Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Registered Nurse

Nov 16 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

Communicable Disease and Public Health Nursing

Lihue, Kauai


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Registered Nurse

$8,885 - $9,997 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide family-centered care coordination, intervention services to individuals/families with the most significant health, social, and economic needs; to develop, implement, and evaluate multi­disciplinary teams to maximize utilization of existing resources and services in meeting the needs of this target population; and to establish partnerships with the community in identifying and meeting the needs of the community, particularly the vulnerable, at-risk populations. This position is to take an active role with case investigations and contact tracing for the island of Kauai for COVI D-19.  



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; or graduation from a college or university of recognized standing including or supplemented by a program for preparation in public health nursing, approved by the National League for Nursing.


EXPERIENCE:  One and a half (1-½) years’ experience in public health nursing, or a combination of three (3) years public health nursing and one (1) year in communicable disease nursing. The Public Health Nursing experience must have involved some acute and chronic disease care management in various settings in the community and with multiple client demographics and demonstrated the nursing process in a community-based setting. The Public Health Nursing experience must have involved collaboration with an agency or specific population to develop a program to improve health management behaviors or increase awareness. Overall experience must have been of such a scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that the applicant can perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.


LICENSE:  Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Hawaii.  Valid Driver's license (State of Hawaii preferred) and access to motor vehicle preferred.


Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.


How to Apply


Mail cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:


Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

3040 Umi Street

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Attn:  Human Resources


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124045.


Application packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employme​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may email Hazel Kashiwabara at [email protected]


This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions are considered to be “at will.” This position can be up to a 24-month appointment, federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the budget period beginning August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2022. Continuation of this position will be dependent on a successful application for subsequent grant period.


The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai`i. Hawaii Department of Health supports a diverse-multicultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels, and creates an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination.


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.


Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position.


An Equal Opportunity Employer