Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

  • Mission Health System
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018

Job Description


Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician Position in Beautiful Asheville, NC

The Olson Huff Center for Child Development at Mission Children's Hospital, directed by Adrian Sandler MD, is seeking an energetic full-time Developmental Pediatrician to join a comprehensive and growing multiple provider program. Candidates should have fellowship training and be board-certified/eligible in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics or Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Responsibilities include consultation and follow-up, with opportunities for program development, leadership, clinical research and teaching.

Position Highlights

The Olson Huff Center is an inter-professional regional referral center, the largest clinic program of its kind in the state, providing a range of diagnostic and treatment services to children with developmental problems. Special strengths include:
  • Innovative autism programs
  • Complex ADHD/school problems clinic
  • Integrated behavioral health services
  • Neuromuscular/cerebral palsy clinic
  • Interdisciplinary Neonatal follow up
  • Onsite Pediatric Therapies including: PT, OT, SLP

Additional on-site providers include 2 Psychologists, LCSWs, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists. Mission Children's Hospital offers a variety of employed pediatric subspecialists, including Pediatric Neurology, Clinical Genetics and Pediatric Orthopedics. Our local community offers a large Autism Collaborative, a large Family Support Network, as well as robust local support for our programs.

About Mission Children's Hospital and Specialists:

Mission Children's Hospital has an annual average of 3,000 patient admissions to our pediatric inpatient units, 4,500 pediatric surgeries, and 14,000 pediatric visits to our Emergency Department. Each year approximately 700 ill and premature newborns receive life-saving care in our level III 51-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our ambulatory facilities, including Fullerton Genetics, the SECU Cancer Center, and Reuter Outpatient Center including our Pediatric Imaging Center, offer a full range of pediatric specialty services, all situated in convenient modern outpatient settings. Collectively Mission has 60 Pediatric subspecialists in 22 different disciplines providing expert care in the childhood diseases, disorders, and conditions they treat.

At Mission, we know that children have unique needs. We also believe that families belong together, especially during times of illness and hospitalization. This sensitivity allows us to create an atmosphere where parents and children feel comfortable and understood. Mission Hospitals have been caring for and treating children in this area for over 120 years. As our facilities, staff and medical technologies have grown, so has our commitment to providing children with compassionate medical care. Today, Mission provides the most comprehensive, specialized pediatric care in the region and beyond, treating patients with complex illnesses such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. We are...

  • The region's first and only pediatric intensive care unit
  • The region's only state-designated neonatal intensive care unit
  • A member of the Children's Oncology Group, providing the national standard for pediatric cancer care
  • Home to the Olson Huff Center for Child Development, providing ongoing therapy and medical services for children with developmental delays
  • Western North Carolina's only dedicated pediatric radiology service that offers fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists and pediatric MRI with "movie goggles" that dramatically reduce anxiety and the need for medication
  • Certified Child Life Specialists helping craft safe and nurturing care environments for our patients in all settings (inpatient, ED, outpatient, procedural)


Outreach services that include:
  • Children's dental program, including the Children's Mobile Dental Clinic and dental surgical services
  • Regional Asthma Disease Management Program
  • WNC SafeKids
  • Family Support Network
  • Perinatal Education


Our providers form a very special team committed to providing not only clinically excellent care, but also personalized, family-centered care for our patients and the families who love them. Mission Children's Hospital provides care to all children, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

Our Region

While Asheville retains the charm and friendliness of a medium-sized city, it boasts the amenities of a much larger city. Theater, live music, festivals, excellent restaurants, diverse populations, art galleries, cultural diversions and museums abound. Eclectic art galleries, micro-breweries and cozy cafes can be found at every turn. A food lover's paradise, culinary offerings range from traditional southern comfort food to four-star cuisine. Asheville is also home to America's largest privately-owned home, the Biltmore Estate, and the historic Grove Park Inn. Downtown Asheville is pedestrian-friendly and dog-friendly, and the city's unique skyline of art-deco style buildings are surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.