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

  • #59599 – Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – posted 02/17/2022



JOB LOCATION:  Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital

SALARY: $8,885/month at 1.0 FTE (SR22 ; BU09)

FUNCTION: This position is located in the Data Processing/Information System Department of the Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). The Kaua’i Region consists of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and The Kau’ai Region Clinics, which includes The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalaheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic at Po’ipu, The Urgent Care Clinic at Po’ipu, and The Clinic at Kapa’a are all part of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Information Systems Department is responsible for the overall planning, analysis, development, improvement and evaluation of the Kaua’i Region’s information technology systems. This department also provides direct support of proper systems usage, analytical review of system effectiveness, and coordination of process improvement and continuous system upgrades in their use of Health System technology including the electronic medical records (EMR); maintains consistent and reliable communication for enhancements, fixes and any new developments related to the EMR system; and serves as liaison with Information System team, vendors and other HHSC facilities.

The Registered Professional Nurse IV (IT Clinical Informaticist) coordinates, facilitates, and assists with development, on-going maintenance, evaluation, and optimization of region wide electronic medical records system. Responsibilities include direct support to Kauai Region clinicians (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, ancillary and other interdisciplinary team members) in their use of our EMR system; competency validation; evaluating and optimizing internal work flows; and serving as a liaison between our EMR system and EMR vendor to communicate necessary technical enhancements and troubleshooting issues.  The IT Clinical Informaticist is responsible to engage, facilitate, and encourage collaboration among facilities/SMEs and end users to accomplish these outcomes.  The position may be required to work shifts, weekends, holidays, irregular hours, and long hours.  It requires travel to each facility, clinic, and may also require off island travel for training or education on the EMR. This position reports directly to the IT Systems Manager I, or its designee. 


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. While not required, graduation from a nursing program with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is highly desirable.

Licensure: License to practice as 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.


One and one-half (1 ½) years of professional nursing work experience.

Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader; or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory or administrative capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

Selective Certification:  Of the one and one-half (1 ½ ) years of professional nursing work experience, applicants must have one and one-half (1 ½) years of clinical/technical EMR knowledge experience in either acute or critical access hospital. 

Certification: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) issued from the American Heart Association. 


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 Hawaii 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.


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