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  • Childcare
  • Free parking
  • On-site gym
  • Tuition reimbursement
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Full Job Description

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.
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Benefits Highlights:
Children’s Mercy Benefits Guide
Relocation available for eligible candidates
Benefits from Day One
Free Onsite Covered Parking
Onsite Childcare Center
24/7 access to onsite Fitness Center
Employee Wellness Center (on-site primary care clinic and pharmacy)
Tuition Assistance Program

Overview:

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The Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is the premier high-volume pediatric heart program in the Midwest. Our focused, interdisciplinary care of children with complex congenital and acquired heart disease brings to bear the expertise of board-certified pediatric cardiologists, congenital cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac intensivists, anesthesiologists, and advanced practice pediatric critical care nurses. Our facilities include a new state of the art Cardiac Intensive Care unit in 2021 and the most advanced technology available for diagnosis, treatment, and translational research for our patients, who range in age from fetal to young adult.
Physician Assistants (PAs) provide comprehensive health care services to a defined patient population; obtaining the health history; performing a physical examination, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures; formulating and implementing a plan of care; and participating in patient and family education. PAs will work to provide 24/7 coverage to all high-acuity cardiac patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care unit. This includes but is not limited to, single ventricle patients, transplant patients, patients requiring mechanical circulatory support and ventricular assist devices, post-operative patients, acquired heart disease, and post-cardiac catheterization patients. In this team structure, CICU PAs provide direct patient management which includes participation in patient rounds, ordering/interpreting laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures, analyzing and prioritizing complex data, developing differential diagnoses, and implementing plans of care. These tasks will be completed with direct collaboration with a board-certified pediatric intensivist. The CICU PA is expected to work effectively with the medical team by communicating clearly with families, working well with physicians and physician trainees, being a resource to nursing staff, and collaborating with multiple subspecialties that function in the Cardiac ICU. Additionally, the CICU PAs collaborate with the CV surgeons on post-operative care, including but not limited to incisional management, removal of chest tubes and pacer wires, and wound vac therapy. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for the fast-paced environment of the cardiac intensive care unit and an enthusiasm to grow their career caring for the pediatric cardiac population.
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.

Responsibilities:

  • Clinical Practice: Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care for the patient and family which promotes optimal patient outcomes.
  • Clinical Leadership: Serves as a clinical resource for the education and consultation needs of the health care team.
  • Research/Practice Inquiry: Utilizes evidence based practice principles and participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Clinical Practice: Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care for the patient and family which promotes optimal patient outcomes.
  • Clinical Leadership: Serves as a clinical resource for the education and consultation needs of the health care team.
  • Research/Practice Inquiry: Utilizes evidence based practice principles and participates in performance improvement activities.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree Required and 1-2 years experience 2 years minimum experience in a pediatric intensive care setting. Skillful use of the electronic health record (EHR).preferred in specialty practice and/or pediatrics
  • Licensed Physician Assistant KS
  • Licensed Physician Assistant MO
  • Successful completion of the NCCPA Certification Exam Required Upon Hire
  • PA certification congruent with population and practice setting (see policy statement: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Physician Assistant (PA) Roles and Practice Setting) Required Upon Hire
  • Refer to Nursing and Advanced Practice Provider Licensure and Certification policy for required Life Support Certifications Required Upon Hire
  • Successful completion of the NCCPA Certification Exam Required Upon Hire
  • PA certification congruent with population and practice setting (see policy statement: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Physician Assistant (PA) Roles and Practice Setting) Required Upon Hire
  • Refer to Nursing and Advanced Practice Provider Licensure and Certification policy for required Life Support Certifications Required Upon Hire

Remote Work/Work from Home:

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children’s Mercy locations and may not work from home.

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.