - 6am 6pm
  • Responsibilities as a front line provide
    • Examine patients
    • Present patients on rounds
    • Admit, Discharge, Transfer patients
    • Write admission, progress, transfer, discharge notes
    • Write orders
    • Communicate with consultants and families

Will be expected to work 2 of the following 7 holidays (MLK, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day)


• Applicable Medical Degree


Certification Summary:
• Board certified/Board eligible in General Pediatrics
• Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
• Current DEA registration
• BLS certification
• PALS certification


• No minimum experience required


Preferred Qualifications:
• Completed pediatric residency
• Meets eligibility requirements for Credentialing as pare of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively with patients and families
• Ability to communicate effectively as a team member
• Organization and time management
• Adaptability
• Motivation and initiative


Job Responsibilities
• Provides patient care within the clinical area
• Complies with Children’s Professional Staff Bylaws, rules regulations, and policies and procedures
• Incorporates Quality Improvement and current practice evidence-based medicine into practice
• Provides an authenticated report of all physician services rendered and maintains accurate and complete records in an acceptable manner
• Completes necessary documentation an ensures communication to facilitate patient care and
appropriate reimbursement
• Participates in meeting and activities as required to support operation of the clinical area
• Participates in activities that enhance professional development and maintaining appropriate certification
• 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 the clinical area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and resorts compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

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