The Summer Administrative Internship is a 10-12 week program that provides an outstanding opportunity for Master’s prepared individuals to learn from excellent preceptors and to work in one or more areas of administrative specialization: acute care hospitals, medical groups/foundations and ambulatory care environments in an integrated, not-for-profit health care system. Administrative Interns gain experience and develop an in-depth understanding of operations and strategic initiatives through project work and direct participation in management activities. Exposure to the various healthcare environments enables Administrative Interns to gain a broad base of understanding regarding the challenges facing health care delivery systems and additionally to develop valuable skills that will better prepare them to assume leadership roles in the health care industry.
Note: There will be multiple positions placed in various geographies throughout Northern California based on the Intern's interest and our needs. All efforts will be made to place Interns in the geographic region of their choice. Administrative Healthcare Internship Program Highlights:
-The Administrative Healthcare Internship Program is a 10-12 week session offered during the summer months -Interns are offered a competitive salary and housing for the duration of the program -Interns are provided the opportunity to have one-on-one mentoring with Sutter Health executives
KEY ATTRIBUTES: Adaptability: The ability to cope with dynamic situations; to maintain constructive task performance and to modify plans/ actions in light of changing situations and circumstances. Communication: The ability to communicate clearly when speaking and writing. Decision Making: The ability to make sound and logical decisions and choose appropriate courses of action based on the information at hand. Decisiveness: The ability to initiate action and make decisions when required; the willingness to appropriately defend actions and decisions. Leadership: The ability to provide direction and guidance to the activities of others; to achieve results through delegation, control and follow up procedures; to utilize available resources to achieve desired results. Organizing and Planning: The ability to systematically structure own and others’ activities to provide for effective task performance and coordinated efforts. Perception: The ability to identify the key elements of a situation and their importance and to recognize the strength and weaknesses of individuals. Sensitivity: The ability to respond sensitively to the needs and feelings of others, regardless of their level or status. Situational Awareness: The ability to recognize the social and organizational factors pertaining to any specific issue, problem or task and how these factors relate to the successful accomplishment of the organization's mission.
Education: At the time of application, one must have an undergraduate degree in business or a health-related field and must be a current graduate student of an accredited university in one's first year of an MBA-healthcare focused, MHA, MPH Graduate Degree Program and/or JD program to qualify as an Administrative Healthcare Intern. Experience: Experience in the healthcare industry is helpful, as is experience analyzing complex issues and recommending appropriate/ meaningful and fiscally sound solutions. Knowledge: Knowledge of current issues affecting the healthcare industry desired, as is awareness of applicable legal and accreditation requirements, standards and guidelines. Knowledge of Lean/ Six Sigma approaches to process improvement helpful.
Skills: Must have the excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation), problem solving and analytical skills required to formulate and recommend creative solutions to diverse and complex problems. Also required is skill in the use of a computer, including use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. This position must function effectively as both a team member and leader. Must be able to read and understand financial analyses/ statements. Organization and prioritization are skills required. Must be able to work effectively in an independent fashion without significant direct supervision, guidance or direction. Assignments are of considerable complexity, depth, and variety, which require the application of independent judgment and exercise of initiative. This position also requires the ability to provide direction and guidance to the activities of others; to achieve results through delegation, control and follow-up procedures and to utilize available resources.
Application Instructions: Filing period, December 3, 2018-January 11, 2019. DEADLINE- January 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM (PST):
Application Process: Required documents:
Resume: upload into on-line application
Statement of internship and career objectives (a professional development plan, single-spaced, not to exceed one page): upload into on-line application
Statement of volunteer community activities (single-spaced, not to exceed one page): upload into on-line application
Letters of Recommendation: Two original and signed letters of recommendation - one academia and one professional *see submission options
Undergraduate Transcripts: Official e-transcripts or sealed physical transcripts *see submission options
*Submission Options: Original letters of recommendation and official transcripts can be mailed in a sealed envelope directly to: 2700 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 2500 Sacramento, CA 95833 Attention: Sutter Health Administrative Healthcare Internship Program
OR The professional writing the letter of recommendation and the registrar office for e-transcripts could email: Executive2@sutterhealth.org
Contact Us: For more information or questions about the Administrative Healthcare Internship Program, please email: Executive2@sutterhealth.org
We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you for your interest!
Internal Number: 1824204
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