Attending Psychiatrist at CHOP's New Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_CEDAR_AVE-Public Health Campus on Cedar 

Req ID: 180171

Shift: Rotating

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)—named America’s 2022 Best Large Employer by Forbes—offers countless ways to change lives. Our diverse community of more than 20,000 Breakthrough Makers will inspire you to pursue passions, develop expertise, and drive innovation.

At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career. 


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We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. 

Job Summary

CHOP's first inpatient behavioral health facility offers two licensed psychiatry units with 46 private rooms; a warm, inviting crisis response center; and the opportunity to collaborate with a compassionate team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and technicians, child life specialists, art and occupational therapists, nutritionists, and teachers.


The Attending Psychiatrist is responsible for providing psychiatric evaluations, formulations, and direct clinical care, which could be in the following environments:  Crisis, Emergency, Inpatient, Outpatient, Consults, Community, and/or Outreach.   The Attending Psychiatrists are members of the team who include psychiatric social workers and other mental health professionals and work in conjunction with psychologists.  An important component of the role of the Attending Psychiatrist is to consult with various teams regarding the assessment, management, and disposition of patients with major medical and co-occurring psychiatric problems.


The Attending Psychiatrists will provide treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and will be responsible for providing evaluations and treatment to children, adolescents and their families. They are responsible for supporting the clinical and administrative operations.  A primary focus will be in the areas of assessment and pharmacological treatment of youth with psychiatric disorders as well as continued care of patients treated during their Inpatient, Emergent, Community or Outpatient visit. 

Job Responsibilities

Practice opportunities include Crisis, Emergency, Inpatient, Outpatient, Consults, Community, and Outreach. 


Teams are comprised of Clinicians (psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice providers, social workers, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst), nursing, and learners of all levels (medical students, resident physicians, fellows, and nurse practitioners) 

Essential Functions
•    1. Provide assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and their families in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
•    2. Comply with the documentation requirements of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in a timely and efficient manner.
•    3. Support the policies and procedures of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
•    4. Support the quality initiatives and budgetary goals set for the department.
•    5. Regularly participate in clinical and administrative meetings related to the operations of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
•    6. Provide supervision and teaching for the Child Psychiatry residents, general psychiatry residents, other specialties requiring psychiatry training, and medical students.
•    7. Comply with scheduling and billing practices of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
•    8. Information Management:
    •    Support implementation of information systems to support clinical care needs, patient appointment scheduling and processing, and patient documentation.
•    9. Quality Management:


Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Board eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical License, DEA

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Communication skills needed to present goals clearly.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children, adolescents, and families.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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