Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.
Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) is seeking a new faculty member to join the BMT program. Applicants must possess a medical degree and Board eligibility or certification in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of post-fellowship experience in clinical BMT, have a disease specific interest, and goal to build a program in their area of interest within stem cell transplant/cellular therapeutics.
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide excellent clinical care for children and adolescents. Candidates should have a clinical and an academic (clinical or laboratory) focus in cellular therapy. Support will be provided to ensure the candidate’s pursuit of these goals. The academic appointment will be at the assistant, associate or full professor level.
Children's Mercy Kanas City has a full-service BMT program with 35-40 transplants performed annually for a variety of malignant and non-malignant diseases while utilizing all donor sources including haploidentical donors and banked cord blood. The program is focused on novel, less toxic transplant approaches to treat patients with non-malignant diseases, such as severe combined immunodeficiency, aplastic anemia, hemoglobinopathies and rare genetic disorders.
The successful candidate will join an established pediatric transplant program with excellent clinical outcomes. It has a full-complement of staffing including three other faculty physicians, six advanced practice providers, and in-house coverage by Heme-Onc trained physicians. The program is a FACT-accredited, and National Marrow Donor Program and Children’s Oncology Group designated transplant center. We are participating in a number of cooperative group, investigator-initiated, and industry sponsored trials. We are actively involved in the chimeric antigen receptor studies including CTL019 trial for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT sees more than 200 newly diagnosed children with cancer every year and is a consortium partner in the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center. It runs a busy hematology service with over 300 sickle cell disease patients, coagulation service and a hemophilia treatment center. There is an active Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship program.
For more information about this opportunity, interested applicants should contact:
Doug Myers, MD
Section Chief, Hematology/Oncology/BMT
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 366-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute has recently completed construction on a new 9 story research building that includes wet and dry labs.
Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district. Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities.
It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career.
At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.
Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.
CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire qualified people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.
If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.