DATE POSTED: September 2013
TITLE: Administrative Fellowship
PAY GRADE: $45,000 plus competitive benefits
DEPARTMENT: College of Medicine, Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University's College of Medicine (CMED) is a newly formed medical school achieving preliminary accreditation in February of 2011. CMED's inaugural class began August 5, 2013. CMED's mission is to prepare physicians focused on improving access to high quality health care in Michigan with an emphasis on rural and medically underserved regions. The Administrative Fellowship at CMED will assist with this endeavor by providing a high-level, comprehensive educational experience to talented individuals interested in pursuing a career in health care administration. The fellow is primarily precepted/mentored by the Associate Dean/Administration & Finance and precepted/mentored by the entire senior leadership team through a rotational experience. The program is two years in length.
There could be no more dynamic time to join the leadership team at the CMED as the fellowship program offers a tiered educational approach that 1) fosters a broad understanding of operations management and leadership in a complex health care environment, 2) allows the fellow to lead specific projects to improve the organization, and 3) integrates the fellow as a member of the senior leadership team. The components of the fellowship include:
- Rotational Experiences – The fellow is exposed to all aspects of health care administration in a complex system through rotations within Central Administration including Human Resources and Finance & Accounting, the Faculty Group Practice, and Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education to name a few. Senior leaders within each of these departments serve as the preceptor/mentor for the designated rotation period. Actual rotations included in the fellowship may vary and will be determined by the Associate Dean/Administration & Finance and Fellow based upon the fellow's areas of interest.
- Project Work – A key component of the fellowship is active participation and management of important initiatives. Project work will involve data extraction, analysis and presentation, business planning, generation of financial pro formas, operations flow analysis and interaction with staff at all levels of the organization. The fellow is expected to address complex issues and propose recommendations for consideration and implementation.
- Leadership Support – The fellow serves as an integral part of the senior leadership team and supports the work of the Dean of the College of Medicine and the senior leadership. This work advances the success of the organization and exposes the fellow to current challenges faced by leadership and the processes through which these challenges are addressed.
- Master's degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, Nursing, or a related field such as J.D. with an interest in health care law/policy.
- Candidates are evaluated on written and verbal communication skills; data analysis, interpretation and presentation; initiative (a "self starter"); professionalism; independence; leadership potential; and previous professional work experience.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
- Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits package. Additionally, fellows receive a stipend to be applied toward educational activities including skills training, conferences, etc.
Apply on-line through October 15, 2013 at firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com with your name and graduate school in the subject line. Interested applicants should submit the following materials:
o Current resume
o Cover letter with statement of career objectives
o 3 letters of recommendation (at least 1 academic and 1 professional)
o Official Graduate Transcripts, sent separately to:
Central Michigan University
College of Medicine
Attn: Shannon Browne
2520 S. University Park Drive, Bldg. D
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.