DATE POSTED: November 1, 2022

JOB STATUS:  Permanent Full Time 

SALARY:   STARTING $5,282.00/SALARY (SR24 / BU13)

JOB LOCATION:  Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, Hawaii

FUNCTION:  This position is located in the Nutritional Services Department of the HHSC Kaua’i Region. The HHSC Kaua’i Region includes Kauai 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 Kalaheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipu, and The Clinic at Kalaheo. HHSC Kaua’i Region is part of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Dietary Services unit provides healthful and attractive food to the patients and employees of the hospital. This position may be responsible for consults with attending physicians concerning the dietary needs of the patients. This position also teaches patients with special diet problems and visits patients at the hospital to be sure they are getting adequate nourishment.

The Dietitian V is primarily responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and administering dietetic food services operations, to meet the needs of all patients and employees of the Kauai Region.  This includes consulting with the Cook IVs (Food Services Supervisor) concerning the performance of food services personnel, and the ordering of food, supplies and equipment for the section. The Dietitian V is also involved in providing clinical dietetic services, which includes both clinical and patient counseling/education services; and performs other duties as assigned.


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:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a course of study approved by the American Dietetic Association, including the successful completion of a dietetic internship, or other equivalent clinical component approved by the Association.

Experience Specialized: Two (2) years of professional dietetic or nutrition experience that provided the employee with a full professional understanding of the theories of dietetic therapy and their application in the maintenance, improvement and/or recovery of good health.  At least one (1) year of experience must have been comparable to the next lower level in this series

Licensure: Current, valid drivers license preferred. 

Certification: Must be registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration from the American Dietetic Association.


Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily. Disabilities in these or other areas will not automatically result in disqualification. Those applicants who demonstrate that they are capable of performing the essential functions of the position will not be disqualified under this section.

Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position. Carry weight up to 50 pounds. Climb ladders to access areas that need to be cleaned; safely work at heights ups to 12 feet and not to exceed 20 feet.

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.


COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.  After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.



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