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Children's Mercy Kansas City APRN Inpatient/CICU Cardiology in Kansas City, Missouri

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Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.

Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


The Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is the premier high-volume pediatric heart programs in the Midwest. Our focused, interdisciplinary care of children with complex congenital and acquired heart disease brings to bear the expertise of board-certified pediatric cardiologists, congenital cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac intensivists, anesthesiologists, and advanced practice pediatric critical care nurses. Our facilities comprise the most advanced technology available for diagnosis, treatment and translational research for our patients, who range in age from fetal to young adult.

The inpatient Heart Center APN team provides coverage to patients in the NICU, Cardiac ICU, and inpatient acute care cardiology services (blue team). The cardiac ICU and Blue team APNs provide 24/7 coverage to all high acuity cardiac patients which includes, but is not limited to, single ventricle patients, transplant patients, post-operative, and post- cardiac catheterization patients. They participate in patient care rounds (with direct patient management), order and interpret laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures, analyze, and prioritize complex data, develop differential diagnoses, and implement plans of care. The APN would be responsible for family education, a resource for residency and nursing staff regarding cardiac anatomy and critical care, and a collaborator with the multiple cardiac sub-specialties and other consulting services. The APNs also work with the CV surgeons on post-operative care, including but not limited to incisional management, removal of chest tubes and pacer wires, and wound vac therapy. The APNs are a resource for residency staff and a collaborator with the multiple cardiac sub-specialties. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse I (APRN-I) provide comprehensive, evidence-based advanced practice nursing to address the physiologic, psychosocial, and developmental needs of patients and families within the framework of the collaborative practice agreement. The APRN-I participates in beginning leadership, evidenced-based practice/ research, and organizational development activities with the support and direction of an experienced APRN mentor.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.

Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that theseasonal influenzaandCOVID-19vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


  • Clinical Practice: proficiently provides comprehensive, evidence-based advanced practice nursing care based on the physiologic, psychosocial, and developmental needs of patients and families within the framework of the collaborative practice agreement.

  • Professional Leadership: advances the practice of nursing by inspiring others to positively impact the care of children and families in our community.

  • Evidenced-based Practice/QI/Research Inquiry: improves patient/family outcomes by utilizing evidence to translate science to practice.

  • Organizational Development: influences organizational policy in order to achieve and sustain practice improvements and strategic initiatives.


  • Acute Care Certification HIGHLY Preferred

  • One of the following: Licensed RN - MO, Registered Nurse Multistate License Missouri required upon hire

  • One of the following: Licensed RN - Kansas, Registered Nurse Multistate License Kansas required upon hire

  • RN Compact license for all states besides KS and MO

  • APRN KS Advanced Practice Registered Nurse KS APRN license in Kansas Required Upon Hire

  • APRN MO Advanced Practice Registered Nurse MO APRN documentation of Recognition in Missouri Required Upon Hire

  • APRN board certification congruent with population and practice setting (see policy statement: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Roles and Practice Setting) Required Upon Hire

  • Refer to Nursing and Advanced Practice Provider Licensure and Certification policy for required Life Support Certifications Required Upon Hire

  • Specialty Certification relevant to unit’s patient population (determined by Nurse Manager/Director) Preferred

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

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Requisition ID2022-22206

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date1 month ago(8/28/2022 10:27 AM)

Posting CategoryAdvance Practice Providers


ShiftVaried shifts

Work TypeFull Time

Work DaysVaried

Work HoursVaried

FLSA StatusExempt

Location : NameAdele Hall

Recruiter : Full Name: First LastKathryn Evans

Recruiter : Emailkjevans@cmh.edu