Overview

State of Hawaii Department of Health
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division Chronic Disease Management Branch (CDMB)
Various Locations

Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP) Bilingual Health Aide (BHA)
Salary commensurate w/ training and experience

Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The Pandemic Response Expansion Project
(PREP) Bilingual Health Aide (BHA) positions will be responsible for: 1) providing a direct line of support
to recent immigrants, migrants, and limited and non-English proficient (LEP) populations assuring access
to and understanding of health promotion, prevention, education, and health services; 2) interpreting and
educating individuals, families, and groups on preventative health measures and strategies, health
resources within the community, and state health regulations and requirements; 3) conducting and
assisting in home visits and assessments that require additional health education, screening,
management, treatment, or care; 4) completing BHA Registration forms, reviewing and assessing
information, ensuring referrals of LEP clients in need of screening, medical, healthcare, treatment, or
other services for preventative management, and following up to confirm continuity of care; and 5)
working with other clinical and community health workers to provide cultural interpretation services.

Minimum Qualification(s):

EDUCATION: High School Diploma, some college preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Prior experience and training in health education, social work, nursing, public health, and
allied health professions desirable.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, ETC.: Valid State of Hawaii Driver’s License – Class 3, required.
Must be bilingual and be fluent in one of the following languages: Filipino (llocano, Tagalog, Visayan),
Samoan, Hawaiian, Korean, Chinese, Marshallese, Chuukese, Vietnamese, or other languages as
determined by the Department of Health.

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:

Mail cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original
signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:
Department of Health
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 422
Honolulu, HI 96813
ATTN: Melissa Nakamura

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124260 Hilo, 124263 Wailuku/Kahului.
Other Information

For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nakamura at doh.cdphpd.cas@doh.hawaii.gov or
(808) 586-4637.

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, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19
vaccination requirement. The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/
Job Opportunities page: https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-opportunities/

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NOTE:

As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page: https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-opportunities/