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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: 2311980

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219035

One of the immediate vacancies is Temporary Employment.

Level I - $3,583 per month (HE-06, Step A) - Effective July 1, 2019

Level II - $3,874 per month (HE-08, Step A) - Effective July 1, 2019

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.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse I provides a variety of personal and practical nursing care, performs related technical work, and other related duties as assigned.

The Licensed Practical Nurse II provides a variety of practical nursing care, and performs related technical work; may serve as "in charge" or team leader of assigned intermediate care patients in a ward or other patient care unit or a small facility on the evening or night shift; may supervise para-medical assistants and other unlicensed personnel; and perform other related duties as assigned.

This position is located in the Kalaupapa Settlement in Kalawao County, on the Island of Molokai.

Kalaupapa is a small peninsula on the north shore of Molokai. It is a severely isolated community surrounded by the ocean on three sides and 2,000 foot cliffs on the fourth side. Access into the Settlement is by a small 5-8 passenger commuter airplane; or on foot or mule down a 26-switchback trail down the sea cliffs. Ocean access is limited to only a few months in the summer when the sea is calm enough to allow boats to dock.

Kalaupapa is a closed community. By law, only persons authorized by the State may enter the Settlement, and minors are not allowed. This means, no one can live in the Settlement unless they are employed by the Settlement, the State or Federal Government, or if they are an official volunteer in the Settlement.

The Settlement is a self-contained community which includes a care home, grocery store, gas station, airport, motor pool, carpenter shop, landfill, State library, U.S. Post Office and over 150 homes and buildings, many on the historic building registry.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

License:  A valid State of Hawaii license to practice as a practical nurse (LPN). 

Specialized Experience:  Zero (0) to One (1) year of progressively responsible work experience as a (1) licensed practical nurse, (2) licensed vocational nurse, or (3) registered nurse, in performing a variety of personal care, nursing care and related technical work under the direction of a higher level licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or a licensed physician, and which required the knowledge of and ability to apply practical nursing principles and practices.

Applicants for the II level must have had one (1) year of experience comparable in scope and difficulty to the next lower level.

Special Requirement: Some positions require that incumbents be prepared at all times to immediately provide emergency medical services when needed, including Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid. Therefore, applicants for these positions must possess current CPR and First Aid certification at the time of application.

Substitution Allowed:  Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements (click link below), will apply.

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 State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

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.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.