Sutter Health Director of Behavioral Health - Kahi Mohala, Ewa Beach, Oahu in ‘Ewa Beach, Hawaii


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer for Kahi Mohala, the Director of Clinical / Behavioral Services is responsible for the overall leadership, development and management of psychological, social work, and ancillary therapies provided to patients within both the inpatient and outpatient services. The Director provides administrative and clinical supervision, directly or through appropriately licensed others, to the professional staff within the department.

The incumbent will assure the staff receives appropriate training and resources in order to facilitate best practice and evidenced-based treatment. The Director of Clinical / Behavioral Services assures the development of departmental budgets for assigned areas that meet the goals developed by senior management, including operating revenue and expense, capital and staffing budgets. The incumbent assures that systems are in place to monitor budget variances and to adjust resource consumption as needed.

The Director of Clinical / Behavioral Services assures that effective quality improvement activities are in place in their areas of responsibility to continuously improve the quality of care provided to patients and their families. Responsible for compliance to all related state, federal and Joint Commission regulations in collaboration Chief Operating Officer and other hospital leaders. On an as needed basis, provides direct patient care. Other duties may be required or assigned.


Education / Certifications / Licensure / Registration:

  • Master's in Social Work, Psychology or MHA or related field is required.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), PsyD, or PhD is required;


  • At least 5-10 years of experience in the behavioral health field inclusive of at least 5 years in an inpatient facility ; and a minimum of 3 years management experience

  • Experience in providing project management in multiple facilities or programs simultaneously

  • Demonstrated leadership ability in the areas of initiating program assessment and implementing quality program evidence-

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work with a wide range of psychiatric treatment issues.

  • Must be able to work in collaboration and interface with interdisciplinary teams.

  • CPR Certified – American Heart Association - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider

  • Ability to become CPI trained within 30 days

Primary Location: Hawaii, Oahu, Ewa Beach

Organization: Kahi Mohala Hospital, Hawaii

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.