Children's Mercy KC

Director Language and Accessibility Services

Requisition ID
2022-20277
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 weeks ago(6/10/2022 8:00 AM)
Posting Category
Professionals
Division
PROJECT RISE
Shift
Day shift
Work Type
Full Time
Work Days
Monday-Friday
Work Hours
8:00am-4:30pm
FLSA Status
Exempt
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Courtney Roberts
Recruiter : Email
cmroberts1@cmh.edu

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

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.

 

 

Overview

The Director of Language and Accessibility Services leads efforts to promote inclusion, accessibility and equitable opportunities

for all individuals throughout all Children's Mercy facilities and programs. The Director oversees all aspects of the Project RISE

program, Languages Services Department,  including management of staff resources, strategic planning, budget oversight,

funding development, quality and program development. The Director understands 504/ADA compliance and will provide leadership in advocating and organizing access throughout Children’s Mercy.   The Director collaborates internally with other leaders to facilitate cultural and systems change, in addition to outreach with community stakeholders to build relationships that support patient and family needs, inclusion and accessibility initiatives.

 

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 the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines 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.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the development and management of language and accessibility services for individuals to ensure access to quality pediatric health care.
  • Talent Management and Workforce Development.
  • Quality, data management, Lean principles and scholarly initiatives.
  • 504/ADA responsibilities.
  • Ensures effective management of Department fiscal and capital budgets, human resources, and operations and formulates business plans for new programs or services.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5-7 years experience leading a language services team ideally in a medical setting
  • Master's Degree Preferred

Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children’s Mercy locations and may not work from home.

 

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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