Children's Mercy KC

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(5/4/2021 10:42 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-13665
Posting Category
Physicians and Faculty

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

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.

 

 

Overview

BC/BE Fellowship Trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist

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. 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”. Our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric subspecialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.

  • Current openings for two pediatric ophthalmologists with interest in pediatric and adult strabismus, ROP (laser and avastin treatment experience preferred), ocular genetics, and/or general pediatric ophthalmology
  • Join a dedicated team of 4 full-time pediatric ophthalmologists, 2 orthoptists and 4 pediatric optometrists
  • On-site support from 7 additional ophthalmologists including ocular oncology, pediatric retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and oculoplastics
  • Call coverage is at one Level I pediatric trauma center with resident/fellow coverage
  • Opportunity for teaching a pediatric ophthalmology fellow and ophthalmology residents from 2 residency programs
  • Academic appointment at University of Kansas and University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Participate in shared ROP screening and treatment at 8 local NICUs (60-80 babies per week)
  • Access to 2 full-time ophthalmology research coordinators with ~30 internally and externally funded pediatric ophthalmology projects including PEDIG studies
  • Clinic diagnostic equipment including Optos (with fluorescein angiography), anterior and posterior segment OCT, Pentacam, visual field, Lenstar, specular microscopy and ERG
  • Advanced OR equipment including 3D viewing system with intraoperative OCT, retinal and glaucoma lasers, UBM, Retcam, and Avedro corneal crosslinking system
  • The ophthalmology and optometry team see 35,000+ patient visits annually with excellent support from 20 ophthalmic technicians and an overall staff of 60 employees
  • Competitive salary and compensation package including licensure, board fees, CME allowance, vacation time, health insurance and retirement

 

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 than750 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  completely construction on a new 9 story research building which 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.

Physicians provide quality patient care, effective educational resources and participate in scholarly and administrative activities while abiding by the ethical principles of the medical profession.

 

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.

 

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

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.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

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.

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