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The University of Kansas Health System Massage Therapist: The Center for Health Improvement (PRN; Variable Hours) in Hays, Kansas

Massage therapists treat patients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs assessment evaluation to determine the appropriate course of treatment (medical and physical conditions).

  • Administers appropriate massage techniques (soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, soft tissue stretching techniques, manual pressure to specific points on the body, manual stripping or cross-fibre friction of muscle tissue, trigger point therapy, joint play and lower grade mobilizations).

  • Provides sensitive attention and response to members/customers comfort levels for pressure and touch, and shall not cause bruising with any regularity; provides and uses draping to cover all genitalia.

  • Suggests appropriate home care instructions and provides information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises.

  • Maintains and reviews members/customers state of being and health history and makes appropriate changes to improving members'/customers’ overall well-being.

  • Attains a knowledgeable level of specific therapy techniques, wellness and latest health issues.

HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:

Primary – required (routine) to do the job;

Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and

None – no approved access

Description of InformationLevel

Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, ReligionNone

Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment RatesNone

Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and PhysicalNone

Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT CodesNone

Education/Experience: Completion of an accredited massage therapist program preferred; experience in massage therapy preferred; technical knowledge and ability to apply kinesiology and physiology.

Certificates/Licenses: Massage Therapy certification preferred; Basic Life Support (BLS), preferred.

Requisition ID: 2020-25769

Display Department Title: The Center for Health Improvement

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

Street: 2220 Canterbury Dr.