DATE POSTED: July 15 2021
JOB STATUS: Permanent/Full Time
SALARY: $8,061/month (SR20)
JOB LOCATION: Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, Hawai’i
EDUCATION LEVEL: 2-Year Degree
FUNCTION: This position is located in the Nursing Facility Unit at KVMH. KVMH is part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating 10 facilities statewide.
The Nursing Facility provides nursing services to patients requiring a skilled and intermediate level of nursing care. Generally patients require long term care when there is a need for palliative treatment and comfort measures.
This position assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care of residents within the skilled nursing setting. Position is responsible for ensuring continuity of care of the residents between shifts by providing direct care as well as supervising the care given by CNAs, LPNs and supportive staff members. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings including resident and family teachings. Maintains role as resident advocate with a focus on the facility’s mission.
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 Hawaii RN licensure (a copy of valid license) at the time of appointment.
Experience: Six (6) months of responsible professional nursing experience, in skilled nursing facility preferred.
Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon appointment of hire.
Knowledge and Abilities 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.
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