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Patient Safety Spring Intern

This is a fully remote opportunity.

The Patient Safety Intern will assist a Senior Patient Safety Analyst and other ECRI team members in researching, developing, and implementing strategies and deliverables to support ECRI’s mission to advance healthcare safety and quality. This opportunity will include supporting initiatives dedicated to improving maternal/perinatal health equity and outcomes, as well as other projects focused on healthcare safety and quality in the primary care environment.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Function Statement(s):
·      Research, develop, and prepare deliverables focused on assigned topics, such as maternal/perinatal health, for distribution to a diverse audience. Deliverables may include reports, sample tools/checklists, surveys, presentations, e-Learning courses, or others.
·      Revise or assist in the revision of draft content based on internal and external peer review
·      Attend and participate in internal, client, and subject matter expert meetings as assigned
Additional Responsibilities:
·      Other duties, as assigned
Accountability Metric(s):
·      Completion of assignments by or before deadlines
·      Consistent attendance at scheduled meetings
·      Demonstrated ability to create clear, well-organized, and meticulously sourced written materials; a writing sample will be requested
·      Ability to communicate and interact in a professional manner with diverse groups
·      Passionate interest in contributing to the advancement of U.S. healthcare safety, quality, and equity
·      Ability to independently organize workflow and complete assignments on a timely basis
·      Motivation to work both independently and collaboratively
·      Knowledge about health disparities and/or maternal health outcomes preferred
·      Exposure to a healthcare-related environment is a plus, but clinical knowledge or experience is not required
·      Familiarity with concepts such as human factors engineering, quality improvement, health information technology, and healthcare simulation a plus
·      Current enrollment in a degree program focused on healthcare processes or health policy (e.g., any health sciences discipline, public health, social work, health administration, public policy), or a related field.
Computer Skills:
·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 Suite of products (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and remote conferencing platforms (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom) required
·      Experience with content management systems (e.g., SharePoint) preferred
·      Familiarity with data visualization tools, survey software, and/or natural language processing a plus