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Director of Human Resources

Wilcox Medical Center, an affiliate of Hawai’i Pacific Health

Lihue, Hawaii 96766
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Located on the island of Kaua’i, the Wilcox Medical Center, an affiliate of Hawai’i Pacific Health, is seeking a new leader for their Director of Human Resources. The Director will provide innovative leadership in HR strategies and is responsible for administering the workers compensation and employee recognition programs, recreation programs, and employee and labor relations programs for the Kaua’i Operations. The Director will assist in the development and administration of plans, policies and programs related to management of human resources. He/she will be accountable for the accomplishment of results and the achievement of objectives consistent with the hospital’s mission, values, as well as operational and strategic goals.

The Director works closely with the senior leadership team and management staff in the development and implementation of policies, plans and programs, which assure optimal support and services from human resources and provides a work environment that conveys respect and integrity and encourages all employees to reach their full potential. The Director of Human Resources will report directly to Hawai’i Pacific Health’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources Operations who is based in Honolulu.

Founded in 1938, Wilcox Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing the Kauai community with accessible, quality health care. Wilcox Health, which comprises Wilcox Medical Center and Kauai Medical Clinic, is an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, one of the state’s largest health care providers.The largest medical center on Kauai, it is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full suite of services offering 30 specialties and programs including cardiology, emergency, family practice, gastroenterology, health management, internal medicine, neurology, OB/GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and urology. Its 20-bed emergency department is the first neighbor island facility to obtain a Level III Trauma designation. The medical center also has four birthing suites, seven intensive care beds and 20 same-day surgery beds.

The American Heart Association has recognized Wilcox in three areas of excellence: stroke (S) – Gold Plus Award and Honor Roll Elite Plus, heart failure (HF) – Gold Plus Award, and atrial fibrillation (AFIB) – Gold Award. Wilcox has earned the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade "A" and has also received the QUEST Award for high-value health care citation of merit. In addition, Wilcox has been recognized as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by the Joint Commission.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Masters degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in Human Resources or related field.
  • Demonstrated management experience in unionized environment.
  • SPHR or PHR certification is preferred.
  • Experience in a hospital or multiple health facility environments is a must. Candidate should have experience at the director or manager level.
  • Solid experience in all aspects of human resources including employment law, employment regulations, reward systems, recruitment, employee relations as it relates to the consultative role as a business partner, and communications. The ability to contribute to training and organizational development programs would be a strong plus.
  • A proven track record of working as a business partner with line managers and vice presidents in the design and implementation of value-added, customer-driven human resource programs.

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