Job Description

DATE POSTED: 07/30/2014 (revised 08/29/14)
LOCATION: Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), Honolulu, Hawaii

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position is responsible for the total operation and management of the Corporate Office on a day-to-day basis.  The CEO is appointed by the HHSC Board of Directors; the Board shall determine the appropriate process and means by which this appointment shall be made in accordance with HHSC Corporate Board Bylaws.  

The corporation assumes responsibility for the 15 facilities in 5 regions within Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) and within the 501c3s in which HHSC is the sole member. HHSC is a multi-hospital and multi-regional system organization comprised of acute care hospitals, Long Term Care facilities, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), a State Veterans Home, a Home Health Operation, a 501c3 CAH, a 501c3 Assisted Living facility, a 501c3 Foundation, and several physician clinics. 


  • Within parameters set by the HHSC Corporate Board of Directors and in collaboration with both the Regional System Boards (RSBs) of Directors and the five Regional CEOs, the CEO is responsible for the total operation and management of the Corporate Office on a day-to-day basis, including but not limited to, its services, personnel, facilities, finances, policy development, assessment, and planning. 
  • Provides leadership and guidance of HHSC and its subsidiaries to ensure that the system meets or exceeds established operational performance objectives. 
  • Helps coordinate system-wide operations to ensure that the organization projects an integrated approach to health care and achieves high quality, economical health care services. 
  • In situations where Corporate Board directed outcomes are not achievable through collaboration with the RSBs and/or the RCEOs, the CEO will seek adjudication assistance by asking the HHSC Corporate Board for intervention/involvement in indicated processes, issues, etc.
  • This position reports to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Board of Directors.


Education Requirement: Graduate level education or the equivalent.

Specialized Experience: At least ten (10) years of progressive senior level hospital executive, administrative, and leadership experience.

Certification:  FACHE Board certification preferred.


Strong character, commitment, courage; competent; ability to provide administrative healthcare leadership and guidance; strong oral and written communication skills; strong process orientation; detail-oriented and methodological approach to problem solving; ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with key leaders, public officials, government officials, and employees in a team-oriented environment.


Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Note: Exceptions may be granted as deemed appropriate in determining qualifications.

A competitive executive compensation/benefits package is offered.

Send resume and salary requirements by September 19, 2014 to:  

Corporate Human Resources
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
3675 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Fax: (808) 733-4167


HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in this position, just click on the link "APPLY NOW". You will be prompted to create your online account or access to your existing account.  A copy of your resume must be submitted to

Applications are also available at the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Human Resources Office, 3675 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816. You can call (808) 733-4162, (Voice/TT), Toll Free (800) 845-6733, e-mail: or visit our website at Application hours are: 08:00 am – 12:00 pm at which time applicants are able to complete an application and have their application reviewed by the Corporate Human Resources Office. Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with a hiring manager.  Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications.

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position.  Overall paid or unpaid experience must have been of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of this position.  Provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities.  If you worked on a part-time basis, indicate the average number of hours worked per week.  Please note that experience will be based on a 40-hour workweek. Note:  We will not postpone the recruitment process because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications.  

MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM: You must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment, and HHSC Standards of Fitness.  Only those applicants that are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager will be contacted.  Applications will be kept active for six (6) months.

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and at the time of appointment intend to reside in the State of Hawaii during the course of employment with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 and/or other substantiating documents specifying the periods of your service.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the duties of the position.  Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply.  The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination, which includes a drug screening. For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to an HHSC-designated physician, rather than the applicant’s personal physician of choice.  The cost for all physical examinations, except the cost for the drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.  The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation shall bear the cost of the drug screening.

CRIMINAL/BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALING CHECKS: Applicable checks will be conducted periodically and any associated costs may be borne by the applicant. If a job offer is made or employment is begun prior to completion of all applicable checks, any offer of employment or continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory return of all required checks.

STEPS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SUBSEQUENT APPEALS: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Employment Office as to your non-qualification or non-selection for a position, you may complete a Request for Administrative Review form (available on the HHSC website) or you may submit a written request within twenty (20) days from the date of your sent notice to the Regional Chief Executive Officer/Designee.  Your letter requesting the Administrative Review must include 1. The job title(s) and recruitment number(s), 2. the specific reason(s) you are requesting the review noting if there is a statute or rule violation, and 3. any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request.  If you do not submit your request within the twenty (20) days deadline, no Administrative Review will be conducted.  Since the Administrative Review is a prerequisite to subsequent steps, failure to utilize this process will make you ineligible for subsequent appeals.  The administrative review, formal complaint and/or appeals hearing will not necessarily postpone the recruitment process and/or rescind a selection.   If you do not agree with the Administrative Review, you may file a Formal Complaint and then, if you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the HHSC Merit Appeals Board.

    Contact Information

    The Corporate office of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is located at Leahi Hospital, 3675 Kilauea Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816.
    For additional information, call (808) 733-4162 or Toll-free (800) 845-6733  (TTD/TTY) or e-mail


    Date Posted:
    Hawaii Health Systems Corporation - Corp Site
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Education Level:
    Graduate Degree
    Required Travel:
    Administration / Management
    Relevant Experience:
    10+ Years