DATE POSTED: Updated on April 05, 2024


STATUS: Varies. See below. 

SALARY: Negotiable.

LOCATION: These positions are located at Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) of Kaua’i Region Healthcare Enterprises. The Kaua’i Region Healthcare Enterprises is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization of which the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region is its sole member. HHSC Kaua’i Region, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’, includes KVMH, SMMH, and the Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consists 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.

JOB FUNCTIONS:  The position provides and manages direct medical evaluation, diagnosis, procedures, and care for patients within a recognized area of practice. or for a specified patient population.  This position reports to the Regional Chief Medical Officer (CMO), position no. 109715, or its designee.


  • Internal Medicine – Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Internal Medicine – Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Staff Physician (Urgent Care) – Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Hospitalist- Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Per Diem Hospitalist (0.30 FTE)


  • 10 paid holidays each calendar year;
  • Paid, medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans;
  • Retirement and Group Life Insurance plans;
  • Personal Time Off (PTO), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flex Spending Account (FSA), etc.
  • Potential eligibility for various Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs


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. 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.***

Education: Graduation from an accredited school of medicine/osteopathy with a degree of Doctor of Medicine/Osteopathy.

Licensure: Possession of an unencumbered license to practice medicine in the State of Hawai’i.

Current registration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and a current State Controlled Substance license from the State of Hawai’i Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Narcotics Enforcement Division (NED).

Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience as a practicing physician.

Certifications: Current certification issued by the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers. 

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. 


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 and irregular hours.
  • Proficient in Electronic Medical Records systems.
  • Requires judgment/action which could result in the death of a patient.
  • Handles absentee replacement on short notice.

Nature of Available Guidelines Controlling the Work

Basic guidelines include the Hawai’i Revised Statutes, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation Personnel Rules & Regulations, collective bargaining unit agreements and memoranda of agreements thereto, policies and procedures of the medical facility, Equal Employment Opportunity, and non-discrimination guidelines, both State and Federal, Medicare/Medicaid regulations, OBRA regulations, and requirements of the Joint Commission.


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.


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