Congratulations! You were just hired as an Administrative Intern!
Within larger healthcare organizations, there are many great resources that unfortunately are often overlooked regarding their expertise and advice.
For example –
Patient Safety, Infection Prevention, Staff Education, Rules and Regulations, Policy and Procedures, Environmental Services, Biomed equipment and devices, Pharmaceuticals, Security, Transport, Ethics, Nursing – and much more.
How do you get to know the resources, expertise, and people within the organization? How do you keep them in mind when changes need to occur in operations or process? How can you put together a team to address long wait times in the Emergency Department – partly due to the lack of clean hospital beds for those patients in the ED waiting to be transferred upstairs? Who is involved in getting discharge patients out timely and beds ready quickly for a new patient? OK, Intern – make this better!