DATE POSTED: Updated on May 23, 2023


STATUS:  Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: $4,337 per month | SR20 | BU13

LOCATION:  This position is located in the Clinical Laboratory Services department at Waimea, Kaua’i, Hawai’i at Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region. KVMH, along with 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 Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipū, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are all part of a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Clinical Laboratory Services department unit performs laboratory tests necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of hospital patients and engages in research essential to medical advancement. 

JOB FUNCTIONS: The Medical Technologist III is primarily responsible to perform laboratory testing in such fields as bacteriology, chemistry, hematology, mycology, parasitology, serology, and blood work and transfusion service operations in a hospital or other laboratory setting; performs the full range of laboratory tests including technical responsibility for the particular area or areas of laboratory services assigned. This position is subject to shift work, including extended hours, work on weekends, holidays, and stand-by assignments.

The Medical Technologist III reports to the Medical Technologist IV, position no. 20894, or its designee.


  • 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


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. 

Education: None required. 

Licensure: Current, valid Clinical Laboratory Technologist license issued by the Department of Health, State of Hawai’i at the time of appointment.

Certification: None required. 

Specialized Experience: One (1) year of professional medical technologist experience which involved a variety of laboratory procedures and tests on samples of body fluids, tissues, and other materials, the purpose of which is to assist others in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.


Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of medical technology; fundamental principles of chemistry and the biological sciences; the principles and practices of medical technology pertinent to the assigned field or fields.

Ability to: Use and care for laboratory equipment and apparatus; perform laboratory tests accurately and attend to required details for extended periods of time; keep records and prepare reports; make mathematic calculations; give and receive oral and written instructions; deal effectively with patients and hospital staff; plan, organize and schedule work activities to provide the services required of a section of a large laboratory.


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 can perform the essential functions of the position will not be disqualified under this section.

The ability to distinguish shades of colors is essential. 

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


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