DATE POSTED: February 22, 2021

JOB STATUS:  Permanent / Full-Time

SALARY: Negotiable

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

FUNCTION: This position is located in the Nursing Administration section of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). SMMH, Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), and Kaua’i Region Clinics, are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i operating nine (9) facilities statewide.

The Director of Nursing – Long Term Care is responsible for but not limited to ensuring that the care and services provided meet the satisfaction of the residents, their families, and medical staff; oversees activities and coordinates the operations of the long term care unit; provides oversight and monitors a wide range of operations in the long term care unit such as food service, physical, occupational, and recreational therapy, environmental conditions, medical equipment, and financial matters; administering policies and procedures; program planning and development; operation and capital budget preparation; public relations; and ensuring federal, state and accreditation standards are met; and any other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Regional Chief Nurse Executive.


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: Graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required.

Licensure: Possession of a current license to practice as a Professional Registered Nurse in the State of Hawaii required. Possession of Nursing Home Administration license preferred.

Experience: Five (5) to ten (10) years’ experience in a hospital or long term care environment with strong background in resident care, strategic planning, finance, and community relations. Successful track record partnering with physicians and other clinical staff. Familiar with CMS, State, or Federal Regulations governing Long Term Care.

Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association must be presented at the time of appointment of hire.


A comprehensive knowledge to interpret laws, rules, regulations, and policies; secure and analyze facts and data to make administrative decisions; articulate and compelling communicator with the ability to listen effectively; demonstrates maturity, integrity, strong initiative, caring and collaboration; maintain cooperative working relationships with physicians, other professionals and legislators in an environment noted for turbulence and ambiguity; meet and deal effectively with the public.


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.

Subject to long and irregular hours; many interruptions; commuting to various work sites in Kaua’i.

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