Pediatric Palliative Care
Pediatric Palliative Care Physician
The Palliative Care Team (PaCT) at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is seeking to add a board-eligible/board-certified pediatric palliative care physician to its team. Candidates who have completed a palliative medicine fellowship are preferred.
Responsibilities of the position include attending on the palliative care consultation services and participating in educational and research activities. The opportunity exists for protected time for teaching, research and program development.
The current team is comprised of five registered nurses with specialized training and expertise in palliative care, two physicians who are fellowship trained and board certified in palliative care, and a pediatric palliative care fellow. Expansion in our health care system, including the recent addition of our Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center, has also expanded the opportunities for the PaCT.
Academic appointment is with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, where we are the primary pediatric teaching site for students, residents, and fellows. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience. EOE/M/F/VET/Disabled
Physicians with interest in this opportunity may contact:
Jennifer Linebarger, MD, MPH, FAAP
Medical Director, PaCT
For consideration, submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and has received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services.
In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 750 pediatric subspecialist and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. And our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, cancer treatment and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.
For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit http://www.childrensmercy.org .
Kansas City is a major mid-western city on the border of Missouri and Kansas with more than 2 million residents in its large metropolitan area which includes flourishing suburban communities. KC’s climate has relatively high humidity. The most common weather is clear with almost completely blue skies. Kansas City’s economy is driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and is the headquarters of companies such as Hallmark and Sprint. It has one of the lowest costs of living of all major U.S. cities and has been rated as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live by Kiplinger Magazine and other publications.
It is a community of good schools, cultural amenities, acclaimed dining and affordable living. It is home to several colleges and universities. It has a robust offering of arts and entertainment from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kaufman Performing Arts Center and Missouri Repertory Theatre to the city's professional and college sports teams. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking.