***IMMEDIATE VACANCIES – ACTIVE RECRUITMENT UNTIL NEEDS ARE MET***
DATE POSTED: Updated on May 24, 2023
POSITION TITLE: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE – FULL PERFORMANCE
STATUS: Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
SALARY: $4,306 per month at 1.0 FTE | HE08 | BU10
LOCATIONS: These positions are located in various departments in 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, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipū, 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.
JOB FUNCTIONS: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will be responsible for independently performing the full range of practical nursing care and related technical work and any other duties as assigned. The position may frequently require intense work activity and the ability to handle many processes simultaneously while prioritizing primary functions. The position must interface with administration, providers, staff, and public and private agencies within the community and must have the ability to use tact and diplomacy in ensuring that department standards are maintained. A high level of confidentiality is required.
Candidates must be able to work rotating shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays depending on the hospital/clinic’s operational needs. Positions located in The Kaua’i Region Clinics are subject to travel to and from different clinic locations within Kaua’i Region as assigned.
Kaua’i Region Clinics
- #59583 – posted on 12/07/2021 * Amended September 2, 2022
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, HI
Long Term Care
- #59328 – posted on 04/29/2022 * Amended September 2, 2022
- 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
- 21 paid vacation days per year
- 21 paid sick days per year
- Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
- Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans
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.
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Licensure: Valid license with the State of Hawai’i as a practical nurse (Evidence of license is required);
Candidates applying for Kaua’i Region Clinics must have a current, type 3 valid driver’s license.
Certification: Current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers certification from the American Heart Association.
Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible work experience in a hospital or similar health institution as a (1) licensed practical nurse, (2) licensed vocational nurse, or (3) registered professional nurse. Such work experience must have involved the performance of a variety of personal care, nursing care, and related technical work for a caseload of patients and required and demonstrated possession of the knowledge of practical nursing principles and practices including patient age groups and the developmental process characteristic of these age groups; and the ability to apply them in providing care/treatment that is appropriate to the age, medical condition and/or developmental status of the patients served; and observe record and report on the general and specific physical and mental conditions of the patients, and the signs and symptoms which may be indicative of significant changes in the condition of such patients.
DESIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of: the nursing process; body structure and function; principles of asepsis; universal precautions; infection control; principles of administering medications; patient preparation for prescribed treatments and procedures; data-gathering techniques; interpersonal communication skills; alternative methods of communication for patients with special needs; environmental and patient safety; patient rights; individualization of care, including religious, cultural and developmental influences; patient age groups and the developmental process characteristic of these age groups; team participation in care planning and evaluations; therapeutic and life-saving procedures; specialized equipment; maintenance of optimal body functioning and prevention of complications; principles of body mechanics and assistive devices; comfort measures; obvious signs of emotional and mental health problems; chemical dependency; adaptive and maladaptive behavior; sensory deprivation and overload; abusive and self destructive behavior; concepts of wellness; reproduction and human sexuality; birthing and parenting; and growth and development, including dying and death.
Ability to: Apply practical nursing principles and practices; read, write, speak, understand and communicate effectively with others in English; maintain records and prepare reports; respond quickly and take appropriate action in emergencies; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with other staff, patients and others; possess an understanding of multiple cultures, and keep current in the field.
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.
- Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.).
- Occasional prolonged standing/walking.
- Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients.
- Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment.
- Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.
- Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
- Color Vision: the ability to distinguish and identify different colors.
- May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases.
- Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases.
- Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases.
- Occasional exposure to unpleasant patients or unit elements.
- Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.
- Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, illness, injury, and death).
- Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
- Handles emergency or crisis situations.
- Subject to many interruptions.
- Occasionally subjected to irregular hours.
- Requires judgment/action which could result in the death of a patient.
- Handles absentee replacement on short notice.
Tools, Equipment & Machines
- Personal computers & associated software
- Common office equipment (typewriter, photocopier, facsimile, adding machines)
- Diagnostic equipment
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