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Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 23458
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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.
"Working as an APRN in the Cardiac ICU provides daily opportunities for critical thinking, learning and growth. We manage children with complex congenital heart conditions, including congenital heart disease, arrhythmias and heart failure. The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I was an integral part of the care team that led a critically ill child to recovery. After working at Children's Mercy Kansas City for 11 years, I am most proud of the multidisciplinary teamwork that contributes to providing quality care to our patients and families." - Liz Winke, APRN
Full Time - Day/Evening/Night
Full Time - Weekend Option
Part Time - Weekend Option
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.
As a member of the Heart Center team the Cardiac ICU (CICU) APNs 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 APNs 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 APN 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 subspecialities that function in the Cardiac ICU. Additionally, the CICU APNs 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 advanced practice career caring for the pediatric cardiac population.
The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse provides comprehensive, evidence-based advanced practice nursing to address the physiologic, psychosocial, and developmental needs of patients and families within the framework of the collaborative practice agreement. The newer APN participates in beginning leadership, evidenced-based practice/ research, and organizational development activities with the support and direction of an experienced APN mentor and through the APN fellowship program.
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.
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)
APRN Clinical Ladder Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Children’s Mercy is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers and nationally recognized for delivering the highest level of care for children. We are located in Kansas City, Missouri, a growing area with a little bit of everything to experience, taste and try! We have a rich arts and culture community, affordable housing and something for everyone in your family.
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