Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
The Division of Critical Care at Children's Mercy Kansas City is seeking a Medical Director to lead the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The institution is in an exciting time of expansion of its cardiac program and is looking forward opening a brand new 24 bed dedicated Cardiac ICU in the fall of 2021.
The Medical Director will be responsible for leading delivery of the highest quality care and clinical operations for a growing population of infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease. The program currently performs approximately 400 cardiopulmonary bypass cases annually and has a growing cardiomyopathy/cardiac transplantation program that includes a Ventricular Assist Device program. The institution has an active ECMO program that performs approximately 30 cases annually and has recently developed mobile ECMO capabilities. Clinical services are comprised of a team-based model with an excellent collaborative network of peers from various cardiology areas of expertise (heart failure, interventional cardiology, imaging, electrophysiology, etc.) and 3 excellent cardiovascular surgical colleagues. Clinical teams are supported with an outstanding group of APRNs and PICU and Cardiology fellows all rotate through the unit as well. There is an excellent opportunity to promote the engagement in multi-center collaborative initiatives as well as clinical research. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated previous experience in leadership and program building of the complex multidisciplinary teams necessary for this population of patients as well as experience with the benchmarking databases needed to guide the provision of the highest level of care. Dual boarding in Critical Care and Cardiology or those who have significant additional training/experience in cardiac critical care beyond critical care training is desired.
Faculty appointments are available through an affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and will be commensurate with experience.
For more information about our opportunities please submit CV and cover letter to:https://faculty-childrensmercykc.icims.com/jobs/12943/physician/job
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
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