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Regional Health Education Consulting Associate Intern - Master's Level
Kaiser Permanente | Oakland, California
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Job Description

This position provides support to senior staff on large engagements & may manage small to mid-size consulting engagements or projects/engagements including projects within a facility or functional area. In addition, works under moderate supervision & may be dedicated to a single department or business unit.

Department Overview:
Regional Health Education is an internal consulting department with expertise in communication and health behavior change supporting 3.5 mil patients and 8K doctors across Nor Cal.

Intern Project Summary:
This 3 month internship is for grad students in public health or business with a focus on health communication. Actively engage in projects of interest to you and conduct research on priority issues for us. Gain operational exposure to subject areas in health promotion or population care, impacting CA's culturally diverse communities. Join small group info sessions with senior leaders. Conduct lit reviews, data analysis, content development, user testing with clinical experts and patients.

Essential Functions:
Manages projects
Builds work breakdown structures & translate project schedules w/ identified dependencies & milestones
Works w/ project teams to develop accurate estimates & ensures & documents criteria for completion of deliverables
Provides support for strategic planning engagements
Helps design & document strategic planning processes
Identifies customer's needs & issues
Provides solutions to complex problems through analysis, identification of problems, & opportunities for improvement
Researches & provides information required for solution alternatives analysis & discussion
Conducts both qualitative & quantitative analysis
Synthesizes data from different sources & data types
Produces requirements documents for developing solutions
Produces written & process improvement documentation & diagrams
Facilitates small problem brainstorming / discovery sessions
 
This position provides support to senior staff on large engagements & may manage small to mid-size consulting engagements or projects/engagements including projects within a facility or functional area. In addition, works under moderate supervision & may be dedicated to a single department or business unit.

Department Overview:
Regional Health Education is an internal consulting department with expertise in communication and health behavior change supporting 3.5 mil patients and 8K doctors across Nor Cal.

Intern Project Summary:
This 3 month internship is for grad students in public health or business with a focus on health communication. Actively engage in projects of interest to you and conduct research on priority issues for us. Gain operational exposure to subject areas in health promotion or population care, impacting CA's culturally diverse communities. Join small group info sessions with senior leaders. Conduct lit reviews, data analysis, content development, user testing with clinical experts and patients.

Essential Functions:
Manages projects
Builds work breakdown structures & translate project schedules w/ identified dependencies & milestones
Works w/ project teams to develop accurate estimates & ensures & documents criteria for completion of deliverables
Provides support for strategic planning engagements
Helps design & document strategic planning processes
Identifies customer's needs & issues
Provides solutions to complex problems through analysis, identification of problems, & opportunities for improvement
Researches & provides information required for solution alternatives analysis & discussion
Conducts both qualitative & quantitative analysis
Synthesizes data from different sources & data types
Produces requirements documents for developing solutions
Produces written & process improvement documentation & diagrams
Facilitates small problem brainstorming / discovery sessions
 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum two (2) years experience of analytical experience.
Education
Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, operations research, public health administration, or other related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
N/A

Additional Requirements:
Demonstrate ability to identify issues & trends.
Synthesizes analyses well & highlights implications of findings.
Demonstrate ability to conduct & interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis.
Possesses technical expertise in some areas.
Must demonstrate effective communication, problem solving, interpersonal, & teamwork skills.
Proficient w/ PC applications including spreadsheet, word processing, & graphics packages.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Health care experience preferred.
Consulting experience preferred.
Pursuing a graduate degree in Public Health or related.
  We are looking for students who are well organized, highly motivated self starters, flexible, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience in science of behavior change; consulting or work experience in interdisciplinary
settings; health disparities and cultural competence, and data analysis and evaluation.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum two (2) years experience of analytical experience.
Education
Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, operations research, public health administration, or other related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
N/A

Additional Requirements:
Demonstrate ability to identify issues & trends.
Synthesizes analyses well & highlights implications of findings.
Demonstrate ability to conduct & interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis.
Possesses technical expertise in some areas.
Must demonstrate effective communication, problem solving, interpersonal, & teamwork skills.
Proficient w/ PC applications including spreadsheet, word processing, & graphics packages.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Health care experience preferred.
Consulting experience preferred.
Pursuing a graduate degree in Public Health or related.
  We are looking for students who are well organized, highly motivated self starters, flexible, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience in science of behavior change; consulting or work experience in interdisciplinary
settings; health disparities and cultural competence, and data analysis and evaluation.

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.