DATE POSTED: July 23, 2019
JOB STATUS: Permanent / Full Time
SALARY: $3,346. Per month (BU10/HE04)
JOB LOCATION: Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital- Waimea, Kauai, HI
FUNCTION AND LOCATION: This position is located in the Med Surge unit of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). KVMH is part of the Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating 9 facilities statewide.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.
Certification Required: Applicants must obtain a valid State of Hawaii Nurse Aide Certificate certification and have completed a State approved training program which demonstrates knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); the aging process; first aid; patient rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; purpose and benefits of activities of daily living (i.e., eating/feeding, providing fluids, bathing, dressing, etc.); purpose and benefits of restorative care (i.e., use and application of assistive devices; range of motion activities; bowel and bladder training; correct use of bed pans, urinals, and/or commodes, etc.); and basic medical and nursing terminology..
Prerequisite Qualifications Required for the Full Performance Level
Experience and Essential Knowledge and Abilities: One (1) year of work experience in a health facility such as a hospital or similar medically oriented institution where the primary or basic objective was to observe and report on a variety of physical and/or mental symptoms and conditions and implement care and/or treatment procedures for a caseload of patients. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); first aid; patient rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; principles of growth and development; purpose and benefits of activities of daily living (i.e., eating/feeding, providing fluids, bathing, dressing, etc.); purpose and benefits of restorative care (i.e., use and application of assistive devices, range of motion activities, etc.); basic medical and nursing terminology; and the ability to assist and participate in the activities of the treatment team; assess each patient’s age specific needs; and independently provide age specific direct personal care services to a caseload of patients.
Certification Required: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.
Knowledge of: Personal hygiene and bodily care.
Ability to: Read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; get along well with others; acquire and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability despite emotional and physical pressures; develop an appreciation of nursing and medical ethics.
Personal Characteristics: Patience, tact, an even temperament in meeting and dealing with others, and productive work habits.
Physical Requirements: All employees must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position. The following physical, sensory and mental requirements are generally stated and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class.
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