Job Description

Job Title: Summer Associate – Clinical Quality & Improvement Internship
Job ID: 180000Y5
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
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Shift: Day Job
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Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Summer Associates Program – Quality Improvement Internship

Note: In order for your application to be considered, please ensure that you attach all ‘Required Documents to Upload at Time of Application’ noted below.

Are you ready to learn from the best? Does the idea of being a part of Life Changing Medicine inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to put into practice the theories you’ve learned? If so, the UPMC Summer Associates Program might be the perfect way to spend your Summer of 2019!


Here at UPMC, we pride ourselves on developing young talent and providing you an opportunity to learn from the best of the best. We want to invest in the future leaders of our organization… you!

About the Program
The UPMC Quality Improvement Summer Associates Program is an 11-week, paid internship. Our Quality Improvement team is the voice of quality patient care and improvement at UPMC. The team partners with UPMC leadership, hospitals, physicians and departments to improve the way we deliver care to our patients. Our Summer Associates will have an opportunity to work with our Improvement Specialists on various improvement projects related to either system focused strategies and priorities or hospital specific. As an active member of the team, our Summer Associates will partner with physicians, nurses, social workers, etc.

We currently have two Summer Associate opportunities with our Quality Improvement team at UPMC Shadyside/Presbyterian and The Wolff Center at UPMC:
• Our Quality Improvement team at UPMC Shadyside/Presbyterian focuses on goals related to reducing mortality, patient readmission, hospital infections, etc. The Summer Associate will observe patients and processes, pull data related to patient readmission, hospital infections and analyze the data to build and run the agenda for improvement related meetings.
• Our Quality Improvement team at The Wolff Center at UPMC focuses on looking across all hospital systems and the Physician’s office to establish standards for quality care and safety, using innovation, best practices and the latest technology. The Summer Associate will conduct observations to help process improvement, pull patient data related to Epic, create Emergency Testing plans and review audits on patient satisfaction surveys.

During your internship program, you will have the opportunity to network with UPMC Executives, give back to the Pittsburgh Community through Summer Associate service events, receive mentorship, enhance your skills with hands-on real-world experience and training, and most importantly, work on projects that make an impact on patient care while gaining knowledge on how we provide Life Changing Medicine. And have a little bit of fun too!


Come spend your Summer with us!

We’re Looking for Students Who…
• Are passionate and determined to make a difference. No mediocracy allowed.
• Want to challenge the standard and create new ways of thinking and executing.
• Can’t wait to see what the next challenge will be. Every day will be different and that excites you.
• Believe in our Core Values. They are not just written on the walls. We demonstrate our commitment to these values daily.
• Have emerging leadership abilities, excellent communication and analytical skills plus thrive in a collaborative environment.
• Care about the work they do, the people we work with and the patients we work for.
• Pride themselves on their integrity. It’s not just about the work we do, but how we do it.

Qualifications

• Current Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a target graduation date between December 2018 and August 2020 required
• Microsoft Excel experience preferred
• Interest in Clinical and Quality Improvement preferred
• Must be comfortable around patients, families and healthcare providers
• Availability to participate in the Summer Associates Program full-time from June to August 2019 for approximately 11 weeks with minimal absence (Yes, don’t worry, you can still enjoy some summer vacation time!)

Required Documents to Upload at Time of Application:
• Resume
• Transcripts (unofficial or official transcripts are accepted)

Recruitment Timeline Expectations*
• August 1st – November 1st: Application Open
• Early August – Early November: Video Interviews Conducted
• Mid-November – Early December: Notification of Selection for Final Interviews & In-Person Final Interviews Conducted
*Subject to change.
**Please ensure that you check your email address used during the application process for any application status updates.

Interested in Learning More? Check Out the Following Sites:
• UPMC Student Opportunities Site: http://careers.upmc.com/pages/students
• Summer Associates Program Blog: http://mycareer.upmc.com/category/student/summer-associates/

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: As Required
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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UPMC VALUES

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.


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