The Children’s Mercy Hospital and University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine seek a dynamic and energetic leader to serve as the Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Division has been consistently recognized as a national leader in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the ideal leader will have a strong record of health care leadership, academic accomplishment, and superb interpersonal skills. They must be board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
The Division Director will be responsible for leading the largest Pediatrics Division at Children’s Mercy that is composed of 69 faculty. This includes 39 pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) faculty and 30 pediatric associates in emergency medicine. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division provides care at two Emergency Departments; Adele Hall Emergency Department (CMAH) in Kansas City, MO and Children Mercy Kansas Emergency Department (CMK) in Overland Park, KS with a total annual census of approximately 110,000 patients. In addition to 69 faculty members, there are 30 nurse practitioners and 135 nurses employed in the combined Emergency Departments. The Emergency Medicine Division provides comprehensive pediatric emergency care and serves as the regions only level 1 pediatric trauma center. Additional clinical support services include continuous access to social work, on-site interpreter services, child life, and a support team for acute sexual abuse evaluations.
The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty are integrated into the fabric of the institution and engaged in several critically important areas. PEM faculty serve as leaders in areas such as Chief of MIT, President of the Medical Staff, Senior Medical Director Outreach and Regional Practices, Chief Medical Quality and Safety Officer, Medical Director of Global Health, and Medical Director of the Simulation Center. Faculty also participate and chair national working groups and committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Promoting the Division’s reputation, leadership, and influence on the national and international stage remains a priority of the division.
The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine has a proud heritage in education as one of the first PEM fellowships. The program currently accepts 3 fellows each year and trains Pediatric and Emergency Medicine trainees. Each month, the Division trains 13-18 residents from local pediatric, family medicine, and emergency medicine residency programs and 1-2 medical students from UMKC, University of Kansas, or other institutions.
The Division fosters a collaborative research environment with a dedicated support team composed of full time a CRC-II Team Supervisor and 6 clinical trial coordinators. Faculty lead multiple extramurally funded research endeavors across areas such as rapid viral testing, Sepsis, and enhanced sexual health interventions. Faculty are actively involved or provide leadership to Institutional collaborative quality and safety efforts including care delivery of asthma, antibiotic stewardship, screening for interpersonal violence, and reducing adverse events following sedation. Members are also engaged in community education and advocacy efforts surrounding injury prevention and gun violence.
For more information or consideration, please send cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with attention to the search committee chair, Geoffrey L Allen, MD.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Children's Mercy Kansas City
Children's Mercy Kansas city is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health systems, 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 a one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals" and has received Magnet (R) recognition four times for excellence in nursing services.