Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (Autism Specialist, Outpatient, Inpatient, ER)
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is responsible for the care of patients, as well as research, educational and advocacy initiatives as determined by the Division Chief and/or the Center leadership.
Specific Requirements and Preferences: Medical degree from an accredited medical school.
Fully licensed and credentialed attending staff category physician on the medical staff of Children’s National Medical Center.
Board certified or eligible for board certification in general psychiatry.
Board certification in relevant child and adolescent psychiatry is preferred.
Required Skills/Knowledge: Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. Ability to function independently in evaluating patient problems and developing a plan for patient care. Ability to incorporate ethical concepts into patient care and discuss these with the patient, family, and other members of the health care team. Ability to supervise, advice, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Demonstrates a personal commitment to Continuing Medical Education and remains current on the developments and progress in his/her subspecialty. Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
Additional expertise in autism and other developmental disabilities with experience during fellowship or beyond is a plus.
With a health care experience designed around kids' unique needs, we’re the premier provider of pediatric services in the Washington, D.C., metro area and its only health system specializing in kids. Last year, we saw more than 219,000 children from the nation’s capital, Maryland, and Virginia as well as from across the country and around the world.
Our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care. In fact, Children’s National is ranked #1 in Neonatology and one of the nation’s top ten children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and is Magnet® designated for excellence in nursing.
We’ve also earned a global reputation for pioneering new therapies and treatments, including heart, cancer, neurology, and general surgery innovations. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is ranked seventh in NIH research funding for pediatric institutions.
We’re also recognized as committed advocates for children on local, state, and federal health policy. In fact, we’re often the first at the table when pediatric healthcare legislation is being developed.