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Job Title: Pathways Intern (Graduate Healthcare Administrative Training Program Intern)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cleveland, OH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
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Job Description
Pathways Intern (Graduate Healthcare Administrative Training Program Intern)

The Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP) Board invites interested and eligible current students to apply for this engaging, intensive, and rewarding career opportunity. This 12-month program is a primary source for developing highly-trained healthcare administration professionals who provide staff support to key healthcare management officials within VA medical facilities. GHATP trainees participate in a structured training program designed to develop core competencies and targeted skill sets with the hope of potential conversion to a permanent position upon program completion.The GHATP Program is a 12-month experience under the preceptorship of a Medical Center Director. 12-month cycle for the program is from June 2018 to June 2019. During the experience, interns will:

  • Complete rotations through various components of the health system offering access to academically-affiliated medical centers, community-based outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, domiciliaries, long-term care services, electronic health record system, research centers, telehealth programs, and/or external rotations (such as Veterans Benefits Administration, or a neighboring non-VA health care facility).
  • Complete a diverse range of management tasks and projects in operations management, project management, finance management, quality management, information systems management, medical management, human resources management and research administration.
  • Report directly to, and have close working relationships with the Deputy Director and Associate Director of the Healthcare System.
  • Will work closely with the other officials in the healthcare system and the senior leadership team.
  • Will have the opportunity to attend senior management and network executive board meetings, morning reports, conferences, and more.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. The grade progression for this position is GS-9.

Work schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, weekends and holidays may be required.
Position Description: 30108-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/02/2018.

Internship Program: To be eligible, applicants must be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis as defined by the institution in which you are enrolled.
A copy of an official transcript must be submitted with your application to verify your qualifications.

You may qualify based on education as described below:

  • Applicants must be a current student enrolled in a hospital administration, public health administration or other healthcare admin/management Master's degree program at full or half-time status. A Master's in business or public administration may be accepted if at least two (2) healthcare courses are taken before completion of degree. All qualification requirements must be met by announcement closing date.
  • Education: Must be in process of obtaining a Master or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B or J.D., with courses related to the duties of this position. (Transcript(s) must be submitted)
  • Preferred candidates will be undertaking a degree from a program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) or the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Completed at least 1 full academic year of graduate education.
  • Completed all didactic coursework for Master's degree by Summer 2018.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the college or university (GPA of 2.0 or above).
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Self-Management - Ability to set well-defined and realistic goals; display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments in a timely manner; work with minimal supervision; motivation to achieve; demonstrate responsible behavior
  • Planning and Evaluating - Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements; determine short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinate with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitor progress and evaluate outcomes
  • Decision Making - Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceive the impact and implications of decisions; commit to action, even in uncertain situations to accomplish organizational goals; cause change.
  • Flexibility - Ability to be open to change and new information; adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deal with ambiguity
  • Problem Solving - Ability to identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary, although slight physical effort may be required.

Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 or proof of service as well as proof of disability, if applicable. You must submit your documentation showing character of discharge.
  • Transcripts
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/02/2018.

Internship Program: To be eligible, applicants must be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis as defined by the institution in which you are enrolled.
A copy of an official transcript must be submitted with your application to verify your qualifications.

You may qualify based on education as described below:

  • Applicants must be a current student enrolled in a hospital administration, public health administration or other healthcare admin/management Master's degree program at full or half-time status. A Master's in business or public administration may be accepted if at least two (2) healthcare courses are taken before completion of degree. All qualification requirements must be met by announcement closing date.
  • Education: Must be in process of obtaining a Master or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B or J.D., with courses related to the duties of this position. (Transcript(s) must be submitted)
  • Preferred candidates will be undertaking a degree from a program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) or the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Completed at least 1 full academic year of graduate education.
  • Completed all didactic coursework for Master's degree by Summer 2018.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the college or university (GPA of 2.0 or above).
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Self-Management - Ability to set well-defined and realistic goals; display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments in a timely manner; work with minimal supervision; motivation to achieve; demonstrate responsible behavior
  • Planning and Evaluating - Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements; determine short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinate with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitor progress and evaluate outcomes
  • Decision Making - Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceive the impact and implications of decisions; commit to action, even in uncertain situations to accomplish organizational goals; cause change.
  • Flexibility - Ability to be open to change and new information; adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deal with ambiguity
  • Problem Solving - Ability to identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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