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The University of Kansas Health System Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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  • "Point system, compensation for added job duties" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Parking at the main campus is very limited" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company ever ever ever!

    Cons

    None at this time. Maybe later


  2. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Retirement plans

    Cons

    Really hard to transfer departments
    Pay for parking and it’s far away

  3. "EIT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cost of leaving raise every year

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted from within

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees that actually do the job. It’s the best way to success and the turnover rate wouldn’t be so high.


  4. "Limited opportunites for ladder climbing"

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    Current Employee - Radiologic Technologist
    Current Employee - Radiologic Technologist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, turnover is low and morale is typically high. Doctors have great relationships with technologists and nurses.

    Cons

    Plethora of management positons but very few, if not none, are accesible or open to non-nursing positions, even those with Bachelor, and sometimes, Master degrees. It seems that the only way to advance your career at TUKHS is by having “RN” after your name.


  5. "Bad Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Physician in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Staff Physician in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good reputation. Excellent nursing care. Good facilities. Many outstanding physicians across numerous specialties. Patients appreciate the facilities, except for the non-private rooms. Physician salaries are good.

    Cons

    Management has lost a focus on number of things, most importantly the actual quality of outcomes for patients. They have a single minded focus on getting larger, at the expense of making certain that the patients they already have receive care at the highest level. To be sure, the advertising to patients says "quality" and so does what they say internally, but management actions belie these claims over and over and over. When there is a choice between excellent patient care and procedures that make more money, they always, always choose the more money route. They have sold the sizzle, while the steak goes bad. When a concerned physician became a whistle blower for a cover up of a bad patient outcome, the management fired him from his leadership position and redoubled their efforts at sweeping their willful disregard for patient safety and well-being . This is documented in court records. They previously paid nurses at higher rates than other hospitals in the region, so as to attract the best ones. Now that they have a reputation, they say it isn't "fair" to pay more. Management has too many layers, and control is from the very top; even hiring a medical assistant for a clinic or an administrative assistant must be signed off by the CEO. When the hospital acquired the physician practice, there were promises that management would adopt a diad structure, such that a physician would be paired with an administrator at all levels, ensuring that patient safety and needs were met by relying on physician input. This would be the management style of the Mayo Clinic. Those promises were abandoned. What few physicians are allowed in management are all demonstrably "yes" men. Any physician who speaks truth to the CEO, including the former CMO, regardless of their skill level, is let go, because management views any dissent as disloyalty. And finally, management in this institution, like management in most hospitals forgets that EVERY dollar generated is generated because a physician has performed and billed for a service. It should be clear, even if your focus is on the financial, that anything that facilitates interactions between physicians and patients, rather than making them more difficult, is of financial benefit to the organization. Things that make those interactions more difficult in any way do not generate revenue but destroy it. And finally, like many lesser institutions, this one hires nurses as executives because they are cheaper, while falsely believing that they are garnering "clinical" or "medical" expertise. Nurses are not and will not ever be physicians, and they cannot understand the commitments to patients that physicians undertake (compare the number of nurses taking calls at home with the number of physicians who do so nightly), nor can they understand the medical issues. Not that nurses make poor managers; they are as smart and hard working as any other executive. But it is a delusion to believe that they bring any particular medical insight to the equation. Nevertheless, this management relies on nurses to provide information that they are not capable of providing.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where your salary comes from. Make physician-patient interactions easier, not harder. Don't waste the time of your revenue generators in menial activities. Return to your focus on the real quality of what you are providing, instead of on the appearance of quality. You are more focused on how we look.


  6. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Family and Youth Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Family and Youth Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable and professional place to work!

    Cons

    The environment can be very intense at times.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are really great to have. They are top of the line

    Cons

    They could pay a lot more. they ask a lot for very little

    Advice to Management

    be kinder to employees. it would keep the turnover rate down

  8. "Pharmacy technician"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have great health benefits

    Cons

    Requires lots of long hours

    Advice to Management

    N?A


  9. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, prestige, teaching hospital

    Cons

    High turnover, parking, playing favorites

    Advice to Management

    Management often shows favoritism. Who you know serves you more than skill set. Advancement is there for a few choice people.


  10. "Ceritfied Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top 50 hospitals in the country, only level 1 trauma center in the region, excellent patient care, very compassionate and extremely knowledgeable, excellent benefits

    Cons

    I really enjoy my job.

    Advice to Management

    More appreciation towards the staff


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