In the United States, healthcare delivery is of great concern. If the concerns and issues are to be addressed fully and equitably, the perspectives and concerns of all ethnic and racial groups must be included. As a safety net provider, NuHealth provides healthcare to a significant percentage of minority and disadvantaged populations. It is NuHealth’s interest to ensure that ethnic and racial groups are employed in the workplace in executive management positions. Ethnic and racial minority groups can make significant impacts and contributions by participating in administrative and policy decisions to influence the healthcare of minority and disadvantaged populations.
Consistent with our mission, I am pleased to announce the 2015 Minority Administrative Fellowship Program (MAFPEL). The program is designed to prepare and train ethnic and racial minorities to become future leaders in healthcare.
The Goals of the Minority Administrative Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders are:
- To identify and select ethnic and racial minorities graduate students to participate in the fellowship program who have clearly stated goals to enter the healthcare field to make significant contributions as decision makers;
- To increase the number of ethnic and racial minorities who have the desire to increase the quantity and improve the quality of care and services provided to patients; and
- To reduce healthcare disparities among ethnic and racial minorities in the healthcare industry.
The Objectives of the Minority Administrative Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders are:
- To provide professional guidance to ethnic and racial minority graduate students;
- To expand the delivery of culturally competent services to underserved populations;
- To increase the pool of talented and culturally competent professionals dedicated to serving the underserved minorities.
This is a professional training opportunity into an environment of medical students, physicians, nurses, and other professionals who hold similar interests. Our interest in establishing this program is to facilitate leadership development and to provide professional guidance. We seek to sharpen the skill sets and knowledge base of the Fellows in the areas of administration, management and operations. As a Fellow, you will gain hands-on operational experience that will foster personal, as well as professional, growth and development. The MAFPEL will provide a foundation of knowledge in health policy and management, while creating a network of future leaders capable of advancing successfully.
Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP
President and CEO
NuHealth, a 1,200-bed health care system, is moving toward a new model of care that emphasizes excellent essential hospital and ambulatory services, primary care in the community, shared responsibility for wellness, a continuum of care, and integrated delivery of specialty services.
NuHealth offers first-rate care at every stage of life through our three Centers of Care: Nassau University Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care, and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care where it's needed most. But NuHealth is more than that. It's a whole new way of thinking about health care. It's a health care environment that emphasizes wellness, solid medicine, local relationships and collaborative efforts. It's also a health care environment that makes great primary, specialty, emergency and hospital care more affordable and easier to access.
Nassau University Medical Center is the region's "safety net" hospital, and is Nassau's premier Level I Trauma Center, and continued to add programs and services to meet the public's needs, including the county's only complete, state-of-the-art burn center. It also has a strong educational commitment, and has provided thousands of young physicians, nurses and other health care professionals with the opportunity to begin their careers working alongside experienced, talented professionals in a high-volume, fast-paced medical center. Today, the hospital, renamed the Nassau University Medical Center in acknowledgement of its academic associations, is affiliated with the North Shore/LIJ Health System, the Health Sciences Center of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and the Hofstra University School of Medicine.
Minority Administrative Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders
The Minority Administrative Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders is designed to help ethnic and racial minorities who have a desire to pursue leadership roles in healthcare. The program is an intensive one-to-two-year full-time training program in health policy, public health and health management. The Minority Administrative Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders is a program created to incorporate the critical skills learned in schools of public health, government, and business, with leadership forums and seminars conducted by Senior Leadership and Management. The program will provide the Fellows with the opportunity to use their attributes and skills to enhance their professional growth by participating in one of the two learning tracks.
Learning Track Options
All fellows will spend one quarter working directly with a member of Senior Management or a Department Head.
Fellows will complete special projects and additional program activities to gain exposure to, and an understanding of, major health issues facing minorities, and disadvantaged, and underserved populations. Through a combination of departmental and facility rotations, and problem-solving projects, the Fellows will gain practical and operational experience, as well as knowledge of various aspects of healthcare. The Fellows will have staff interactions and one-on-one mentoring, and will attend various meetings, seminars and events. Each Fellow is assigned a member of Senior Leadership as a mentor/advisor during the one-year Fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to utilize resources at NuHealth to enhance their networking career development and advancement.
The Fellows Selected Will be Expected to:
- Have a high level of enthusiasm and strong work ethic
- Have a desire to learn about the organization and healthcare
- Offer creative ideas and recommend solutions on how to complete the assigned projects and tasks
- Have excellent analytical, computer, writing and communications skills
- Complete all assigned projects and tasks accurately and in a timely manner; (If more time, assistance, or if the fellows are faced with roadblocks which would prevent them from completing the projects and tasks timely, it is expected that the fellows would seek information from the appropriate professional on how to move forward with the tasks.)
BENEFITS & SALARY
- Medical benefits after three months
- $49,800 annual salary
- Paid time off, including holidays
Eligibility requirements, applicant must be:
- An American Citizen or have Permanent Visa Status;
- A Member of an Ethnic/Racial Minority Group: Asian or Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander;
Please submit the following:
- Current resume
- Completed application
- Completion of a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration, Health Services Administration, Healthcare Administration, Health Records Administration, Nursing Administration, Public Health Administration, Community Health Administration, or closely related field from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, by June 30, 2015.
- Two letters of recommendation; one must be from one of your Professors.
- One five-page essay (Essay must be five pages, no longer than five type written pages, double spaced. Essays less than five pages and not double spaced will not be considered.) Your essay should address the reason why you have chosen Healthcare Administration as a career path. Please specify which learning track you would like to participate in and why.
Your completed packet can be sent by Federal Express, U.S. Postal Service Express Mail or by regular U.S. mail to the contact below. You may also send your application, resume and essay electronically to MAFPEL@numc.edu. Your application and essay must be received no later than October 2, 2015. Applicants will be invited to on-site interviews by appointment only. The program will begin on October 19, 2015. (Please note that the start date is subject to change.)