DATE POSTED: October 18 2019
JOB STATUS: Permanent/Full-time (0.90 FTE)
SALARY: $6,904.80/month (SR20B)
JOB LOCATION: Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii
EDUCATION LEVEL: 2-Year Degree
FUNCTION: This position is located in the Emergency Department (ED) of the Nursing Services Department 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.
The Emergency Department provides nursing 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 needed. Provides for preoperative and postoperative patients for outpatient surgery.
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 Registered Professional Nurse VII, position number 20861.
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.
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