DATE POSTED: July 15, 2021 ***Updated on April 11, 2024***


STATUS: Per Diem (0.30 FTE)

SALARY: $56.08 per hour | SR20 | BU79

LOCATIONS:  These positions are located in the Nursing Services (Emergency Services, Long Term Care, Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics, etc.) departments of HHSC Kaua’i Region. Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consist of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, Urgent Care at Po’ipū, The Clinic at Līhu’e, and The Clinic at Kapa’a are all part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i. See below for a listing of available positions.

JOB FUNCTIONS: The Per Diem Nurses provide professional nursing care for patients; coordinate care with other disciplines; provide care that meets the psychosocial, physical, and general aspects of care; determine priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs of patients, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system; communicate 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. In addition, these positions are subject to cross-training and may be assigned to float and assist other departments within the facility as needed. These positions report to their respective Registered Professional Nurse V (Unit Nurse Manager), or its designee. 

Candidates must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays based on hospital operation needs. Services are provided 24/7.



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

Obstetrics / Labor & Delivery

  • #109797 – posted on 02/15/2023
  • #109805 – posted on 10/30/2023


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 the additional requirements according to the specific department. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

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

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 a valid license) at the time of appointment.

Experience: One (1) year of professional nursing work experience, where the employee independently provided nursing care to patients in a clinic, hospital, or institution.

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 issued by the American Heart Association  (AHA) for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers. See below for additional certification requirements based on the department. 

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 for more additional selective certification requirements based on the department. 


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 diagnoses 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, and procedures used in the surveillance and control of hospital infections.


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.

Working Conditions

  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases.
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases.
  • Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases.
  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patients or unit elements.
  • Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, illness, injury, and death).
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations.
  • Subject to many interruptions.
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours.
  • Requires judgment/action which could result in the death of a patient.
  • Handles absentee replacement on short notice.


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.

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


Select Certification: Six (6) months of professional nursing experience must have been in Psychiatric/Behavioral Health and/or acute care.

Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from the American Heart Association is required. Certification in Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) must be obtained within six (6) months of employment. 


Select Certification: Six (6) months of professional nursing experience must have been in emergency services.

Certifications: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) AND Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications issued by the American Heart Association are required.

Applicants are also required to obtain the following certifications within six (6) months of employment: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and NIH Stroke Scale.

Possession of certifications issued by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is highly recommended. 


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

Certifications: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) AND Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications issued by the American Heart Association are required. 

Possession of certifications issued by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and NIH Stroke Scale is highly recommended.


Selective Certification: Six (6) months must have been in labor and delivery, antepartum and postpartum, and fetal monitoring.

Certifications: 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.


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

Certifications: Current certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) AND Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) issued by the American Heart Association are required; Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification is also required. 


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