Children's Mercy KC

Decedent Affairs Coordinator, Part-Time

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 months ago(4/25/2024 2:04 PM)
Posting Category
Work Type
Part Time
Work Days
Work Hours
8.0 each day
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Bradley Fisher
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.


The Decedent Affairs Coordinator is a caring, empathetic, compassionate and professional extension of the Spiritual Services department of Children's Mercy Hospital. Our bereaved families are of the utmost importance to us and this role will be intimately engaged with them throughout this process and for years to come. The individual in this position understands grief and is well versed at meeting the needs of our families and partners. He/she possesses great understanding as well as skills in leadership, attention to detail, communication, organization and documentation.


These responsibilities start at end of life and continue during the hours and days until the decedent is released to the medical examiner, donor suite or funeral home. This position will also work with key internal stakeholders to ensure that memory items are offered, facilitated, completed, and delivered to our grieving families. This position will also assist in the coordination of an annual memorial service and will coordinate programs that engage families for years after the death of their loved one.


This is a part-time role, working varied hours including nights and weekends. 


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.


  • This individual acts as the process-owner who will work closely with the chaplains to complete the administrative/legal documents that fulfill regulatory requirements for Children's Mercy in the event of a patient death.
  • Coordinate health care team and resources to ensure continuity between end-of-life and postmortem care.
  • This invaluable team member is the liaison for both internal and external parties and agencies, including communication with the organ procurement organization (MTN) and medical examiner or coroner, collaboration with social work and child life and other internal partners, communication by phone and email to internal entities and timely documentation of all death-related activities.
  • Coordinate and respond to End-of-Life events within the hospital.
  • Coordinate Aftercare programming and communication.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Human Development, or related field and 3-5 years' experience working with families during the death process. Prefer experience working in hospitals, funeral homes or hospice.

Benefits at Children's Mercy

The benefits plans at Children’s Mercy are one of many reasons we are recognized as one of the best places to work in Kansas City. Our plans are designed to meet the changing needs of our employees and their families.


Learn more about Children’s Mercy benefits.


Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $21.52/hr, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.


Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible to 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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