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


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

Intensive Care/Critical Care Unit

  • #109815 – Per Diem (0.30 FTE) – posted on 05/04/2022

Obstetrics / Labor & Delivery

  • #109812 – Per Diem (0.30 FTE) – posted on 04/07/2022

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

Emergency Services

  • #109588 – Per Diem (0.30 FTE) – posted on 04/29/2022

Long Term Care

  • #109816 – Per Diem (0.30 FTE) – posted on 04/29/2022

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




SALARY: $52.30/hour (SR20 ; BU79)

JOB FUNCTIONS:  These positions are located in the Nursing 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.

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.


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: 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). ***See below 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***


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.


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.


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.***


Select Certification: 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.


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

Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) are required at time of hire employment. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) must be obtained within six (6) months of employment. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and NIH Stroke Scale certifications are highly recommended.


*** Please see above minimum requirements stated above. No select certifications required.


Selective Certification: 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.


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.


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