Children's Mercy 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 qualified people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger, our patient care more compassionate, and our research better.
If you share our values and our enthusiasm for your service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting 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.
We are committed to fostering inclusion and diversity among research teams through:
- Partnering with Employee Resource Groups for historically underserved and underrepresented populations to support inclusion and diversity efforts.
- Increasing the recruitment and retention of diverse and bilingual faculty, research coordinators, and research assistants.
- Employing best practices for increasing inclusion and diversity in all search processes (e.g., implementing the Faculty Search Committee Diversity Standards to recruit and evaluate faculty candidates, including the “Ability to contribute to the CMRI’s inclusion and diversity mission” as a central scored criteria for all candidates, designating a diversity advocate on search committees and expanding outlets where positions are posted).
- Providing mentorship opportunities for diverse junior faculty, research staff and students.
- Promoting educational outreach to the next generation of researchers.
- Promoting diversity education and training for research teams, including Academic Scholarship Conference (ASC) and Grand Rounds presentations focused on inclusion, social determinants of health and underserved populations.
- Assessing the demographics of ASC and Grand Round speakers each year to increase inclusion and diversity.