DATE POSTED: August 03, 2023 ***Updated on September 20, 2023***
JOB STATUS:  Permanent | Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
SALARY: $4,690 + $3,281 (shortage differential) per month | SR20 | BU13
LOCATION: This position is located in the Rehabilitation Services Department of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region. Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consists of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipū, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are all part of this public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.
The Physical Therapy unit provides treatment by massage, therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy or other methods as prescribed by the physician to inpatients, and outpatients. The primary function of the Physical Therapist III is to evaluate and treat patients as referred by a licensed physician and to restore these patients to the highest level of function possible during the hospital or outpatient treatment. This position requires travel on a regular basis to other facilities within the Kaua’i region facilities and clinics as assigned. The position directly reports to the Physical Therapist IV, position number 29281, or its designee.
  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans
  • Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

Licensure: A valid license with the State of Hawai’i as a Physical Therapist at the time of appointment; current, valid driver’s license preferred.

Certification: Current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Workers issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) at the time of appointment.

Physical Therapy Experience: None required.


Knowledge of: Anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, kinesiology and related sciences; principles and practices of physical therapy; the technical procedures and modalities of physical therapy; current treatment techniques including use and modification of appropriate therapy equipment and appliances; and available physical therapy resources in the community.

Ability to: Independently plan and administer physical therapy treatments based upon medical diagnosis; test for and evaluate clients’ physical limitations; explain physical therapy treatments and instruct clients and others in the application of the physical therapy procedures; deal effectively with patients; set up treatment schedules and determine when therapies should be discontinued; keep records and prepare reports; supervise sub-professional physical therapy personnel.


Applicants must meet the health and physical requirements deemed necessary to effectively and safely perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


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