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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 Critical Care at Children's Mercy Kansas City is seeking a Medical Director to lead the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The institution is in an exciting time of expansion of its cardiac program and is looking forward opening a brand new 24 bed dedicated Cardiac ICU in the fall of 2021.
The Medical Director will be responsible for leading delivery of the highest quality care and clinical operations for a growing population of infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease. The program currently performs approximately 400 cardiopulmonary bypass cases annually and has a growing cardiomyopathy/cardiac transplantation program that includes a Ventricular Assist Device program. The institution has an active ECMO program that performs approximately 30 cases annually and has recently developed mobile ECMO capabilities. Clinical services are comprised of a team-based model with an excellent collaborative network of peers from various cardiology areas of expertise (heart failure, interventional cardiology, imaging, electrophysiology, etc.) and 3 excellent cardiovascular surgical colleagues. Clinical teams are supported with an outstanding group of APRNs and PICU and Cardiology fellows all rotate through the unit as well. There is an excellent opportunity to promote the engagement in multi-center collaborative initiatives as well as clinical research. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated previous experience in leadership and program building of the complex multidisciplinary teams necessary for this population of patients as well as experience with the benchmarking databases needed to guide the provision of the highest level of care. Dual boarding in Critical Care and Cardiology or those who have significant additional training/experience in cardiac critical care beyond critical care training is desired.
Faculty appointments are available through an affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and will be commensurate with experience.
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 five 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 recently completed construction on a new 9 story research building that includes wet and dry labs. For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit http://www.childrensmercy.org
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.