DATE POSTED: September 09, 2021; Revised 7/1/2022


STATUS: Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: $4,337.00 per month at 1.0 FTE | SR20 | BU13

LOCATION:  This position is located in the Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy department and services the hospital and all outpatient clinics for Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). KVMH, SMMH, and the Kaua’i Region Clinics, which include: The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalaheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipu, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are all part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, is a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Rehabilitation-Physical Therapy department provides treatment by massage, therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, or other methods as prescribed by the physician to inpatients, and outpatients; assists the nursing staff in providing coordinated comprehensive rehabilitative care programs; as well as maintains treatment records and provides staff education and development.

JOB FUNCTIONS: The Speech Pathologist conducts evaluations and plans for and administers treatment programs pertaining to all varieties of speech-language disorders; assists in planning and developing overall programs; conducts speech-language diagnostic and treatment services; evaluates speech motor systems; attends clinics and conferences; serves on diagnostic teams; provides consultative services to parents, nurses, etc.; prepares reports; may supervise subprofessional personnel, and performs other related duties as assigned. This position reports directly to the Physical Therapist IV, position no. 29281, or its designee. 

Candidates must be able to travel to and from other facilities within the region on a regular basis as needed. 


  • 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


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 must possess a master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in speech pathology or equivalent recognized by the State of Hawai’i Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology. 

Certifications: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers from the American Heart Association is required. 

Licensures: A valid license with the State of Hawai’i as a Speech Language Pathologist at the time of appointment. Completion of all licensing requirements specified in the Rules of the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology of the State of Hawai’i to practice as a Speech Pathologist (Evidence of licensure is required); AND possession of an active, valid license to drive in the State of Hawai’i.

Experience: Professional experience which dealt with the detection, prevention, or application of remedies for the alleviation or treatment of speech-language disorders, or teaching speech pathology at the graduate level in an accredited university. 

Substitution of Education for Experience: Possession of a Ph.D. degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of Speech Pathology experience. 

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner; ability to communicate and work effectively with distraught or agitated individuals.


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 patients 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)

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.


COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation.  After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.


To apply for this job email your details to cguirao@hhsc.org