Employment Opportunities

Norton County Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

For more information about our EOE and drug testing policies, benefits and community, access our Human Resources department page.

DOWNLOADABLE JOB APPLICATION FOR ALL OPEN POSITIONS: Click to access our official electronic application form.

If you have questions about any position, please contact the Human Resources department at 785-877-3351.

Recruitment & Retention

NCH is hiring

Norton County Hospital is a great place to work, provide care and receive care!

We are currently recruiting qualified clinical staff to join our valuable team by offering a Hiring Bonus of $8,000 that applies to open positions for lab technicians and inpatient nurses.

Our Loan Repayment Program is a retention incentive that applies to current employees in multiple departments. Contact Human Resources for more details.

Additionally, we have a Tuition Assistance Program that applies to current employees in clinical areas such as lab, nursing (CNAs to RNs) and social work.

Current Openings

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Patient Care

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LPN-IV Certified - Full Time Night Shift⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a full time opportunity available for an IV certified LPN to join our healthcare team. The IV certification class will be made available to the successful candidate if needed. This position is 12-hour night shifts, with rotating weekends and holiday schedule. This position will work with acute, emergency room, skilled and intermediate levels of patient care.

Benefit package includes PTO (paid time off), health insurance, HSA matching contributions with high deductible health plans, several supplemental insurances, KPERS retirement, life insurance, and disability, and additional voluntary retirement options.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also fax your application to 785-874-4899. EOE

Laboratory Tech (MT or MLT) — Full Time, Part Time or PRN⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a full-time, part-time or PRN employment opportunity for a Lab Tech in our Laboratory department. Applicant should be an MT, MLS or MLT with an ASCP certification or eligible for certification. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Normal full-time schedule is 40 hours per week with rotating on-call schedule for nights, weekends and holidays. Part-time or PRN hours will vary. Applicant must be organized, detail-oriented, have excellent communication, customer service and computer skills, and be able to multi-task.

Full-time benefit package includes paid time off (PTO); health insurance; and KPERS retirement, life insurance and disability. Benefits for part-time position will depend on hours worked per week.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also fax your application to 785-874-4899. EOE.

Occupational Therapist — Part Time or Full Time⬇️

Norton County Hospital has an immediate opening for an Occupational Therapist in our Rehabilitation department. Contact Human Resources for hiring incentives. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program and have current or obtain Kansas licensure prior to start date. This position is primarily responsible for overseeing all inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy evaluations and treatments and will manage their own caseload. This position could be either part time or full time for the candidate who is self-driven and motivated to build the OT program. This position will have varying hours Monday through Friday, with no weekends or holidays.

This is a great opportunity to work in a busy, up-tempo environment with a mix of inpatient and outpatient evaluations and treatments. Join our progressive Rehab department that focuses on high-quality care, patient satisfaction and positive outcomes. Candidate may qualify for benefits based on the hours worked per week. Benefit package includes PTO (paid time off); health insurance; HSA matching contributions with high-deductible health plans; several supplemental insurances; KPERS retirement, life insurance and disability; and additional voluntary retirement options.

Please contact Kellen Jacobs for additional information about this opportunity. Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return to Human Resources or Kellen Jacobs, DPT, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or return by email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also provide via fax to 785-874-4899. EOE.

Physical Therapist — Full Time⬇️

Norton County Hospital has immediate opening for full-time outpatient Physical Therapist to join our health care team. Applicants must be able to obtain Kansas licensure and have graduated from an accredited program. Experienced and new graduates are encouraged to apply. Norton County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital with a progressive rehab department that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our regional community. Applicants will be joining a busy outpatient department staffed by two other full-time PTs, an OT, and two PTAs who places high value on quality of care. Interest in continued education in Women's Health physical therapy is preferred but not necessary to apply. NCH offers competitive salaries with benefit package including Paid Time Off; health insurance; several supplementary insurances; and KPERS retirement, life insurance and long-term disability.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please send resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also provide via fax to 785-874-4899. EOE.

RN Med/Surg/ER — Full Time Night Shift⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a full-time career opportunity for an RN to join our health care team. This position is 12-hour night shifts, with rotating weekends and holiday schedule. This position will work with acute, skilled and intermediate levels of patient care, and Emergency Room. NCH offers competitive salaries with benefit package including Paid Time Off; health insurance; KPERS retirement, life insurance and disability; and several supplemental insurances.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also provide via fax to 785-874-4899. EOE.

RN Med/Surg/ER — PRN (New Pay Rates)⬇️

Norton County Hospital has PRN positions available for RNs to join our health care team. The PRN assignments would be a variety of 12-hour nursing shifts. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a progressive, rural hospital that offers acute, skilled and intermediate levels of patient care, Emergency Room, and Surgery.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also fax your application to 785-874-4899. EOE.

RN Charge Nurse — Full Time Night Shift⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a full-time career opportunity for an RN to join our health care team. This position is 12-hour night shifts, with rotating weekends and holiday schedule. The RN Charge Nurse assumes the responsibility of shift supervision of inpatient and emergency room activity, directing patient care activities, support of shift staff, functioning as a clinical resource and liaison to the Director of Nursing. This position will work with acute, skilled and intermediate levels of patient care, and emergency room. Benefit package includes paid time off; KPERS retirement, life and long-term disability insurance; health insurance and a variety of supplemental insurances.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also provide via fax to 785-874-4899. EOE.

RN Med/Surg/ER — Full Time Day Shift⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a full-time career opportunity for an RN to join our health care team. This position is 12-hour day shifts, with rotating weekends and holiday schedules. This nurse provides care for the following patients: Medical, Surgical, Skilled Swing Bed, Observation, Intermediate Care, ER, and Ambulatory Surgery while working on the critical access hospital nursing unit/floor.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides nursing care to patients in an efficient, professional, compassionate and caring manner
  • Demonstrates ability to lead/direct a team of caregivers in providing care for a group of patients
  • Responsible for assuring effective communication with patients, support persons, and members of the healthcare team
  • Demonstrates appropriate/safe medication handling/administration

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Maintain an active Kansas Registered Nurse License
  • BLS upon hire, ACLS, PALs, NRP, and TNCC certification within 6 months of hire and maintained while in this position

Benefit package includes PTO (paid time off), health insurance, HSA matching contributions with high deductible health plans, several supplemental insurances, KPERS retirement, life insurance, disability, and additional voluntary retirement options.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also provide via fax to 785-874-4899. EOE.

Utilization Review/Case Management/Discharge Planner — Full Time⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a career opportunity for a Utilization Review/Case Management/Discharge Planner. Applicant must be an LPN or RN licensed in Kansas and have strong communication, organization, and computer skills. This position is responsible for the overall direction and operation of the Swing Bed Program, Discharge Planning, and Utilization Review per the Hospital policies and procedures. They will also serve as the Social Services Designee and Activity Director. The position is full-time with office hours typically Monday-Friday. Applicant must be able to work effectively within all levels of the organization.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Case Manager/ Discharge Planner:

  • Assesses and evaluates patients to ensure progress towards desired outcomes
  • Responds compassionately to patient and family need
  • Coordinates with Physicians and Interdisciplinary Care Team on patient’s care progress and discharge needs
  • Performs Utilization Review to ensure patient appropriateness of care and medical necessity

Utilization Review:

  • Reviews all Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, self-pay, and commercial insurance admissions through utilization of InterQual software daily and collaborates with the Attending Provider to discuss a plan of care as necessary
  • Reviews and analyzes clinical documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Provides feedback and education to healthcare providers on documentation standards
  • Prepares and delivers the notification of terminated benefits in accordance with applicable standards and rules for each payment source

Additional Duties:

  • Advocate for patient needs and rights
  • Coordinate therapeutic and recreational programs
  • Coordinate and attend weekly Care Team meetings
  • Maintain case files, verify information related to health insurance or benefits, accept/discharge Swing Bed patients, and facilitate Care Team meetings
  • Social Services Designee and Activities Director certification preferred

Applications deadline is Friday, Feb. 23rd.

Benefit package includes PTO (paid time off), health insurance, HSA matching contributions with high deductible health plans, several supplemental insurances, KPERS retirement, life insurance, and disability, and additional voluntary retirement options.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also provide via fax to 785-874-4899. EOE.

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Office & Business Care / Administration

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Service & Building Care

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Cook I - Day Shift, Full/Part Time⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a full or part time employment opportunity for a Daytime Cook. Regular shift hours are 5:30 am to 2:00 pm, 3 to 4 days per week with alternating weekends and holidays. On-the-job training is available for this position, previous experience preferred but not required.

The cook in the Dietary Department is responsible for handling and preparing foods in accordance with sanitary regulations and to preserve nutritive value. The cook will see that the food prepared is palatable and appetizing in appearance. Must meet schedules, avoid food waste, and care for equipment.

Primary responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Preparing foodstuffs for cooking according to menu plan and diet modifications
  • Preparing foods according to recipes
  • Personal judgement and experience must be employed
  • Plans cooking schedule to have food ready on time
  • Cooks the food properly
  • Prepares servings according to requirements
  • Assists in setting up and filling trays and steam table
  • Be responsible for cleaning work in kitchen area
  • May do general cleaning work in kitchen area
  • Serves patients, personnel and special guests
  • Be able to learn to modify diets and have workable knowledge of all diets
  • Checks supplies one day ahead to be sure everything needed for the next day’s meals are on hand
  • Provides coverage during weekend, night, and holiday shifts
  • Will perform other duties as requested by Supervisor

Full time position benefit package includes PTO (paid time off), health insurance, HSA matching contributions with high deductible health plans, several supplemental insurances, KPERS retirement, life insurance, and disability, and additional voluntary retirement options.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also fax your application to 785-874-4899. EOE

Cook II - Evening, Full/Part Time⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a full or part time employment opportunity for an Evening Cook. Regular shift hours are 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, 3 to 4 days per week with alternating weekends and holidays. On-the-job training is available for this position, previous experience preferred but not required.

The cook in the Dietary Department is responsible for handling and preparing foods in accordance with sanitary regulations and to preserve nutritive value. The cook will see that the food prepared is palatable and appetizing in appearance. Must meet schedules, avoid food waste, and care for equipment.

Primary responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Preparing foodstuffs for cooking according to menu plan and diet modifications
  • Preparing foods according to recipes
  • Personal judgement and experience must be employed
  • Plans cooking schedule to have food ready on time
  • Cooks the food properly
  • Prepares servings according to requirements
  • Assists in setting up and filling trays and steam table
  • Be responsible for cleaning work in kitchen area
  • May do general cleaning work in kitchen area
  • Serves patients, personnel and special guests
  • Be able to learn to modify diets and have workable knowledge of all diets
  • Checks supplies one day ahead to be sure everything needed for the next day’s meals are on hand
  • Provides coverage during weekend, night, and holiday shifts
  • Will perform other duties as requested by Supervisor

Full time position benefit package includes PTO (paid time off), health insurance, HSA matching contributions with high deductible health plans, several supplemental insurances, KPERS retirement, life insurance, and disability, and additional voluntary retirement options.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also fax your application to 785-874-4899. EOE

Dietary Position - Evening, Part Time⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a part-time employment opportunity in our dietary department. Regular shift hours are 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 3 to 4 days per week with alternating weekends and holidays. This position assists with preparing supper and cleaning the kitchen and dining area.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to shempler@ntcohosp.com. You may also fax your application to 785-874-4899. EOE.

Housekeeping & Laundry - Full Time or Part Time⬇️

Norton County Hospital has a full time or part time employment opportunity in our Environmental Services department. Environmental Services staff are responsible for cleaning all areas of the hospital, clinic and facilities. The full time position is scheduled 8 hour shifts and has rotating weekend and holiday schedules which include differential pay. Full time position may have the opportunity to train in laundry as well. Most shifts are 6:30am to 3:00pm. Part time shifts will vary. Benefit package includes paid time off (PTO), health insurance, and KPERS retirement, life insurance, and disability. Part time may qualify for some benefits depending on hours.

Applications can be picked up at any Hospital Admissions Desk, requested by email from shempler@ntcohosp.com, or printed from our website (application is linked at the top of this page). Please return resume and application to Eva Harrington or Human Resources, Norton County Hospital, P.O. Box 250, Norton, Kansas 67654 or email to eharrington@ntcohosp.com. You may also fax your application to 785-874-4899. EOE.

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