Neurology APP Post Graduate Education Program:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta Georgia

Requisition #:  21277     
Name of Location:   Children's at North Druid Hills
Work Schedule:  Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Variable 


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is offering a 12 month Pediatric Neurology Post Graduate Education Program.  Applicants with a strong interest in pediatric neurology will be considered if they have graduated from an accredited nurse practitioner (NP) school and passed or will have passed their certification boards prior to the start of employment.

The program provides mentored clinical experience in aspects of pediatric neurological disease management, including neurological diagnostics and treatments. Training will occur in the outpatient clinic setting and inpatient units. 


  • Master’s Degree in Nursing


• Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licensure in the state of Georgia
• Certification by  the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification program (AANP), Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), or National Certification Corporation (NCC)
• Nurse Practitioners working in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Anesthesia, Hematology/Oncology and Critical Care must have a current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 60 days of hire
• Nurse Practitioner working in other areas must have current Basic Life Support (BLS) or PEARS Certification upon hire
• Nurse Practitioners working in Neonatology may provide NRP certification in lieu of PALS


  • No minimum experience required


  • Experience as an RN in pediatric neurology or a strong interest in pediatric neurology.


  • Proficiency in pediatric physical assessment skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Program Goals

  • Educate the novice nurse practitioner in the pediatric neurology-focused role.
  • Integrate the patient’s clinical presentation and neurological diagnoses using evidence-based practices to develop, in conjunction with the delegating physician, a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Evaluate the patient response to treatment to ensure the provision of quality care.
  • Educate patients and families regarding the specific neurological diagnosis, while remaining cognizant of the patient’s physical, developmental and cultural needs.
  • Develop effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Manage a patient caseload while collaborating with the healthcare team.


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.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

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)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

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 - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids



Location Address:  1605 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA  30324
Function:  Advanced Practice Providers - Nurse Practitioner/Phys Assist



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated 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, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 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 ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. 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 being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

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