RPN III #55518 ED (KAUAI-SM218)

Job Description

DATE POSTED: June 19 2020

JOB STATUS:  Permanent/FULL TIME  (0.90 FTE)

SALARY:   $6,904.80/month (SR20B) starting salary

JOB LOCATION:  Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii 


FUNCTION:   This position is located in the Emergency Department and the Acute/Swing Bed Unit of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH).  SMMH is part of the Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating 9 facilities statewide.

The Emergency Department (ED) provides nursing care and first aid to patients requiring emergency services; assists the physician in the examination and treatment of patients; prepares and maintains records of all emergency cases; and arranges admittance to the hospital as required; and for outpatient surgery patients, provides preoperative and postoperative care.

The Registered Professional Nurse III (RPN III) provides professional nursing care within the ED; coordinates care with other disciplines.  Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care.  Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs of patients, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system.  Communicates with the ED physicians regarding changes in patient’s status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies.  Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Position is subject to shift work and may be assigned to cover other nursing units as needed.

The RPN III works under the general supervision of the attending physician and reports to the ED Nurse Manager.


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.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Six (6) months of responsible professional nursing experience.

CERTIFICATION: BLS & ACLS certification required within six (6) months from date of hire.

SELECT CERTIFICATION: Of the six (6) months professional nursing experience required, six (6) months of professional nursing experience must have been in emergency services.

LICENSE REQUIREMENT: License to practice as a professional nurse in the State of Hawaii. Applicants must submit evidence of current Hawaii RN licensure (a copy of valid license) at the time of appointment.


To apply for this job email your details to cosuna@hhsc.org