DATE POSTED: June 16, 2022


The psychiatrist provides clinical leadership with the Director to ensure treatment is evidence-based and outcome driven. The psychiatrist completes the initial assessment, and risk assessment, and conducts risk management and ongoing treatments, including crisis intervention. Must work collaboratively with the clinical staff to ensure services are delivered with the framework of clinic self-determination, recovery, and cultural competency.   Provide direct patient care to the Dual Diagnosis and Severely Disabled Mentally Ill (SDMI) populations in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic programs. This position is an integral part of the clinical leadership of a multi-disciplinary team that provides client-centered, culturally competent care with the highest standard of quality possible.

This position reports to the Kaua’i Region Chief Medical Officer.


  • Current and valid board certification in psychiatry.
  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school and completion of an approved psychiatric residency.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Hawai’i.
  • Current DEA registration.
  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity with current DSM criteria.
  • Familiar with crisis assessment tools and techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of general psychiatric principles and practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Completion of continuing education in practicing rural medicine.
  • Excellent bedside manner.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours and ability to stand for long periods of time and have limited periods of rest.
  • Require to travel to multiple sites as required.
  • BLS and ACLS certification.

STATUS:  Exempt / Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: Negotiable

LOCATION:  Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, Hawai’i


  • Helps patients by evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications.
  • Monitors and evaluates treatment results.
  • Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors; reviewing medical history and related documents; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological tests; ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results.
  • Develops treatment plans by determining the nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders and establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
  • Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discusses progress toward goals with patients; provides instructions; monitors the effect of medications, and supervises staff provision of services.
  • Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress, and consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, and other health care providers.
  • Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; and remaining available for emergency consultations.
  • Improves staff competence by providing training and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues.
  • Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events and writing summaries.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


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.

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 jmariano@hhsc.org