Patriot Award honors nurse manager's support
Amanda Meats, RN, received the Patriot Award in 2015 from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Read more.
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Put Your Military Skills to Work at The University of Kansas Hospital
We are looking for veterans to join our elite team. At The University of Kansas Hospital we look for employees with strong leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and dedication – some of the qualities you demonstrated in your military service. We have multiple opportunities in our clinical, nonclinical, support and ancillary services settings.
From one veteran to another
In the hospital's Electrophysiology Lab, veteran Rodger Winston keeps patients' electrical systems in tune, assisting with placing pacemakers and performing ablation to restore proper heart rhythm.
Before joining the hospital, he served in active duty for the Army for eight years and is now on active reserve. "I went into the Army as a medic, then worked in a mental health unit and provided medical training." He credits his Army experience with preparing him to handle pressure and maintain calm, even in difficult situations.
He was attracted to the hospital because of its reputation for quality and its high-tempo environment. "This hospital has a high standard of care," he said. "I like working where people are valued and cared for."
Renee Walters, nurse manager over the Cardiovascular Labs, grew up in a military family and strongly values those who make the commitment to serve. "I have found that veterans have a strong work ethic and an ability to adapt quickly to change. They manage stress effectively, care for their teammates, are highly professional and have an excellent perspective on what genuinely matters to them."
Planning for the next stage following a military career can be difficult. To help with the transition to a civilian career, we actively recruit veterans from area bases and installations, including Fort Leavenworth, Whiteman Air Force Base, Fort Riley and the National Guard.
If you are a veteran, talk with one of our recruiters about positions that can put your skills and experience to work at our hospital. Contact Steve Griffin, 913-588-3850, or Colette Turner, 913-588-5630. Or call the main recruiting office at 913-588-5627.
Your service gave you valuable skills and experience. Put them to work at the region's best health system.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Why work for The University of Kansas Hospital
At The University of Kansas Hospital, we understand the value that veterans can bring to the civilian workforce. Lee Norman, MD, our chief medical officer, is an intelligence officer in the Kansas Army National Guard. He also served 16 years in the U.S. Air Force – eight years on active duty and eight years as a reservist – where he was aerospace-medicine-trained and served as a flight surgeon, family physician and combat medicine instructor.
Additionally, each year we work with the Kansas Air National Guard's 190th Medical Group for two weeks during summer training. This provides a hands-on experience in a hospital environment for the group to use in the field.