Children’s Mercy- Kansas City Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking a BC Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The candidate should have strong clinical skills. Clinical responsibilities of the position will include inpatient consultations and a role in the ambulatory clinic. Evidence of success in teaching medical students, pediatric residents, and/or fellows is desired. Two or more years of clinical experience at the faculty level including experience with caring for HIV infected patients is highly preferred. Academic endeavors are encouraged, including participation in clinical research and quality improvement efforts. Specific expertise and interest in antimicrobial stewardship desired.
The Division staff currently consists of 14 ID faculty, 3 postdoctoral fellows in its accredited pediatric infectious diseases training program; 4 ID nurse practitioners, and 2 PharmDs who serve the Division and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Six nurse coordinators support the ID clinical research efforts. The Division has a strong collaborative relationship with the CMH Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and its Director in addition to ongoing grant funded studies as an NIH sponsored Vaccine Evaluation Treatment Unit and a CDC New Vaccine Surveillance Network site.
Infectious diseases faculty care for approximately 1200 outpatients annually including patients at the International Adoption and Travel Medicine Clinics. Over 1500 new inpatient consults are seen annually including ~400 on the Immune Compromised Host service.
Children's Mercy Hospital is an independent, non-profit 354 bed pediatric health system, serving half a million aptients 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 ahs received Magnet recognition three times for excellence in nursing services.