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Kula Hospital CNA Training Program September 2020

Kula Hospital is currently accepting applications for its next paid Nurse Aid Training Program. The "earn while you learn" opportunity allows accepted students to get paid for the duration of the six-week training, and after they've successfully completed the course and final exam, offered full-time employment at Kula Hospital or Lanai Community Hospital as a Certified Nurse Aide.

The program is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED certificate. The next training cohort starts on October 19, 2020 (begins with facility orientation from October 19 to October 22) and will take place at Kula Hospital over six weeks on Fridays, Saturdays, just two days a week.

In addition to education (high school diploma or 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.

Only eight slots are open for the training program and the application process will close by September 1, 2020, or earlier if all spots are filled.

To apply, click here, and you will be redirected to the Hospital Aide SNF Training Program online application (job number 876763). Once application has been submitted, please provide two professional references to Jenel King at For questions or application assistance, please call Lianne Kele at 876-4307.

To view other job opportunities at Maui Health (including Maui Memorial Medical Center and Outpatient Clinic, Kula Hospital and Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital) visit

The CNA training program started in June 2019 and is part of Maui Health’s “grow your own” initiative which includes a partnership with UH Maui’s College of Nursing as well as a number of advanced medical training programs offered to current Maui Memorial Medical Center employees. Most recently, Maui Memorial Medical Center graduated a group of current employees from its surgical tech training program, helping to advance their careers by providing this specialized training.

“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.”

Kula Hospital is a critical access hospital and emergency room serving the growing Upcountry Maui population. The Kula Hospital Emergency Department is staffed with a physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is equipped to provide care and services for non-life-threatening emergencies including x-ray and laboratory, splinting, suturing, and wound care, as well as the administering of IV fluids and medications. On most weekdays, patients can be seen immediately, with little to no wait, making it a more convenient ER option for Upcountry residents. Kula Hospital provides compassionate long-term care to about 85 residents, most who have lived there for more than 5 years. Daily care includes occupational and recreational therapy, nutritional services, activities, and excursions.