DATE POSTED: April 3 2020
JOB STATUS: Permanent(0.9 FTE/72 hours per pay period)
SALARY: $6,904.80/month (SR20)
JOB LOCATION: Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii
FUNCTION: This position is located in the Waimea Obstetrics Department, Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). The Obstetrics/Nursery unit provides all phases of nursing care involving prenatal care, disorders of pregnancy, complications of pregnancy, labor delivery, and care of the newborn and the mother. This position is responsible for the provision of professional nursing care to patients in accordance with accepted standards and hospital policy.
The primary function of this position provides acute nursing care and treatment services on a 24-hour basis and is responsible for the total age-specific nursing care of the newborn, adult/adolescent patient in the unit. In the event there are no patients in the unit, this position may be assigned to various units within the Nursing Services and may require cross training and floating as assigned. Position is also subject to a combination of 12 and 8-hour shifts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.
Education Requirements: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Experience Requirement: One-half year (1/2) of professional nursing experience.
Selective Certification Requirements: Of the six (6) months of professional nursing experience, six (6) months must have been in labor and delivery, antepartum and postpartum, and fetal monitoring. Applicants shall be restricted to those possessing the following:
Applicants are required to provide current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) in Health Care Provider (adult, child and infant) at time of employment, NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program), and STABLE (Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Labs and Emotional Support), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within one (1) month of employment.
Substitution: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university school of nursing may be substituted for the six (6) months of required Experience.
License Required: License to practice as 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.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE OF: Nursing theory and practice; biological, physical, social and medicinal sciences as related to nursing theory and practice; nursing techniques and procedures; nursing literature and current trends and developments in nursing.
ABILITY TO: Apply nursing theory and practices to planning and giving nursing care; recognize, interpret and evaluate symptoms of patient’s condition and take appropriate action; direct the work of nursing assistants; work effectively and cooperatively with patients, family members, medical staff and employees.
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