DATE POSTED: 05/11/2020


RECRUITMENT NO: KCH 20-113 (Permanent, Part-Time 90% FTE)


SALARY RANGE: 90% of $7,672 PER MONTH (SR-20; BU:09)

JOB DUTIESThe Registered Professional Nurse III (Training) coordinate nursing care for patients, participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with other staff and departments in maintaining standards of nursing care; follows established policies, procedures or specific instructions. Must be available to work shifts, weekends and holidays based on hospital operations; services are provided 24/7.

This position is located in the Women’s Health Services whose functions are concerned with all phases of nursing care involving  involving prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care; provides education in women’s health issues such as lactation and birthing education.  After cross-training to the OR, OB nurses can scrub and/or circulate for repeat C-sections, if the census allows.

In order to effectively perform these duties and responsibilities, applicants must have basic knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; the ability to apply nursing theory and practice in planning and giving nursing care; recognize, interpret and evaluate systems of patients conditions and take appropriate action; initiate and maintain working relationships with members of the medical staff, administration, nursing and other departments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ARE: Applicants shall be restricted to those possessing the following:

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

EXPERIENCE: One-half (½) years of progressively responsible professional nursing work experience in acute care setting where the employee independently provide nursing care to patients.  Such experience must have been gained within the last two (2) years.

CERTIFICATION: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Workers is required at the time of appointment.  Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) required within six months of employment.  Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab work, Emotional Support (STABLE) and Advance Fetal Heart Monitoring is preferred.

LICENSE:  Possession of a current license to practice as a professional nurse in the State of Hawaii at the time of appointment.

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


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

Kona Community Hospital

Human Resources Office

79-1019 Haukapila Street

Kealakekua, HI 96750

Phn:  (808) 322-5873

Fax:  (808) 322-5870

Kohala Hospital

Human Resources Office

P. O. Box 10

Kapaau, HI 96755

Phn:  (808) 322-5873
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.”


APPLICATION PROCESS:  Due to the Governor’s stay-at-home executive order the Human Resources office is closed to walk-in visitation until further notice.  We remain open for business via our website at, email at, telephone at (808) 322-5873 or by appointments only.

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 on our website or telephone (808) 322-5873.  Send applications to e-mail: or fax at (808) 322-5870. 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.


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