Children’s Mercy located in Kansas City, is actively recruiting a General Pediatrician to the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation.
This Pediatrician will join a robust, innovative, multi-disciplinary team offering a broad range of clinical, educational and research initiatives to the institution in the areas of Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical and Environmental Toxicology while enjoying tremendous support from hospital and academic leadership.
Children’s Mercy recently formed the Section of Toxicology and Environmental Health to incorporate the institution’s Environmental Health Program into a program that focuses on exposures to children. The Environmental Health Program provides education and home assessments to families with adverse health effects from environmental exposures. Referrals to the program are frequently made from multiple specialties within the hospital and from physicians practicing within the region. As a result, an Environmental Health Clinic has been established to aid in the diagnosis and medical management of these exposures. Children’s Mercy is the home of the Regional Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit which serves the federal four-state region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska to provide education and consultation to providers seeing children with environmental exposures.
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
- Working within the multi-specialty division on the evaluation and management of patients within the Inpatient Consult Service and Outpatient Clinic
- Participating in the Environmental Health Program in the recognition, diagnosis, documentation and management of patients with exposures.
- Establishing relationships within and outside the Division for research and service promotion regarding Environmental Toxicology.
- Participating in Division research protocols
- Establishing investigator initiated research that becomes internally or externally funded
- Teaching Environmental Health Curriculum to residents, fellows, and other hospital personnel
- Serving a role within the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit as a consultant and liaison to local, state, regional and national organizations involved in advocacy and education regarding children with environmental exposures.
The ideal candidate for this position will be board certified in Pediatrics, possess a robust interest in developing an academic career, and will display an interest in pursuing further education in Environmental Health. Subspecialty training is not necessary.
Please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Jennifer Lowry, MD
Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Innovation
For additional information call 816-234-3059.
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 .
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