Clinical Informatics Careers at Northwell Health, Raise Your Career Expectations
Clinical informatics careers at Northwell Health provide opportunities so you can learn, grow and raise your career expectations in a field where you aide our clinical team members by applying and developing clinical IT projects, systems and initiatives that can enhance the patient experience.
Are you a registered nurse interested in exploring a new career path? Below, you will find information about the path you can take to grow your career in clinical informatics. For the complete job profile 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. There are many ways to grow in an informatics position outside of this path, from medical informatics to implementation and optimization and more. Whatever path you choose, Northwell has the resources to support and guide you.
Check out our open clinical informatics positions here.
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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How attending a veteran recruiting event changed Luis Phillips’ career journey, for the better.
In 2014, Luis Phillips attended one of our veteran recruiting events, where he learned how his military experience could play a valuable part in a future at Northwell Health. Eight years later, Luis is now a senior information technology & services (IT&S) process management administrator at Northwell, where he utilizes his technical skills obtained in the military, to do what he loves every day.
Luis provides operational support to our Clinical Informatics team at Northwell in planning, organizing, evaluating, implementing, and identifying areas for process improvement on various nursing initiatives, related to Electronic Medical Records (EMR). This allows for enhanced clinical quality, patient safety, workflow efficiency, clinician satisfaction, and patient experience. What excites Luis most about his role, is working to solve complex challenges in healthcare around information technology and understanding that those efforts will help transform the way healthcare is delivered to our patients.
During his time in the U.S. Army, Luis held the title of Motor Transport Operator, where his responsibilities ensured the safety of senior ranking personnel as well as the secure distribution of critical equipment and resources to support various missions. During his eight-year career, he developed strategic agility skills to adapt to an ever-changing environment in order to overcome challenges quickly. This skill was vital during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when Northwell had to rework quickly to an ever-changing environment. Luis shared, “What’s truly been rewarding is that my past experience helped me develop operational skills to help improve patient outcomes and staff satisfaction across our hospitals today.”
As a member of Northwell’s VALOR BERG (Business Employee Resource Group), Luis is able to hold onto his other passion of participating in veteran-focused initiatives that impact our organization and our community. He enjoys being a member of the VALOR BERG because it has helped create awareness about different programs, such as our Side-by-Side concert event, and initiatives within Northwell that support veterans in the workforce. “I strongly encourage anyone to look into opportunities with Northwell Health, where you will have access to resources and career growth options at every turn.”
At Northwell, mentoring is fundamental to career development
At Northwell, mentorship is one of the critical components to help individuals grow their careers. Our 40+ mentorships programs help prepare our current and future employees at Northwell Health through the support and guidance of our seasoned Health Raisers who share their knowledge and experience. We believe mentorship programs are so vital as they help individuals to increase organizational awareness, build connections, and build trust among the participants who are investing in the success of their career.
Learn more about the experiences of four of our current team members, Emanuel, Meghan, Tameika, and Joseph.
Emanuel Remilus, assistant nurse manager of the Pediatric ICU at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and member of the Northwell Health Nurse Choir, credits his time participating in our Entry to Leadership Mentor program with enabling him to enter the management ranks. “I was fortunate enough to have a mentor who I respect and admire, who I could turn to for help,” says Emanuel. “Throughout the program, I was provided a structured experience with actionable steps and attainable goals. My mentor was able to provide helpful tips to help make the job more manageable, and she continues to be a great source of help to this day.”
Emanuel also credits his fellow nursing community and leadership team at Northwell with constantly challenging him to reach for more. “They saw the potential in me, even before I could see it myself.” With the support and encouragement from his Magnet family behind him, Emanuel was accepted into the Stony Brook University Masters in Nursing Leadership program.
Meghan Strebel – Assistant Nurse Manager, Patient Care, Telemetry
Meghan was a former mentee within the Nursing Entry to Practice Mentorship program in 2019 and today is a mentor in the Nursing Entry to Leadership Mentor program. She knows how valuable the experience is, and she was eager to pay it forward. As a mentor, Meghan advises new graduate nursing students to take advantage of any opportunities that come their way. “Sometimes that means stepping out of your comfort zone, because if it wasn’t for my mentors pushing me to try something new in my life, I would not have the success I have had in the leadership role today.”
In her current role as an assistant nurse manager on the Telemetry unit at Mather Hospital, Meghan recognizes that she would not have been successful if it wasn’t for both of her mentorship programs. “I’ve been fortunate to have amazing leaders during my six years at Northwell who have supported me in pursuing my interests, taking chances, and stretching myself. Each mentorship program has given me the opportunity to grow as a new leader not only within Mather, but within Northwell too.”
One of the many ways Northwell lives its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is through the Emerging Leader Diversity Mentorship program. This program provides a forum for diverse individuals to develop an on-going relationship with a mentor by meeting regularly and discussing professional development within an organized and supportive framework. The program aims to increase diversity at all levels of management across the health system.
Having a mentor in this program enabled Tameika Waite, project associate in Information Technology & Services (IT&S), to build connections with “great people” across Northwell and gave her the power to define her career on her own terms. Tameika shared that she is encouraged by the high number of diverse leaders, including women, whom she’s met along the way, motivating her to pursue each successive opportunity. “I can truly say that the support I feel from my managers and leadership here goes beyond measure,” says Tameika. “I work in an environment where my leaders are teachers every day, who are welcoming to new ideas.”
Joseph McMahon – Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Change Management
Through the Neuro Diversity Mentor program, not only are students with disabilities able to gain first-hand insight into healthcare careers, but Northwell team members also gain knowledge to help them understand and support the neuro-diverse community.
Mentor Joseph McMahon, assistant vice president of Enterprise Change Management, meets monthly with his mentee and stays connected with him virtually on a regular basis. “It’s been a pleasure being a part of this program. This experience has expanded my own understanding of our organization’s workforce inclusion strategy overall and I’m helping my mentee learn more about our organization while getting to know him on a personal level so I can help him progress in his career journey.”
Mentorship is just one of the many ways Northwell can provide an open forum for employees to create their own success. To learn more about becoming part of the Northwell team, click here.
Northwell Health: Where IT&S Talent and a Passion for Serving People are a Perfect Match
When most people think of Northwell Health and its commitment to excellence, they picture doctors, nurses, and other front-line healthcare professionals. But our team members who work behind the scenes in non-clinical roles play an equally important part of our organization.
Here, meet two of our Information Technology & Services (IT&S) team members who found their dream careers at Northwell!
Witti Naval, Senior Agile Coach, Agile Transformation Center
From her first job at Northwell as a project manager in 2015, Witti Naval has never forgotten that that delivering higher quality products and more relevant solutions requires collaboration and innovation. She takes pride in coaching teams to be more adaptive to respond to challenges by developing efficient, flexible, and responsive software that is fundamental to the success of every employee in our organization, whatever their role. Most important, technology ultimately serves to support our main purpose: providing superior care for the patients who have entrusted us with their well-being.
Witti’s decision to join the Northwell team was inspired by personal circumstances. “I had a parent with early onset of Alzheimer’s,” she says, “and it felt comforting to be in healthcare to better deal with elder care challenges.”
The other main reason she chose Northwell as the perfect place to create a meaningful career was because our values mirrored her own. “I have felt connected to our purpose and commitment to technical innovation because it provides my team and I with the flexibility our patients need to manage their healthcare successfully,” says Witti.
As a Senior Agile Coach, Witti supports Northwell’s commitment to Agile methodology and principles such as prioritizing customer satisfaction; engaging non-IT&S staff early and often in the process; welcoming change and supporting IT&S team members during every step of their development.
Agile Transformation is a much larger endeavor than just changing how software gets built; rather, it involves a complete transformation of the entire organization, with the goal of creating a culture that empowers employees and encourages creativity and innovation.
That goal is one that Witti embraces whole-heartedly, as evidenced in her advice to people just starting their careers: “See if your role resonates with your life purpose and then let your purpose guide you on your career journey.”
Anthony Carvino, Senior Software Engineer
Finding a career that enables you to make a powerful difference in people’s lives has also been a driving force for Anthony Carvino, who was drawn to work at Northwell because it gave him the opportunity to build software and tools that directly improve the experience of medical professionals and their patients.
Anthony has been a core contributor to Nora, software that lets clinicians easily navigate a patient’s health records via their technical device, enabling them to access critical information within a matter of seconds—time that can make all the difference in patients’ lives.
Nora uses Natural Language Processing to answer questions instantly, providing clinicians with direct access to lab results, consult notes, imaging, medications, and more, which has been especially critical during the pandemic.
“Nora embodies everything that we want innovation at Northwell to be,” says Anthony. “It employs cutting-edge technology and architecture to build solutions intended to delight our users. ”This innovative technology exceeds traditional clinical software and improves speed while enhancing the clinician and patient experience.
Most recently, Anthony has been leading the architectural and development efforts for a major component of the next generation of Nora, and he is excited to be working on a project that will further improve the benefits of the software to all Northwell stakeholders.
Anthony is proud to be a part of the dynamic and engaging work environment at Northwell. He is glad that he put his passion for helping others into practice in his career, and he advises others to do the same: “Never underestimate the importance of doing impactful and rewarding work when looking to start your career.”
We’re glad that both Witti and Anthony found their meaningful career paths on Northwell’s technology team. Interested in joining us? Explore IT&S careers at Northwell today.
A career journey that began with the United States Marine Corps, and transitioned to a rewarding civilian IT career at Northwell
When Robert Shimonski started his career with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 1992, he never could have imagined his path would lead him to where he is today. During his eight years of service in the USMC, he made significant advancements in his roles from serving four years on active duty as an aircraft mechanic and ultimately being promoted to Sergeant. Then he spent another four years in the active reserves and was transferred to a unit responsible for satellite communications and logistics, in which he promoted to Staff Sergeant as a senior leader of Marines. Today, Robert is now our Director of Infrastructure Services and Management, and he attributes his personal experiences from active military to his successful career here at Northwell.
As the Director of two large teams, Robert is most passionate about his responsibility to the care, wellbeing, and growth of his fellow team members. As one of the strategic leaders of the IS Operations Center (ISOC), Robert and his team ensure that if an IT matter arises that requires resolution that it is handled as swiftly as possible. The systems management solutions team Robert is responsible for handles building, deploying, configuring, and administering the enterprise tools required to monitor our health system, which is comprised of thousands of devices, systems, applications, and important clinical infrastructure. Both teams together provide a critical layer of protection to ensure ongoing operations of the Northwell Health system.
When asked about how his military experience translates into a career at Northwell, Robert says: “Most skills you learn about in military leadership translate very well into a civilian career. Whatever role you perform in the military, there is a component of leadership applied at every level, so you are always developing leadership skills. That experience has helped me to become a better leader in my current role within a healthcare environment.”
Robert has been a member of our VALOR BERG (Business Employee Resource Group) since its inception. He has watched it grow to a very large group of team members helping to support various veteran organizations. Robert shares that the VALOR BERG gives its members the opportunity to work together, to learn, and support each other. It’s that ability to make a difference that helps him fuel his passion to help with the BERG’s mission and also assist Military Liaison Services (MLS), Northwell’s veteran support department. These two groups are aimed at making a difference for veterans and the community.
“If you enjoy doing work that impacts lives, builds community, and helps provide benefits and services to those in need, then Northwell is the place to be. Veterans are encouraged to apply and join the ranks here at Northwell and from one veteran to another, it’s been an amazing journey that I appreciate being a part of,” says Robert.
Transitioning military experience into a Northwell career
Michael J. Caines is an associate information technology specialist for Northwell Health based in our Melville, New York office. Michael assists in the implementation and maintenance of the information security architecture and solutions, and he also provides security design assistance on new products and other projects.
Michael’s involvement with the U.S. military, where he followed a career path similar to his role at Northwell, took place over a span of seven-and-a-half years that included active duty, and as a member of the army reserves.
In honor of Veterans Day, Michael shared with us more about his career growth at Northwell; how his time in the military inspired his decision to join us, and how being a member of the Veterans and Allies: Liaisons of Reintegration business employee resource group (VALOR BERG) has helped enhance his experience at the organization.
What excites you about your role at Northwell Health?
Without a doubt, my current occupation has been a huge step forward in my life, in every aspect. I am beyond happy with the team I work with and the experience I gain every single day.
What were your responsibilities while on active duty in the U.S. Army Reserve?
My MOS (military occupational code, used to identify specific jobs within the military) was 25B: information technology specialist. I performed system administration and maintained computers and servers within the computing and network environments. In addition, I was responsible for my junior soldiers who reported to me.
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What skills did you learn in the military that translate into a civilian career here at Northwell?
In the military, I learned how to monitor data, security, and confidentiality, as well as ensuring compliance within an organization while working to maintain proper standards. This directly translates over to my civilian career today.
How does Northwell support you as a veteran both personally and professionally?
Northwell offers not only amazing job opportunities, but they also open so many doors for veterans to advance in their career and improve themselves both personally and professionally. When I started my process in joining Northwell, my recruiter took the time to thoroughly explain and go over what I needed to help with my resume. Once I began my career, I enjoyed the frequent check-ins to see how I was doing and if I was comfortable with my career choice. And as for my current team, they were extremely welcoming.
Most jobs that I’ve had in the past, teams just want to throw you into a job while providing minimal training and expect you to just figure out everything on your own. The IT Risk Management team that I am with now are the opposite. No matter what the task, they take ample time in making sure that I am on the right track, that I understand what I am doing, why I am doing it and that I can independently perform my job to standard. The diversity in work experience within the team also helps me learn things from different perspectives, attributing to my own personal growth. I’ve been treated with nothing but respect — and even though I’m still new here, my opinion on numerous topics is still valued because of my military experience.
What makes you passionate about the VALOR BERG for veterans?
There are so many veterans who return home with lack of help and support. VALOR helps equip veterans with the proper resources they need to succeed, such as professional development and mentoring. The team works with service members to connect them to outlets that will support their physical and psychological well-being. VALOR truly helps someone coming from the military workforce and seamlessly transitions them into the civilian workforce.
What advice would you give a veteran looking to continue their career journey at Northwell Health?
I would tell any veteran to take the first step and immediately apply to any job they see at Northwell where there skills could be applied —because their life could be given a complete 180 turn, for the better!
Develop cutting-edge applications in Software Engineering Internship
Do you have an insatiable curiosity for new ideas and building innovative software? Then you might be Made for Northwell Health’s Software Engineering Internship!
This year Northwell launched a new Software Engineering Internship where our interns worked at the forefront of building new technology for healthcare as part of the Northwell Health Information Technology Innovation Center. With over 400 applicants, five top candidates with varied skill sets were selected to form our first elite summer cohort.
Our summer interns had the opportunity use the latest technologies to build advanced modern software that will deliver real value to our patients, clinicians and organization. Operating like a startup, the team incubated new ideas and worked collaboratively in an agile environment like a commercial software development team.
Joining the team of software engineers, product managers and UX designers, our interns are bringing new ideas to life with the goal of having a pilot-ready software for deployment at our hospitals at the end of their internship. Each intern was mentored by a software engineer to ensure their success throughout the summer.
During their first week, interns attended a Coding Boot Camp, followed by the kick-off of two full stack projects. After presentations from stakeholders outlining important requirements, the interns were off and running in two small teams creating architecture to review with their mentors, running daily stand-up meetings and presenting to stakeholders for feedback.
While delivering projects, students learned about cutting edge technologies and work with the latest development methodologies and frameworks, including self-organizing to create their own development boards and run their own Scrum stand-ups. “The working environment is great,” says Xuliang Sun, a dual Masters student at Carnegie Mellon studying Civil Engineering and Technology Innovation Management. “We work in an open space and our mentors are there to help us. We can easily jump into the huddle room and whiteboard the solution together.”
Nic Lorenzen, senior development lead for the Innovation Software Engineering team believes in giving interns the opportunity to push their comfort zone. He adds, “By the end of summer, they will have created continuous deployment pipelines that push out Microsoft Azure function microservice backends, progressive reactive front end applications and leveraged SignalR for real-time communication. Our interns won’t just ship code like every intern yearns to do; they will ship clean, maintainable code that they can be proud of and we can use and build off of for years to come.”
Let’s hear what our interns have to say about their summer so far:
“I think it’s important to feel like you’re part of the actual team during an internship. I feel like if we were to start working here tomorrow full-time, not much would change since we are already so involved.”
Abrar AhmedMasters Student, New York University
“We’ve discussed ideas with executives throughout Northwell, networked with top technology companies and gained real full stack software engineering skills, all while enjoying the view of the Chrysler building from our New York City office. It feels less like an internship and more like a partnership, innovating to build better solutions for healthcare.”
Fahad HossainSenior, CUNY Queens College
“I learned a lot from the first week Coding Boot Camp and as a team we benefit a lot from the weekly stakeholder meetings where we get direct feedback from users and create our own plan for the next iteration of features.”
Xuliang SunDual Masters Student, Carnegie Mellon
“Interning with the Innovation Center at Northwell Health has been an eye opening experience. I had the opportunity to work together with a wide range of individuals, ranging from software engineers to doctors and nurses to innovate and solve some of the most pressing healthcare issues impacting patient care. Since day one of the internship, I’ve had the opportunity to drive a project on my own that solves real world problems and which I developed using cutting-edge technologies. I am learning a lot and feel like my project matters.”
Joshua ZeitlingerJunior, Stephens Institute of Technology
“This internship did a great job in giving us a big picture view of healthcare and the future trends in healthcare technology. In a few weeks, I’m shadowing a clinician on rounds at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center and can’t wait to see how the technologies we have been working on can be incorporated right into the clinicians workflow.”
Cindy ZhangSenior, University of Maryland College Park
Explore Information Services careers at Northwell Health
Making health care better is a big deal, and it takes the sharpest minds and most tenacious technology leaders to make it all happen. Our IT team is an impressive group of more than 1,500 skilled professionals implementing and supporting advanced clinical and technological systems for one of the nation’s largest and most forward-thinking healthcare organizations. Watch the video below to learn about our Information Services team here at Northwell Health!
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