Pediatrician for Children with Medical Complexity
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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 1/13/2017
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, MO
GEN PEDS PROF-BROAD
Children's Mercy Kansas City is recruiting a full time physician to join our Beacon Program, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, primary care and consultative care program for Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) and their siblings.
The ideal candidate will have both an interest and background in caring for CMC. Approximately 80% of the position will be dedicated to clinical service time, including care coordination activities. 20% of the position's effort will be available for pursuit of academic and research activities. The position would have 6 half days of clinic per week and 4 half days of administrative time.
The Beacon Program has multiple active research opportunities and grants, and participation in these efforts is an expectation of any Beacon team member. As a NCQA level III medical home, quality improvement programs are integral to Beacon; the program's providers and staff are constantly striving to improve processes and efficiency.
Additional training and/or evidence of success in Health Services/Outcomes Research is desirable but not required. Academic appointment at the rank commiserate with prior accomplishments will be in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine.
Children's Mercy Kansas City serves as the Primary Pediatric Teaching Hospital and Clinics for the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, and it is also a prominent teaching site for the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Improving the care of CMC is among the top strategic priorities for Children's Mercy Kansas City, and the Beacon Program has the full support of the Executive and Academic leadership at Children's Mercy Kansas City.
The Beacon Program began in November, 2013 and has already recruited over 200 of the most medically complex patients in the Kansas City metro areas as well as 100 of their siblings. The program, led by Ingrid Larson, DNP, is housed within the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, directed by George Phillips, MD. The Beacon Program is well supported with two full time nurse practitioner care managers, a full time nurse clinical services coordinator, two social workers, a full-time registered dietitian, a full-time psychologist, a full-time care assistant, and 2.5 full-time equivalent clinic nurses. There is also a respiratory therapist and administrative support staff within the clinic.
With future growth, The Beacon Program plans for three integrated care teams to care for approximately 450-600 of the most complex and technologically dependent children in the Kansas City metro area, with further expansion to include consultative telemedicine support for CMC with primary care providers in more distant, rural communities. This is an incredible opportunity for a physician dedicated to providing services to CMC within an established yet growing, well-supported clinical program. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.
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