CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE ENTRY LEVEL/FULL PERFORMANCE – KOHALA HOSPITAL (KOH 18-102) Permanent

DATE POSTED: 04/20/18

JOB TITLE: CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE – ENTRY LEVEL/FULL PERFORMANCE
RECRUITMENT NO.: KOH 18-102 (Permanent, Full-Time)
JOB LOCATION: KOHALA HOSPITAL, Kapaau, HI
PAY AMOUNT: $3,126 PER MONTH (Entry Level – HE-02; BU:10); $3,236 PER MONTH (Full Performance – HE-04; BU:10)

JOB DUTIES: This position works in a hospital, clinic or long term care facility and is responsible for providing direct patient care through the performance of a variety of nursing support tasks in accordance with established methods and procedures.  The position may work a variety of care units (e.g., SNF, ICF, medical, surgical, etc.).  The position may also provide home care for patients.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK SHIFTS AS NECESSARY BASED ON HOSPITAL OPERATIONS; SERVICES ARE PROVIDED 24/7.

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.

Certification RequiredTo qualify, applicants must have a current and active State of Hawaii Nurse Aide Certificate and have completed a State approved training program at the time of application, which demonstrates knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); the aging process; first aid; patient rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; purpose and benefits of activities of daily living (i.e., eating/feeding, providing fluids, bathing, dressing, etc.); purpose and benefits of restorative care (i.e., use and application of assistive devices; range of motion activities; bowel and bladder training; correct use of bed pans, urinals, and/or commodes, etc.); and basic medical and nursing terminology.  Please submit a copy of your certification with your application.

Knowledge of:  Personal hygiene and bodily care.

Ability to:  Read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; get along well with others; acquire and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability despite emotional and physical pressures; develop an appreciation of nursing and medical ethics.

Experience and Essential Knowledge and Abilities:  One (1) year of work experience in a health facility such as a hospital or similar medically oriented institution where the primary or basic objective was to observe and report on a variety of physical and/or mental symptoms and conditions and implement care and/or treatment procedures for a caseload of patients.  Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); first aid; patient rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; principles of growth and development; purpose and benefits of activities of daily living (i.e., eating/feeding, providing fluids, bathing, dressing, etc.); purpose and benefits of restorative care (i.e., use and application of assistive devices, range of motion activities, etc.); basic medical and nursing terminology; and the ability to assist and participate in the activities of the treatment team; assess each patient’s age specific needs; and independently provide age specific direct personal care services to a caseload of patients.

Other Certifications Required: In addition to the above State of Hawaii Nurse Aide Certificate, applicants must have the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers at the time of appointment. 

Driver’s License:  For certain positions, possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.

Substitutions Allowed: Completion of a practical nursing or professional nursing curriculum from an accredited school substitutes for the experience required for the full performance level.

Required Forms and Documentation: Applicants must submit evidence of the appropriate training (e.g. official transcript/diploma or certifications) to be given credit for education.  A legible photocopy will be accepted; however, Kona Community Hospital reserves the right to request an official copy.

 All West Hawaii Health Care Facilities are Nicotine Free
An Equal Opportunity Employer
ALL JOB VACANCIES WILL BE POSTED FOR A MINIMUM OF TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS

For an application packet, click on the links below. For additional information, call (808) 322-5873 or e-mail Recruiting/Employment.

Applications are also available at:

Kona Community Hospital Human Resources Office 79-1019 Haukapila Street Kealakekua, HI 96750

Phn:  (808) 322-4458
Fax:  (808) 322-5870
Kohala Hospital Human Resources Office P. O. Box 10 Kapaau, HI 96755

Phn:  (808) 322-4458
Fax:  (808) 322-5870

Kohala Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in the rural town of Kapaau (North Kohala).  We opened our doors to patients on April 1, 1917.  At that time, it was a 14-bed facility.  The cost of hospitalization at that time was $1.50 per day.  In 1962, Kohala Hospital was relocated into a structure consisting of 26 inpatient beds providing both long-term and short-term acute care.  Today, Kohala Hospital employs 55 employees and provides 24-hr emergency care, laboratory services, radiology services, and Skilled Nursing & Intermediate Care to our community.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES MAY CONTACT THE RECRUITMENT OFFICER AT (808) 733-4162, (TTD/TTY), or E-mail: konajobs@hhsc.org TO DISCUSS SPECIAL NEEDS IN APPLYING.

Application hours are: Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at which time applicants are able to complete an application and have their application reviewed by the facility Human Resources Office.  Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with a hiring manager.  Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications.  Applications for announcements with “Continuous Recruitment until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies.  Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.


QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must have been of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of this position. Provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities. If you worked on a part-time basis, indicate the average number of hours worked per week. Please note that experience will be based on a 40-hour workweek.

Note: We will not postpone the recruitment process because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications.

MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment, and HHSC Standards of Fitness. Only those applicants that are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager will be contacted. Applications will be kept active for six (6) months.

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and at the time of appointment intend to reside in the State of Hawaii during the course of employment with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 and/or other substantiating documents specifying the periods of your service.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the duties of the position. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination, which includes a drug screening. For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to an HHSC-designated physician, rather than the applicant’s personal physician of choice. The cost for all physical examinations, except the cost for the drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation shall bear the cost of the drug screening.

CRIMINAL/BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALING CHECKS: Applicable checks will be conducted periodically and any associated costs may be borne by the applicant. If a job offer is made or employment is begun prior to completion of all applicable checks, any offer of employment or continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory return of all required checks.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at the Kona Community Hospital, Human Resources Office, 79-1019 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, HI 96750 or Kohala Hospital, P. O. Box 10, Kapaau, HI 96755. You can call (808) 733-4162, (Voice/TT), e-mail: konajobs@hhsc.org or visit our website at www.hhsc.org. Application hours are: Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at which time applicants are able to complete an application and have their application reviewed by the facility Human Resources Office. Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with a hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications for announcements with “Continuous Recruitment Until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies. Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.

 STEPS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SUBSEQUENT APPEALS: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Employment Office as to your non-qualification or non-selection for a position, you may complete a Request for Administrative Review form (available on the HHSC website) or you may submit a written request within twenty (20) days from the date of your sent notice to the Regional Chief Executive Officer/Designee. Your letter requesting the Administrative Review must include 1. The job title(s) and recruitment number(s), 2. the specific reason(s) you are requesting the review noting if there is a statute or rule violation, and 3. any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request. If you do not submit your request within the twenty (20) days deadline, no Administrative Review will be conducted. Since the Administrative Review is a prerequisite to subsequent steps, failure to utilize this process will make you ineligible for subsequent appeals. The administrative review, formal complaint and/or appeals hearing will not necessarily postpone the recruitment process and/or rescind a selection.

If you do not agree with the Administrative Review, you may file a Formal Complaint and then, if you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the HHSC Merit Appeals Board.

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