Nurse Aide Sitter-Entry (90% FTE); REC NO: KCH 22-185

DATE POSTED: 09/15/2022

JOB TITLE: Nurse Aide Sitter-Entry (90% FTE)

RECRUITMENT NO: KCH 22-185

JOB LOCATION: KONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL – Nursing Float Pool

SALARY RANGE: $3577/Month (HE02, BU10)

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 on rotating shifts and in a variety of care units (e.g., 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.

THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ARE: Applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated; the required education and experiences may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are based on a 40-hour work week.

Prerequisite Qualifications Required for Entry Level:

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.

Personal CharacteristicsPatience, tact, an even temperament in meeting and dealing with others, and productive work habits.

Certification RequiredBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

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

Physical Requirements:  All employees must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position.  The following physical, sensory and mental requirements are generally stated and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class.

 

Physical
Requirement Occasional Frequent Comments/Related Job Duty
Sit     Feed, read to, talk to patients, charting.
Stand     All involved in rendering daily patient care.
Walk     Pushing patients in wheelchair, monitoring patients from room to room.
Bend Bending over patients frequently.
Squat  
Crawl In case of fire.
Climb   Climbing, crouching up/down step stools.
Reach Above Head   Reaching for objects, stretching to reach over patient.
Can Lift Unassisted:      
  up to 10 lbs. Equipment ordinarily worked with.
  11 – 20 lbs.  
  21 – 50 lbs.   Lift patient from bed/chair/floor. Lift large patients, pushing patients in wheelchair.
  51 lbs. & over never- should get assistance  
Physical (continued)
Requirement Occasional Frequent Comments/Related Job Duty
Can Carry Unassisted:      
  up to 10 lbs. Lifting boxes of supplies, equipment ordinarily worked with.
  11 – 20 lbs.  
  21 – 50 lbs.   Carrying heavy boxes.
  51 lbs. & over never- should get assistance  
Grasping: Right Hand Taking vitals, type reports, pickup instruments, to render patient care (i.e., make beds).
  Left Hand Wash patients, turn position, transfer, carry.
  Both Hands Out procedures, feed, dress patient.
Push/Pulling Pushing patients in wheelchairs, gerichairs, pushing linen carts, linen hampers.
Fine Manipulating:  

Right Hand

    Taking vitals, type reports, pickup instruments, to dress patients, apply restraints.
  Left Hand Write notations, open packets on patients trays.
  Both Hands  
Exposure to Heights Climb stool to remove/stock supplies.
Around Moving Machinery  
Exposure to Dust, Fumes Dust, chemicals, fumes from exterminating insecticides, etc.
Operate Foot Right Foot Patients beds have foot locks.
Pedals: Left Foot To operate hoppers or bedpan flushing.
  Both Feet If they have pedals.
Exposure to Marked Changes in Temperature & Humidity     n/a
Drive a Vehicle n/a
Exposure to Sharp Instruments   Safety pins, safety razors, scissors, knives, etc.
Write Write reports, documentation.

 

 

Sensory

Requirement Comments/Related Job Duty
Can Distinguish Smells Frequent-foul odors are often symptomatic of disease process or infection.
Can Distinguish Tastes n/a
Can Hear: Normal Tones Conduct conversation with patients/co-workers; answer phone. Frequent-Patient calls and call bells need to be heard from near and far distances.
  Soft Tones Hear heart for blood pressure readings. Frequent-Patients calls and call bells need to be heard from near and far distances.
Can Distinguish Temperatures By Touch/Proximity Frequent-bath water for patient, temperature of equipment, touching patient.
Eyesight: Normal/Corrected Reading charts/doctors orders for meds, watch mirrors to avoid collisions, administer eye tests to patients.  Frequent-to observe patients, give daily patient care.
  Close Eye Work (reading small figures) Detect difference in body fluid secretions; distinguish color differences in various charts/tubs/urine/color vision testing. Frequent-thermometers, graduates, chart, testing equipment.
Mental
Requirement Comments/Related Job Duty
Can Read, Speak and Write (What language/s) English-in order to communicate and comprehend assignments, nursing supplies and diet cards, etc.
Is Oriented with Reality Necessary
Can control Emotions (temper, etc.) Necessary
Has Positive Attitude toward the ill, the Handicapped and the Elderly Necessary
Can Remember/Recall Necessary
Able to Work with Controlled Substances (drugs) N/a
Can Handle Stress Necessary-as it relates to both physical and mental.

Desirable Qualifications:  Knowledge of multiple/differing cultures; oral and written communication skills; good observation skills and ability to recall and report/document a series of events accurately; positive attitude; tolerant of unusual, irritating behavior (e.g., slow, repetitive, forgetful, confused, incontinent, messy).

Required Forms & Documentation: Evidence of the appropriate training (e.g., official transcript or degree) to be given credit for education and/or experience. 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) 322-4458 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

Kona Community Hospital is a 94-bed full-service acute care hospital with 24-hour emergency services, proudly serving the West Hawaii community. For nearly 100 years we have been caring for the people of West Hawaii. Adding more and more services, we have constantly improved our abilities to serve our residents and visitors whenever they are in need. We are your friends and neighbors, here to help through trying times and happy moments, through crisis and celebrations. As your community hospital, you can count on us. We take pride that every patient that comes through our door is treated like “ohana.”

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 – 10:00 am and 1:00- 3:00 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.

MEDICAL/PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be contingent on successfully passing a pre-employment physical examination, which includes drug screen and other regulatory medical requirements such as, but not limited to, two-step tuberculosis (TB) screen.  The cost for physical examinations, except the cost for drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:  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

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 – 10:00 am to 1:00 – 3:00 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