DATE POSTED: October 13, 2023 ***Updated on April 15, 2024***


STATUS:  Exempt | Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: Negotiable

LOCATION:  These are regional positions located under the Kaua’i Region Medical Group (KRMG), a 501c3 tax-exempt organization of which the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region is its sole member. HHSC Kaua’i Region includes Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and the Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consists of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, Urgent Care at Po’ipū, The Clinic at Līhu’e, and The Clinic at Kapa’a.

The Kaua’i Region Clinics provide a variety of community primary care and specialty care to the public. Family Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Urology, Gastroenterology, Podiatry, Internal Medicine, Urgent Care Services, and Outpatient Surgery are just a few of the growing services. 

JOB FUNCTIONS: We are in search of dedicated, compassionate Advanced Practice Providers (APP), either a Physician’s Assistants or Nurse Practitioners, who are committed to delivering the highest quality general medical care to HHSC Kaua’i Region’s patients for the Family Practice and/or Internal Medicine specialties. This includes, but is not limited to the direct care and treatment of our patients; leading and performing patient evaluations, treatment, and specialized technical procedures; serving as a clinical resource to staff and physicians; facilitating the health education of family members, referrals to other disciplines and consultations with other allied clinicians; and any other duties as assigned. To be successful in these positions, candidates must have strong clinical knowledge in order to deliver accurate diagnoses solely based on visual and auditory indicators. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate excellent decision-making skills; possess strong compassion and problem-solving skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to relate to patients and their families; ability to organize work, prioritize, and multi-task; exceptional understanding of various diseases; ability to think strategically; and excellent bedside manner. These positions report directly to the Regional Chief Medical Officer (RCMO), or its designee.


  • 10 paid holidays each calendar year;
  • Paid, medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans;
  • Retirement and Group Life Insurance plans;
  • Personal Time Off (PTO), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flex Spending Account (FSA), etc.
  • Potential eligibility for various Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs


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. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

Education: Graduation from a physician assistants training program approved and accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditations of the American Medical Association (AMA) or Master’s Degree in Nursing or a current certification for specialized and advance nursing practice in specialty area from an accredited program approved by a national certifying body recognized by the Board of Nursing.


  • Possession of a current license to practice as a Physician’s Assistant in the State of Hawai’i. 
  • Recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) from the State of Hawaii Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner at the time of appointment.


  • Recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with Prescriptive Authority (non-controlled substance or controlled substance) from the State of Hawaii, Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs at the time of appointment
  • Current certifications issued by the American Heart Association for Healthcare Workers in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) at the time of appointment.
  • Current certification from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) or National Certifying Exam developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is preferred.

Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of professional working experience as a licensed Physician’s Assistant or licensed Nurse Practitioner. 


Applicants must meet the health and physical requirements deemed necessary to effectively and safely perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Join our dynamic team at HHSC Kaua’i Region, where we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of healthcare services at our critical access hospitals – KVMH and SMMH. From full-service emergency departments to specialized surgeries, family and internal medicine, intensive care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and a range of ancillary services, and more, we are dedicated to providing quality, accessible, compassionate care to our community. With locations across Kaua’i, including outpatient clinics and urgent care facilities, we strive to make healthcare accessible to all. As part of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, we uphold values of excellence, transparency, accountability, integrity, and teamwork. Join us as we work together to deliver exceptional care and make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.


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