*REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE II (KAUAI -KR258)

***CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT FOR VACANCIES LOCATED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS***

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

Obstetrics/Labor & Delivery

  • #58952 – Permanent / Full-Time (0.90 FTE) – posted on 02/08/2022

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

Long Term Care

  • #59631 – Permanent / Full-Time (0.90 FTE) – posted on 04/29/2022

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

JOB TITLE: REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE II

JOB LOCATION:  HHSC Kaua’i Region

SALARY: $6,779/month at 1.0 FTE (SR18 ; BU09)

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.

Under the immediate supervision of a higher level Registered Professional Nurse (RPN), the RPN II receives orientation and guidance on nursing policies and procedures and nursing care techniques; develops and/or implements nursing care plans for assigned patients or clients; provides nursing care, treatment services and/or health education information. 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION 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.

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: None required. 

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 for more info based on 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 info based on department***

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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: Must possess recent Psychiatric or Behavioral Health experience within the past two years as a LPN or equivalent.


OBSTETRICS / LABOR & DELIVERY

Certifications: Applicants are also required to obtain the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Intermediate or Advanced Fetal Monitoring (IFM/AFM) within six (6) months of employment. 

Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Labs and Emotional Support (STABLE) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications highly recommended. 


SURGERY / OPERATING ROOM

Certification: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification with one (1) month of employment. 

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