The Division of Critical Care at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is seeking full time Cardiac and Medical intensivists to join its Division. The Division is in an exciting time of expansion of its clinical services by developing a 24 bed dedicated cardiac intensive care unit and a 43 bed Medical/Surgical ICU.
The cardiac ICU will care 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. The 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 for participation in multi-center collaborative initiatives as well as clinical research. Those with significant QI or research experience would be given special consideration. The ideal candidate will have received dual board certification in critical care/cardiology or received focused cardiac ICU training in addition to critical care training.
The PICU is a large multi-disciplinary unit admitting approximately 2000 patients/year and contains both complex medical and surgical populations. Consistent with its strong regional presence, the PICU admits patients with a wide variety of diagnoses such as sepsis, acute lung injury, multi-organ system failure, multisystem trauma, bone marrow and solid organ transplant, and acute neurological emergencies. Capabilities are typical for a large tertiary PICU which includes high level ventilatory support modalities including specialty gases and HFOV, renal replacement therapies, plasma exchange, and an active ECMO program that performs 30 cases/year. The clinical services are staffed by pediatric and other rotating residents and there is an excellent cohort of supportive ancillary services. The Division of Critical Care has a 6-person fellowship program and pediatric emergency medicine fellows also rotate through the PICU as well. The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience as an attending physician leading multi-disciplinary teams in a busy clinical environment and special considerations would be given to those candidates who have well-developed academic interests, additional training beyond primary fellowship, a strong QI background, or clinical research experience.
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 contact us at 866-264-4652 (866-CMH-inKC), or please submit CV and cover letter to: