DATE POSTED: January 04, 2021 *updated on 02/01/2021*
JOB STATUS: Permanent/Full-Time
SALARY: $4,252/month (SR20)
JOB LOCATION: HHSC Kaua’i Region – Kaua’i, HI
FUNCTION: This position is located in the Occupational Therapy Department of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). KVMH and SMMH are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i operating nine (9) facilities statewide.
Primary function of the Occupational Therapist III is to provide occupational therapy services at both facilities including performing diagnostic assessments, prepares and implements treatment plans and other therapeutic activities to in-patients, residents and out-patients as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary in conjunction with the Physical Therapy. This position reports directly to the Regional Physical Therapist IV.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.
Education: Applicants for all levels must have a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy from a school of occupational therapy approved at the time of graduation by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. in collaboration with the American Medical Association; or in the case of a foreign-trained person, the credentials indicating completion of an occupational therapy education program shall be evaluated and approved by the Certification Committee of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. In addition, applicants must have successfully completed the field work requirements prescribed by the degree awarding school.
Possession a valid State of Hawai’i driver’s license, Type 3.
Valid and active license with the State of Hawai’i as an Occupational Therapist (OT) must be presented at the time of appointment.
Certifications: In accordance with Chapter 457G of the Hawai’i Revised Statues (HRS), all applicants shall have passed the occupational therapist national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Experience: None required.
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of: Functional anatomy, kinesiology, neuroanatomy, physiology, neurophysiology, abnormal and educational psychology and related sciences; basic principles, practices and philosophy of occupational therapy; occupational therapy evaluation and testing procedures; current treatment techniques including use and modifications of appropriate therapy equipment and appliances; and methods of instructing clients; and available occupational therapy resources in the community.
Ability to: In addition to the abilities listed under the II level, this class requires the ability to independently apply principles, methods and techniques of occupational therapy; instruct clients and others in the application of the occupational therapy process; and supervise subprofessional occupational therapy personnel.
Physical & Medical Requirements: Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.
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