Children's Mercy KC

Pediatric Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 year ago(1/26/2022 10:16 AM)
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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 Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Science is seeking a full-time, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon to join our Section of Spine Surgery.  The successful candidate should be board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and training in spinal surgery, and possess excellent surgical, clinical, and academic skills. The applicant should be eligible for medical licensure in the States of Missouri and Kansas. The candidate will be expected to take general orthopedic call and spine call. Highlights of this position include:

  • Diverse patient population undergoing a wide range of procedures
  • Academic institution with focus on 100% pediatric population
  • ACS Level 1 Trauma Center; ACS Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center
  • Opportunity for clinical and basic science research
  • Fellow, Resident, and Medical Student education programs
  • Team based care focused on families
  • Competitive compensation and excellent benefits
  • Friendly and highly collaborative team

The Section of Spine Surgery is well established within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Science with a robust and growing clinical practice. Members of the section have integral involvement with broad multidisciplinary care and manage a wide range of pediatric and adolescent spinal disorders including deformity, spondylolysis/listhesis, trauma, tumors, cervical spine disorders, disc herniations, and infections. The pediatric spine program is currently supported by 2 full time surgeons who manage a high-volume spine surgery service with a large referral base and enjoys a collaborative relationship with the Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery.  The Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Science includes 12 full time pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and 4 non-surgical pediatric orthopaedic specialists and includes the section of hand surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine.


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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