Children's Mercy KC

ICU Staff Nurse - Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - Varied Shift

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
7 months ago(12/26/2023 10:54 AM)
Posting Category
Varied shifts
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Sara Sanders
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.



"Our nurses’ sincere and tactful approach to patient-centered care, particularly in high-acuity situations, serves as a beacon of hope for patients and their families. By leading bedside practice with adaptability, diligence and compassion, nurses at Children’s Mercy are the powerhouses that potentiate positive clinical change and outcomes in our pediatric population."


 Esteban Marquez, BSN, RN, CCRN, Core Charge Nurse



Get to know our CICU!


Our mission in the ICU is to provide healing, comfort and support to our patients and their families in times of critical need. This support is provided through two specialized ICUs: our 43 bed Pediatric ICU (PICU) and 24 bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Our nursing staff can cross-train for both units. 


Our CICU sees approximately 1,000 admissions annually, with over 400 of those children receiving complex congenital heart surgery.Our nurses are innovators and leaders who are helping improve care and are changing how pediatric nursing is practiced here and around the world. Our commitment to education and training has led to Children’s Mercy having more advanced practice, specialty certified and BSN-prepared nurses than any other hospital in the region. Here, nurses are leaders in quality improvement initiatives and research studies that are changing care and transforming lives. The CICU supports several RN involvement initiatives including Quality Improvement, research, and leadership development.


The CICU offers many specialty training and growth opportunities including ECMO, CRRT, ventricular assist devices, pre- and postoperative heart transplantation care and central line guidance.


• Cardiac Intensivists, Fellows and APRNs
• Cardiac Surgery
• Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure Cardiology and Psychology
• CICU Nursing Leadership Team:
Nursing Department Directors, Quality
Improvement Coordinator, Education
Coordinators, Core Charge RNs
• Bedside RNs
• Resource/Code RNs
• Blood Stream Infection Specialist
• Clinical Nurse Specialist
• Dedicated Respiratory Therapists and Pharmacists
• Care Assistant/Nurse Technicians/Secretaries


• Hepatology
• Nephrology
• Pulmonology
• Hematology
• Neurology
• Interventional radiology

• Complex congenital heart disease surgery with
post-operative Cardiac Critical Care
• Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
• Cardiomyopathy
• Advanced Heart Failure
• Coarctation of the Aorta
• Tetralogy of Fallot
• Transposition of the Great Arteries
• AV Canal
• Cardiac Transplantation
• Cardiac Arrhythmias


• Specific technology or equipment we use for
patient care:
» Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
» Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
» External/internal pacing
» Apheresis
» Ventricular Assist Devices:
◊ Berlin Heart
◊ HeartMate 3
◊ Pedimag/Centrimag


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.


  • Utilizes the nursing process to develop and implement a safe, high quality, comprehensive, and age-appropriate plan of care for the critically ill patient and family that promotes optimal patient outcomes.
  • Meets the educational and informational needs of the critically ill patient and family and advocates for their needs.
  • Maintains an environment that is safe, comfortable, efficient, and family centered.
  • Utilizes current research and evidence for practice to expand personal professional knowledge, enhance role performance, and improve nursing care quality for critically ill patients.


  • Associate's Degree required and No Experience necessary / On-the-Job Training or
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred and No Experience necessary / On-the-Job Training
  • 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
  • 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
  • CCRN preferred, but not required

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 $32.33/hr, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.


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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