The successful candidate will exhibit excellent clinical skills, strong organizational and team skills and a desire to teach. Interest and skills in longitudinal neuromuscular management, brachial plexus injury, spasticity management, and EMG are desirable, but the duties assigned will depend on the skills and interests of the applicant. There will be opportunities for research and collaboration.
Recognized as regional leaders in pediatric rehabilitation care, our team consists of six pediatric physiatrists with two physician fellows, four nurse practitioners, two social workers, and additional physician for EMG/NCV, a rehabilitation psychologist, a triage nurse, and a dedicated research physician and a research coordinator, along with an amazing team of therapists from all pertinent disciplines. Our practice includes inpatient, outpatient and consultation service, as well as a Day Program. We have an active and expanding research program, an ACGME approved fellowship training program, and active involvement with PM&R residents with clinical and didactic teaching opportunities. Our practice has expanded to three Kansas City sites, along with telemedicine growth into Kansas and Missouri.
Our physicians diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric physical rehabilitation conditions, including inpatient and outpatient management of limb deficiency, neuromuscular disease, surgical neuromonitoring, EMG, brachial plexus injury, torticollis, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spasticity, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, and wheelchair/seating needs.
Children's Mercy is one of the nations' top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." It has achieved Magnet nursing designation 3 consecutive terms, an honor awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally. The faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. There are more than 20 fellowship programs within the departments of pediatrics, surgery, radiology, dentistry, anesthesiology, and pathology. Children's Mercy is affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and is currently working with the University of Kansas Hospital to develop an integrated pediatric department.
Kansas City is located in the heart of America. It has small-town friendliness but big-city dining, a variety of entertainment options: incredible jazz, professional sports, world-renowned museums, and great shopping and more fountains than any city in the world besides Rome. The city, a metropolitan area of more than 2 million people, has some of the best public school districts in the nation.