The Division of General Academic Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CMKC) is seeking general pediatricians to join its faculty. These positions are predominantly oriented toward outpatient clinical service at the CMKC-Vibrant Health Cordell Meeks Jr. Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas. The Cordell Meeks Jr. Clinic is one of five primary care clinics within the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, and it serves as a patient-centered medical home for medically and socially complex children and families from Wyandotte County, an historically underserved area of Kansas.
Vibrant Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides access to respectful, empowering, culturally sensitive and appropriate high-quality health care across three existing clinics in Wyandotte County. Starting Spring 2021, Children’s Mercy Kansas City and Vibrant Health will enter a unique partnership to bring the strengths of both organizations together to expand services to children and families in Wyandotte County, beginning with primary care services at the Cordell Meeks Jr. Clinic.
Outpatient clinical duties include well child/EPSDT visits, same day illness visits, and management of chronic medical conditions common to the general pediatric setting. A routine weekly schedule typically consists of eight (8) half-day clinics, with two half-days for educational and administrative activities. These pediatricians will provide clinical teaching to students and residents on outpatient rotations. Successful candidates will possess strong clinical and interpersonal skills, be board-certified in general pediatrics, and qualify for the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required.
CMKC, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC), and the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) have created an integrated Division of General Academic Pediatrics, aligning population health, educational opportunities, and quality improvement/research programs across the Kansas City metro region. Our combined faculty of more than 70 pediatricians, along with over 25 mid-level providers, serves over 130,000 outpatient visits each year, with a range of clinic settings including urban, suburban, and co-located in childcare facilities. All our primary care clinics have achieved NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home certification, and the CMKC primary care clinic system (Pediatric Care Clinics at CM-Broadway, CM-West Cordell Meeks Jr. Clinic, Teen Primary Care, Beacon Program, and CM Clinic at Operation Breakthrough) received an added Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration. The Division staffs inpatient teams and newborn nurseries at Children’s Mercy Adele Hall Campus, Truman Medical Center, KUMC, and Shawnee Mission Medical Center. The Division is also the clinical home for specialized programs including our Title X program within Teen Primary Care; Weight Management Program (in conjunction with the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition); the Beacon Program (for children with medical complexity), ADHD Clinic, and Down Syndrome Clinic. These programs provide additional opportunities for novel research and quality improvement projects.
For additional information on the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy, visit www.childrensmercy.org/GeneralPediatrics
“The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.”
For more information or consideration, please send CV and cover letter to: https://faculty-childrensmercykc.icims.com/jobs/14041/physician/job?mode=view
George C. Phillips, MD, MBA, CAQSM, FAAP Division Director, General Academic Pediatrics Children’s Mercy 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 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 five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 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 completed construction on a new 9 story research building that includes wet and dry labs. For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit http://www.childrensmercy.org
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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Children's Mercy Kansas City
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. The 366 bed, not-for-profit hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. For the fourth time in a row, Children’s Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, which is awarded to fewer than 7 percent of all hospitals nationally. Its faculty of more than 750 pediatric subspecialist and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Our Equity and Diversity vision is to become a nationally recognized leader among children’s hospitals in providing culturally competent care and reducing healthcare disparities.
Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2.1 million residents in the metro area. Kansas City is home to a very supportive community of African Americans, who make up 12.5% of the KC area population, and Latinos/Hispanics, who make up 8.2. It is often referred to as “The Heart of America,” with a metropolitan area comprised of seven counties in Missouri and four in Kansas. Our city’s long list... of attractions includes world-class museums and entertainment from the World War 1 Museum, American Jazz Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Missouri Repertory Theatre, and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, in addition to the city’s professional and college sports teams.