DATE POSTED: August 26 2021

JOB STATUS: Temporary without Benefits (0.50 FTE)


SALARY: $23.22/hour (HE08)

JOB LOCATION:  Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, HI

FUNCTION AND LOCATION: These positions are assigned to assist with the Community Vaccination Clinic located at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). SMMH, Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), and Kaua’i Region Clinics, are part of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii, operating in nine (9) facilities statewide.

The Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) will be responsible for independently performing the full range of practical nursing care and related technical work and any other other duties as assigned. The position may frequently require intense work activity and the ability to handle many processes simultaneously while prioritizing primary functions. Position must interface with administration, providers, staff, public and private agencies within the community and must have the ability to use tact and diplomacy in ensuring that department standards are maintained. High level of confidentiality is required. In addition, this position may require travel to and from clinics within HHSC Kaua’i Region.


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 Hawaii as a Practical Nurse.

Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be present at the time of appointment of hire.

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.

Desirable Qualifications: Possess an understanding of multiple cultures; and keep current in the field.


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.

Physical Requirements: All employees must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position.


COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.  After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.

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