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Your First Day

Children's Mercy Orientation (CMO)

We are excited to have you join our team! Please note, our orientation has recently changed due to COVID-19 precautions. Here is what you need to know.

Business casual clothing is recommended for CMO. Please wear business casual attire and/or clinical attire if appropriate for your role (i.e. scrubs). Avoid clothing that is revealing, has offensive designs and/or is otherwise distracting. You may want to bring a sweater or a jacket to orientation, as our meeting rooms may get chilly.

Be sure to arrive at your scheduled time given to you by your recruiter. If you are early, please wait in your vehicle until 5 minutes before your scheduled time to come in, take your badge picture, and turn in your new hire paperwork.

Due to COVID-19, masks are required at orientation. If you forget to bring one, we will have extras on-hand to provide for your use.

What to bring


  • Documents showing your identity and authorization to work, which are used to complete your I-9. Visit the Acceptable Documents page on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website for more information.

  • Your Medical Records Signature form, if applicable.

  • A copy of your license or registration, if applicable, and your Basic Life Support card, if you will be providing direct patient care

Where to park


Children’s Mercy Orientation (CMO) takes place at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute located at 2401 Gillham Road (view map). 

If you drive to CMO, please park in the Visitor Parking Lot located at the Adele Hall Campus.  Show the guard your parking pass that was provided to you in your offer letter. We ask that you please park on the lowest level, Turquoise Train, to allow our patients and families parking availability in the upper levels. You will take the elevator up to the Ground Level and enter the hospital. Take the next set of elevators, Moon Elevators, to the 1st floor. 

If you are not driving to CMO, please enter using the main entrance in the circle drive. Once in the hospital, come around towards the volunteer desk and take the first set of elevators past the volunteer desk, Moon Elevators, to the 1st floor. Once on the 1st floor, you will be greeted by a Human Resources representative and directed to the entrance of the Children’s Mercy Research Institute.


CMO will include presentations throughout the day on various topics about our organization, basic need-to-knows for new hires and completing requirements such as:

  • You will take your badge photo.

  • You will turn in your I-9 documents.

  • You will see Occupational Health.

  • You will log in for the first time and set up direct deposit.

Your employment status – if you are an employee or non-employee – will determine whether you will attend in-person orientation on Day 1.

  • If you are a contractor, you will be attending CMO virtually. This means you will not need to be present at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute on your first day.

  • If you are a rehire to Children’s Mercy and have been gone from the organization for less than one year, you will also attend CMO virtually and do not need to be present at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute on your first day.

Someone from your department should reach out to you with details on where to go or what to do on your second day. If you aren't sure, please contact your new supervisor.