DATE POSTED: April 24, 2018 – *Updated 4/1/19


SALARY:  $24.81/Hour (BU10/HE08C) *updated 10/12/2020*

JOB LOCATION:  Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii

FUNCTION AND LOCATION:  This position works in a nursing unit of a hospital, clinic or long term care facility and is responsible for independently performing the full range of practical nursing care and related technical work. The position may work on rotating shifts and in a variety of care units (e.g., Psych, LTC, etc.).


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.

Prerequisite Qualifications Required for the Full Performance Level:

License Requirement: Valid license with the State of Hawaii as a practical nurse at the time of appointment.

Certification Requirement: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

Experience Requirement: 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.

Substitutions Allowed: Completion of a professional nursing curriculum from an accredited school substitutes for the experience required for the full performance.

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.


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