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Kansas Heart Hospital provides a unique environment in which physicians and nurses can practice the best of medicine and patients receive the finest of care. A nurse. A medical technician. A therapist. From the greeting at admission to the discharge interview, everyone is here to serve the patient and their visitors. If this sounds like the place for you, please consider us for employment.

To submit your resume, please email it to jobs@kansasheart.com or fax to (316) 630-5050.


Employee Benefits:
Kansas Heart Hospital offers a competitive compensation program that is commensurate with qualifications and experience and a friendly team environment.

Benefits Include (PRN positions are not eligible for benefits):

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Basic Life and AD&D
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care FSA
  • Direct Deposit
  • Paid Time Off

KHH considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, family medical history, or genetic information.

Employment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment drug screening program.


Available Positions

Scrub Technician[+]

Job Function: The Surgical Scrub Technician, under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, is responsible for the care and safety of the patients who come under his or her care. Responsible for providing assistance to the Operating Room staff by scrubbing for surgical procedures, in accordance to the established policies and procedures for the hospital. The responsibility includes the preparation, assembly and organization of the environment, equipment and supplies necessary to perform the surgical intervention. Included within this assignment is the responsibility for ensuring effective communication between him or herself, the charge nurse, the patient, other staff, physicians, and other hospital departments.

Job Qualifications:

  • Education: Formal training as an O.R. Technician or OJT with a minimum of one year experience. Preferably certified as a surgical technologist or licensed as a practical nurse with the Kansas Board of Nursing.
  • Certification in CPR.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the nursing process.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide quality patient care.
  • Communicates and works effectively with people.
  • Must be in good physical condition to meet the demands of an active position including extensive walking, standing, and lifting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complies with hospital protocol and manufacturers guidelines for use, processing and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
  • Appropriately checks equipment for safe working order and effective cleaning prior to use.
  • Removes defective instruments and equipment from service and documents specific nature of the problem.
  • Sets up sterile table with instruments, sutures, blades, electrosurgical equipment, suction, and solutions needed for each procedure according to the hospital standards.
  • Scrubs, gowns, and gloves according to the established hospital policy.
  • Counts, sponges, needles, and instruments with the circulating nurse according to the hospital policy.
  • Gowns and gloves O.R. team members and drapes field.
  • Assists with proper positioning of patients by protecting nerve and bony prominences, maintains body alignment to ensure vascular flow and unencumbered respiratory ventilation and maintains patient’s privacy.
  • Appropriately prepares surgical incision and applies post-op dressing per surgeon preference.
  • Assists with transport of patients.
  • Effectively assists in keeping surgeon’s preference sheet current by reporting needed changes to circulating nurse and checks at end of case to assure that updating is complete.
  • Properly prepares instruments for return to processing department for decontamination and sterilization.
  • Effectively participates as operating room member to complete room turnover.
  • Effectively applies basic knowledge of all solutions and medications for use during surgical procedure in accordance with O.R. standards. Certified Scrub technicians and L.P.N.s, when functioning as a second circulator under direct R.N. supervision may mix medications for use on the back table.
  • Routinely uses dexterity and economy of motion in passing surgical instruments and always provides safety for both patient and other personnel when handling sharps.
  • Consistently maintains a neat and orderly sterile field.
  • Effectively discusses the sequence of specific surgical procedures with the operating room team using appropriate medical terminology.
  • Performs closures of subq and skin as necessary under surgeons direction.
  • Effectively differentiates between contaminated, clean and sterile areas as well as restricted and unrestricted areas.
  • Routinely identifies breaks in aseptic technique, takes corrective action and reports same to the circulating nurse.
  • Adheres to the hospital’s safety guidelines and manufacturers standards for use of electrosurgical units.
  • Effectively assists surgeons under their direction including proper suturing of subcanteous and skin layer of surgical incisions.
  • Immediately reports any unusual occurrences to charge personnel, documents appropriately, and completes Hospital Incident Report form if indicated.
  • Assists in control of traffic and personnel to ensure proper control of infection and asepsis.
  • Assists in operating room staff development and education
    • Assists in orientation of new personnel
    • Avails his or herself in the ongoing education process of the hospital.On-call for emergencies and available for additional duty.
  • Accountability and Adaptability
    • Assumes accountability and responsibility for his or her own work performance.
    • Observes assigned working schedules and hours.
    • Performs competently in new situations.
    • Performs competently in emergencies.
  • Adheres to operating room dress code; neat personal appearance.
  • Personal Relationships
    • Maintains good rapport with fellow employees
    • Maintains good rapport with physicians
    • Performs his or her duties in a professional and pleasant manner.

Registered Nurses – Nights/ICU[+]

Job Function: A member of the professional staff who has responsibility for the direct care of assigned patients, both care delivered personally and the care provided by members of the team to which care is delegated. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, establishing goals, planning interventions, evaluating and re-evaluating care. Delivers care based upon policy and procedure, standards of care, and regulatory bodies. Delivers care in a manner that promotes quality care. Supports the goals of Kansas Heart Hospital.

Job Qualifications:

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • License: Registered nurse with current Kansas licensure.
  • Key experience/Accomplishments: Demonstrates competence in clinical practice. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) affirmation desired.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates and promotes confidence, credibility, adaptability, initiative, problem solving, and teamwork. Requires strong communication skills.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Admits adults with various cardiovascular diagnoses.
  • Assists patients that require invasive tests, procedures, and therapies such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, balloon and stent or surgery.

Database Administrator / Health Systems Administrator[+]

Job Qualifications/Education: Bachelor in Management Information System preferred, or 4 to 6 years of progressive experience in lieu of a degree. Knowledge of Windows 2008/2012, Cisco, 2008/2012/2014 MS SQL Server, Windows Clustering.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in meeting meaningful use requirements for hospital electronic health record.
  • Anticipate and provide hardware and software needs.
    • Research and review possible hardware and software needs of the end-user.
    • Purchase needed software and hardware, including licensing.
    • Install and manage needed software and hardware.
    • Perform software updates.
  • Provide information and services for users.
    • Provide and support vendor manuals and documentation to end-users required for operation of hospital systems.
    • Be a knowledge source for end-users applications.
    • Be on call for after hour troubleshooting.
  • Manage databases.
    • SQL Script writing
    • SSRS report writing
    • Maintenance plans
    • SQL jobs
  • Setup and maintain system security.
    • Create new user accounts, according to I.S. Policies and Procedures.
    • Maintains and deletes inactive/terminated user accounts.
  • Secure and maintain vendor provided software.
  • Write and maintain all software documentation not provided by vendors.
  • Write and maintain all I.S. Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain server systems, databases, peripherals and network.
    • Perform required updates to systems and peripherals, including:
      • Operating system updates.
      • Server software updates.
      • Routine updates of virus software.
      • Vendor provided software updates.
    • Perform preventative maintenance of systems and peripherals.
  • Provide technical support for all systems.
    • Trouble shoots all server, workstation and peripheral errors.
      • Contact vendors for equipment and software under warranty.
      • Purchase and replace all malfunctioning hardware, not under warranty.
  • Provide all software and hardware support for Lucent phone switch.
    • Provide software setup of all phone extensions.
    • Setup and monitor all aspects of the phone and voice mail systems.
    • Install and setup new punch down extensions.
    • Trouble shoots all phone system problems.
  • Provide reporting as required by COO and CFO.
    • Weekly management reports.
    • User access reporting.
    • Performance and problem reporting.
    • Phone switch reporting.
    • Other reports as required.

OR Registered Nurses – Full-time[+]

Now hiring for both 10 hour and 12 hour shifts.

Job Function: Responsible for the planning, executing, directing and evaluating direct and indirect nursing care given to the surgical patient. This nursing care ranges from preoperative intervention onto postoperative evaluation. It is a practice designed to meet a patient’s needs through the nursing process, ensuring continuity of care during the surgical experience.

Job Qualifications:

  • Education:
    • Currently licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of Kansas and must be familiar with the basic nursing performance standards as outlined in the Kansas Nurse Practice Act.
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Certification in CPR.
  • A minimum of one year experience as an operating room nurse.
  • Knowledge of Patient’s Rights.
  • Knowledge of hospital and nursing policies and procedures, and the functions of other departments within the hospital.
  • Knowledge of hospital and departmental fire and safety regulations, electrical hazards, disaster plans and infection control policies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Kansas Consent Laws.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Division of Surgery Policies and Procedures and their application.
  • Knowledge and experience in the perioperative care of the surgical patient.
  • Knowledge of specialized equipment used in the operating room.
  • Knowledge of anesthetic agents and their usage and effect on the surgical patient.
  • Evidence of continuing education in the field of OR nursing.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and directs patient care in an individual operating room.
    • Ensures that proper techniques and practices are used according to accepted standards of practice.
    • Supervises other personnel in the room and directs or assists as necessary.
    • Immediately reports any unusual occurrences to charge personnel, documents appropriately in the patient record, and completes Hospital Incident Reports form if indicated.
  • Performs scrub duties as necessary and to keep current.
  • Maintains count on sponges, needles and instruments to ensure no loss of items according to present policy.
  • Performs all circulating duties with efficiency and speed.
    • Supervises and assists scrub nurse as necessary.
    • Positions patient, prepares operative area, and adjusts table to proper position according to standard policies.
    • Has all supplies and equipment in room and provides to team as necessary.
    • Opens all sterile packs and supplies according to aseptic technique.
    • Assists surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other personnel as needed to ensure good patient care.
    • Observes patient for changes in condition.
    • Reviews surgeon’s preference cards for desired medications and verifies same with surgeon.
    • Ensures all medications are administered and charted according to established policies and procedures.
    • Identifies and records patient’s response to medication when necessary.
    • Refers to resource material (PDR, IV Manual) whenever necessary.
    • Promptly reports medication errors.
    • Cares for specimens and cultures as directed by set policies and procedures.
    • Maintains records of procedure and reports any unusual occurrences.
    • Provides orderly progression of schedule by sending for following patients at proper times and notifies charge personnel of any changes.
    • Accompanies patient to Post-Op or S.I.C.U. and reports to nurse on patient, procedure, and special happenings to ensure continuity of care.
  • Provides for continuity of individual patient care.
    • As staffing allows, utilize program of pre and post-operative visits to facilitate knowledge of patient, condition, and needs.
    • Receives and gives reports to and about patient as necessary to ensure good care.
    • Provides for psychological needs of patient.
  • Assists in control and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
    • Records used items in proper place and method directed.
  • Assists in administrative duties as directed.
    • Helps with maintenance of records and statistics.
    • Assists in establishment and maintenance of procedures, policies and standards.
    • Assists in scheduling of operative procedures.
    • Acts as charge nurse as necessary
  • Assists in supervision of personnel and department to provide optimum assurance of safe environment.
    • Checks rooms, material, and equipment for proper care and handling.
    • Ensures clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic techniques.
    • Coordinates with supply department to maintain high standards and quality in the materials used.
    • Assists in control of traffic and personnel to ensure proper control of infection and asepsis.
  • Assist in operating room staff development and education
    • Assists in formulation and interpretation of procedures, standards, and techniques.
    • Assists in orientation of new personnel.
    • Assists in evaluation of all OR activities, nursing care given, and of personnel and techniques.
    • Avails his or herself in the ongoing nursing education process of the hospital.
    • Reviews pertinent periodicals, scientific and medical and related literature.
  • On –call for emergencies and available for additional duty.
  • Accountability and Adaptability
    • Assumes accountability and responsibility for his or her own work performance and those under his or her supervision.
    • Observes assigned work schedules and hours.
    • Performs competently in new situations.
  • Adheres to operating room dress code; neat personal appearance.
  • Personal Relations
    • Maintains good rapport with fellow employees.
    • Maintains good rapport with physicians.
    • Performs his or her duties in a professional and pleasant manner.

Clinical Applications Specialist[+]

Purpose/Scope of Position: The Clinical Application Specialist serves as the primary Clinical Information Resource in the documentation, implementation,
design, build, and maintenance of KHH’s electronic health record and associated processes. Involves coordination with all disciplines involved with direct patient care as well as any departmental process utilization of the medical record.

Responsible for managing governance and decision-making processes across a broad spectrum of constituent interests, aligning Information System activities with physician services strategy. Responsible for the adoption of new software and serves as the subject matter expert within those projects with respect to product features/capabilities and future-state workflows. Leads workflow redesign and implementation roll-out efforts within the department and leverages knowledge of clinical workflow to guide process, policy and procedure changes necessary to fully realize benefits of major investment in new suite of software supporting medical care, core clinical care, ancillary care, and business office applications.

Responsible for completion of projects encompassing profound fundamental change to clinical processes. Leverages knowledge of and experience within healthcare setting to resolve complex issues. Additional responsibilities may include developing and refining strategies and tactical plans to align programs with overall hospital strategy in a dynamic business climate, managing prioritization and decision-making processes at the executive level, reviewing internal training curriculum and materials, developing clinical/business workflow testing scenarios, and communicating program / project goals and impact to various clinical constituencies within the hospital community.

Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Works with hospital administration, physicians, department managers, IT Department staff, and any other project members to assist with the development of, implementation, and maintenance of the EHR.
  • Responsible for coordinating between Physicians, Nursing, Information Services, and Business Office Personnel all aspects of clinical information systems to assure that existing and future clinical information systems facilitate clinical practice and delivery of patient care.
  • Facilitates and oversees project & program implementation to verify Electronic Health Record meets conditions set forth by legal criteria and practice standards.
  • Assists with the changes in workflow process that will need to be made with the system changes and provides educational opportunities related to specific processes.
  • Responsible for development, scheduling, delivery, and evaluation of clinical systems educational programs and services.
  • Leads Information Systems projects to support new and installed clinical systems at the hospital.
  • Responsibilities include: planning, design, testing, documentation, training, implementation, and ongoing support activities.
  • Additional responsibilities include working with management and staff to define problems and devise solutions, perform work-flow analysis and process redesign, engage in quality control, and facilitate change management.
  • Development of improved tools for clinical review staff for use in determinations as complexity surrounding local plan medical policy and CMS specific policies change.
  • Direct involvement with developing clinical and hospital operation practice standards related to electronic documentation and utilization of EHR.
  • Assist I.T. Department with program set up, security details, program maintenance, & project development as warranted.
  • Provides first line support for facility users of clinical applications and workflow changes.
  • Coordinates staff education of Clinical Information systems.
  • Collaborates with end-users to help define health care information problems and identifying solutions.
  • Participates in facility wide process improvement related to clinical information systems.
  • Involvement with vendor transactions relating to equipment/processes that affect clinical informatics processes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentations and analytical skills are absolutely required
  • The ability to interface effectively with all hospital departments
  • Must be comfortable utilizing MS Office suite.
  • Preferred experience with Paragon, McKesson, and Horizon Patient Folder Software.
  • Working knowledge of the relationship between quality improvement and process/policy documentation.
  • Broad exposure to a variety of clinical departments and patient care systems
  • Strong problem and issue resolution experience
  • Ability to be involved in multiple projects at the same time
  • Good organizational skills, be able to prioritize multiple activities and objectives in a rapidly changing environment, and deliver quality service
  • Ability to articulate technical and user needs in a concise manner easily understood by all.
  • RN required and BSN or MSN preferred.

Registered Nurses[+]

Our nursing staff is composed of all registered nurses (RN).  Kansas Heart Hospital sets itself apart by embracing fixed nursing ratios as follows: one nurse to two patients in ICU; one nurse to three patients in the outpatient, one day care intermediate area; and one nurse to four patients on the telemetry, general medical floor.  These ratios are twice as good as the current “accepted standard.”

If you are interested in applying for a Registered Nurse position, please forward your resume to jobs@kansasheart.com.  Your resume will be forwarded to the Nurse Managers to review against any current openings.  Our managers will refer to these resumes first when RN positions become available.