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Administrative Fellow - Sutter Health

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Location: Sacramento, CA
Full-time position
Closing Date: September 15, 2017
Job #11650
Posted: July 31, 2017

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Monday, August 7, 2017 - Friday, September 15, 2017 by COB 5:00 PM PST


The Administrative Fellowship Program at Sutter Health provides an outstanding opportunity for Master’s prepared individuals to learn from excellent preceptors and to work in one or more areas of administrative specialization: acute care hospitals, medical groups/foundations and ambulatory care environments in an integrated, not-for-profit health care system.  Administrative Fellows gain experience and develop an in-depth understanding of operations and strategic initiatives through project work and direct participation in management activities.  Exposure to the various healthcare environments enables Sutter Health Fellows to gain a broad base of understanding regarding the challenges facing health care delivery systems and additionally to develop valuable skills that will better prepare them to assume leadership roles in the health care industry.


Administrative Fellows report directly to a designated Executive – typically a Chief Executive Officer or Regional President.  Fellows may receive ongoing direction and guidance from other leaders within the organization.

  • Experience:

Experience in the healthcare industry is helpful, as is experience analyzing complex issues and recommending appropriate/ meaningful and fiscally sound solutions.

  • Knowledge:

Knowledge of current issues affecting the healthcare industry desired, as is awareness of applicable legal and accreditation requirements, standards and guidelines.  Knowledge of Lean/ Six Sigma approaches to process improvement helpful.

  • Skills:

Must have the excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation), problem identification and analytical skills required to formulate and recommend creative solutions to diverse and complex problems.  Also required is skill in the use of a computer, including use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.  Must function effectively as both a team member and leader.  Must be able to read and understand financial analyses/ statements.  Organization and prioritization are skills required.  Must be able to work effectively in an independent fashion - - without significant direct supervision, guidance or direction.  Assignments are of considerable complexity, depth, and variety, which require the application of independent judgment and exercise of initiative.  Requires the ability to provide direction and guidance to the activities of others; to achieve results through delegation, control and follow-up procedures and to utilize available resources.

  • Required Competencies:

Adaptability:  The ability to cope with dynamic situations; to maintain constructive task performance and to modify plans/ actions in light of changing situations and circumstances.

Analysis:  The ability to formulate and recommend creative solutions to diverse and complex problems.

   Communication:  The ability to communicate clearly when speaking and writing.

Decision Making:  The ability to make sound and logical decisions and choose appropriate courses of action based on the information at hand.

Decisiveness:  The ability to initiate action and make decisions when required; the willingness to appropriately defend actions and decisions.

Leadership:  The ability to provide direction and guidance to the activities of others; to achieve results through delegation, control and follow up procedures; to utilize available resources to achieve desired results.

Organizing and Planning:  The ability to systematically structure own and others’ activities to provide for effective task performance and coordinated efforts.

Perception:  The ability to identify the key elements of a situation and their importance and to recognize the strength and areas of opportunity of individuals.

Sensitivity:  The ability to respond sensitively to the needs and feelings of others, regardless of their level or status.

Situational Awareness:  The ability to recognize the social and organizational factors pertaining to any specific issue, problem or task and how these factors relate to the successful accomplishment of the organization’s mission.

  • Special Working Conditions

Though work is normally performed in a specific location, travel throughout Northern California may be required to attend, complete projects or to attend meetings/ symposia.  These may be day or overnight trips.

  • Physical Requirements:

Work is typically conducted in an office environment and is mostly sedentary.  There is a moderate amount of walking involved, with infrequent bending, lifting, and stooping.  Vision should be sufficient to read from a computer screen for prolonged periods without excessive fatigue.  Completing assignments requires prolonged use of a computer/ keyboard.




             On-line application (via our website)

             Current resume: upload onto on-line application

             Statement of fellowship and career objectives

             Letters of recommendation: Two original and signed letters of professional recommendation (at least one from a faculty member): *see submission options .

             Graduate transcripts (unopened/sealed).


             Undergraduate transcripts (official e-transcripts or sealed physical transcripts) *see submission options

             Statement of voluntary community activities (single-spaced, not to exceed one page): upload onto on-line application

  • Education:

Upon submission of application, must be a current 2nd year (or 3rd year, if applicable) graduate student or a recent graduate in the last twelve (12) months, in one or more of following degree programs: MBA-healthcare focused, MHA or MPH with the anticipation of graduating the spring of 2017, prior to the Fellowship start date in July 2018. 



How to Apply:


By Mail:

Original letters of recommendation and official transcripts can be mailed in a sealed envelope directly to:

2700 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 2500

Sacramento, CA 95833

Attn: Fellowship Program


By Email:

Letters of recommendation (submitted by author) and e-transcripts (submitted by registrar office) may be emailed to:

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