DATE POSTED: February 22, 2024


STATUS: Permanent | Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: $5,076 per month | SR22 | BU13

LOCATION: This a regional position located in the Rehabilitation Services (Speech Therapy) department of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region, which consists of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, including The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Clinic at Līhu’e, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, all of which are part of a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Rehabilitation Services Department provides comprehensive services in Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy. This department may provide speech therapy care to all patients and departments of the HHSC Kaua’i region facilities, including ICU, Acute, Behavioral Health, Swingbed, Long Term Care, SNF, and Outpatient of KVMH and SMMH.

JOB FUNCTIONS: The Speech Language Pathologist IV provides evaluations and treatments of swallow, cognition, and vocal capabilities and function; prescribed by the physician to inpatients and outpatients; assists nursing staff in providing coordinated comprehensive screenings and rehabilitative care programs; as well as maintains treatment records; provides staff education and development; participates in and is responsible for the speech-language programs for HHSC Kaua’i Region, involving planning, organizing, coordinating and assisting in the conduct of the program; as a highly independent and competent worker, provides diagnostic evaluation and/or therapeutic services in the area of speech-language and swallow, under the general supervision of a non-technical supervisor; and performs other related duties as assigned. This position is considered regional and may be required to travel to and from other facilities within the Kaua’i Region facilities and clinics as assigned. The Speech Pathologist IV reports 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
  • 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. 

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

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.

General Experience:  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.

Speech Pathology Experience: Minimum of one (1) additional year of Speech Pathology experience comparable to level III.

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


Knowledge of: principles and practices of speech pathology; various kinds of speech-language disorders, their causes and treatment; anatomy, physiology, etiology, and basic sciences of communication disorders; child growth and development, and the physical and emotional problems of handicapped children; community resources; current developments and trends in speech-language therapeutic and diagnostic services; programs policies and procedures.

Ability to: evaluate and interpret a variety of speech-language disorders; prepare reports; maintain records and data; instruct and guide lower-level speech pathologists; deal effectively with patients, individuals, groups, and the general public; plan, conduct and coordinate speech-language programs and direct the work of others.


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.


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