Children's Mercy KC

Pediatric Psychologist

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(6/15/2021 12:33 PM)
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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.




The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is recruiting a pediatric psychologist to provide consultation services to our inpatient teams and outpatient pediatric subspecialty clinics and programs. Primary duties will include: 1) behavioral health assessment and intervention for medical inpatients and patients with emotional and behavioral needs; 2) outpatient consultation, assessment, and intervention with patients seen in medical subspecialty clinics and programs. Interdisciplinary collaboration will be a key part of this psychologist’s role.

The position will also include teaching and supervising in the hospital’s pediatric medical residency, psychology fellowship, APA-accredited psychology internship, and/or psychology practicum programs. The position carries an academic appointment at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, with rank commensurate to qualifications and experience. Scholarly achievements in teaching, research, and professional/clinical service are encouraged.

Applicants must have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in clinical psychology, pediatric psychology, or clinical child psychology
  • Completed an APA-approved internship
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary teams
  • Eligibility for licensure in Missouri and Kansas

Fellowship level training and/or experience in pediatric psychology is preferred.

The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package.  The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health at Children’s Mercy offers a dynamic and collegial work environment and Kansas City offers an excellent quality of life.  Our division includes 44 psychologists, 8 developmental pediatricians, 8 child and adolescent psychiatrists, and other allied health professionals who work together to provide outstanding mental and behavioral health care to youth in our region and beyond.  Psychologists in the Section of Pediatric Psychology work closely with medical subspecialties to meet the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents with acute or chronic health conditions and advance research and program development, and many enjoy leadership roles across the hospital. 


The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.




- Provides quality clinical care to patients.
- Provides education to psychologists, students, trainees and allied health professionals.
- Participates in scholarly activities that contribute to mental health knowledge.
- Participates in administrative activities and promotes fiscal responsibility


  • Ph.D. Residency/Fellowship and 1-2 years experience Federal and state statues and scope of practice.

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 great 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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