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Recruitment Number 212289 - Immediate vacancies are temporary and located in Halawa to Kalihi and Manoa to Kahala, Oahu Employment Only.

NOTE: Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary:
Public health nursing in general emphasizes case finding and follow through, health guidance and teaching and liaison with community health and related services. Positions in this area provide direct and/or indirect nursing care oriented toward maintaining health and preventing illness, as well as toward treatment and cure.

Positions at this level are responsible for organizing and managing a specialty clinic in support of a particular medical program. This involves the scheduling of clinic activities and personnel, the inventory and stock control of supplies and equipment, the establishing of priorities in relation to clinic activities and other general management functions necessary to the day-to-day operations of the clinic and the implementation of the medical program. Positions may also develop and provide expanded community education and information programs in an effort to maximize the services offered by the clinic.

Note: The registered nurse specializing in public health is NOT automatically the same as a community based or general duty registered nurse. Positions in public health nursing require knowledge of formal public health nursing methods and techniques.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Education: Applicants must meet one of the requirements below:
A. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university school of nursing which included in its curriculum course work that provided public health nursing principles and practices.
B. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing supplemented by completion of an accredited university curriculum which included course work that provided public health nursing principles and practices for which a certificate was awarded.
C. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing plus two years of professional Public Health Nursing work experience.

Experience: Two and one-half years of Public Health nursing experience of which one year of experience was comparable to the Registered Nurse IV (Public Health) in State service.

The Registered Nurse IV (Public Health) in State Service independently provides public health nursing care, treatment and educational services to a wide variety of groups within an assigned geographic area. This responsibility covers a wide range of case complexities and involves case finding; establishing case priorities based on the nursing needs of the individual and/or family; the organization and management of specialty clinics; establishing and implementing a nursing care plan for each patient and/or family visited; and the direction of nursing assistants and lower level nurses, as assigned.

Supervisory Aptitude: Supervisory aptitude rather than actual supervisory experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential.

Substitution Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

A. A valid State of Hawaii Registered Nurse license is required.

Hawaii License to Practice: Hawaii does not have reciprocity agreements with other jurisdictions. To obtain more information about obtaining a Hawaii issued license, contact the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) at:

B. A valid driver's license is required for some positions. For those positions requiring a driver's license, you must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment. The immediate vacancy has this requirement.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements . To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE .


Other Information:
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

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