Kula Hospital is excited to announce another opportunity for anyone interested in starting a new career in health care to earn while they learn with Maui Health’s Paid Nurse Aide Training Program. The next class will start on October 18, 2021, with applications are due by September 10, 2021.

The program is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED certificate. The next training cohort will take place at Kula Hospital over six weeks on Fridays and Saturdays. 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. The deadline to apply is September 10, 2021.

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.

Interested applicants can apply, or find additional program details here, or browse additional career opportunities on our Maui Health careers website. For any specific training program questions, please email Talent Acquisition Consultant Jenel King or call Kula Hospital at 876-4307. Only eight slots are open for the training program and the application process will close by September 10, 2021, or earlier if all spots are filled.

“This program is an incredible opportunity for people who are interested in a stable career in healthcare. Participants will earn while they learn, and at the end of the program can be certified as a nurse aid and begin a new career immediately,” said Kerry Pitcher, Sr. Director of Long-Term Care & Critical Access at Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital.

“This year we were reminded how vital our health care professionals are to the health and well-being of our entire community and we welcome anyone with a passion for caring for others to join our ‘ohana at Kula Hospital. This is a first step to exploring the many different career opportunities in the health care industry and a way for our residents to make the move into something new, without having to spend time and resources going back to school,” said Pitcher.

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.

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.