DATE POSTED: March 24, 2021
JOB STATUS: Permanent/Full-Time (0.90 FTE)
SALARY: $7,254.90/month (SR20)
JOB LOCATION: Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, HI
EDUCATION LEVEL: 2-Year Degree
FUNCTION: This position is located in the Emergency Department and the Acute/Swing Bed Unit of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). SMMH is part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating 9 facilities statewide.
The Emergency Department (ED) provides nursing care and first aid to patients requiring emergency services; assists the physician in the examination and treatment of patients; prepares and maintains records of all emergency cases; and arranges admittance to the hospital as required; and for outpatient surgery patients, provides preoperative and postoperative care.
The Registered Professional Nurse III (RPN III) provides professional nursing care within the ED; 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 ED 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. Position is subject to shift work and may be assigned to cover other nursing units as needed.
The RPN III works under the general supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse V, or its designee.
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.
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Licensure: 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: Six (6) months of responsible professional nursing experience.
Select Certification: Of the six (6) months professional nursing experience required, six (6) months of professional nursing experience must have been in emergency services.
Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) & Advance Care Life Support (ACLS) certification must be presented upon appointment of hire.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIRED
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/MENTAL 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. Disabilities in these or other areas will not automatically result in disqualification. Those applicants who demonstrate that they are capable of performing the essential functions of the position will not be disqualified under this section.
Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.
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