REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE III-SURGERY SERVICES (TRAINING POSITION) ; KCH 24-142

DATE POSTED: May 24, 2024
JOB TITLE: REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE III (Training Position) 100% FTE
RECRUITMENT NO: KCH 24-142 (Temporary, Full Time)
JOB LOCATION: KONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL – Surgery Services
PAY AMOUNT: $8,643 (SR-20 Step B; BU:09)

JOB DUTIES:

The Surgical Services Department consists of: 1) Operating Room (OR) Unit, 2) Post Anesthesia Care Unit/Short Stay Unit (PACU/SSU) and Sterile Processing Unit.

  1. Operating Room (OR):  Provides nursing support for major and minor surgical procedures.  Provides sterile and sanitary environment for the performance of surgical operations.  Ensures that necessary equipment, instruments, and staff are available to enable the surgeon to perform the work properly.  Provides professional nursing care intra-operatively according to the Professional Standards stated from AORN.
  2. Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)/Short Stay Unit (SSU):  Provides professional nursing care post-operatively upon admit, and post-recovery to discharge according to the Professional Standards stated from ASPAN.
  3. Sterile Processing Unit:  Provides specialized equipment and trained personnel capable of manually cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing and storing clean and sterile equipment, instruments and supplies for departmental needs.

The purpose of position is to develop, implement, facilitate and maintain an overall Joint Commission program within the Surgical Services subsection. In addition to functioning as a member of the surgical team and is primary responsibility for assisting surgeons in an operating room by rendering a variety of specialized nursing services as a circulating nurse or a scrub nurse, and preparing for the various types of surgical operations requiring a thorough knowledge of aseptic technique and surgical procedures. The position may work on rotating shifts, extended workdays with work on weekends and holidays; requires standby call and call back duty.  While on standby or call back duty, the incumbent of the position is required to report to work within 30 minutes of receiving call. MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK SHIFTS AS NECESSARY BASED ON HOSPITAL OPERATIONS; SERVICES ARE PROVIDED 24/7.

The Minimum Qualification Requirements Are: To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experience is credited based on a 40-hour workweek.

Education Requirement:

  • Graduated 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 Requirement:

  • One-half (1/2) year of progressively responsible professional nursing work experience. Inpatient or outpatient surgical experience within the last 2 years is preferred.

License Requirement:

  • Possession of a current license to practice as a professional nurse in the State of Hawaii.

Certification:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Health Care Worker required within one (1) month of appointment. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification are required within six (6) months of employment.

Required Forms & Documentation: Applicants must submit evidence of the appropriate training (e.g. official transcript or diploma and certifications) to be given credit for education. A legible photocopy will be accepted; however, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, 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

Continuous Recruitment Until Needs are Met

For an application packet, click on the links below. For additional information, call (808) 322-4458 or e-mail Recruiting/Employment at konajobs@hhsc.org.

Application Form (PDF) & Specialty Form

Drug Screen Authorization Form (PDF)

Licensure information

Request for Administrative Review (PDF)

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 am – 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.

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.

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) 733-5873, (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 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