Psychiatrist – Branch Medical Director

Jun 02 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health
Adult Mental Health Division
Kauai Community Mental Health Center Branch

Lihue, Kauai


Psychiatrist – Branch Medical Director
$199,884 - $326,988 per year, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary function of this position is to provide clinical guidance and leadership services to the Branch.  This includes the review of treatment records of the consumers serviced; evaluate the level of clinical services provided; provide feedback to all mental health professionals in the Branch on the quality of service provided; and assessing and improving the system performance of the Branch.



 Minimum Qualification


EDUCATION:  Graduate from an approved medical school in the United States or Canada or graduate from a foreign medical school and certification by the Educational Council of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Completion of one (1) year of approved internship and three (3) years of psychiatric residency training. Board certification or meets the criteria to sit for the examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Three and one half (3 ½) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in a community inpatient psychiatric program involved with directing the development, implementation, and coordination of treatment and rehabilitation programming and services.


SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience in an outpatient program setting, including performance evaluation and labor relations.  Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualifications for the position.  The incumbent’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that the individual  has the ability to perform the duties of this position.


LICENSE:  Valid permanent or temporary license to practice medicine in the State of Hawaii.  Valid State of Hawaii Narcotics Enforcement Administration Registration and Valid Federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration.


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 United States.


How to Apply


Submit completed State of Hawai`i Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment, resume, and salary requirements to:


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Adult Mental Health Division

1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 256

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

Attn:  Personnel


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #110555.


Application packet at:​pportunities/



Other Information


For additional information, interested applicants may contact Adele Mattoon at [email protected] or (808) 586-4676.


This position is exempt from civil service and considered temporary in nature.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.


Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position.


An Equal Opportunity Employer