Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, HI

  • #59041 – Temporary with Benefits (1.0 FTE) – posted on 11/30/2021
  • #59216 – Temporary with Benefits (1.0 FTE) – posted 10/29/2021; updated 11/30/2021

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

  • #59053 – Temporary without Benefits (0.80 FTE) – posted 08/04/2021
  • #58752 – Temporary with Benefits (1.0 FTE) – posted 08/05/2021


SALARY: $21.29/hour at 1.0 FTE (BC02 ; BU01/61)

JOB FUNCTIONS: This position is located in the Dietary Services Section of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). SMMH, Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), and the 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.

The Dietary Services Unit provides the best possible nourishing and attractive food as economically as possible to the patients, employees and visitors of the hospital. Administers food service efficiently and provides scientifically planned diets for patients in promoting the objectives of dietetics.

The Kitchen Helper performs routine manual work in a kitchen for the preparation and serving of meals; cleans kitchen and dining room areas; washes and cleans kitchen utensils and equipment; and other duties as assigned. In addition, this positions are subject to work on weekends, holidays and evenings. The Kitchen Helper reports directly to the Institutional Food Service Manager IV , or its designee.


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.

Experience and Training: None required. Experience in general kitchen work where food is prepared; or any equivalent combination of experience and training preferred.

Knowledge of: Preparation of raw and processed food to be cooked; methods, materials, and equipment used in cleaning kitchen equipment, appliances and utensils; kitchen safety and sanitation requirements; personal hygiene.

Ability to: Learn quantity cookery; operate kitchen equipment and appliances; measure food servings and serve food; give and receive oral and written instructions; work cooperatively with others; oversee the work of patients or inmates; tolerate kitchen heat and noises; perform heavy lifting, moving and carrying typical of the class.

Licensure: Current, valid motor vehicle operator’s license preferred.


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.

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.

To apply for this job email your details to