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Kula Hospital expands paid Nurse Aide Training Program

By Staff | Oct 18, 2019

WAILUKU – After a successful program launch, Kula Hospital has announced it will continue its paid training program for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Nurse Aide.

The program is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED certificate. The training will take place at Kula Hospital over six weeks on Fridays and Saturdays and will begin in early November. Accepted students will be paid for the duration of the training, and after successful completion, will be offered full-time employment at Kula Hospital as a Certified Nurse Aide.

Applicants must have graduated high school or earned a GED. Other program requirements include excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal relations and customer service, as well as a demonstrated ability to provide culturally-sensitive and age-appropriate care. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old.

Additional details can be found at www.mauihealthsystem.org/careers. Interested applicants should search for job number 834320 or call Talent Acquisition Consultant Jenel King at (808) 763-1849.

The CNA training program is part of Maui Health’s “grow your own” initiative, which includes a partnership with the University of Hawaii Maui College of Nursing as well as a number of advanced medical training programs offered to current Maui Memorial Medical Center employees.

Since its inception in July 2017, Maui Health has hired over 100 students from the UHMC Nursing Program.

“We’re excited to continue this program and hope that this helps encourage people to explore a new career in healthcare, so we can continue to build a sustainable workforce with talented members of our own community,” said Kerry Pitcher Sr., director of Long-term Care & Critical Access at Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital.

“If you have a passion for serving and caring for others, and want to make a difference in many lives, we encourage you to apply.”