DATE POSTED: May 24, 2021

JOB STATUS:  Permanent / Full-Time

SALARY:  $4,600/month (SR22)

JOB LOCATION: Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hopsital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, HI

FUNCTION: This position is located in the Occupational Therapy Department of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). SMMH, Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), and The Kaua’i Region Clinics are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i operating statewide.

The Occupational Therapist (OT) IV is responsible to provide occupational therapy at both facilities and therapeutic activities to in-patients, residents and out-patients as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, and any other duties as assigned. Although assigned to SMMH, this position requires works in conjunction with the Physical Therapy dept. in providing activity programs for the residents at both KVMH and SMMH.

The OT IV reports to the Regional Physical Therapist IV, or its designee.


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.

Experience: Two (2) years professional experience as an Occupational Therapist under medical supervision. The experience must have equipped the applicant with a full professional understanding of the theories, prevention, and treatment of disabilities by occupational therapy and their proper application by the use of activities which are appropriate to the patient’s physical and psychological condition and utilizing appropriate manual and other physical skills.

Certification: In accordance with Chapter 457G of the Hawai’i Revised Statues (HRS), all applicants shall: 1) have passed the occupational therapist national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT); and 2) be registered with the State of Hawai’i as an Occupational Therapist (OT) at the time of appointment.

License Requirement: Required to possess a valid State of Hawai’i driver’s license, Type 3.


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.

Physical Demands

  • Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)
  • Occasional prolonged standing/walking
  • Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment
  • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

Vision Requirements

  • Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
  • Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances

Tools, Equipment & Machines

  • Personal computers & associated software
  • Common office equipment (typewriter, photocopier, facsimile, adding machines)