Children's Mercy KC

Division Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(3/28/2022 3:39 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 Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Hepatology is a large and diverse group, composed of 25 board certified physicians, 6 clinical psychologists and 17 Advanced Practice Nurses and continues to grow. There are four sections within the division, including the Sections of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Transplantation, Neurogastroenterology & Motility and Gastroenterology Psychology. The Division provides over 20,000 outpatient visits yearly with nearly half being provided in multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary clinics. There are 17 multi/interdisciplinary programs hosted within the Division and participates in 5 multi/interdisciplinary clinics housed outside of the Division.


The hallmark of clinical operations is holistic team care to meet the comprehensive needs of all our patients. In addition to clinics at our primary Adele Hall Campus, the division provides clinics at four other Children’s Mercy locations within the Kansas City metropolitan area plus four regional outreach locations. Many of our programs provide consultative service to pediatric gastroenterology programs across a six-state region.  The Division also has two inpatient teams, one providing direct patient care for gastroenterology and hepatology patients and the other providing consultative service to other teams.


The Division is one of the largest in the US and nationally recognized for providing excellent care for children with complex intestinal, liver, esophageal and nutritional disorders. For example, our unique abdominal pain program is led by dedicated gastroenterologists and clinical psychologists. Our IBD program is one of the largest in the nation and actively participating in the ImproveCareNow Collaborative network. With four dedicated physicians, our neurogastroenterology and motility program is one of the largest in the nation and provides a full array of motility diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Our polyposis team is a key contributor for clinical position papers and guidelines for both American and European pediatric gastroenterology societies, and The Division has a robust and extensive procedural program, performing nearly 5,000 procedures annually, including advanced procedures such as ERCP and double-balloon enteroscopy.


The division is active in scholarly activities including teaching and research. The Division has a long-standing ACGME-approved pediatric gastroenterology fellowship program and an embedded research team with capabilities across the full array of transitional research activities. The Division publishes over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts yearly and typically sponsors over 70 on-going research studies at any given time.


Nominations and Applications (cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be submitted by e-mail to:


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.


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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