SALARY: $3,466 PER MONTH, HE-06, BU:10
This appointee to this position has potential to become permanent. In addition, applicants hired at the Entry Level may be reallocated to the Full Performance level after one (1) full year of satisfactory work experience. Permanent civil service employees who are selected for a temporary position must request return rights to their permanent civil service position, or an equivalent position, prior to appointment.
JOB DUTIES: RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING PARAPROFESSIONAL NURSING CARE TO EMERGENCY ROOM PATIENTS. MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK SHIFTS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS AS NECESSARY BASED ON HOSPITAL OPERATIONS; SERVICES ARE PROVIDED 24/7.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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 experiences are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.
PREREQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE ENTRY LEVEL
EXPERIENCE AND ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Two (2) years of work experience which involved independently observing and reporting on a variety of physical and/or mental symptoms and conditions and implementing care and/or treatment procedures for a caseload of acute care 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; patients’ rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; basic medical and nursing terminology; and the ability to read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; and assist in providing paraprofessional nursing care to emergency room patients and patients receiving care on an outpatient basis.
PREREQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE FULL PERFORMANCE
EXPERIENCE AND ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: In addition to the qualifications required at the entry level, One (1) year of experience must have been obtained in a hospital emergency room and involved receiving formal and/or on-the-job training in emergency medical practices, techniques, procedures, equipment and supplies; and applying the knowledge gained by assisting professional nurses in the provision of care to emergency room patients. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of emergency medical practices, techniques and procedures; functional anatomy and human physiology; use of emergency equipment and supplies; and the ability to evaluate the condition of an injured or sick patient; recognize life-threatening signs and symptoms; render a variety of emergency aid and treatment; and operate and maintain emergency equipment and instruments.
a. Completion of a practical nursing or professional nursing curriculum from an accredited school substitutes for one (1) year of experience required at the entry level.
b. Excess experience of the advanced level of pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care may be substituted on a year-for-year basis at the entry level.
c. Current registration as a Paramedic or Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT) by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians substitutes for one (1) year of experience required at the entry or full performance level.
d. Current registration as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and nine (9) months of hospital emergency room experience substitutes for one (1) year of experience required at the entry or full performance level.
e. Successful completion of a State of Hawaii-approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic training program and nine (9) months of hospital emergency room experience substitutes for one (1) year of experience required at the entry or full performance level.
CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support (BLS) in Health Care Provider (adult, child and infant) must be obtained within one (1) month of employment. Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) in Health Care Provider (adult, child and infant) is preferred. Please submit copy of certification with the application.