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The next chapter in health care.

The next chapter in health care.

It’s becoming a summer tradition we’re very proud of at Northwell Health: Welcoming the newest talented college juniors who make up the largest class yet in our 8-week Healthcare Management Program (HMP).

This year’s program is going to be massive. We had 675 applications from college students all around the country, up from 516 in 2016, and we chose the 26 students who were ready for the challenge of their lives. We also have 15 Northwell Health hospitals and departments participating in the program, up from 10 last year.

This year’s interns come from as far away as California, Texas, and Utah, connecting the world of health care in the concrete jungle. And while they’ll spend their summer in hot, humid and slightly magical New York City and Long Island, they’ll get a real-life educational experience that you just can’t get in a classroom setting.

Our interns were made for this.

We don’t mess around at orientation — and this isn’t a place for paper pushers. This is a place for people who were made for challenges. Our interns set goals to accomplish before summer’s end, and they’ll get the opportunity to prove to themselves, and their mentors, that they were up to the challenge.

They’ll experience what it means to run a world renowned health care system. Bringing someone coffee isn’t part of the job description, though at times, they might wish for an IV of it themselves. They’ll get to know us intimately and they’ll discover themselves in the process.

And this is only the beginning of their Northwell Health experience. The internship is the perfect stepping-stone to our Management Associate Program (MAP), which is a full time position after graduation. The MAP gives grads a holistic understanding of the business of health care, as well as our overall mission.

It’s also one more way students can grow with us and show how they were made for this.

To help them get started, we put together some advice from our mentors:

Push boundaries. “Embrace new opportunities – even when (especially when) you are out of your comfort zone. That’s when you learn the most about yourself,” – Jenna Tevere, Administrative Director, Emergency Medicine & Surgery, North Shore University Hospital.

Ask for help. “When you start a new project, always make sure you understand what exactly you have been asked to do. If you are at all confused, clarify before starting. It’s better to be honest and ask questions than spin your wheels.” – Ariel Hayes, Sr. Administrative Director, Northwell Health Solutions

Learn from the best. “It is very important to build relationships early on when starting a role in a new department or organization. Success is a team effort and you can learn from everyone, from staff level to executive leadership.” – Gregory Bennett, Sr. Director, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Northwell Health Solutions

It’ll be a summer to remember, and one that will push our interns to a new level of performance and success. It won’t come without long days, hard nights and new challenges.

But hard work in pursuit of a dream is always worth it.

norw-brightgreen-notch Interested in joining our team? Explore our opportunities for students today.

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Getting your foot in the door could be the next big step in your career!

Getting your foot in the door could be the next big step in your career!

When you’re looking for the ideal place to build a great career, you’ve got a lot of questions. How do I know this is the right culture for me? How can I show the right employer everything I have to offer? How do I even get started and get my foot in the door of a great organization?

FlexStaff has the answers.

The FlexStaff Difference.

“Working as a temp employee with FlexStaff is a unique opportunity to test drive a job. While the site is trying you out, you are also seeing if a particular site or department is the right fit for you.”–Carolyn Doyle, FlexStaff AVP

FlexStaff, our temporary staffing agency, provides clerical and nursing support to Northwell Health. Since Northwell Health is the largest health system in New York, you can image there are a lot of great opportunities. The big advantage of FlexStaff is that it gives you the chance to take on a great temporary role – or a series of roles – within Northwell Health and potentially leverage them into a great career.

The role you can play.

With an organization as large and complex as Northwell Health, there are nearly limitless ways for you to contribute to our success in a temporary role as you enjoy unequaled variety, flexibility and the possibility to move into full-time employment.

  • Nursing – Through FlexStaff Private Duty, LPNs and CNAs have the opportunity to provide patients with a higher level of personalized care in the hospital with 1:1 care. We offer a unique opportunity for our internal Northwell Health nurses to take on additional shifts and earn extra money through FlexStaff moonlighting.
  • Clerical – FlexStaff Core offers a wide variety of opportunities for clerical and other professionals, including, Medical Assistants/Medical Office Assistants, Front Desk, Practice Secretary Associates, Clerks, Phlebotomists, Executive Assistants, Admin Support, Billers and more.

The beginning of a great relationship.

It’s a good opportunity to get your foot in the door of the health system. Just because you start as a temp, you’re not any lower or higher than your coworkers and you get to be at the forefront of a new full-time opportunity.” –Aaron Weeks, Pre-Boarding Rep and FlexStaff temp to full hire employee

Working with FlexStaff gives you the chance to contribute to the success of one of the nation’s largest and most respected health systems. With a comprehensive orientation as well as online and classroom training (depending on position), you’ll be able to contribute right away as you let your abilities shine. This will put you in the best possible position for advancing into a full-time, permanent position. On average, six temporary FlexStaff employees become full-time Northwell Health employees each and every week.

Take that first step by exploring all that FlexStaff has to offer.

Learn more here.