Children's Mercy KC

Pediatric Biochemical Geneticist

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 7 months ago(10/29/2021 4:04 PM)
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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 Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City is seeking to hire a full-time pediatric biochemical geneticist. This individual will join the talented and experienced Division of Clinical Genetics which currently includes two clinical biochemical geneticists, four pediatric geneticists, and twelve genetic counselors. The division is supported by three expert metabolic dietitians, and outstanding nursing and administrative staff. The clinical genetics team works closely with the faculty and staff in the Biochemical Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, and Cytogenetics Laboratories. There are ample opportunities for collaboration with the Children’s Mercy Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, the Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI). Children’s Mercy is affiliated with the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) and Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC).


Job responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with a wide-ranging variety of inherited metabolic genetic disorders, lysosomal storage diseases, and mitochondrial diseases. Children’s mercy is the major referral center for metabolic newborn screening in Kansas and western Missouri. The division of clinical genetics has extensive experience with telehealth services. Teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and other trainees is essential to this role. There are opportunities to collaborate with clinical and basic science researchers. Clinicians with research experience are also encouraged to inquire.


Eligible candidates of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be board-certified or board-eligible in either clinical biochemical genetics or medical biochemical genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Individuals with board certification in clinical genetics and extensive experience in metabolic genetic diseases are also encouraged to enquire. Board certification in pediatrics is highly valued. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible to practice medicine in the states of Missouri and Kansas.


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



Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.

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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