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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. Do not wear jeans, T-shirts, sweats, sheer or revealing clothing. You may want to bring a sweater or a jacket to orientation, as our meeting rooms may be get chilly.

Be sure to arrive by 7:45 a.m. to take your badge picture and turn in your new hire paperwork.

Due to COVID, 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 Don Chisholm building located at 610 E. 22
nd Street, at the intersection of 22nd Street and Holmes (view map). Please note Holmes is a one-way northbound road. 

If you drive to CMO, please park in the rear Visitor Parking Only Lot on the lower level. The building entrance is on Holmes north of 22nd Street. Take the stairs to the 1st floor, then take the elevator to the 2nd floor. If you are unable to take the stairs, you may park on the upper level and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

If you are not driving to CMO, please enter using the upper-level entrance off 22nd Street and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Once on the 2nd floor, you will be greeted by a Human Resources representative and asked to complete a brief health screen and temperature check. Someone will then guide you to Classroom A for orientation.


Below is what will be covered during your first day.

  • You will take your badge photo

  • You will turn in your I-9 documents

  • You will see Occupational Health

  • We will talk to you about next steps

Your employment status and whether you are an employee or non-employee will determine whether or not 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 Don Chisholm 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 Don Chisholm on your first day.

  • All other new hires, you will attend in-person CMO at Don Chisholm on your first day. You will be dismissed no later than 10:00 a.m. At this time, you will be released to continue your training online at your department or home.

Please check your offer letter carefully for details regarding where to report on your second day. If you aren't sure, please contact your new supervisor.