Daniel K. Lewis Administrative Fellowship
The MetroHealth System
The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, and its staff of nearly 8,000 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center. As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Our main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health. The MetroHealth System is committed to creating a healthier community.
Be sure to visit our website to review the application process in detail: https://www.metrohealth.org/education/daniel-k-lewis-administrative-fellowship
The Daniel K. Lewis Administrative Fellowship consists of rotations through several key areas at The MetroHealth System. Actively participates in the rotation planning discussions to envision the full range of experiences. Participates in special projects, system-wide initiatives, and day-to-day management of operational, clinical, and strategic growth areas, with the goal to build and strengthen essential administrative and management skills. The fellow is guided primarily by MetroHealth’s Chief Operating Officer while having access to the entire C-Suite to gain understanding of all areas of responsibility and oversight. The fellow will attend high-level meetings with leadership, be assigned challenging work, and be empowered to make independent decisions in preparation for a career in healthcare administration. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.
1. Contributes to patient safety by supporting the System-wide programs and policies addressing a safe environment for patients and the reporting of safety concerns to the appropriate individuals.
2. Participates in special projects, system-wide initiatives, and day-to-day management of operational, clinical, and strategic growth areas.
3. Maintains a high level of confidentiality in the execution of assignments.
4. Conducts comprehensive research and analysis, preparing and presenting reports for management review, and making recommendations. Writes confidential reports and prepares executive summaries.
5. Attends meetings and participates on committees. Actively participates in high-level discussions. Presents proposals, findings, and best practice methodologies.
6. Incorporates principles of teamwork and collaboration with all organizational levels in the resolution, completion and follow-up of various responsibilities.
7. Enhances professional growth and development by keeping current with related legislative developments, trends and practices; professional organizations and seminars; mentorship, reading current literature, and developing and maintaining professional contacts within the community.
Required application materials include the following:
1. Current resume
2. Official transcript with graduate GPA listed (unofficial graduate transcripts will be accepted if you are still completing your graduate degree)
3. Three letters of recommendation
- Professional (ability to speak about professional skills and abilities; examples ‒ direct manager, supervisor, preceptor, etc.
- Academic (ability to speak about academic performance; examples ‒ professor, program director, faculty advisor, etc.)
- Personal (ability to speak about personal values; examples ‒ colleague, mentor, professional organization leader, etc.)
4. Personal statement addressing the following questions (no more than one page in length)
- Why are you interested in healthcare?
- Why MetroHealth?
- What do you hope to gain from the Daniel K. Lewis Administrative Fellowship?
- What are your unique attributes that make you a good candidate for this fellowship?
Materials should be consolidated into one PDF file and attached to the job application where prompted. Your application will not be reviewed until all required materials are submitted.
Master's degree (MBA, MHA, MHSA or equivalent coursework) with a focus on healthcare management or is a degree candidate and on schedule to complete the degree before the fellowship commences in July.
Prior healthcare industry experience (such as an internship, externship, fellowship, or applicable employment, preferably in a hospital or significant ambulatory setting).
Possesses broad knowledge of current and historical perspectives on healthcare business management and administration, clinical practice management, clinical research and education, hospital administration and management, finance, human resources and organizational development, information systems, and managed care.
Displays the ability to be collaborative and a quick study.
Possesses a high degree of analytic ability, ability to manage multiple priorities, and the ability to pivot from one assignment to the next with ease.
Driven by personal values that are consistent with the System’s values with a focus on the best interests of the System.
Master's degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) or Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
May need to move around intermittently during the day, including sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and ambulating.
May need to remain still for extended periods, including sitting and standing.
Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email, and other communications.
Ability to read job related documents.
Ability to use computer.