Job ID: 290112611
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
Pediatric Cardiologist - Wichita
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Senior Physician Recruiter
Pediatric Cardiologist in Wichita, Kansas
The Ward Family Heart Center at Childrens Mercy Kansas City seeks a candidate at the assistant or associate professor level who would join our team as a pediatric cardiologist based at the CMKC multi-specialty clinic in Wichita, KS. The successful candidate would join an existing group of 28 cardiologists (25 in Kansas City, 1 in Wichita, KS and 1 in Topeka, KS), 3 CV surgeons, 30 APNs. Our Wichita office consists of one cardiologist, an APRN and dedicated sonographers and nursing staff. The position has minimal inpatient duties but will require monthly travel to support our outreach clinics in central and western Kansas. Experience and interest in outpatient cardiology and echocardiography is a must. There are opportunities also for development of a Fetal Echocardiography program in the community if interested. Trainees in their final year are welcome to apply.
Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in Pediatric Cardiology. Strong communication skills are key. There are opportunities for teaching medical students and residents with faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita campus. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.
Wichita is a prosperous, thriving community with a metropolitan population of 650,000, the largest city in Kansas. Located 180 miles southwest of Kansas City, the city is known for its central role in American aviation design and manufacturing. It is an affordable and very livable city of historic neighborhoods, highly-rated schools and several colleges and universities.
Our Heart Center serves a population of over 5 million in the heart of the U.S.A. We perform over 500 cardiac operations, 600 cardiac catheterizations including over 200 invasive EP procedures, 18,000 outpatient visits, and more than 20,000 echocardiograms annually. Our two state-of the art catheterization labs are both hybrid labs and equipped with the latest 3D imaging and EP technology. Telehealth is available and facilitates our outreach clinics. We have video-conferencing capabilities that are routinely used by providers from distant locations to dial into our conferences for patient care and education. In 2021, the Ward Family Heart Center program was ranked # 24 nationally by USNWR.
Our Kansas City-based super-specialty resources include Electrophysiology (which includes Clinical EP, pacing and Genetic Arrhythmia), Cardiac Transplantation/Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging (fetal echo, 3D echo, trans-esophageal echo, CT, MRI and 3D printing). We also provide specialized, team-based care in Fetal Cardiology (with on-site delivery services for high-risk neonates in Kansas City), Interstage Monitoring (CHAMP), Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Genetics, Cardio-oncology, Single Ventricle Survivorship, Pulmonary Hypertension, a dedicated POTS clinic and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Services.
The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Please submit CV and cover letter to:
For more information:
Aliessa Barnes MD
Co-Director, Ward Family Heart Center
Chief, Section of Cardiology
Phone (816) 983-6225
Childrens Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Childrens Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 pediatric specialties. We have received Magnet recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.
The Childrens Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation. In 2021, the CMRI moved into a nine story, 375,000 square foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care. We invite you to visit Childrens Mercy Hospital virtually at cmkc.link/PhysicianTour
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