PER DIEM NURSE ***Immediate vacancies in ED, ICU/CCU, LTC, Med/Surg, OB/Labor & Delivery, Surgery/OR*

***IMMEDIATE VACANIES ARE LOCATED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS***

Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, HI

  • Emergency Dept #108974 – Per Diem (0.30 FTE) 7/15/2021 KR354

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

  • Behavioral Health #108898 – Per Diem (0.30 FTE) 7/15/2021 KR353

***Possession of specific certifications and level of experience may be required for certain nursing positions. See below minimum qualification requirements***

JOB TITLE: PER DIEM NURSE

RECRUITMENT NO.: KAUAI-PER DIEM-RPN

JOB LOCATION:  HHSC Kaua’i Region

Hourly Rate: $52.30 (PerDiem)

JOB FUNCTIONS:  The Per Diem Nurse provides professional nursing care for patients; coordinates care with other disciplines; provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs of patients, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system; communicates with the attending physicians regarding changes in patient’s status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies; responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. These positions are subject to shift work, including work on the weekends and holidays. In addition, these positions are subject to cross training and may be assigned to float and assist other departments within the facility as needed.

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. Also, please see below additional requirements according to the specific department.

Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Graduation from a nursing program with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is highly desirable.

Licensure: Valid, active license to practice as a professional nurse in the State of Hawai’i. Applicants must submit evidence of current Hawai’i RN licensure (a copy of valid license) at the time of appointment.

Experience: Six (6) months of professional nursing experience.

Substitutions Allowed: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university school of nursing may be substituted for one year of nursing experience.

Certifications: Current certification from the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS) must be provided upon appointment of hire. ***See below***

Selective Certification: Specialized knowledge, skills and abilities may be required to perform the duties of some positions. In such positions, applicants may be restricted to those who possess the pertinent experience and/or training required to perform the duties of the position. ***See below***

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES

Knowledge of: Nursing theory and practice; biological, physical, social and medicinal sciences as related to nursing theory and practice; thorough knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; nursing literature and current trends and developments in nursing.

Ability to: Apply nursing theory and practices to planning and giving nursing care; recognize, interpret and evaluate symptoms of patient’s condition and take appropriate action; direct the work of nursing assistants; work effectively and cooperatively with patients, family members, medical staff and employees. Must also have the ability to prepare comprehensive nursing diagnosis and nursing care plans; and plan and direct the work of lower level registered nurses and nursing assistants.

Familiarity with standards, regulations, requirements of Medicare, Medicaid, Joint Commission, procedures used in surveillance and control of hospital infections.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

***Please see below additional requirements based on the department.***


EMERGENCY

Select Certification: Of the six (6) months professional nursing experience required, six (6) months of professional nursing experience must have been in emergency services.

Certifications: Current certifications from the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications must be provided upon appointment of hire.


INTENSIVE CARE / CRITICAL CARE UNIT

Select Certification: Of the six (6) months of professional nursing experience required, six (6) months of professional nursing experience must have been in Acute Care, Intensive Care or Cardiac Care services.

Certifications: Current certifications from the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications must be provided upon appointment of hire.


LONG TERM CARE

Experience: One-half year (1/2) of professional nursing experience. Previous or current MDS Coordinator experience preferred.

Supervisory Aptitude: must have demonstration possession of supervisory aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader; or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory or administrative capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.


OBSTETRICS / LABOR & DELIVERY

Selective Certification: Of the six (6) months of professional nursing experience, six (6) months must have been in labor and delivery, antepartum and postpartum, and fetal monitoring.

Certifications: Applicants shall be restricted to those possessing the following certifications:

Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) in Health Care Provider (adult, child and infant) issued from the American Heart Association at time of employment.

Applicants are also required to obtain the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Labs and Emotional Support (STABLE), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications within one (1) month of employment.


SURGERY / OPERATING ROOM

Selective Certification: Six (6) months of professional nursing experience in the operating/recovery room department.

Certifications: Applicants are required to provide current certifications from the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS), Health Care Provider (adult, child and infant), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), AND Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) at the time of appointment of hire.

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