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Sanford Health Summer Intern - Office of Nursing Practice in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Summer Intern | Office of Nursing Practice | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: ND

Department : HR Intern Program - Career Development - Fargo

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: Other

JOB SUMMARY

Contribute to Sanford operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. The intern will work through the Office of Nursing Practice with a mentor who is leading a system wide project related to delirium, to which there are multiple aspects. A key responsibility of this project would be to assist with hospital stay/inpatient delirium data; data will include development of unit level delirium rates as well as patient level data. The second aspect of this project would be to assist with the Therapeutic Activities project geared at delirium prevention in which the intern would develop processes to spread the current pilot project to all inpatient units. The project includes multiple supplies and resources therefore standardization as well as cost analysis will be essential. The intern, depending on abilities, may complete some chart reviews to highlight current prevalence of delirium and assist with establishment of delirium metrics. Should time allow, there is a future project related to standardization of coding for delirium that could also be undertaken. The intern would attend all delirium related meetings, including but not limited to the monthly delirium interdisciplinary team meeting, the Enterprise Delirium Collaboration meetings, and meetings with the 6AB team related to the therapeutic activities project. I would also establish a weekly 30 min touch base with the intern to check in on progress of goals and establishment of priorities for the upcoming week. The intern would specifically be retrieving, analyzing, and organizing data. One of the key goals will be to assist with cost analysis of the Therapeutic Activities project and development of a process to order supplies, restock supplies, and manage supplies of this initiative. The project includes multiple supplies and resources and therefore, standardization as well as cost analysis and return on investment will be essential. Mentor will work closely with the intern to ensure a successful experience. Intern must have excellent skills/proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite/products and specifically Excel to be able to develop reports, analyze data, and establish processes that can be implemented. Data management and cost analysis skills will be important. Major focus of study could be Accounting, Healthcare Accounting, Data Management, and Business. Must have strong organization skills and the ability to work independently. Project management interest and/or experience. Experience with performance improvement/quality, or a strong desire to learn and gain a strong understanding of PI. Interest in digital marketing, graphic design may be of benefit when designing the widespread application/adoption of the Therapeutic Activities project. The intern must commit to the hours scheduled during the 12 week internship.

Work collaboratively with organization leadership, enhancing knowledge and skills and improving the delivery of quality healthcare. Assist in the completion of projects and administrative duties while developing skills related to the assigned function and/or location. Attend training and development opportunities, learning about various processes and functions within the organization.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities. Describes opportunities for taking initiative in the organization. Demonstrates the ability to respond to change. Demonstrates an expectation that there will be ongoing shifts in demands and priorities. Identifies tasks or outputs that require accuracy and detail-level attention. Delivers formal and informal stand-up presentations or demos to audiences of all kinds. Demonstrates the ability to speak, write and present clearly. Demonstrates a basic understanding of organizational project management practices and tools. Researches business related data and generates and interprets basic analytics. Collaborates with departmental associates and management.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

The intern would work through the Office of Nursing Practice with Karen Baatz, APRN, ACNS who is leading a system wide project related to delirium, to which there are multiple aspects. A key responsibility of this project would be to assist with hospital stay/inpatient delirium data; data will include development of unit level delirium rates as well as patient level data. The second aspect of this project would be to assist with the Therapeutic Activities project geared at delirium prevention in which the intern would develop processes to spread the current pilot project to all inpatient units. The project includes multiple supplies and resources therefore standardization as well as cost analysis will be essential. The intern, depending on abilities, may complete some chart reviews to highlight current prevalence of delirium and assist with establishment of delirium metrics.

QUALIFICATIONS

Current enrollment or recent graduate of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge of healthcare industry preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

City: Fargo

State: ND

Job Function: Student Services

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD04919

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