PER DIEM CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE #109897 (KAUAI-KR452)

JOB DESCRIPTION

DATE POSTED: April 25, 2024 ***Updated on May 21, 2024***

POSITION TITLE: PER DIEM CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE

STATUS:  Exempt | Per Diem (0.30 FTE)

SALARY: $23.20 per hour | HE04 | BU70

LOCATION: This position is located in the Skilled Nursing Care, or Long Term Care (LTC), department 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, are all part of a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Skilled Nursing Care department administers nursing services to patients requiring a skilled and intermediate level of nursing care, generally, those who also require palliative treatments and comfort measures. 

JOB FUNCTIONS: The Per Diem Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) is responsible for providing direct patient care through the performance of a variety of nursing support tasks in accordance with established methods and procedures. The incumbent of this position will be subject to rotating shifts, including work on weekends/holidays, and may be assigned to assist other departments in the facility as needed and may also provide home care for patients. The Per Diem CNA reports directly to the Director of Nursing-LTC, position no. 109839, or its designee. 

BENEFITS: 

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. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

Education: None required. 

Licensure: None required. 

Certifications: Applicants must have a current State of Hawaii Nurse Aide Certificate and have completed a State approved training program, at the time of appointment, which demonstrates knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); the aging process; first aid; patient rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; purpose and benefits of activities of daily living (i.e., eating/feeding, providing fluids, bathing, dressing, etc.); purpose and benefits of restorative care (i.e., use and application of assistive devices; range of motion activities; bowel and bladder training; correct use of bed pans, urinals, and/or commodes, etc.); and basic medical and nursing terminology; AND

Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Heartsaver (adult, child & infant) must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

Experience and Essential Knowledge and Abilities: One (1) year of work experience in a health facility such as a hospital or similar medically oriented institution where the primary or basic objective was to observe and report on a variety of physical and/or mental symptoms and conditions and implement care and/or treatment procedures for a caseload of patients. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); first aid; patient rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; principles of growth and development; purpose and benefits of activities of daily living (i.e., eating/feeding, providing fluids, bathing, dressing, etc.); purpose and benefits of restorative care (i.e., use and application of assistive devices, range of motion activities, etc.); basic medical and nursing terminology; and the ability to assist and participate in the activities of the treatment team; assess each patient’s age specific needs; and independently provide age specific direct personal care services to a caseload of patients.

DESIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

Demonstrated proficiency in the application of all of the knowledge and abilities, specified below, in providing the full range of services to the patients of the work site, independently. Knowledge of the policies, procedures and work rules of the work site.

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of multiple/differing cultures; oral and written communication skills; good observation skills and ability to recall and report/document a series of events accurately; positive attitude; tolerant of unusual, irritating behavior (e.g., slow, repetitive, forgetful, confused, incontinent, messy).

HEALTH & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

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.

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