Occupational Therapist III

Jan 25 2019
Job Description



State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Adult Mental Health Division

Hawaii State Hospital

Kaneohe-Kualoa, Oahu


Occupational Therapist III

$6,951 - $7273 monthly (includes shortage differential), commensurate w/ training and experience


The Hawaii State Hospital is nestled next to the lush Koolau mountain range and has exciting employment opportunities in the Occupational Therapy Department.  Mental health experience strongly preferred. We are seeking motivated, creative Occupational Therapists certified with NBCOT and a valid Hawaii OT license. Applicants must enjoy working in a supportive, interdisciplinary team environment focused on adult inpatient psychiatric services for court ordered individuals within a safe and therapeutic environment. Responsibilities include assessments and group interventions which may include adjunct vocational rehabilitation in specialties such as aquaponics, gardening, food preparation, floral arranging, and animal assisted therapy.


This position performs the full range of professional occupational therapy services to individuals and groups as a fully independent journey worker. Plans and organizes activities so as to meet the needs of assigned patients/clients. May involve the provision of all occupational therapy services for a unit, center or facility; however, work performance is generally limited to planning, providing and evaluating direct patient evaluations and treatment services. A high degree of professional judgment is exercised in determining goals and selecting treatment techniques for each patient or client. Performs other related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Cer​tification and Registration:
A. Must have passed the occupational therapist national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) at the time of application.
B. Must be registered with the State of Hawaii as an Occupational Therapist at the time of appointment (i.e., when you start employment).


Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the Unites States.


How to Apply


Visit the Department of Human Resources Development website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/hawaii/d​efault.cfm.


Recruitment # 218033, continuous until needs are met.


Other Information


As an employee of the State of Hawai‘i, you are part of our ‘ohana - our family.


The State of Hawai‘i is one of Hawaii’s largest employers and offers a competitive compensation package.  In addition to salary, an employee is eligible for a broad range of valuable benefits, such as free parking, comprehensive health care insurance, retirement programs, generous sick leave (up to 21 days/year), substantial vacation leave (up 21 days/year) and paid holidays (13-14 days/year). Want to be in paradise surrounded by the turquoise blue ocean and white sandy beaches in a culturally diverse community?  If YES, then we can’t wait to meet you!


For additional information, you may contact:                ​                    ​    

Jodi Polendey at (808) 236-8228 or jodi.polendey@doh.hawaii.gov. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer