Physician (Extender) 109561 (KAUAI-KV102)



DATE POSTED: March 20 2018

JOB STATUS:  Permanent/Full-time


JOB LOCATION:  Kalaheo, Poipu, Port Allen and Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii

FUNCTION: This position is located on West Kaua’i, serving the West Kauai Clinic, located in the Waimea district, West Kauai Medical Center/KVMH, located on the island of Kaua’i, and is part of the Kaua’i Region. West Kauai Medical Center is one of the thirteen (13) facilities of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

The Physician (Extender) is responsible for providing health care services to patients in collaboration with other providers. Duties include case management of patients; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; providing quality, efficient, continuous and cost-effective care during the patient’s visit; and providing support to the family practice.

The Physician (Extender) performs physical examinations and health assessments, provides diagnosis formulation and implementation of treatment plans, evaluation, follow-up for health promotion and disease prevention as well as diagnosis and management of acute episodic and chronic illness of a patient. Provides consultative and educational services to other providers and staff. Improves and develops Nurse Practitioner policies, procedures and guidelines and performs other duties as assigned.

Position reports to the Clinic Operations Director.

Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing or a current certification for specialized and advance nursing practice in specialty area from an accredited program approved by a national certifying body recognized by the Board of Nursing.

Experience: Three and one-half (3 ½) years of professional nursing work experience, of which one (1) year must be satisfactory work experience serving in a full supervisory, or similarly responsible capacity and supervising the nursing care services for a hospital or group of patient care units in a specific clinical services area or providing consultative and educational services to nurses, program administrators and others for the development and improvement of nursing policies, procedures and practices; organizing and managing a specialized health clinic in support of a hospital, institution or public health medical program; responsibility for implementing nursing programs, policies and procedures; assuring conformance to doctor’s orders; evaluating the need for and providing emergency treatment services when necessary; determining whether or not to notify the physician of changes in patient’s condition, etc., and assigning and/or rescheduling nursing personnel. In addition, must meet requirement for Recognition of Prescriptive Authority by Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, State of Hawaii, Professional and vocational licensing.

Selective Certification Requirement: Of the three and one-half (3-1/2) years of professional nursing work experience, three (3) years of professional nursing work  experience must have been in Family Practice where the employee independently provided care to patients.  The required experience must have been gained in the past five (5) years.

*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, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; 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.

Licensure: Recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with Prescriptive Authority (non-controlled substance and controlled substance) from the State of Hawaii, Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs at the time of appointment.


HOW TO APPLY:   Please complete our HHSC Employment Application form even if you are submitting your RESUME. 

For additional information, call (808) 338-9425 or e-mail

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: You 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 will be required to become a Hawaii resident within a reasonable time from hire.

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.

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:  Please complete and submit our HHSC Employment Application.  Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with the hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications received for positions 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 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.

Contact Information

The Kauai Regional Office of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is located at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, 4643 Waimea Canyon Road, Waimea, HI 96796. For employment opportunities, please click on this link. For additional information, call (808) 338-9425 or e-mail


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