Northland Urgent Care Medicine - General Pediatrician

Children's Mercy Northland Urgent Care
Facility: Children's Mercy Northland Urgent Care 
Address: 501 NW Barry Road 
Kansas City, MO 64155 
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Specialty: Pediatrics
Urgent Care 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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About This Opportunity

The Division of Urgent Care at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City is seeking both part-time and full-time board certified/eligible General Pediatricians for its Urgent Care facilities. CMH Urgent Care centers are staffed by pediatric-trained physicians and mid-level practitioners. It offers on-site labs, x-rays, respiratory treatment, intravenous hydration, and medication administration. The physicians work in cooperation and collaboration with community primary care providers. The position primarily involves clinical responsibilities. Physicians must be BLS certified and must be comfortable caring for pediatric patients with urgent medical needs. Salary is commensurate with experience.

CMH Urgent Care provides care to pediatric patients with illnesses or injuries that require prompt medical treatment. Procedures performed in urgent care include minor laceration repairs, foreign body removals, and incision and drainage of simple abscesses. We work with community pediatric caregivers for continuity of care for our pediatric patients and families. We offer urgent care services at 3 locations in the KC metropolitan area: Blue Valley (Overland Park, KS), East (Independence, MO), and Northland (Kansas City, MO). These sites saw nearly 95,000 patient visits in FY’17. We have approximately 35 Urgent Care physicians in the division including full and part-time positions. The Urgent Care Center hours of operation are from 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on weekends. We see patients seven days a week, 365 days a year. Children’s Mercy utilizes Cerner electronic medical records for all records. Comfort with working with electronic medical records is a requirement.

The duties and responsibility of this position are primarily clinical with administrative and academic components intricately integrated in to the practice. Physicians are expected to apply for appointment at an Assistant Professor rank or greater with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Physicians have the option of choosing either a clinical or scholarly tract, with the scholarly tract providing opportunities for leading or collaborating in various research activities within urgent care and beyond. Physicians also have the opportunity to serve on hospital and section committees to support quality improvement efforts, clinical practice guideline development, and other initiatives. 

Salary and academic range are commensurate with experience.

For more information and consideration, please send CV and cover letter to
attention Jennifer Johnson, MD, FAAP, Division Director or contact our Physician Recruitment office at 816-983-6201.

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About Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

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

Our Bi-State Community

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.

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