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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Overview

Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
For more than 100 years, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been a leading pediatric healthcare provider. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia ... Read more

Mission: To make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

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  • Treat Yourself to a Night Out at Children's!

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta invites you to an evening of manicures, massages and mingling. Our clinical hiring managers and recruitment team will be on site to answer questions, give unit tours and chat about the next steps in pursuing a career at Children’s.

    No pediatric experience is required to attend. If you have at least one year of clinical experience in an area listed below, RSVP today!

    We are inviting clinical professionals with at least one year of experience in the following areas:
    • Registered Nurses
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    • Physician Assistants
    • Respiratory Therapists
    • Paramedics
    • Surgical Technologists
    • MRI Technologists
    • Lactation Consultants

    Event details:

    Egleston hospital
    1405 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    Tuesday, Oct. 2
    5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Scottish Rite hospital
    1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30342
    Thursday, Oct. 4
    5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    RSVP to reserve your spot today:

    REC Hospital Tour Events - Social

    You're invited to mingle with our clinical hiring managers and learn more about the exciting career opportunities waiting for you at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • Next Tuesday - July 24 - The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Recruiting team will be in Birmingham, Alabama!

    If you are in the Birmingham region, RSVP today to enjoy a fun evening with food and drinks, while also mingling with our recruiters, who are ready to help you take the next steps in advancing your career in Atlanta.

    RSVP here:

    Event details
    Tuesday, July 24
    4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    The Wine Loft
    2200 First Ave. N
    Birmingham, AL 35203

    We are seeking experienced candidates in the following areas. No pediatric experience required.
    •Registered nurse
    •Pediatric nurse practitioner
    •Physician assistant
    •Surgical technologist
    •Process improvement specialist (Epic certified)
    •Medical coding professional

    RSVP today!

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    You're invited! Network with our recruitment team and learn more about the exciting career opportunities waiting for you at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta – Why Work For Us?

For 100 years we’ve been 100 percent dedicated to kids. Founded in 1915 in two rented cottages with 20 patient beds, we are one of the only pediatric institutions in the nation that has existed for more than a century. From our focus on family support and treating the whole child, to our specialized equipment and techniques, we are tireless in our pursuit of providing the best possible care for children.

Our rich history inspires us to head into our next century with an even stronger passion to ensure all children have access to the specialized care they need. We envision a future where all children have the care they need to keep them healthy so they never have to visit a hospital.

Visit our interactive timeline here...

The first 100 years at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta were highlighted by miraculous moments in time—from the founding of our hospitals and the tireless support of the community to medical breakthroughs and groundbreaking research.

Children Need a Place of Their Own

Children are not just small adults. They belong in a children’s hospital where they can get specialized diagnosis, treatment, equipment and support. Our pediatric doctors, nurses and specialists understand these differences.

Children’s has:

  • Over 600 licensed beds
  • Three hospitals
  • 28 neighborhood locations, including:
    • Eight Urgent Care Centers
    • Marcus Autism Center
  • More than 80 telemedicine presenting sites around Georgia
  • The only Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers in Georgia
  • More than 2,600 pediatric physicians representing more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs
  • A team of more than 11,100 employees and 7,000 volunteers all committed to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow


Children’s consistently ranks among the top places to work on a local and national level.

  • We ranked among Fortune magazine’s elite list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 13th consecutive year in 2018.
  • Working Mother magazine consistently ranks Children’s as one of the “Working Mother 100 Best Companies”.
  • For the last five years, the Atlanta Business Chronicle has rated Children’s as one of the top 10 healthiest employers in Atlanta.

Our clinical expertise is nationally recognized. We ranked in all 10 specialty areas in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals in the Nation” for 2017-2018, with six areas in the top 20, including:

  • Cardiology and heart surgery—No. 19
  • Nephrology—No. 6
  • Cancer—No. 13
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery—No. 11
  • Orthopaedics—No.17
  • Neonatology—No. 15

A Mission That Makes a Difference

For more than 100 years, we have played an essential role in our community and throughout the country by innovating treatments, advocating for the best care possible for kids, and supporting our patients and their families. The unique skill, expertise and compassion of our employees truly make Children’s stand out from other healthcare systems—and the thank you’s we receive from thousands of families reflect how special this organization is. Together, we bring our mission and vision to life, and we’re making a difference. 


To make kids better today and healthier tomorrow 


Best Care ... Healthier Kids

Children’s employees are as unique and special as our patients. Through the lens of the Children’s Experience, we consider all touch points of an employee’s journey. We believe the most significant influences on this experience are our mission, promise and values.

The Children's Employee Promise 

The Children’s Employee Promise is the commitment we make to our employees to be the best choice for their career. At Children’s, we understand that to excel professionally, you need to be taken care of personally and we promise to offer an environment and experience that delivers on both. We developed our promise based on input from those who make our organization so great—our people. The Employee Promise is our commitment to deliver:

  1. Career I Want – From a clear career path, to promotion, to the option to try something new, we want to help employees succeed.
  2. Life I Live – We care about employees as people and professionals, and offer programs and resources that can make your life a little easier.
  3. Work I Love – By simplifying tasks, respecting special skills and offering encouragement, we aim to free up employees’ time, so they can focus on the work they love.
  4. Difference I Make – Employees choose to work at Children’s because they believe in our mission, and every role contributes to making a difference for the kids.

By extension, The Employee Promise is also a promise to our patients and families to attract, retain and surround them with the very best.

The Employee Promise is brought to life every day by our programs and our leadership, but also the very people it serves in how we live out our Children’s Values every day.


  • Care about people
  • Passionate about kids
  • Dedicated to better 

Total Rewards

Our Total Rewards package builds upon the Children’s Employee Promise. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive total rewards package that delivers resources to make our employees’ lives easier, help them excel professionally, and recognize them for their contributions to our System.

Work Life Success

There’s more to life than work. We understand that employees need resources to help manage their life and take care of the people who matter the most. To make life a little easier, we offer a variety of family and dependent care assistance and programs, along with workplace banking, commute alternatives and discounts for legal services and supplemental insurance. The Children’s Concierge acts as a personal assistant and can take care of everything—from planning vacations to going grocery shopping. We also believe the health of our employees comes first, so we take wellness to heart. Our Strong4Life program is a wellness effort that offers a broad range of personalized options—providing the structure and support to help employees set and achieve health and wellness goals.


Children’s recognizes the dedication of our employees in a variety of ways. Our Hope and Will Awards celebrate employees for representing the values of Children’s. The DAISY Award honors extraordinary nurses. Employees can send celebratory e-cards to co-workers through our online reward program, Celebrations. Managers may also use the program to award points, which are redeemable for exciting gifts. We also host several special events each fall to honor employees celebrating a milestone service anniversary. Children’s has many other events and celebrations throughout the year as a thank you to our dedicated employees.

Health Benefits

Our employees’ health is as important to us as the health of the patients we serve. The Children’s benefits package offers choice and flexibility for health, vision and dental coverage, along with life insurance plans. We also offer Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts to cover certain health, dental and vision costs with pre-tax dollars.


When you’re among the best in your field, we know you can work practically anywhere you want. But, wherever you are in your career, we want you to choose Children’s. We believe each employee contributes to our success, and we want to make sure our employees’ pay is fair and competitive.


We want our employees to enjoy a long and fulfilling career at Children’s, and we want them to keep an eye on their future, too. Children’s offers three retirement plans: the 401(a) Growth Plan, 403(b) Share Plan and Roth 403(b).

Time Off

We believe that to take care of our kids, employees have to take care of themselves. That includes taking time off. Children’s observes several holidays, offers personal days and generous paid time off each year, so employees can take their well-earned vacations. We also offer short- and long-term disability plans, and in addition to Family and Medical Leave Act time, Children’s grants parental, personal and bereavement leave.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Reviews

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    "Best place ever!"

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    Current Employee - Family Experience Liaison
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta part-time (Less than a year)


    Wonderful patient atmosphere, family oriented, flexibility


    Parking, Longer shifts can be a hassle

    Advice to Management

    None at this moment

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Interviews



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    Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) in March 2018.


    Hiring process was quicker than I expected. Received a phone call from recruiter 2 days after applying online. After a week and a half I received an in person interview with 3 lead research coordinators. Interview was filled with task based questions and questions about my background. Second interview a week later with clinical research manager and lead research nurse and all the questions were straightforward backgrounds and research experience. Got a call the same day with a job offer

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Awards & Accolades

  • Best Children's Hospitals, US News & World Report, 2018
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • Top-Rated Workplaces: Best Hospitals, Indeed, 2018
  • 100 Best Places to Work in IT, IDG Computerworld, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother Magazine, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being


Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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