DATE POSTED: September 18, 2020

JOB STATUS:  Temporary with Benefits (0.50 FTE)

SALARY: $4,030.50/month (SR20) *updated 07/01/2020*

JOB LOCATION:  Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, HI

FUNCTION: This position is located in the Surgery/Recovery Department of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). KVMH is part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating nine (9) facilities statewide.

Primary functions of this position will be responsible to provide direct nursing services for all surgical procedures within a sterile, sanitary environment for the performance of surgical operations; ensures proper protocols of preoperative requisites of the hospital and medical staff are properly carried out; in addition to oversee, provide, and meet the individualized age appropriate nursing care needs of the pedicatric, adults and geriatric patient populations. Although assigned to the Surgery/Recovery Department, in the event there are no patients in the unit, this position may be assigned to various units within the Nursing Services and may require cross training and floating as assigned. Position is also subject to a combination of 12 and 8-hour shifts as well as providing work on standby, weekends, and/or holidays.


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.

Education:  Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

Licensure:  License to practice as registered professional nurse in the State of Hawaii. Applicants must submit evidence of current Hawaii RN licensure (a copy of valid license) at the time of appointment.

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

Substitution: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university school of nursing may be substituted for the six (6) months of required experience.

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

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


Knowledge of: Nursing theory and practice; biological, physical, social and medicinal sciences as related to nursing theory and practice; 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.


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