Geisinger Health System INTERN (COLLEGE) in Danville, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger. Geisinger is one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 12 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Location: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital

*Work Schedule: Days *

Work Type: FLEX (UNPAID EXTERNSHIP)

JOB SUMMARY :

Internship/co-op for a high school student who is interested in pursuing a degree in the healthcare field such as, health administration, business or public relations.

The internship hours will introduce the applicant into the healthcare workforce and allow them to gain a meaningful understanding of a career in healthcare.

This position will coincide with the teachings of coursework as presented through the high school co-op program to ensure theoretical foundation in addition to the hands-on experience.

Reports to: General Surgery Operations Manager/ AVP Surgery Institute

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Operational orientation in healthcare management

• Assigned project related to hospital administration

• Under direction of department staff, assists with writing and editing projects.

• Performs other duties as assigned

*Denotes essential job functions.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and work with others as a member of a team. Demonstrates the ability to work independent of constant supervision.

Demonstrates the ability to meet deadlines.

Demonstrates basic computer aptitude including Microsoft Word and Excel programs (Access program literacy beneficial).

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Must be enrolled in a student co-op program at high school and interested in pursuing their studies in health administration, public relations, health related field, life or social science, or business. Scope of internship is flexible and can be adjusted according to student’s educational requirements.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in an office environment.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.