DATE POSTED: August 21, 2018 – * Updated 4/1/19
JOB STATUS: Full Time- TEMPORARY Assignment ONLY
SALARY: *$3,798 month (HE08/BU10)
JOB LOCATION: Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii
FUNCTION: This position works in a nursing unit of a hospital, clinic or long term care facility and is responsible for independently performing the full range of practical nursing care and related technical work. The position may work on rotating shifts and in a variety of care units (e.g., medical, surgical, OB/GYN, ICU/CCU, ER, SNF, ICF, etc.).
Prerequisite Qualifications Required for the Full Performance Level
In addition to the Entry Level Qualifications Required of All Employees:
Experience and Essential Knowledge and Abilities: One (1) year of progressively responsible work experience in a hospital or similar health institution as a (1) licensed practical nurse, (2) licensed vocational nurse, or (3) registered professional nurse. Such work experience must have involved the performance of a variety of personal care, nursing care and related technical work for a caseload of patients and required and demonstrated possession of the knowledge of practical nursing principles and practices including patient age groups and the developmental process characteristic of these age groups; and the ability to apply them in providing care/treatment that is appropriate to the age, medical condition and/or developmental status of the patients served; and observe, record and report on the general and specific physical and mental conditions of the patients, and the signs and symptoms which may be indicative of significant changes in the condition of such patients.
Ability to: Apply practical nursing principles and practices; read, write, speak, understand and communicate effectively with others in English; maintain records and prepare reports; respond quickly and take appropriate action in emergencies; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with other staff, patients and others.
License: Valid license with the State of Hawaii as a practical nurse at the time of appointment.
Education/Specialized Training: As required to apply for a State of Hawaii license as a practical nurse.
Certification Required: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.
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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