DATE POSTED: May 23, 2022 ***Updated on July 02, 2024***


STATUS: Varies. 

SALARY: $4,220 per month at 1.0 FTE | BC02 | BU01

LOCATIONS:  These positions are located in the Dietary / Nutritional Services department of HHSC Kaua’i Region. Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which include: 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 part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Dietary / Nutritional Services department 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.

JOB FUNCTIONS: We are actively seeking for Kitchen Helpers who are passionate about the culinary industry, has a positive attitude, and is willing to work as part of a team. As a Kitchen Helper, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our kitchen facilities. Your responsibilities may include the preparation and serving of meals to patients and their families, hospital staff and members of the community; handling and washing dishes; cleaning and sanitizing kitchen equipment; and maintaining a clean and organized workspace; and any other duties as assigned. The Kitchen Helpers report directly to the Regional Director of Nutrition Food Services Operations, position no. 109829, or its designee.

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


  • 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


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. 

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 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.


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