Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – September 14, 2016
I learned to treat your patients with all care and love. Make sure you always wash your hands so want go home with any infections or sickness. It was a pretty good job the only hard thing was picking up weight because am girl and am kind weak can't pick up so much weight. But other then that it was a great job helped with a lot has good awesome benefits. Management worked together with you and they worked around your schedule. The money that was coming in was beautiful and helped a lot around the house. A day at work was just fine no complaints I enjoyed it a lot.
Nutrition Assistant/Dietary (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – January 31, 2016
I love working for the University of Kansas hospital. The work environment in most departments are absolutely fantastic and the people are irreplaceable. I worked my way up to be a full-time Nutrition assistant in the dietary department. I have learned a lot about different diets that are medically necessary and why they are so important to the treatment of patients. It has been a lot of customer service training and it has helped sharpen those skills for me. The hardest part for me has been that even though I am a KU employee, the management is through Aramark. Aramark is a good company, but the management that they have to run this kitchen should have been picked a little bit better. There feels like a lack of control, and with the new application process, it is even more difficult to hire people. With the department being so short staffed, there is mandatory overtime. For me, that is great because that means I have to potential to make double the amount you could in just the full-time position. But when this happens, your 5 days a week, with every other weekend off, turns into a 10 day stretch with one day off before it happens again. This happens for both Food Service Workers and Nutrition Assistants. I absolutely love the company I work for, and I have had nothing but positive experiences in all other aspects of this hospital. Dietary has some room for improvement and is a high stress position.
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – January 24, 2016
All day clinic so I room and take care of patients. I take vitals, set up any procedure or any immunizations that patients may need. Fill out paperwork, scan documents, clean and restock rooms. Management is laid back, very friendly. My coworkers give 100% into helping others, they are hard workers. Hardest part of the job is giving bad news to the patients, most enjoyable is getting to know them.
Very rewarding, lots of great people and team players.
Patient Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – January 10, 2016
A typical day at work is interacting with patients & co-workers.
Taking care of patients. I provide care to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual care needs of patients and families dealing with advanced-stage illnesses.
Responsibilities consist of but are not limited to collecting data (i.e. VS, weights, I&O) for initial and ongoing assessment of each patient as delegated by RN and unit protocol, document care on computer per department/unit standards, receives/relays all forms of communication accurately, promptly, courteously, and to the appropriate person, recognize care activities/procedures which need to be shared among disciplines to maximize patient-centered, efficient care, monitor patients and help determine if additional care is needed, assist with activities of daily living such as showers, getting dressed, walking, eating etc., be an advocate for the patients if they expressed a concern to me, relay any messages to the doctors or nurses, sometimes this would just mean listening to the patient talk about their diagnosis, making sure the equipment/supplies necessary to tend to each of the patients are stocked and in an orderly fashion, report maintenance issues to the appropriate area, report any concerns to management, train new staff during their 3 week orientation process. This would include teaching them unit specific information, hospital rules/regulations, monitoring their progress and instruct them if they needed additional information or guidance. Report back to the unit educator any weaknesses that I felt the new hire had to help them succeedmore... on our unit.
I also worked in the in the OB/GYN office as a patient scheduling representative.
My responsibilities consisted of but were not limited to the following. Inbound/outbound calls, scheduling patient appointments for 15 different physicians, verification of benefits with insurance companies, making calls to outside doctor’s offices to receive additional paperwork/referrals, as well as pre-certification for procedures of upcoming patient appointments, constant contact with the physicians to make sure office staff was on the same page with procedures. I worked with the following systems, Availity, Navinet, IDX and KMAP, as well as work with several different insurance company websites to verify insurance coverage.
Management is very friendly and hands on. They help whenever needed. Very approachable.
Co-workers are also very helpful and approachable. They want everyone to succeed. Everyone's first concern is the patient and their well being.
The hardest part of the job is when a patient passes away that you have gotten to know personally.
The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting great people (the patients) and learning about their lives and families.less
IT (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – December 16, 2015
It has taken the hospital more than a year to merge KUPI, and they still do not have all of the work completed for the merger. The date keeps getting pushed back, and we are getting pay cuts along with more expensive benefits, and less PTO.
The parking situation is horrible. Unless you have been her more than 6 or 7 years, you will have to walk 15 minutes from a parking lot that is almost a mile from the office. You can take the shuttle but that usually takes 20 or 30 minutes to get to your office, who has that much time.
parking, benefits, management that does not appreciate the employees
Trauma/Burn Nurse Case Manager (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – September 30, 2015
Main campus, good people, quality care & above and beyond patient care. Big institution, lots of variety in care based on unit. I have learned a great deal of resources. The job has been one of my favorite to provide exceptional care.
Phlebotomist (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – September 9, 2015
I am a phlebotomist who has just been hired onto the phlebotomy team here at the University of Kansas Hospital. All i have to say about the hospital and its staff is simply amazing. As a phlebotomist i have been to every department in the hospital and i have been awed by the way the hospital staff and the way they all collaborate so well together, there is no feeling of not being good enough or failing to be recognised because you dont have a super prestegious degree. Each and every employee is reminded by eachother that they matter and i cant put into words how good that feels.
Patient Accounting Representative I (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – August 8, 2015
Good benefits, discount on Royals and Chiefs tickets and the best part of the job is the yearly raises. KU takes good care of their employees and most have been there for years. I don't think I'm going to be leaving anytime soon.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – July 29, 2015
Horrible place to work. No teamwork at all. Upper management was good to the staff as far as holidays always had catered food and gift cards. beautiful campus and amenities just didnt enjoy working on the units. pay wasnt well either