Hawaii State Hospital (HSH) Patient Rights Advisor

Jun 02 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Adult Mental Health Division

Hawaii State Hospital

Kaneohe to Kualoa, Oahu


Hawaii State Hospital (HSH) Patient Rights Advisor

Salary commensurate with training & experience


Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide specialized patient advocacy services to Hawaii State Hospital (HSH) patients that are court ordered and remanded to the care and custody of the Department of Health for care, treatment and services.



Minimum Qualification


Education:  Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree.  Advanced degree in Business or Health Administration, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work or Law preferred.


Experience:  Experience with state government policy and procedure development.  Familiarity with the law regarding in-patient psychiatric treatment.


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


Submit completed State of Hawai`i Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment, resume, and salary requirements to:


State of Hawaii

Hawaii State Hospital

45-710 Keaahala Road

Kaneohe, Hawaii  96744

Attn:  Personnel Office – Deborah Tokuda


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123555.


Application Packet at:  health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-o​pportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, interested applicants may contact Toki Thomas at (808) 236-8237.  For recruitment information, you may contact Deborah Tokuda at (808) 236-8227 or [email protected]


This position is exempt from civil service.  Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.”


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.


An Equal Opportunity Employer