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Technology Strategy Intern
Kaiser Permanente | Oakland, California
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Job Description

Calling all Go Getters.trend-setters, goal-chasers, and innovation-drivers.
 
Help us shape and define the future of health care. Contribute your ideas to a place where powerful technology and business expertise come together to support lives. You'll work on influential real-world projects that will define our success-and your own. Come accelerate your future with us. Do it all at Kaiser Permanente Information Technology
 
As one of the nation's leaders in quality health care for over 55 years, Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to enhancing health care delivery through state-of-the-art information tools and top-notch talent. The experts at Kaiser Permanente Information Technology are at the heart of that mission and you can be one of them. If you are excited about working with cutting edge technology and have the right blend of creativity and experience, consider the following opportunity within IT Strategic Services.
 
Working directly with the Chief Information Officer and other senior executives, IT Strategic Services is responsible for:
 
(1)   Developing, shaping and communicating Kaiser Permanentes Technology strategy, performance, opportunities and risks
(2)   Supporting the Chief Information Officer to represent IT to other internal and external senior executive groups, such as business partners and key strategic stakeholders
 
Essential Functions:
Contributes to the development of the IT strategy in alignment with business strategies
Creates clear, accurate analyses, presentations and communications materials to advance the Kaiser Permanente  IT vision and strategy
Conducts critical research on emerging industry trends, technologies, competitor activity, and other key topics to support the development of Kaiser Permanentes technology strategy
Supports providing the basis for operational plans, budgets, and performance measures in IT
Performs financial analysis as needed to support and guide strategic decision-making
Crafts a personal development plan to self-assess and work towards improving their performance
Proactively pursues increased knowledge and responsibility
Engages in team-building exercises and works to develop strong relationships with team members and stakeholders
Calling all Go Getters.trend-setters, goal-chasers, and innovation-drivers.
 
Help us shape and define the future of health care. Contribute your ideas to a place where powerful technology and business expertise come together to support lives. You'll work on influential real-world projects that will define our success-and your own. Come accelerate your future with us. Do it all at Kaiser Permanente Information Technology
 
As one of the nation's leaders in quality health care for over 55 years, Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to enhancing health care delivery through state-of-the-art information tools and top-notch talent. The experts at Kaiser Permanente Information Technology are at the heart of that mission and you can be one of them. If you are excited about working with cutting edge technology and have the right blend of creativity and experience, consider the following opportunity within IT Strategic Services.
 
Working directly with the Chief Information Officer and other senior executives, IT Strategic Services is responsible for:
 
(1)   Developing, shaping and communicating Kaiser Permanentes Technology strategy, performance, opportunities and risks
(2)   Supporting the Chief Information Officer to represent IT to other internal and external senior executive groups, such as business partners and key strategic stakeholders
 
Essential Functions:
Contributes to the development of the IT strategy in alignment with business strategies
Creates clear, accurate analyses, presentations and communications materials to advance the Kaiser Permanente  IT vision and strategy
Conducts critical research on emerging industry trends, technologies, competitor activity, and other key topics to support the development of Kaiser Permanentes technology strategy
Supports providing the basis for operational plans, budgets, and performance measures in IT
Performs financial analysis as needed to support and guide strategic decision-making
Crafts a personal development plan to self-assess and work towards improving their performance
Proactively pursues increased knowledge and responsibility
Engages in team-building exercises and works to develop strong relationships with team members and stakeholders

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Currently enrolled in a graduate program in business administration or other relevant areas
Bachelor's degree in related field and/or 4 years of equivalent work experience.
A minimum of 2 years of related work experience including past career, internships, part-time jobs, leadership positions with significant responsibilities in a campus club/organization.
 
Preferred Qualifications
Currently enrolled in a MBA program
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above
Prior work experience in consulting, investment banking, and/or strategy functions in a large organization
Familiarity or interest in learning current issues facing the health care industry including emerging technologies, evolving regulatory environment technology and the role of the CIO and IT within a large integrated health system
Basic Qualifications:
Currently enrolled in a graduate program in business administration or other relevant areas
Bachelor's degree in related field and/or 4 years of equivalent work experience.
A minimum of 2 years of related work experience including past career, internships, part-time jobs, leadership positions with significant responsibilities in a campus club/organization.
 
Preferred Qualifications
Currently enrolled in a MBA program
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above
Prior work experience in consulting, investment banking, and/or strategy functions in a large organization
Familiarity or interest in learning current issues facing the health care industry including emerging technologies, evolving regulatory environment technology and the role of the CIO and IT within a large integrated health system

About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.

Benefits

As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.