Discover exciting careers in the emergency department
I love our team dynamics at Northwell SkyHealth. It has enabled me to be a better flight nurse and I’m really grateful for that.
– Mackenzie, Flight Nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital
Join Northwell Health and explore exciting opportunities across our emergency department team — from front desk administration to flight nurse and beyond. As a Health Raiser, you will have access to professional development programs at our Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI), mentorship programs and tuition reimbursement, plus more. Learn about some of the roles featured on Emergency NYC, now streaming on Netflix.
Take your first step toward a clinical support career at Northwell Health
Ready to take the first step toward a career in clinical support? At Northwell, we offer a variety of entry-level clinical support opportunities to help you get started on your career journey.
We are committed to helping our team members reach their full potential and encourage them to develop and grow within our organization. We offer our team members access to mentorship programs, tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities designed to empower and inspire throughout any step of the career journey.
Below, you will find a snapshot for some of the clinical support career opportunities Northwell offers that only require a high school or equivalent diploma, and/or a certification or training program. Take the first step toward a rewarding career at Northwell Health. Check out our available clinical support positions across Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Westchester.
Northwell Health celebrates Women’s History Month with Ciara Bagnall-Moreau, PhD
Empowering woman to improve their health, while providing opportunities to thrive in healthcare, are some of the many reasons why Northwell is excited to celebrate Women’s History Month and team members like Ciara Bagnall-Moreau. We recently spoke with Dr. Bagnall-Moreau, one of our postdoctoral research scientists from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (FIMR). Dr. Bagnall-Moreau conducts her research at the Institute of Molecular Medicine where she investigates the role of the maternal immune system in brain development and behavior outcomes of offspring.
Read what Dr. Bagnall-Moreau has to say about what this month means to her and why it’s an exciting time to conduct scientific research at Northwell Health.
Can you tell us more about what research you are currently working on at Northwell?
As a member of the Brimberg laboratory team, I utilize a behavioral model along with cutting-edge neuroscience methodology, to understand whether the exposure to specific maternal antibodies (present in some women during pregnancy), might increase risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASDs).
How has your research and professional development been supported by Northwell?
My scientific journey at Northwell started about four years ago. I knew I wanted to continue my postgraduate training after my PhD, but I had trepidations about starting a new job after giving birth to my daughter. Looking back, now I know I had nothing to fear. I have wonderful, supportive mentors at Northwell who encourage me to pursue my career path. I work alongside other scientists within my department who have contributed to my ability to exchange scientific ideas and think more critically
I also am privileged to have received additional support from Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM), a Northwell organization that has offered professional development workshops and grants to support my attendance at training courses and research conferences. These opportunities have a positive impact on my professional development. Because of the support I receive, I’m able to serve as a site coordinator at FIMR for Northwell’s Spark Challenge, and I have also been able to mentor several students in our summer research internship program.
What do you think about most during Women’s History Month? What does it mean to you?
I reflect on this month to recognize and honor the trailblazers and the little known, often overlooked women in history, who have made significant contributions to science and medicine. There is so much work still needed to be done to help inspire our next generation of female scientists and to create the infrastructure to support women in STEM at all stages of their career.
What do you love most about your job at Northwell?
I especially enjoy the collaborative and supportive team environment. Many ideas and techniques are shared among scientists in my department and often within teams of individuals from different disciplines and expertise. These opportunities to freely discuss research and brainstorm in an open environment contributes to scientific progress and innovation.
Reflecting on Black History Month with our African American and Caribbean Bridges BERG
At Northwell, we strive to cultivate a diverse and inclusive work environment where our team members feel respected and are celebrated.
We spoke with Caitlynn C. Dufort, career and performance development program manager, and Christian Jocelyn, vice president of digital enterprise operations, co-chairs of the African American and Caribbean Bridges BERG (Business Employee Resource Group). Read below as they reflect on the importance of Black History Month, what this year’s theme of black resistance means for them, and the impact our Bridges BERG has made on their career journey at Northwell.
Tell us about your journey toward a career in healthcare at Northwell.
Caitlynn Dufort (CD): I started my career at Northwell as a human resource talent acquisition team member where I focused on internal career mobility and supported our recruitment project strategies. I later pursued a graduate degree in public health and worked in program management before I transitioned to the career and performance development team. In my current role, I have an opportunity to collaborate with our different partners on projects and programs that support team member development.
Christian Jocelyn (CJ): I started my career at Northwell as a paramedic. After being promoted to paramedic supervisor, I obtained my master’s degree in healthcare administration and embarked on my administrative journey, starting as a manager for finance and operations and working my way to vice president of enterprise digital operations. As the vice president, I now oversee the development, integration and administration of operations for the health system’s Digital Centers of Excellence.
What do you think about most during Black History Month?
CD: I think about the month’s origin and the importance of highlighting our ancestors’ contributions. It is important for everyone to be educated on the impact of African Americans on society healthcare. There are many contributions that African Americans have made throughout history that are not widely known.
CJ: I reflect on all there is to learn from the past and am reminded that black history is a shared history. It highlights our unfinished work and struggles that are described in the history textbooks that we still find ourselves grappling with. We have to overcome the challenges of the present to build a better future. We have black history as the blueprint.
What was the theme of this year’s Black History Month? What does that theme mean to you?
CD: The 2023 theme for the month is black resistance. The theme of black resistance focuses on the acknowledgement and history of black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected, and how also black resistance strategies have served as a model for social movements in our country. Change has not been easy, and resisting the status quo to create safer spaces, laws, and equitable rights was needed and should be celebrated. Therefore, our BERGs wanted to celebrate black excellence and the individuals who have made history as they created change and rose to the occasion even if it meant being resistant.
CJ: Black resistance is a significant thread in the fabric that is American life. The ultimate story of black resistance is the Civil Rights Movement. This social movement ensured that African Americans and other minorities had the basic rights given to them under the constitution protected. We still fight inequality every day, but black resistance has helped us see that we do have the power to overcome even the most insurmountable odds and gives hope for a continued pursuit of a more equal and just society.
What impact has becoming a BERG Member made for you in your career journey at Northwell?
CD: Through collaboration with other team members and the opportunities to grow my network, I have benefited from my experience as a BERG member. My experience inspired me to take advantage of opportunities and to continue the legacy that the co-chairs of the BERGs have established.
CJ: I have been introduced to team members from all over the organization who have made a positive impact on my career. I hope to give back to the BERG a fraction of what it has given me and look forward to future opportunities.
Why do you think it is so important for Northwell to have Bridges BERGs, like the African American/Caribbean Bridges BERG?
CD: In an organization as large as Northwell, the BERGs create an opportunity to connect with all team members across different levels of their career and from different corners of the organization with similar experiences and cultures to network and give back.
CJ: BERGS are key for fostering connection and authenticity and allow team members to bring their full selves into work. They create an environment of trust where ideas can be shared and can lead to better patient care outcomes from creative solutions.
At Northwell, we are one team, raising health for all. We embrace relationship building through understanding and supporting the cultural, spiritual, and ethical values of the communities we serve. Join us and discover a career well cared for today.
Discover how Northwell’s physician assistants are empowered to grow in their career
Discover a career well cared for as a physician assistant at Northwell Health. Our physician assistants make a positive impact on the lives of our patients and our communities through their autonomy to practice to the fullest extent of their licensure.
We have opportunities across our health system with flexible hours available for full-time, part-time, and per-diem positions. As a physician assistant, you will have the option to take advantage of professional development programs at our Center for Learning and Innovation, access to advanced clinical training through our Bioskills Training Center and mentorship programs. In our continuing commitment to on-going education and career advancement, Northwell also offers an ACP fellowship program for individuals interested in specializing and furthering their career as an advanced clinical provider.
Below, you will find information about one of the many ways to grow your career as a physician assistant.
Take your first step toward a clinical care career at Northwell Health
Want to learn more about how you can jumpstart a career in clinical care? Northwell has a variety of clinical care opportunities available across our health system to help you get your foot in the door.
At Northwell, we are committed to ensuring our team members have the best career experience possible and feel empowered to develop and grow within our organization to reach their full potential. As part of this commitment, we offer a career framework with jobs structured into clear career paths, and a GROW model that enables managers and team members to discuss career aspirations openly.
Below, you will find a snapshot for some of the clinical care career opportunities Northwell offers that only require a high school to vocational school or equivalent level diploma, with either a certification and/or training program experience.
Take the first step toward a rewarding career at Northwell Health. Check out our available clinical care positions across Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Westchester.
Meet Edie, a U.S. Marine and now a full-time administration support assistant at Northwell Health
Edie Argueta is an administration support assistant (ASA) at Nassau Queens Pulmonary Associates in New Hyde Park, NY, who helps facilitate a smooth check-in of all patients and guests entering the facility. Not only is Edie responsible for making sure everyone is processed correctly, and their insurances are active, but he is also tasked in posting payments and acting as an agent for the call center.
When Edie joined the U.S. Marines right after he graduated high school, he held the title of motor transport operator and was in charge of driving the military truck on missions. Over the course of his military career, he was deployed twice to Iraq where he was a part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion of the 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. This experience taught Edie the importance of teamwork and persistence, in which he accredits his successful transition to a civilian career at Northwell.
At Northwell, Edie expressed that what he loves most about his job is, “there are always new challenges to overcome and new things to learn. I find my role very satisfying because every day I have the chance to help someone,” says Edie. One thing that motivates Edie is when patients express their gratitude and he’s able to see the impact he’s made on their lives. He attributes his work ethic to his time spent in the military, “My military experience has made a huge impact on setting me up for success in my career at Northwell. It has provided me with the discipline I need to stay focused.”
Our administrative teams are involved with every aspect of a patient’s visit. Being detail orientated and excellent at multitasking are two critical traits we look for in potential candidates for this role. Serving in the U.S. Marines taught Edie these skills among many other disciplines plus a sense of teamwork that has shaped him into the Health Raiser he is today.
“Veterans should not be discouraged if their experience does not match exactly with the role they are seeking. Be your best advocate by attending a hiring event and recognizing that you have more to offer in a civilian career than you realize.” – Edie Argueta, Administration Support Assistant
Project manager careers at Northwell Health, raise your career expectations
Looking to start the new year with a new project management career? Our project managers play a crucial role across our entire health system. We have opportunities available within many of our departments, including business services, information technology and services, talent acquisition, quality management, facility and support services, clinical support and more. In this role, project managers have infinite possibilities for room to grow as they collaborate with our team members across the healthcare system.
Below, you will find information about one of the many ways to grow your career as a project manager for business services.
What better way to get team members moving than Northwell’s annual walk challenge
One of the many ways Northwell Health focuses on its team members’ wellbeing is an annual walking challenge. In this year’s step challenge, 3,068 teams made up of 16,421 team members participated as they competed for the chance to win $5,000! The teams have six weeks to walk two million steps collectively (with six team members per team). Nine teams overall were selected – such as the Revenue All Stars and Valley Cats, among the rest — with each participant receiving a $5,000 prize.
Each year, the walk challenge, led by our Employee Wellness team, features a different destination to help team members learn more about different locations throughout the world with Asia as the 2023 destination for our walkers. Leveraging Northwell’s wellness app, team members can view and track their physical activity, while unlocking different destinations across Asia throughout their wellness journey. Northwell’s Asian Business Employee Resource Group (BERG) helped provide information around each destination, including the history and culture, in tandem with providing team members with various wellness facts to help align mind, body and soul.
“The Asian BERG was honored to partner with Employee Wellness to identify breathtaking natural sites across Asia. We hope these carefully picked destinations spark interest in exploring new cultures and cuisines,” says Himani Patel. “We are excited to come together again and challenge each other to continue to prioritize our health by walking each day. This is the kind of healthy competition we all need to close out the year!”
From walks outdoors during lunch to gathering with friends on days off, our teams found fun ways to get their steps in while gaining more exercise and energy, developing healthy habits and improving mental health. In addition, for our remote team members, it provides a unique chance to connect with their teammates despite the distance.
In addition to Northwell’s annual walk challenges, Northwell offers more than 80 workshops and wellness programs for our team members. These resources were designed to assist our team members with building healthy habits, managing stress, sleeping better, and planning self-care. It’s just a few more ways that we show our commitment and support for the physical and emotional health of our team members.
With so many team members competing in this year’s challenge, Northwell Health is ready for a journey to Asia and wellbeing.
Start your career in clinical laboratory science at Northwell Health
Interested in beginning a new career journey in clinical laboratory science? Northwell Health has a variety of entry-level clinical laboratory opportunities for those who are looking to take their first steps toward a new career. At Northwell, we encourage and empower our team members to grow and develop in their career through a variety of ways, including tuition reimbursement, Northwell’s Center for Learning & Innovation (CLI), mentorship programs and other professional development opportunities.
Below, you will find information about some of the clinical laboratory career opportunities Northwell offers that require a high school diploma or equivalent, or a certification. Begin your career journey today and discover a career well cared for at Northwell Health.
Check out our open clinical laboratory positions across Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and Westchester here.
Surgical technologist Careers at Northwell Health, Raise Your Career Expectations
Raise your career expectations as a surgical technologist at Northwell Health. As a surgical technologist you will have the opportunity to work alongside our surgeons and surgical team to provide exceptional patient care while working with state-of-the-art equipment.
Below, you will find information about one of the many career paths for a surgical technologist. Whether your career journey is just starting out or you’ve begun to explore a new direction, Northwell has the resources to support and guide you along the way.
Check out our open surgical technologist positions here.
The mission for Yovica Valentin: providing the best infant care at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
They say when you do something you love, it doesn’t feel like work at all. That feeling is something that holds true for Yovica Valentin, infant care technician at Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Yovica has always had a passion for working with children and infants. With her role at Northwell, she’s able to fulfill that passion while working hard to fulfill another dream of hers; becoming a registered nurse (RN).
Yovica started her time at Northwell in 2018, working at Flexstaff as a Certified Nursing Assistant, caring for adults. She always wanted to work with children so in July 2021 she was thrilled to start a new position at CCMC as a pediatric nursing assistant. In February 2022, she transitioned to an infant care technician in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CCMC.
As an infant care technician, she takes vitals, changes diapers, consoles and cuddles, feeds and baths the infants who are under her care. While overseeing and reporting any abnormalities during care to the nurses, Yovica also monitors and assists with discharges. Other responsibilities include taking inventory of supplies in patient rooms, infant cribs, and the circumcision room. She also helps to send labs reports and picks up orders from the blood bank. Yovica is dedicated to her work with all the newborns and finds meaning as she helps them grow so they can go home healthy as they begin life with their families.
Before she began her healthcare career, Yovica enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in January 2020 and completed basic training in July 2020 before returning home to begin serving at the Air National Guard base in Westhampton, New York. Currently as an active member of the U.S. Air Force, Yovica is an airman first class (E3) and will soon be promoted to a senior airman.
The U.S. Air Force’s core values are integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Yovica carries and displays those values not just while serving in the military but also while working at CCMC and in her everyday life outside of work. “I have learned the importance of stepping up to the plate and helping my fellow airmen in order to accomplish the mission at hand,” says Yovica. Yovica also appreciates the support she has received throughout her Northwell career from her hiring leaders, team members and the Office of Military and Veterans’ Liaison Services.
Yovica’s next step on her career journey is to become a registered nurse so she can continue to make a difference and impact people’s lives by providing the next level of care as a nurse. She recently passed her board exams and is now officially a licensed RN. Yovica’s leaders supported her throughout her time in school by offering her a more flexible schedule to accommodate her studying. She feels encouraged by her leaders and colleagues, who are constantly pushing her to follow her dreams. She plans to continue to be active in the military to commission to an officer position and work with the medical group on base as a registered. Yovica also plans on moving up to a registered nurse position and continuing her career journey with Northwell.
“Northwell Health is a great company to work for. If you enjoy helping and leaving a positive impact on others, then you belong here!” – Yovica Valentin
Celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week at Northwell Health
Our medical assistant (MA) team members are an integral part of the patient experience. While assisting patients under the supervision of our physicians and nurses, our MA team members take the lead on multiple tasks for the patient from visit preparation to administering, obtaining and recording diagnostic laboratory test results to preparing and filing reports into a patient’s medical records. We interviewed a few of our amazing medical assistants — Natasha, Miriam and Cassandra — to discuss how their career and professional development has been supported at Northwell.
Tell us about your current role and what responsibilities you have as a medical assistant.
Cassandra Denis, Medical Assistant, Neurosurgery: I joined Northwell in 2020. Joining the Northwell team was one of the best transitions and accomplishments I made for my career. My responsibilities include assisting the clinicians and nurse practitioners by bringing patients to their exam rooms, checking blood pressure and reviewing their history and medications. I am also responsible for answering phone calls and booking appointments, scanning documents into patient charts and prepping for the next office hours.
Miriam Edwards, Senior Medical Assistant, Cardiology: I became part of the Northwell team when my office was acquired in 2008. As a medical assistant, I am responsible for preparing patients to meet with the cardiologist. This includes interviewing them to get their medical history, completing vitals and EKGs, completing stress tests, applying Holter monitors and acting as a patient navigator to help them through their visit.
Natasha Benn, Medical Assistant, General Pediatrics: I joined Northwell in 2012. As a medical assistant I assist providers in taking vitals, performing tests, prepping the room prior to a patient’s visit and disinfecting afterwards. I also scan and work on paperwork related to school, camp and medications forms and medical records, as well as work on administrative tasks.
How has your growth and development been supported by Northwell?
CD: Northwell has supported my growth and development in many ways. I am eager to learn from different departments while continuing to care for my patients with love, compassion and patience. Northwell has helped me grow my professional network and has given me the opportunity to cross train and learn so that I can grow as a medical assistant. Northwell always finds new ways to help their employees to progress in their career journey.
ME: Northwell has been excellent for career development. I feel supported in my goals, development, and work-life balance. I have even taken several classes to enhance my skills as a medical assistant.
NB: Northwell has given me opportunities to gain experience at other facilities and has given me opportunities to learn. I am now more aware and capable in dealing with difficult scenarios and situations when it comes to the health and care of our patients.
What do you love about your job at Northwell?
CD: What I love about Northwell and the department that I work for is that we are like a family. We treat each other with the utmost respect. My team is always willing to help each other through stressful times and find ways to do our best to make sure our patients leave their appointments happy and informed.
ME: Northwell has a great team atmosphere where I feel supported by the doctors and my team members. We each bring something different to the table and all come together to provide the best patient care.
NB: As Northwell team members we have opportunities to gain experience, information and knowledge by taking on different roles. I also love the diversity and culture that we are exposed to.
What do you think about when you hear “Medical Assistants Recognition Week?”
CD: I think about the love and appreciation the medical assistant team members will be shown for our dedication and hard work toward our patients and their needs. I see it as a week where we will be recognized for all that we do and a great way for others to learn more about the position and what we do on a daily basis.
ME: I’m extremely excited about Medical Assistants Recognition Week. It fills me with pride to know that I work with an organization and team that shows appreciation for my hard work. I feel a sense of pride and belonging, which further ignites my drive to bring my best every day!
NB: Medical Assistants Recognition Week is a time for appreciating the efforts and hard work a team member has contributed to their role for their team, patient and site. The week is about how their dedication and zeal affected a patient, team member, workflow, or environment in a positive way. The week also makes me think about the hard work that doesn’t go unnoticed. It makes us feel heard, seen and valued. Everything that we do when we go above and beyond overall seems worth it; though we don’t necessarily do it to be recognized, but we do it because we want to and we love what we do.
Northwell offers a variety of medical assistant opportunities across our health system. Discover a career well cared for as a medical assistant today.
RN Case Management Careers at Northwell Health, Raise Your Career Expectations
Raise your career expectations as an RN case manager at Northwell Health. As a RN case manager, you will have the opportunity to positively impact our patients’ needs and care of their treatment. In addition, Northwell’s RN case managers have access to our dedicated education team and are provided with unique training programs for career growth and development.
Northwell has the resources to support and guide you in your career journey. Below, you will find information about the many career paths for a registered nurse case manager. For the complete job profile, we invite you to visit NorthwellCareers.com, or click the link below to discover a career well cared for with our team.
Check out our open RN case management positions here.
Providing the Foundation for Success for Care Coordination Professionals
At Northwell, we understand the powerful impact behind providing our team with the right training and education so they can perform at their best. Our registered nurse case managers and social workers have unique access to our dedicated education team who provide one-of-a-kind effective training programs from onboarding orientation to leadership education to give our team members the foundation they need for continued growth and development. With continued education and training, our RN case managers and social workers have the skills and tools they need beyond the bedside to succeed in their roles within the care coordination field of practice.
Learn more about the benefits our Care Coordination team members have access to including our talented clinical professional development educators and education advisors. These education professional, leverage their experience and backgrounds to create education and training programs that enable our Care Coordination team members to develop and grow their careers.
Our Care Coordination educators develop and create the following training and education programs for registered nurses and licensed social workers to succeed in their roles:
Orientation and onboarding of new team members
Development of independent learning, self-study programs in conjunction with instructor-led classes
Curriculum development for new case managers, social workers, leaders, and support staff
Continuing education programs for all team members with speakers on specific topics
Access to various tools and resources to support ongoing learning
Through these programs, RN case managers and social workers become advocates for their patients so they are always well prepared to find a solution and treatment option that best works for each situation so patients can heal.
Caryn Stapler, RN, MBA, CCM, says, “We provide a solid standardized program and foundations for success for new hires and every Care Coordination team member across all our (inpatient) sites.” After a career in financial services for more than 20 years, Caryn went back to school to earn a nursing degree before starting at Northwell in 2008 as a registered nurse in Telemetry. She worked as a patient experience coordinator, case manager and today, Caryn is a clinical professional development educator for our Care Coordination team who creates new education programs for registered nurse case managers.
Our Care Coordination education team provides support to our frontline team members. They develop curriculums and schedules for key learning areas within the division for registered nurses, and also develop our mentorship program for rising leaders within Care Coordination. As Northwell continues to evolve and expand, our nurse educators also oversee education affiliation and student programs within the discipline. Heather Gordon, RN, BSN, CCM, clinical professional development educator, is currently involved in a new preliminary initiative that will provide nursing students with experience and exposure in the field of case management. “The education team works collaboratively with unique skill sets and experienced nurses to expand and meet the needs of the care coordination strategic initiatives,” says Heather. Heather’s career history is deeply rooted at Northwell Health. She started at as a nursing assistant, then became a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit. From there, Heather became a case manager in 2007 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. With Heather’s vast experience and dedication, this position lead to her promotion as director of case management and social work in 2019 and then to her current role.
Providing care coordination to those needing assistance requires dedication and drive. Zairia Finch, LCSW-R, MS, advisor, social work services, is responsible for the development and implementation of educational programs and opportunities for our social workers at Northwell Health. Zairia leads the creation of orientation material and competencies, oversees continuing education, provides ongoing learning, and partners collaboratively with other disciplines outside of Social Work Services to further develop interdisciplinary approaches to care. She works to incorporate best practices and innovative solutions to social work specific areas of practice.
Zairia’s social work experience brought her to Northwell eight years ago. “Being a champion of social work and being able to build the social work services education programs, I can see the impact we have on our team members across the health system in providing them with additional education and training,” says Zairia. This exceptional educational training enables social workers to perform their best and succeed within our care settings. In addition, Zairia supports the highly successful MSW Student Program throughout Northwell.
The benefits of working in care coordination includes being able to provide ongoing patient advocacy, supporting positive patient experiences, providing safe discharge plans, and ensuring a seamless transition for our patients across the continuum of care.
Northwell Health is leading the way for our registered nurse case managers and social workers to have unique access to our dedicated Care Coordination educators who provide one-of-a-kind training and education to ensure top of licensure practice and optimal patient outcomes.
With a passion for caring and continued growth, meet Certified Surgical Technologist, Jason Dizon
Meet Jason Dizon, certified surgical technologist at Plainview Hospital. Jason’s passion for learning helps him grow and succeed in his career journey at Northwell.
As a certified surgical technologist, Jason works in the operating room where he sets up for each surgical procedure, assists the operating room team, and maintains the sterility of the instruments to ensure patient safety. Working alongside our surgeons and the surgical team, Jason is constantly learning new things that will provide superior care for his patients. Since Plainview is also a teaching hospital, Jason has opportunities to teach students who are in school to become certified surgical technologists.
Jason is proud to be a part of a dynamic work environment with state-of-the-art surgical equipment. Since joining Northwell in 2015, he tries to make a difference every day for his patients with the support of his team members. “I love that my work enables me to help people,” he says. “The team I work with supports me and makes me better every day.”
With his passion for caring, learning new things and supportive encouragement from his managers, Jason is now looking to pursue a nursing career in the next step of his journey with the financial support of tuition reimbursement from Northwell. “I’m excited about the future and the prospect of becoming an OR nurse, as my management team fully supports me going back to school.”
When asked what advice he has for those looking to start a career as a surgical technologist, Jason shared, “Know that we do not just pass instruments to the surgeon. We help make our patients feel better and improve their quality of life, which is why I love my job.”
Discover a career well cared for as part of our surgical team at Northwell today.
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Raise your Career Expectations with these Top Reasons to Work Night Shifts at Northwell Health
Working night shifts at Northwell Health comes along with several benefits that can make a positive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. As a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Northwell offers career growth opportunities that are easily attainable to night shift professionals in labs and nursing roles. Check out our top reasons below, and jump start your journey to a career well cared for.
Reflecting on ways to advance equity with our African American and Caribbean Bridges BERG (Business Employee Resource Group)
Black History Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on the contributions and achievements of African Americans today and throughout history. It is also a moment to observe strides made and strides needed, to achieve social justice and equity in all areas of life. At Northwell Health, the strive for equity is two-fold: equity in healthcare and equity in the workplace. To help meet the needs of our communities and those of our team members, we established our Bridges BERGs. Our cultural ambassador groups help educate and provide a platform for more inclusivity and help further a positive work environment for everyone regardless of background, religion, abilities, or race.
“The African American and Caribbean BERG provided a community for team members to be themselves while educating others on cultural differences,” says Ralph Thomas, senior operations manager of Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream. As co-chair for the African American and Caribbean BERG, Ralph is gratified in knowing that the BERG makes a difference for all at Northwell. “In addition to always keeping advocacy for the communities we serve as a top priority, our members engage in various community service projects such as operating COVID testing sites, holding educational program panels, offering leadership development seminars, and putting together learning opportunities to increase mental health/self-care awareness.”
In honor of Black History Month, the African American and Caribbean BERG and Northwell are proud to launch the first African American cohort of the Management Accelerator Program (a six-month mentorship that concentrates on advancing the career development of diverse leaders within the organization). In addition, our African American and Caribbean BERG will host several virtual events aimed at reigniting humanism. In a presentation by Joey Hubbard, chief training officer of Thrive Global, participants will acquire science-backed micro steps that reframe thoughts of doubt or weakness in oneself into conscious awareness of belonging and collective resilience. In a similar tone of self-care and personal development, team members will also hear from Dr. Myia S. Williams, research psychologist at Northwell, on valuable tips and information that can help manage stressors and promote mental well-being in the black community. These events, and others planned throughout the month, are focused on making an impact toward the goal of achieving equity and fostering a healthy environment that inspires all to succeed.
Marking observations of progress in equity is one of the many ways we at Northwell keep an open dialogue on diversity, inclusion, and equity. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here. You can read more about our Management Accelerator Program by reading our blog here.
Celebrating the Lunar New Year with our Asian BERG (business employee resource group)
Lunar New Year, often referred to as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is one of the most celebrated holidays in the Asian community. Starting February 1 and lasting 15 days, this year’s celebrations honor the year of the tiger – one of 12 symbols in the Chinese Zodiac. The tiger is a symbol of power and prestige in many Asian cultures and those born this year are said to be brave, ambitious, enthusiastic, forceful, and powerful. Recognizing cultural traditions creates a workplace that is inclusive and welcoming to all. Northwell Bridges BERGs were established with this in mind, to foster an environment where all team members feel a sense of belonging.
Asian Bridges BERG co-chair and claims management counsel, Janet H. Shin, Esq., shared, “It’s no surprise to me that Northwell has been recognized as a Best Health System for Diversity by DiversityInc. I believe that having the Asian Bridges BERG, and other Bridges BERGs, available to all employees, gives Northwell team members a sense of pride and a feeling of acceptance within a richly diverse community.”
This year, the Asian Bridges BERG will be at sites across the health system where volunteers will hand employees red envelopes (a lucky color according to Asian customs) filled with tiger embossed, gold chocolate coins. Accompanying the chocolate will also be a decorative insert wishing employees a Happy Lunar New Year, good health, good luck, and an abundance of happiness throughout the year. Janet is also excited about the BERG’s week-long giveaway, giving employees a chance to win Lunar New Year gift baskets and Northwell swag. “Lunar New Year is about prosperity, longevity, and unity,” Janet adds, “and these are themes that align with the work culture at Northwell.”
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Think Hospitality. Think Healthcare. Getting students ready with our Hospitality in Healthcare Internship at Northwell Health
Healthcare may not be the first thing that comes to mind for hospitality majors; however, patient care extends well beyond just providing clinical care. At Northwell, it’s about a patient’s all-around wellbeing that is necessary for their recovery. Sven Gierlinger, Chief Experience Officer and Senior Vice President of the Office of Patient & Customer Experience (OPCE), joined Northwell Health in 2014 from the hospitality industry to transform and innovate the patient experience at Northwell. As part of this mission, he introduced the Hospitality in Healthcare Internship in 2017.
The Hospitality in Healthcare internship is an eight-week, paid program geared toward college juniors and seniors who are passionate about making a difference. It allows students to expand their knowledge of hospitality and apply it in a different way that has more of a meaningful impact. During the program, students partner with mentors who are patient experience leaders at Northwell and shadow hospital-based services such as: patient- and family-centered care, environmental services, food and nutrition, concierge, chaplaincy, marketing, IT, and security.
Upon the close of the program, each intern completes a project assignment, challenging them to focus on one specific patient-centered care opportunity at Northwell. They are tasked with creating a proposal for implementing performance improvement tactics to hospital leadership. These projects help the students think strategically within a large organization, while enhancing their communication, presentation, and project management skills.
“The Hospitality in Healthcare internship is proof that you don’t have to be clinical to make a difference and our interns experience that firsthand,” says Leah Petrosino, Associate Patient and Customer Experience Specialist. “This opportunity allows interns to explore different areas of healthcare, exposing them to various projects and services that enhance the patient experience. The impact this has on the intern, our patients, patients’ families, and our colleagues lasts far beyond the program because it truly proves that every role, every person, and every moment matters at Northwell.”
Our Transitional Care Management Team Delivers Compassionate Patient Care—After A Hospital Stay
When you consider a career in health care, you’ll likely picture patients being treated by nurses and doctors at a hospital or doctor’s office. But what about the care provided afterward? At Northwell, ensuring a patient continues on the road to good health following discharge is just as important as treating them during their stay — and that’s when the Transitional Care Management (TCM) team steps in.
As a TCM senior program manager, Chris Choi knows that “it takes a multifaceted team, which even includes the patient and family, to help guide those in need to step ‘north’ along the path of wellness.” That passage north is charted with the careful teamwork of roles ranging from nurses and doctors to social workers and care management coordinators.
TCM teams follow up with patients after they leave the hospital to ensure they stay the course toward wellbeing and rejoin their communities. The work of TCM also impacts organizational goals such as reducing patient readmission, which is critical for a health system caring for more than 2 million people annually within 23 hospitals and nearly 800 outpatient sites. “I coordinate the implementation of organization-wide strategies designed to meet operational objectives,” says Chris, “as well as provide hospitals with data and analytics to support their process-improvement efforts.”
Chris began his Northwell career journey as an intern in 2017, and it was then that he realized the direct impact his work would have on patients. His internship project was to develop a self-management workbook for patients recovering from a cardiothoracic procedure. According to Chris, “At the end of my internship, I was able to visit the patient recovering at home. It was amazing to know I had made even a small impact on the life of this patient!”
From his days as an intern to his current role, Chris always loves working directly with the teams treating our patients. “Although I am not involved in direct clinical care, I love that I am still able to contribute toward the health care of thousands of patients though our transitional care programs.”
Throughout the growth of his Northwell career, Chris was encouraged by leadership to expand his knowledge of what it means to work in health care by receiving opportunities and resources to be creative. He believes the care the organization shows not only to patients but also to employees is just one part of what makes Northwell Health a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Chris continues to see opportunities ahead of him, and he feels confident about forging ahead on his career path: “I know that in every position, within every portfolio of work, the organization will help me excel and guide me to always be patient-centered. My managers and leadership support me by the way they communicate, teach and lead by example.”
Chris recommends a career in health care –whether in clinical or non-clinical roles–to anyone who understands “it’s important to stay humble. We learn from both our own experiences and from our team members. It’s a process of constant discovery that offers ways to support patients.”
Redefine what you think it means to work in health care and discover a career well cared for at Northwell Health.
When You Think Westchester, Think Northwell Health
Westchester, known for outdoorsy fun and chic shopping hubs in the Hudson Valley, is also home to two award-winning hospitals, each recognized for the care they give and the positive work environment they provide Northwell Health employees: Phelps Hospital (Phelps) and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH).
Located in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., Phelps holds firm to a credence of going above and beyond medicine, taking into account not only an unwavering commitment to the community’s health, but also the well-being and support the staff needs to minister quality health care. “I would recommend Phelps to any nurse looking for change. You will be supported throughout every aspect of your career,” says Cecil Bonitto, registered nurse at Phelps Hospital. Phelps is proud to be listed by U.S. News and World Report as a High Performing Hospital and is honored for their numerous awards in cancer screening and care, among other highly coveted endorsements, none of which is made possible without the passionate workforce behind the services.
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), in Mount Kisco, N.Y., likewise praises its staff for two recent achievements: the designation of its Institute for Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC); and Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence for the third time. NWH’s commitment to improving the health of the people in the community is recognized by U.S. News and World Report with a ranking of #15 on its Best Regional Hospitals list. “I am surrounded by so many amazing individuals who give it their all, day in and day out,” says NWH emergency room nurse Samantha Miness. “It is truly remarkable to be among some of the best in providing care and comfort to our community.”
Both facilities continuously seek ways to create and promote a workplace that inspires the good work they’re known for. Never was this a more pressing need than during the height of the pandemic, when each hospital created a wellness garden as an oasis for employee reflection. These sanctuaries bring the vibe of nature and local community into the hospital setting while providing sources of nourishment for patients and employees. They also serve as a place for personal growth through opportunities to learn about horticulture. “It’s a great and friendly work environment,” says Natalia Avendano, a NHW patient care associate. “It feels like family, and there is always room for growth.”
These two highly regarded, state-of-the-art hospitals factor into Northwell Health’s recognition as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Northwell is also devoted to creating an environment that is open to all, where everyone feels like they belong, regardless of their background. In fact, Northwell welcomes the sharing of diverse ideas and voices, which sparks innovation in medicine and care. “I was encouraged to continue my education and I received financial assistance with the Nursing Promise Program offered by Phelps,” says Phelps registered nurse Karla Vallejo.
Both Phelps and NWH embody all that Northwell aims to be: pioneers in both medicine and employee experience. The hospitals strive to impact the quality of life of everyone in the community — whether they live, work or visit Westchester.
So when you think of quality healthcare in Westchester County, you should also think of Northwell Health.
Explore nursing opportunities and discover a career well cared for by taking a look at available Nursing and Nursing Support Roles at Phelps and NWH .
Celebrating Women in Medicine: Meet Dr. Chunyan Li, PhD (EE) and Dr. Christina Brennan, MD, MBA
The world of medical research — often a behind-the-scenes sector — houses some of the most brilliant minds: transformational thinkers who envision the bigger picture of improved health for all. At Northwell Health, where we champion diversity and inclusion across our workforce, we are proud of our many women scientists who are leading the way in research innovation.
In honor of Women in Medicine Month, we spoke with Chunyan Li, PhD (EE), and Christina Brennan, MD, MBA — two exceptional leaders at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research — about their experiences and their thoughts on encouraging women to pursue careers in science. The Feinstein Institutes is the home of research for Northwell Health. Teams of researchers work tirelessly to discover treatments and innovations that change the future of medicine not only for our patients but the world at large. Read below to learn about the incredible work of these two powerhouse women in medicine, and how innovations at Northwell are born out of a fervent belief that voices must be heard at every level and from every background.
What research have you been involved with at the Feinstein Institutes?
Chunyan Li: I helped develop an innovative laboratory research program focused on two major problems in clinical neurosurgery — traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from ruptured brain aneurysms. We have found that stimulation of the nerve that provides sensation to most of the face and tongue, increases blood supply to the brain due to its connections with cerebral vessels.
Christina Brennan: As the vice president of clinical research, I oversee the clinical research program for all of Northwell, which includes supporting our 300-plus research coordinators and 400-plus clinical investigators. My days include facilitating clinical research trials and studies, and on the management side I act as an anchor for our teams of researchers, sustaining their growth and the growth of our clinical research program.
What first drew you to the field of clinical research?
Chunyan Li: I grew up in China and was fascinated by engineering and scientific research from a young age. During my graduate studies I met Raj K. Narayan, MD, chairman emeritus of neurosurgery at Northwell and was introduced to the many research opportunities relating to the brain. Dr. Narayan recruited me to Northwell. Our work in applying electrical engineering and computer science techniques to brain monitoring received a Department of Defense grant. Throughout my time at Northwell, my work has evolved to focus more on patients, which is an exciting and fulfilling direction.
Christina Brennan: I was inspired by the juncture between patients and science. In our work, patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical research and together we have the ability to advance medicine and help the patients of tomorrow.
Why would you recommend the Feinstein Institutes to others interested in careers in science, particularly women?
Chunyan Li: The Feinstein Institutes is a very special place for research — small enough to build relationships, large enough to make an impact. There are different ways to have an influence in science at the Feinstein Institutes and I particularly like the focus on clinical translational work. Working bench-to-bedside gives me the chance to interact with physicians. What we do is aimed at finding new and better treatments for conditions for which there are currently not enough answers.
Christina Brennan: A career at the Feinstein Institutes provides the chance to change the trajectory of medicine and science because the areas in which you can put your hands and mind to work seem endless. Now more than ever, the world has its eyes on clinical research. It’s an exciting time in the field.
How has your work been supported by the Feinstein Institutes and Northwell?
Chunyan Li: I work in a very supportive environment. I have been able to learn research techniques through unique experiences I did not have while in graduate school. Here, you never feel alone because we always have access to mentors who are selfless in the sharing of their ideas and encouragement. Additionally, as a female faculty member, my lab received support from the Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) program, which has allowed us time to develop prospective treatment methods and obtain further funding from federal institutions.
Christina Brennan: Personally, I was able to pursue my MBA through Northwell’s support at Hofstra University. I continue training and getting educated through my work at the Feinstein Institutes and through the many organizations we partner with. I agree that a big aid in our ability to grow as women in medicine is the AWSM program initiated by our very own Dr. Betty Diamond, Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institutes. It gives me confidence to know that the advancement of career opportunities and career satisfaction for women are important missions here at the Feinstein Institutes and across Northwell Health.
How has Northwell and the Feinstein Institutes impacted both your personal and professional growth?
Chunyan Li: Research can feel like a competitive sport, but it’s reassuring to know that Northwell Health is a big proponent of supporting research through funding and programs. In my 11 years here, I have grown as a scientist and faculty member, and that is much in part because of the strong foundation holding us up at both the Feinstein Institutes and Northwell.
Christina Brennan: The health system has endorsed my participation in conferences, research boards, and other opportunities to present as a leader in clinical research. This has been both personally rewarding for me and has added to my professional development.
Why do you believe Northwell Health has been named a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®?
Chunyan Li: There is no single answer to this question. For me, Northwell has provided great opportunities to develop myself as a researcher and to find better answers for difficult-to-treat diseases of the nervous system.
Christina Brennan: “Impossible to narrow it down to one reason. It’s the opportunities, the stability and the culture of trust.”
Chunyan Li, PhD (EE), lab director, Translational Brain Research Laboratory, Institute for Bioelectronic Medicine, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and the Department of Neurosurgery Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwel
Christina Brennan, MD, MBA, vice president, clinical research, Feinstein Institutes
Northwell Health is focused on creating a welcoming environment where all employees have a sense of belonging. Innovation and progress are achieved when employees have a voice and share ideas across our health system. This is the goal of our Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs)— to give all employees a platform to connect and learn about the communities we serve as we stand together to foster a united and respectful workplace.
As part of our continuing Northwell Community video series, WPIX’s Mr. G interviewed team members Dora SantaMaria-Yao and Lesidet Salce about our Latinx BERG. Watch our latest video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which kicked off on September 15th, to learn how this BERG positively impacts our employees and the patients they serve.
Attention Biochemistry Majors: Five Great Career Opportunities to Explore at Northwell Health
You either have a degree in biochemistry or are on your way to obtain one — congratulations! Biochemistry requires focus and attention to detail, plus deep knowledge of the chemical processes necessary for life to exist. But there are other career options to explore with this degree plus some additional qualifications and/or certifications. Here are five potential career opportunities at Northwell Health related to this degree. *
First, find out more information about your school’s clinical lab science / medical lab tech programs to enroll in this program, which is a requirement, and look to Northwell to start your journey.
When exploring a career as a lab technologist, you’ll learn to set up and perform a variety of routine and/or complex laboratory tests and procedures relevant to the particular lab area and your qualifications. You’ll prepare and test specimens for examination and report results while gaining the skills to perform routine and/or preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment, as well as troubleshoot basic technical problems. Explore positions and qualifications.
An anesthesia tech assists the anesthesiologist by setting up equipment and preparing various intravenous medications as directed. A big role is testing and maintaining the anesthesia equipment. This includes maintaining supplies and medication inventory, washing, and sterilizing reusable equipment and the anesthetic machine. An anesthesia tech also reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate personnel. Explore positions and learn more about the requirements for this profession.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Responsible for the coordination of a designated study or group of studies, clinical research coordinators oversee the recruitment of subjects, implementation of study procedures, and collection and processing of data in research projects. For this role, attention to detail is key, as some tasks require keeping accurate and up-to-date records and managing labels, logs and processes. You’ll oversee shipments of biological specimens for analysis according to protocol and training requirements. You’ll get the opportunity to collaborate with physicians, investigators and other healthcare providers when scheduling subjects for protocol-related evaluations. Evaluating results of assessments as related to study protocol comes with the territory and is a major component in this role. In this position, you may have to organize all phases of the grant process, including connecting with funding agencies and build stronger relationships with external partners. Explore opportunities and qualifications for this profession.
Our research technicians collect and process specimens in accordance with established handling protocols. They also administer tests or basic examinations of research subjects. In this position you’ll administer data collection for laboratory equipment and perform initial data analysis and interpretation. You’ll also conduct library research and literature searches using various computer systems, and assist in editing scientific publications, abstracts and posters. Lean more about this profession and review job qualifications.
Clinical Data Analyst
A clinical data analyst analyzes, verifies, tracks and reports on trends data. You’ll gain the experience of maintaining consistency and integrity of data collection and will be expected to report concerns regarding data integrity. You’ll work in collaboration and build connections with various departments across Northwell Health in database development and required modifications. Explore positions and qualifications.
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