LPN jobs in Kansas City

Make a Difference in Patients’ Lives Across KC as a KCOA LPN

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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are in high demand in Kansas City. From hospitals to home health, there are many paths you can take as an LPN. But if you’ve been in the medical field for a while, you probably know that not all LPN jobs are created equal.

If you’re ready for a change, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance takes a different approach to patient care. As an independent practice, we provide individualized, patient-centered care to everyone who walks through our doors. 

We treat thousands of patients across our 6 locations—Overland Park, Merriam, Leawood, Belton, Kansas City, and Blue Springs. This wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, LPNs, and other medical/administrative support staff. 

We value the skills and talents LPNs bring to the table and treat them as invaluable members of our team. Because of this, our LPN jobs in Kansas City offer a great work-life balance, opportunities for advancement, and competitive compensation. If this sounds like a good fit for you, take a look at our open positions or keep reading to learn more! 

Benefits of working at an orthopedic clinic

Unlike a large hospital system, you won’t get lost in the numbers when you work at KCOA. The best parts of working at an independently owned orthopedic clinic include:

1. Strong relationships with patients

Our LPNs (or patient care techs) follow patients from their first appointment until their treatment course is complete. During this time, you have the opportunity to build strong and meaningful relationships with patients. 

Working for an independent practice like KCOA gives you time to focus on each patient to provide the best care possible. Our LPNs find this role to be a fulfilling and meaningful position! 

2. Collaborative Environment

LPNs at KCOA work closely with our physicians, advanced practice providers, and administrative staff. Through this collaboration, you have the opportunity to participate in decision-making and be part of a highly skilled team. 

Our staff have strong relationships and are constantly learning from each other. We invite you to ask questions, share suggestions for improvement, and actively participate in patient care. 

3. A variety of patients and needs 

You’ll get to see a wide variety of patients at an orthopedic clinic—every day is something different. At KCOA, our services cover the scope of orthopedic care, including: 

You will work with acute injuries, chronic conditions, and everything in-between. Our LPN jobs in Kansas City will help you develop extensive knowledge in orthopedics. 

What it’s like to work at KCOA 

KCOA is the largest orthopedic clinic in Kansas City (and our team is still growing!). We’ve developed a reputation as the best orthopedics in Kansas City and strive to provide the greatest care in all the Midwest. 


We hire LPNs under the title of “Patient Care Tech.” LPNs, medical assistants (MAs), and athletic trainers (ATCs) usually fill these roles. 

Responsibilities of Patient Care Techs 

Patient Care Techs play an integral role in our operations at KCOA. Responsibilities include both direct and indirect patient care. 

Direct patient care 

You will take patients to their rooms, collect initial medical history, and check vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse). When necessary, you will remove sutures/staples, change bandages, and apply casts and splints. 

Our Patient Care Techs assist physicians and PAs with the evaluation, management, and treatment of patients. To provide continuity of care, we partner LPNs with a physician who they will work closely with at one (or more) of our locations. Should another care tech be out sick or on vacation, you will have the opportunity to fill in shifts and work with different providers for even more experience! 

Indirect patient care

Patient Care Techs have an important role in indirect patient care. You will prepare injections/aspirations, respond to phone messages, schedule tests, and send prescriptions to patient-preferred pharmacies. You will also pull up test results (including MRIs and X-Rays), open patient charts, and clean and stock the treatment rooms. 

Documentation is part of everything we do. You’ll document patient calls, any advice given over the phone, and complete medical forms (FMLA/disability, work status, sports forms, applications for accessible parking status, and more).

Qualifications and skills

We hire individuals with a strong willingness to learn and a passion for helping patients. KCOA is a relaxed yet professional work environment, and it’s important that we find the right fit for our team. 

Applicants must have 6 months to 1 year of relevant experience and/or training, basic computer skills, the ability to use office equipment, and basic mathematical skills. In addition to your training and qualifications, we look for individuals with:

  • Excellent customer service skills and phone etiquette
  • Organizational skills
  • The ability to multitask and use effective time-management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Sound problem-solving and decision-making in a fast-paced environment

LPNs are often strong candidates for this position. If you are looking for more information on LPN jobs in Kansas City, see our job listing titled “Patient Care Tech/Athletic Trainer” or “Athletic Trainer/Medical Assistant (PCT).”  

Benefits of working at KCOA

When you work at KCOA, you will be part of the largest orthopedic practice in Kansas City. Our employees enjoy working at KCOA because of our: 

  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits
  • Unmatched customer ratings for care and service 
  • Commitment to the community and charitable contributions
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Smart, dynamic, and fun team members
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Wellness programs to reduce premiums
  • 401(K) with a substantial company match
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays

What patients are saying about KCOA

The best way to understand our practice is to hear directly from our patients. Read what patients are saying about the team at KCOA!

“The entire staff was terrific and by far exceeded my expectations.  The facility, amenities, and attention to detail was outstanding.  I will highly recommend KCOA to anyone.  Thank you all for your wonderful care.” -Rick M.

“I’ve been very happy with the providers here. Dr. McCabe diagnosed and repaired a hip injury that I’ve been dealing with for 16 years, that no other provider had been able to figure out! Everyone I’ve dealt with in the office has been friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend them!” -Emily G.

“The most professional, caring staff and doctor my husband has had ever! After spending almost a year being misdiagnosed by a different doctor and group at Centerpoint, this doctor took a better look, and found he actually had 2 fractures of his foot and ankle, and now he is finally “pain free!” THANK YOU ALL!” – Sharon W. 

Other positions

KCOA is always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you’re not an LPN, we have other opportunities for you to join our team. 

Call center specialist 

Our call center specialists are a vital part of KCOA. In this role, you collect patient information and insurance over the phone, help patients schedule appointments, and give patients necessary information about their appointment (address, directions, proper entrance, etc).  

Necessary skills 

As a call center specialist, you are often the first point of contact for our patients. Individuals in this position must have:

  • Computer skills
  • Strong communication skills (including proper grammar and active listening)
  • Organizational skills
  • Empathy for patients with a variety of emotional responses
  • Positive interpersonal relations with patients and staff
  • The ability to read, understand, and follow directions

Front desk receptionist

Our front desk staff greets and helps patients when they enter our clinic. As a front desk receptionist, you will serve as a liaison between the patient and providers, answer and direct phone calls, assist patients in completing registration, schedule appointments, and maintain the cleanliness of the waiting room. 

Necessary skills 

To be successful in this position, you must have:

  • A customer service mindset
  • Basic computer skills 
  • A professional attitude and appearance
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills 

Related: Medical Reception Jobs in Kansas City

Apply at KCOA for the best LPN jobs in Kansas City

Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance is dedicated to creating a superior patient experience for all. If you want to make a lasting difference and improve the lives of patients, our team would love to hear from you. Wherever you are in Kansas City, you’ll find a KCOA clinic nearby. Our providers cover Lee’s Summit, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Johnson County, and more! 

The KCOA team is a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Whether you’re a highly trained medical assistant or brand new to the workforce, we have medical career opportunities in Kansas City for you. 

If you have questions about our available positions, contact KCOA and we will be happy to help.