Employment Opportunities in AMHD

AMHD Administrative Positions   |    Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) Positions   | Courts and Corrections Branch Positions | Hawaii State Hospital (HSH) Positions   |    Psychiatrists

For non-civil service applications, please call (808) 586-8294 or (808) 586-4676 for Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) positions or for Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) positions, please call (808) 933-0409 on Big Island, or (808) 241-3130 for Kauai, or (808) 984-2150 on Maui, or (808) 832-5770 on Oahu. However, you may download or request Exempt Employment Availability Information form.

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SUMMARY OF EACH POSITION (Relevant substitutions will be considered)

AMHD Administrative Positions
For AMHD positions listed below, return non-civil service application, employment availability information form which identifies acceptable job locations, resume, and salary requirements to: Adult Mental Health Division, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 256, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, Attn: Personnel (Inquiries: (808) 586-8294. Submit separate application for each position and location applying for. Continuous recruitment until positions are filled; however, only applications postmarked by date stated in classified advertisements, if applicable, are assured of receiving full consideration. Please call (808) 586-8294 to confirm if position(s) is (are) still on active recruitment status.

 

AMHD Access Screener   Oahu
Staff a statewide access line for system entry into the AMHD. Provide screening for mental health needs, crisis support, assessments scheduling based on immediacy of needs and crisis outreach dispatch when needed.
MQ: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Social Work, or other human services field, or diploma RN may qualify depending on experience. One (1) year experience in working with seriously mental ill, or one (1) year experience with crisis line as a volunteer or paid staff, or one (1) year experience in mental health.
AMHD Financial Resource Specialist I   Oahu
Plans, develops, implements and assists in coordinating the revenue enhancing activities for the Division.
MQ: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, sociology nursing or other related field; at least five (5) years in a psychiatric setting providing professional services; or at least three (3) years in psychiatric or behavioral health care UM analysis or Three (3) years managing psychiatric service resource allocations based on clinical Best Practice/Evidence-Based Practice and Fiscal criteria; or Direct care experience with co-morbidity in the form of mental illness/medical, mental illness/substance abuse, or mental illness/medical/substance abuse and a Valid Type 3 Driver’s License, Computer skills and experience are required

Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) Positions
For CMHC positions listed below, return non-civil service application, employment availability information form which identifies acceptable job locations., resume, and salary requirements to: CMHC Systems Administration, 1700 Lanakila Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817. Submit separate application for each position and location applying for. Continuous recruitment until positions are filled; however, only applications postmarked by date stated in classified advertisements, if applicable, are assured of receiving full consideration. Please call 832-5770 to confirm if position(s) is (are) still on active recruitment status.There are currently no CMHC positions open at this time. Please check back later.


Courts and Corrections Branch
No positions available at this time.


Psychiatrists

AMHD Psychiatrists (non-civil service (exempt) position) All major islands
AMHD is recruiting adult psychiatrists to join our growing team of professionals. Inpatient and outpatient positions are available statewide. Our offices are located on all the major islands, in both city and rural locations. We provide comprehensive, recovery-based treatment services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.Our psychiatrists are considered the leaders of the recovery team and provide assessments and psychopharmacological treatment. We have a broad array of additional services available including case management, housing, ACT teams, supported employment, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, substance abuse treatment, and a program evaluation research department.Employment by the State of Hawaii offers new competitive salaries with special incentives for the Big Island and generous benefits. Benefits include 21 days of paid vacation per year, 21 days of paid sick leave per year, 13 paid state holidays, liability coverage, medical/vision/dental insurance plans, and a generous pension plan.

Staff Psychiatrist – Hawaii State Hospital (see summary under HSH)

For more information about outpatient positions, contact Mr. Troy Freitas at 808-832-5770. For the Hawaii State Hospital, contact Dr. Jeremy Richards at 808-247-2191.

Psychiatrist – Branch Medical Director Oahu
Provides Clinical Guidance and Leadership services to the Branch to include review of treatment records, evaluation of clinical services; feedback on the quality of services; and assessment and improvement on system performance.
MQs: Graduation from an approved medical school in the US/Canada/Foreign Medical School with certification by Educational Council of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Completion of one (1) year of approved internship and three (3) years of psychiatric residency training. Board certified or meets the criteria to sit for the examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Three and one half (3-1/2) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in a community inpatient psychiatric program involved with directing rehabilitation programming services; two (2) years of supervisory experience in an outpatient program setting, including performance evaluation and labor relations.
Psychiatrist – Branch Medical Director Maui
Provides Clinical Guidance and Leadership services to the Branch to include review of treatment records, evaluation of clinical services; feedback on the quality of services; and assessment and improvement on system performance.
MQs: Graduation from an approved medical school in the US/Canada/Foreign Medical School with certification by Educational Council of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Completion of one (1) year of approved internship and three (3) years of psychiatric residency training. Board certified or meets the criteria to sit for the examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Three and one half (3-1/2) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in a community inpatient psychiatric program involved with directing rehabilitation programming services; two (2) years of supervisory experience in an outpatient program setting, including performance evaluation and labor relations.

Hawaii State Hospital (HSH) Positions
To apply for Hawaii State Hospital positions listed below, please forward your resume and salary requirements to Jodi Polendey, Human Resources Specialist at Hawaii State Hospital, 45-710 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 or email jodi.polendey@doh.hawaii.gov. These are non-civil service exempt positions.

HSH Forensic Coordinator Oahu
This position provides for coordination of forensic referrals & tracking of forensic patients through their HSH treatment episode. Serves as liaison to Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) Forensic Director & works collaboratively w/ HSH-assigned attorney to facilitate timeliness & effectiveness of forensic discharges. Assists AMHD Forensic Director in execution of delivery & subsequent oversight of risk assessment tool. Develops, implements & refines programs specific to the needs of forensic patients. Serves as consultant to HSH treatment teams.

Continuous recruitment until the position is filled. To apply, please complete a State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment and return to HSH Personnel. Or contact Jodi Polendey, Human Resources Specialist, at (808) 236-8228 for more information.

HSH Psychiatry Chief Oahu
This position provides clinical leadership, participates in quality management activities and continuously strives to improve the quality of patient care.  Supervises and instructs subordinate personnel in order to achieve planned objectives.  Applicants must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Hawaii.  Must demonstrate knowledge of hospital administration practices and is able to exercise good judgment and tact.  Two years of psychiatry experience and supervisory experience preferred.