Intern, Patient Safety

  • Job Tracking ID: I1916
  • Job Location: Lenexa, KS
  • Job Level: Student/Internship
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: January 29, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

The Children's Hospital Association (CHA) advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of children's hospitals nationally. Children's hospitals are essential providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members, CHA champions policies that enable children's hospitals to better serve children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the nation's children. CHA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Lenexa, KS.

Position Summary:

Children’s Hospital Association is the sole member of the Child Health Patient Safety Organization (PSO), a Kansas not-for-profit, federally regulated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The PSO offers the opportunity for providers to learn from, and avoid repeating, high harm events in children’s hospitals. Today the PSO has nearly 60 children’s hospitals actively engaged, and is guided by a Patient Safety Team made up of senior -level pediatric safety leaders and a Board of Directors made up of hospital senior executives. The PSO has two prominent vendor partners.

This position provides a student with an opportunity to understand issues around transparency and health law, complex organizational structures, strategic decision making, project management and the power of multi-hospital collaboration. The intern will support children’s hospitals and patient care by developing a strategic framework for prioritization of collaboration opportunities, an ideal model for a hospital’s quality and safety program to improve care, an engagement dashboard leveraging existing technology. These efforts will improve engagement and growth of a vibrant safety network for children’s hospitals. Other projects may be assigned based on mutual interest and needs.

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications:

Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program with an emphasis in health services administration or related degree program. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have completed sophomore year of collegiate studies to apply. Graduate students are preferred. Basic experience with database development is required.

Program Details:

  • The summer internship is a 12-week, full-time (40 hours/week) placement; compensated at $15 per hour.
  • CHA will work with the intern and the respective educational institution to ensure appropriate administration of the internship and academic requirement.
  • The internship is based in CHA’s Lenexa, Kansas office. Relocation, housing, mileage, etc. are not offered.

Children’s Hospital Association is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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