Deb's Hot Job Possibilites for May

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

Featuring This Week’s Hot Jobs!
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Hot Job # 1:
Position: Director of Health Care Services - Topeka
Company/ Location: KNI – Kansas Neurological Institute

Plans, directs and organizes health care staff (dentist, dental assistants, RNs and LPNs, nursing educators, occupational therapists, physical therapist, audiologist, dietitian, APRN, assistive technology specialists, medical records & clerical staff). Manages contracts for provision of physician & pharmacy services, X-ray, speech services and periodic on-site clinics. Provides direction & supervision to promote a culture to support approx 150 people with developmental disabilities who live at KNI. Develop & implement strategic short-term and long-term goals for the Health Care Services division to ensure all receive health care services for best possible health. Requirements: RN licensed to practice in the State of Kansas. Preferred Qualifications: At least 2 years’ experience in a health care setting management position. Knowledge of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations governing Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) and of the licensing and certification requirements of agencies that monitor medical professionals in the State of Kansas. Experience in providing health care services to people with intellectual disabilities or other related disabilities, experience in developing and coordinating training for nursing staff and direct support professionals, and experience in organizing and implementing quality assurance and quality improvement systems. To Apply: Recruiter Information: Debria Sacripanti, KNI, 3107 SW 21st St, Topeka, KS 66604 Ph: 785-368-6631 FAX: 785-296-3584

Hot Job # 2:
Position: Heavy Equipment Operator – Manhattan
Company/Location: Bayer Construction

Operate power construction equipment (motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, hoists, cranes, backhoes, trenchers, front-end loaders, quarry equipment ). Learn & follow safety regulations Take actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers and falling objects. Become familiar with site plans, machine capabilities and limitations, efficient and safe digging procedures. Load & move dirt, rocks, equipment, and materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders and related equipment. Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members. Lubricate, clean and repair machinery, equipment and tools. Must present a valid drivers license Must submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing prior to employment offer. Required skills: Active listening, give full attention to others, understand points being made, ask questions when and as appropriate. Equipment selection-determine tools and equipment needed for job. Instructing: teach others how to perform task. Equipment maintenance: when and type of and perform routine maintenance on equipment. Reading Comprehension: understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Operation and Control: control operations of equipment or systems. Operation Monitoring: Watch gauges, dials or other indicators to ensure machines/equipment is operating properly. Ways To Apply: 1) As WorkReady! Certificate is preferred by employer, those wishing to attain this are to apply through Manhattan Workforce Center 205 S. 4th Street Suite K, OR Junction City Workforce Center 1012 W. 6th with drivers license & social security card in-hand. Completed applications will be faxed to the employer. 2) Also can apply direct to the employer, Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 5pm at: Bayer Constr, 120 Deep Creek Rd., Manhattan.

Hot Job # 3
Position: Flooring Manager - Topeka
Company/Location: Discovery Furniture

The qualified candidate will have knowledge of types of flooring and experience in the industry, either in sales or installation. Responsible for entire flooring department within retail store. Duties include: ordering, maintaining stock and displays of flooring samples, assisting customers in selecting floor coverings for their home, measuring, job estimating and managing the installation process. Experience in the flooring industry in either sales or installation, extensive knowledge of flooring products, excellent communication skills, ability to work with installers and customers professionally, able to work retail hours, including evenings and weekends. Ways To Apply: In-person OR by US mail resume to: D. Heilmann, Discovery Furniture,1133 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, KS 66604; OR Email resume to: See job posting at

Hot Job # 4:
Position: Communications Manager - Lawrence
Company/Location: General Dynamics Information Technology

Drive overall awareness of customer service enterprise through coordinated communications to key internal audiences. Create & manage the program customer service portal including coordinating and managing content contributions from cross functional contributors. Oversee the communication strategy across multiple platforms. Develop & execute an internal communications plan both program wide as well as other specific audiences, e.g. client and external partners in collaboration with senior management. Monitor effectiveness of all communications and adjust as needed to achieve goals. Ensure consistent & relevant messaging and positioning across all external and internal communications. Develop & maintain complete communications calendar. Direct efforts of technical writers. Maintain strong relationships with support organizations, ie HR, Facilities, IT. Coordinate project components with cross-functional teams including Business Development, HR, IT, Facilities, Development. Requires BA/BS in Marketing, Communications, English or related field and 3-5 years marketing and communications management experience. Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external parties. Experience in external facing communications and with Social Media development. Proven attention to detail, highly organized. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet constant deadlines. Very comfortable with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). MS SharePoint and / or Adobe or similar email platform experience a plus. Experience working with a CRM system a plus. Proactive, creative, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Calm in the face of pressure, energetic, and excited about new technology. Some travel will be required. Writing / Communications Samples may be requested and reviewed as part of selection process. To Apply: OR

Hot Job # 5:
Position: Nurse Practitioner - Lawrence
Company/Location: CVS Pharmacy/Caremark MinuteClinic

Conduct physical assessments, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat common conditions, provide screenings, interventions, counseling, and prescribe medications as needed to patients in specified age categories. Provide accurate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of common family illnesses for patients over 18 months (24 months in MA). Help patients manage their well-being with vaccinations and patient education. Ensure patient information, visit history, refer outs, lab follow-up, phone calls, and consults are carefully and completely documented in the EMR. Identify opportunities within local communities for development of outreach activities. Develop a close working relationship with store manager and pharmacist at the clinic location. Perform non-clinical tasks as required (e.g. reporting, vaccination temperature management, maintain clinic appearance). Complete financial responsibilities pertaining to customer payments. Willing to travel to other local MinuteClinic locations when necessary. Must have passion for MinuteClinic concept & vision, have current National Board certification, State of Employment license to practice as Advanced Practice Nurse. Must have effective verbal, written, and electronic communication skills, outstanding organization skills and ability to multi-task. Initiative, creativity, problem-solving ability, adaptability, and flexibility. Ability to work without direct supervision and practice autonomously and to collaborate with professional colleagues as necessary to provide quality care. Ability to consistently present a friendly, welcoming, and professional public-facing appearance. Education requirements: Master’s Degree level Family Nurse Practitioner program. To Apply: OR Visit

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