Children's Mercy KC

APRN - Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
4 months ago(2/9/2024 2:44 PM)
Posting Category
Advance Practice Providers
Day and night shifts
Work Type
Full Time
Work Hours
6 am - 6 pm/ 6 pm - 6 am
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Kathryn Evans
Recruiter : Email

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.


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Benefits Highlights:

Children's Mercy Benefits Guide

Relocation available for eligible candidates

Benefits from Day One

Free Onsite Covered Parking

Onsite Childcare Center

24/7 access to onsite Fitness Center

Employee Wellness Center (on-site primary care clinic and pharmacy)

APRN Clinical Ladder Program

Tuition Assistance Program




Cardiac baby


**Acute Care PNP Required upon hire**


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Haverty Family Cardiac Intensive Care Unit


The Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is the premier high-volume pediatric heart program 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 include a new state of the art Cardiac Intensive Care unit in 2021 and the most advanced technology available for diagnosis, treatment, and translational research for our patients, who range in age from fetal to young adult.  


As a member of the Heart Center team the Cardiac ICU(CICU) APNs will work to provide 24/7 coverage to all high acuity cardiac patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care unit.  This includes, but is not limited to, single ventricle patients, transplant patients, patients requiring mechanical circulatory support and ventricular assist devices, post-operative patients, acquired heart disease and post- cardiac catheterization patients.  In this team structure CICU APNs provide direct patient management which includes participation in patient rounds, ordering/interpreting laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures, analyzing and prioritizing complex data, developing differential diagnoses, and implementing plans of care. These tasks will be completed with direct collaboration with a board-certified pediatric intensivist.  The CICU APN is expected to work effectively with the medical team by communicating clearly with families, working well with physicians and physician trainees, being a resource to nursing staff and collaborating with multiple subspecialities that function in the Cardiac ICU.  Additionally, the CICU APNs collaborate 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.  We are looking for candidates who have a passion for the fast-paced environment of the cardiac intensive care unit and an enthusiasm to grow their advanced practice career caring for the pediatric cardiac population. 


The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse provides 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 newer APN participates in beginning leadership, evidenced-based practice/ research, and organizational development activities with the support and direction of an experienced APN mentor and through the APN fellowship program.


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.


  • Clinical Practice: competently provides comprehensive, evidence-based advanced practice nursing care to address the physiologic, psychosocial, and developmental needs of patients and families within the framework of the collaborative practice agreement.
  • Professional Practice: actively participates in beginning leadership, evidenced-based practice/research, and organizational development activities with the support and direction of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse mentor.


  • Acute Care PNP Required upon hire
  • Master's Degree Required and 1-2 years experience Pediatric RN experience. Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis within preferred specialty.
  • DNP preferred and 1-2 years experience Pediatric RN experience. Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis within preferred specialty.
  • 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

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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