PREP OHE Bilingual Health Aide (BHA)

Sep 19 2022
Job Description

 

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, 124262 Kona, 124263 Wailuku/Kahului.

 

Application packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employme​nt/job-opportunities/

 

Other Information

 

For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nakamura at [email protected] 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/ 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer