*CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE – FULL PERFORMANCE (KAUAI -KR331) ***ACTIVE RECRUITMENT***

***IMMEDIATE VACANCIES UNTIL NEEDS ARE MET***

JOB DESCRIPTION

DATE POSTED: September 09, 2021 ***Updated on April 05, 2024***

POSITION TITLE: CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE – FULL PERFORMANCE

STATUS: Varies. See below available positions. 

SALARY: $4,022 per month | HE04 | BU10

LOCATIONS: These positions are located in various Nursing Services (Long Term Care, Medical/Surgical, etc.) departments of HHSC Kaua’i Region. Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consist 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 are all part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i. Please see below a listing of available positions in their respective locations. 

JOB FUNCTIONS: We are actively seeking for dedicated and compassionate Certified Nurse Aides to join our growing organization. As a full performing Certified Nurse Aide, you will play a crucial role in providing high quality care and support to our patients through the performance of a variety of nursing support tasks in accordance with established methods and procedures. These positions may work on rotating shifts and in a variety of care units (e.g., SNF, ICF, medical, surgical, etc.). In addition, our Certified Nurse Aides are subject to cross-training and may be assigned to float and assist other departments within the facility as needed.

Candidates must be available to work shifts, weekends, and holidays, based on hospital/clinic operation needs. Services are provided 24/7. 

BENEFITS: 

  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans
  • Potential eligibility for various Student Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs

AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, HI

Long Term Care

  • #20776 – Permanent | Part-Time (0.60 FTE) – posted on 05/09/2023 
  • #28041 – Permanent | Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – posted on 05/09/2023

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

Certifications:

  • Applicants must have a current State of Hawai’i Nurse Aide Certificate and have completed a State approved training program, at the time of appointment, which demonstrates knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); the aging process; first aid; patient rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; purpose and benefits of activities of daily living (i.e., eating/feeding, providing fluids, bathing, dressing, etc.); purpose and benefits of restorative care (i.e., use and application of assistive devices; a range of motion activities; bowel and bladder training; correct use of bed pans, urinals, and/or commodes, etc.); and basic medical and nursing terminology.
  • Current certification issued by the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers. 

Experience: One (1) year of work experience in a health facility such as a hospital or similar medically oriented institution where the primary or basic objective was to observe and report on a variety of physical and/or mental symptoms and conditions and implement care and/or treatment procedures for a caseload of patients. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); first aid; patient rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; principles of growth and development; purpose and benefits of activities of daily living (i.e., eating/feeding, providing fluids, bathing, dressing, etc.); purpose and benefits of restorative care (i.e., use and application of assistive devices, range of motion activities, etc.); basic medical and nursing terminology; and the ability to assist and participate in the activities of the treatment team; assess each patient’s age specific needs, and independently provide age specific direct personal care services to a caseload of patients. 

DESIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge of: Personal hygiene and bodily care; multiple/differing cultures; oral and written communication skills; good observation skills and ability to recall and report/document a series of events accurately; positive attitude; tolerant of unusual, irritating behavior (e.g., slow, repetitive, forgetful, confused, incontinent, messy).

Ability to: Read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; get along well with others; acquire and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability despite emotional and physical pressures; develop an appreciation of nursing and medical ethics.

Personal Characteristics: Patience, tact, even temperament in meeting and dealing with others, and productive work habits.

HEALTH & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

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