Northwell interns thrive in a collaborative environment supported by leadership
At Northwell Health, we are proud to provide internship programs which promote high growth careers in both clinical and non-clinical professions. Our vast internship opportunities include administration, hospitality, information technology (IT), revenue cycle, and more.
We had the opportunity to speak with some of Northwell’s past IT interns about their journey to a full-time career at Northwell. Our Information Technology & Services (IT&S) team plays a critical role in our ability to deliver exceptional care for our patients and our community. Through our IT Internship program, student interns can prepare for success as an IT professional, while playing a key role in helping us advance IT solutions in strategic planning, deployment, coordination, and integration throughout our organization.
Meet some team members whose career journeys started from our IT Internship program.
Giovanni Ocampo, Senior Infrastructure Services and Management Engineer
Giovanni’s career journey began with Northwell in 2017, when he joined us as a summer intern for the IT security department. During his internship, he was inspired by the encouragement he received from management to pursue his current role within our cellular department as a senior infrastructure services and management engineer, supporting cellular/corporate lines and radio/network router projects.
Today, Giovanni has many accomplishments to be proud of. One of which was the company-wide deployment of our mobile device management (MDM) system, in which securely connected mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) are provided for use throughout the health system. “I love the teamwork that occurs on big projects at Northwell,” says Giovanni. “We work with so many different teams and departments and to see all of us come together to reach an end goal successfully is truly amazing.”
Since she started as an IT project associate intern in 2017, Rebecca shared that she was drawn to Northwell because she knew it would give her the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment with supportive leadership.
Today, Rebecca is a project manager on the clinical solutions team, implementing surgical information systems at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Since the start of this assignment, Rebecca has gained more confidence in her ability to tackle challenges and find solutions because she is constantly learning and growing within her role. Once completed, Rebecca is eager to take on more of these complex projects. “I really enjoy that every day is different and that my leaders have always helped me reach my goals.” She also added, “I believe it is very important to be transparent and persistent about your goals throughout your career journey, but also to recognize that teamwork truly makes the dream work.”
Adrian La Rosa, Associate Project Manager, Ancillary Clinicals Service Line
Adrian joined Northwell in 2016 as an intern for the project management office which led him to a full-time position that same year, as a project administrator. He takes pride in his career growth at Northwell and has found his success stems from a supportive management team that helps guide him to learn the industry and move forward in his career.
Now as an associate project manager for the ancillary clinicals service line, he is working on a project to install new ultrasounds at Lenox Hill Hospital in the NICU department. Adrian is looking forward to ongoing opportunities and additional education in the workplace he loves. “Northwell has set me up for success by providing me with a path to further my education, gain hands-on experience, and be supported by leadership so I can achieve any goal I set for myself.” Adrian looks forward to his future at Northwell that encourages creativity.
We are proud that Giovanni, Rebecca, and Adrian found purposeful career paths starting as interns on Northwell’s IT&S team. Interested in a career in information technology at Northwell Health? Explore IT&S careers with us today.
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Respiratory Therapy Careers at Northwell Health, Raise Your Career Expectations
Respiratory Therapy careers at Northwell Health provide opportunities that allow you to learn, grow, and raise your career expectations in a field where you can impact the community by providing exceptional healthcare services. Whether your career journey is just starting out, moving into a more senior position, or you’ve begun to explore a new direction, Northwell has the resources to support and guide you on your path.
Below, you will find information on one of the many career path opportunities, from associate respiratory technician to manager of respiratory therapy at Northwell. For the complete job profiles of each role, we invite you to visit NorthwellCareers.com, or click on the link below to discover a career well cared for with our team.
Check out our open Respiratory Therapy positions here.
The summer is the perfect time to make a splash with a new career without missing out on summer fun. We’ve compiled our top five career tips you can tackle while poolside. So next time you apply sunscreen, you can also apply for a new career.
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At Northwell, we stand behind the belief that food is medicine and a little competition can spark culinary innovation. At this year’s annual Chefs Challenge event, hosted at Glen Cove Hospital, our culinary teams competed for the chance to create a healthy, delicious meal that may be prepared for future patients at Northwell hospitals across our organization.
Each team, comprised of our chefs, cooks, and registered dieticians, had 90 minutes to present a healthy and enticing three-course meal to the judges. In its 11th year, Northwell had the honor of hosting best-selling cookbook author and Emmy-award winning TV host, Lidia Bastianich, as one of our celebrity guest judges.
“First, I’m amazed at the quality of food that’s being tasted here. Secondly, that this food is being served to patients in Northwell hospitals in big numbers,”* Lidia Bastianich said.
The first prize was awarded to the team from Peconic Bay Medical Center, whose winning dishes included: a chilled English pea soup with goat cheese panna cotta for an appetizer, a deconstructed seafood stew as the main entrée, and a raspberry yogurt mousse for dessert. Coming in second place was Syosset Hospital and in third place was Northern Westchester Hospital.
Bruno Tiso, vice president of Northwell’s food services and corporate executive chef, shared, “This annual event is where we confirm our commitment to redefining food in healthcare. Not only does it allow us to get together to share ideas, new techniques, and new dishes, it also allows us to showcase how we are transforming hospital food.”*
When you think of hospitals, restaurant-quality, nutritious food may not be top of mind, but at Northwell, preparing delicious and healthy dishes for our patients is a priority. From cooks to chefs to dining assistants, we have many career opportunities that offer comprehensive benefits and growth.
Northwell provides the right tools and support system for all veterans to succeed
Melonie Pernice has been focused on service and care for others since working as a radiology specialist as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Now, as the associate executive director of hospital operations at Glen Cove Hospital, she has utilized her military skills to enable her team to be more efficient in their daily tasks. We connected with Melonie to hear more of her story in her own words.
Tell us about your military experience and how it impacted your career at Northwell.
While I was in the Army, I was the noncommissioned officer who oversaw my platoon and the radiology department. That experience taught me resilience, loyalty, and adaptability as I gained leadership skills that I still carry with me in my current role at Northwell today.
What excites you about working in your role at Northwell Health?
Northwell is a wonderful place to work, and I have been afforded so much opportunity here. I’ve been able to take advantage of numerous professional development courses and I have great mentors that push me to learn as much as I can. I enjoy working in a hospital setting because I have oversight of many different departments and I appreciate that everyone’s goal is centered around our patients and the communities that we serve.
What skills did you learn in the military that helped you transition into your civilian career here at Northwell?
While facing extremely stressful situations with my team in Iraq and Kuwait, as the radiology specialist, I was given the opportunity to attend Warrior Leadership College and complete the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Course. During my time there, I acted as the unit drug and alcohol use prevention leader, physical training sergeant, and Radiology Department head for my platoon. I believe this training along with those experiences made me a well-rounded leader who is extremely adaptable to change, ultimately making my transition into a civilian career seamless.
How does Northwell support you as a veteran personally and professionally?
Northwell has a commitment to hiring veterans and they also have many programs to support veterans and their families. I am lucky enough to have been appointed as a co-chair to Northwell Health’s VALOR BERG (Business Employee Resource Group) to enhance engagement, innovation, talent development and promote an inclusive culture that aligns with our organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. My time in the VALOR BERG has given me the opportunity to meet other veterans and to be a mentor. We do a great deal of community service including our most recent collaboration with the Green BERG, to cleaning up memorials around the local community. We also participate in networking events to assist with recruiting and hiring veterans and their family members here at Northwell.
In what other ways has Northwell supported your career growth?
I’m a mentor for the Diversity Mentorship program and was able to utilize Northwell’s tuition reimbursement support to help pay for my MBA and my current path for my doctorate degree in professional studies with an area of concentration in management. I was also fortunate enough to serve as a veteran mentor to students who may want to join the health system after they graduate.
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