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 Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy, Kansas City, seeks a Director for Electrophysiology to fill an unexpected vacancy.
The successful candidate would join an existing group of 30 cardiologists (28 in Kansas City and 2 in Wichita, KS), 3 CV surgeons, 30 APNs and lead the EP team that includes 2 other physicians, 2 APNs, 3 nurses and 2 EP technicians.
Candidates must be board-certified in Pediatric Cardiology, certified by IBHRE for clinical EP (CEPS peds) and cardiac devices (CCDS), preferably with 7 years or more of post-fellowship experience. Extensive experience with all catheter ablation techniques both in children and adults with congenital heart disease is mandatory. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic leader to promote ongoing success and enhance strategic growth while in a busy and complex quaternary health care environment. Experience in leadership and with LEAN methodology are highly desirable. Strong communication skills are key. Dedicated time for administration will be provided. There are ample opportunities for clinical / translational research and teaching (medical students, residents and Pediatric Cardiology fellows). Interest in Outcomes Research, Pharmacogenomics or Genomics would be strongly supported through our brand-new Children’s Research Institute (funded by over $200 million in philanthropic funding) which is scheduled to open its doors next summer. There is a great potential for collaboration with adult electrophysiology teams in town to provide the best care for adults with congenital heart disease. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.
Our Heart Center serves a population of over 5 million in the heart of the U.S.A. We perform over 500 cardiac operations, 600 cardiac catheterizations including over 200 invasive EP procedures, 18,000 outpatient visits including over 2100 outpatient EP visits, and 18,000 echocardiograms annually. We follow almost 300 patients who have implanted pacemakers, ICDs or implanted loop recorders. Our two state-of the art cath labs are both hybrid labs with one equipped with the latest EP technology including a 3D imaging system. Telehealth is available and facilitates our outreach clinics. We have video-conferencing capabilities that are routinely used by providers from distant locations to dial into our conferences for patient care and education. In 2020, we were ranked # 23 nationally by USNWR.
Our super-specialty resources include Electrophysiology (which includes Clinical EP, pacing and Genetic Arrhythmia), Cardiac Transplantation – Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging (fetal echo, 3D echo, trans-esophageal echo, CT, MRI and 3D printing). We also provide specialized, team-based care in Fetal Cardiology (with on-site delivery services for high-risk neonates), Interstage Monitoring (CHAMP), Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Genetics, Cardio-oncology, Pulmonary Hypertension, a dedicated POTS clinic and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Services.
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 (including the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes), 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.
For additional information, please contact: Stephen Kaine, MD, Co-Director of the Ward Family Heart Center
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.