*PER DIEM NURSE (KAUAI -KR354) *** Continuous recruitment ***

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: PER DIEM NURSE

The Per Diem Nurses provide 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. 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.

STATUS: Per Diem (0.30 FTE)

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 Kalaheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipu, and The Clinic at Kapa’a are all part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

***IMMEDIATE VACANCIES IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS – CONTINOUS RECRUITMENT UNTIL NEEDS ARE MET***

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

Intensive Care/Critical Care Unit

  • #109815 – posted on 05/04/2022 Revised 7/1/2022

Obstetrics / Labor & Delivery

  • #109812 – posted on 04/07/2022

Med Surg

    • #108896 – posted on 04/07/2022
    • #109589 

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

Emergency Services

  • #109588 – posted on 04/29/2022 Revised 7/1/2022

Long Term Care

  • #109816 – posted on 04/29/2022 Revised 7/1/2022

SALARY: $53.87 per hour | SR20 | BU79

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & 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.

***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 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 from the American Heart Association 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. 

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

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.

Physical Demands

  • Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.).
  • Occasional prolonged standing/walking.
  • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients.
  • Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment.
  • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.

Vision Requirements

  • Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
  • Color Vision: ability to distinguish and identify different colors.

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 patient 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.

Tools, Equipment & Machines

  • Personal computers & associated software
  • Common office equipment (typewriter, photocopier, facsimile, adding machines)
  • Diagnostic equipment

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawai’i 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.

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


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH / PSYCH

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. 


EMERGENCY SERVICES

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 from the American Heart Association are required. 


INTENSIVE CARE / CRITICAL CARE UNIT

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 from the American Heart Association are required. 

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


OBSTETRICS / LABOR & DELIVERY

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.


SURGERY / OPERATING ROOM

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) from the American Heart Association are required; Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification is required. 

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