REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE V- Utilization/Case Management Services: Rec No: KCH 22-157 (Full Time, Permanent) – Updated

DATE POSTED: 06/21/2022

JOB TITLE: REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE V, (LEAD CASE MANAGER)

RECRUITMENT NO: KCH-22-157

JOB LOCATION: UTILIZATION/CASE MANAGEMENT PATIENT CARE SERVICES

SALARY AMOUNT: $9,519 PER MONTH (SR 23; BU 29)

JOB DUTIES: This position is located in the Case Management department of the Patient Care Services Section at Kona Community Hospital (KCH), a 94-bed acute care hospital located on the island of Hawaii, serving as the West Hawaii Regional Center, which also includes Kohala Hospital. It is one of 9 (nine) facilities within the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC).

The function of this organizational unit is to coordinate quality outcome-oriented patient care with an appropriate length of stay using appropriate resources based on specific case types. Promotes the integration and coordination of clinical services, monitors the use of patient care resources, and supports collaborative practice and continuity of care in order to enhance patient and provider satisfaction.

The RPN V, Lead Case Manager is responsible to direct and manage the day to day activities of the Case Management, Utilization and Social Services Units. The Case Management Department plays a vital role in the care of the patient during his/her hospital stay. The Lead Case Manager integrates Case Management, Social Work, and Utilization Management services with other Kona Community Hospital services and participates in the KCH’s administrative organization.

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.

Education Requirement:A. 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: Two and one-half (2 ½) years of professional nursing work experience of which one year must have been comparable to a Registered Professional Nurse IV as a supervisor of nurses responsible for all patient care, management activities within an assigned ward, floor or clinical area. Two (2) years of hospital experience in which administrative, supervisory, teaching and nursing ability has been demonstrated is highly desirable.

Supervisory Aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader; or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory or administrative capabilities exists; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

Certification: Current BLS is required within six months of employment. Certified professional in Utilization Review or Case Management preferred.

License: Possession of a current license to practice as a professional nurse in the State of Hawaii. A valid State of Hawaii driver’s license is also required.

DESIRED SKILLS
A thorough working knowledge of the nursing care and other clinical disciplines of an acute care hospital and the continuum of care. A thorough knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC), The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Standards, and facility and regional policy, procedures and objectives. Ability to supervise, initiate and maintain working relationships with members of the medical staff, administration, nursing, and other departments and agencies affiliated with the Medical Center; communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Must possess sound judgment and sympathetic insight in dealing with patients, staff, etc. Willingness to accept and carry out special assignments and additional duties as requested.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Employee must be available 7 days a week.
Ability to work at a desk for long periods of time; reading of printed materials; listening and verbally responding to associates, customers, and visitors; moderate lifting (up to 25 lbs.), reaching and stooping; considerable standing, walking.

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.

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.

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 of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.

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) 733-5873, (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.

Revised 7/05/2022

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