Pediatric NP or PA-Urgent Care at Forsyth:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Cumming Georgia

Requisition #:  20963     
Name of Location:   Children's at Forsyth
Work Schedule:  Variable
Employment Type:  Part-Time
Work Days:  Variable 


To provide inpatient and outpatient medical care through coordination, collaboration, referral, and education under the supervision of the supervising physician.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Medical Science


• Requires the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification as a Physician Assistant within prior six (6) years
• Requires licensure of immediate eligibility for licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of Georgia
• Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within six (6) months
• Specific qualifications and certifications as determined by area of clinical practice will be determined on a case by case basis


  • No minimum experience required


  • NA


  • Requires appropriate level of medical liability insurance
  • Requires excellent patient physical exam, differential diagnosis development, medical decision making, and critical thinking skills
  • Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as the ability to function as a member of the healthcare delivery team with supervising physicians, other Children’s physicians, residents, nurses, and administrative staff
  • Requires demonstrated proficiency in public relations and public speaking skills
  • Requires familiarity with and agreement to abide by all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to Physician Assistant practice in the State of Georgia and the United States
  • Requires familiarity with and agreement to abide by attached documentation from the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners: ”Basic Job Description – Primary Care”


  1. A Physician Assistant may gather a data base on all new patients or established patients with new or existing problems which may include a complete medical history and physical examination, medical record review, and he/she may order the appropriate initial diagnostic studies and initiate a treatment plan.  The Physician Assistant will be responsible for transmitting the information orally, or through notation in the patient’s medical record, to the supervising physician or review.
  2. Completes, with signature, prescriptions for medications, services, or equipment as delegated by the supervising physician in compliance with the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners Physician Assistant Act (1995) section 43-34-103e 1.1 through e1.9 and Rule 360-5-07(8) and 360-5-12.
  3. The Physician Assistant, if qualified by training and experience determined by the supervising physician, may perform medical treatments, diagnostic procedures, or tasks delegated by the supervising physician which fall within the normal scope of practice of the supervising physician.
  4. The Physician Assistant may instruct or counsel patients and their families, and involve them in informed decision making with regards to their complete scope of medical care.  He/she may also facilitate referrals of patients to other medical providers, medical facilities, and other health/social service agencies when appropriate as per the delegation of the supervising physician.
  5. In a life threatening situation, when the supervising physician is not present, the Physician Assistant may initiate appropriate evaluation and treatment.
  6. Maintains and enhances personal knowledge of current pediatric issues relevant to area of care and assists in implementing ideas into practice.
  7. Supports and participates in the continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care delivered and services provided throughout Children’s and identifies continuous quality improvement goals.


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.


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)

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 - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

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

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

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

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


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids



Location Address:  410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA  30041
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.

Basic Qualifications