CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
The CommonSpirit Health Administrative Fellowship (Fellowship) is a system-wide 18-month post-graduate Fellowship. Fellows complete a mission-specific rotation structure during the program in order to gain exposure and develop mission leadership competencies in mission , spiritual care, community health, ethics, ministry formation, hospital operations and emerging markets. The Fellowship gives future leaders the unique opportunity to develop a broad understanding of mission , leadership skills and operational acumen within a rapidly evolving healthcare system. Fellows will provide meaningful contribution to the organization by leading projects that support organizational initiatives while also actively participating in leadership talent development. In addition, fellows will:
Principle Duties and Accountabilities:
Complete rotations through hospital, emerging markets, ethics, mission , and/or community health, among others.
Observe, learn, and participate in a wide range of administrative and planning activities. These activities include, but are not limited to: attending Board and meetings/ experiences; working on project(s) in conjunction with service lines, and design and implement educational programing.
Complete all elements of the development plan, including first time manager training, Emerging Leaders, and mission leadership curriculum.
Develop and demonstrate professional competencies, skills, and decision-making abilities which will enable the Fellow to succeed in organizational change .
Acquire technical knowledge of CommonSpirit Health and the healthcare delivery to build a foundation for future career development.
Actively build mentorship relationships and seek feedback to develop skills and build a foundation for a future leadership position.
Advance the mission of the organization by centering work on CommonSpirit Health values.
Participate, as directed, at a line level and effectively perform assigned tasks, consistent with Fellowship focus areas. Gain in-depth appreciation for, and hands-on experience with the work that must be handled in those departments/functional areas.
Seek leadership roles in substantive projects that foster development of organizational knowledge, interpersonal and analytical skills, and the opportunity to translate academic theory into practice.
Demonstrate work practices consistent with CommonSpirit Health and department-specific safety, security and infection control policies.
Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
The Mission Fellowship works independently and collaboratively as a fellow to lead and develop plans for mission within CommonSpirit Health to ensure the mission, vision, values and heritage are integrated into all aspects of the organization. Promotes a values-based organizational culture uniting people around the organization's mission, vision, values, and heritage. Designs and implements educational programming for staff, medical staff, volunteers, the community, and others about the CommonSpirit Health mission, vision, values, and heritage.
Endeavors to make a meaningful contribution to CommonSpirit and understands how his/her work supports and the leadership team to make operational CommonSpirit’s Health Mission Standards. Develops and implements processes that affect the organization's operations, goals and strategic .
When appropriate, attends executive team meetings, board meetings, staff meeting and other meetings as identified by preceptor (s)
Designs and implements educational programing for staff, medical staff, volunteers, the community and others about the Dignity Health mission, vision, values, and heritage.
Prepares regular accountability reports as directed by preceptor(s) for national mission team, for the senior leadership team and hospital board regarding key areas of mission : organizational identity, spirituality and culture, ethical principles, ministry formation, community health, ethics, hospital operations, emerging markets and the common good.
Travels throughout the organization as needed to lead or assist in essential job functions or other duties as assigned by preceptor (s)
Evaluates and responds to personal strengths and opportunities in relations to career goals and professional development goals
Gains proficiency in applying knowledge and skills learned in graduate work while gaining new knowledge and skills that relate to field experience
Eligible applicants must have completed, or will have completed upon conclusion of Fellowship, a Master’s degree, doctorate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited graduate program in theology, religious studies, mission studies, or related field is required. Applicant must have successfully completed all on-campus, didactic requirements of their academic program and will graduate upon completion of Fellowship
Eligible applicants will have graduated with an applicable Master’s Degree between July 2019- May 2022.
An advanced degree in another discipline with certification in one of these fields may be considered (healthcare, etc.)
Professional preparatory training (Master’s level or equivalency) in theology, spirituality, ethics and community health, APCE or NACC Clinical Pastoral Education
Fellowship is available for recent grads and early careerists (1-2 years post graduate degree) interested in pursuing a career in mission and leadership skills within a healthcare system
Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in healthcare with a strong interest in mission opportunities within an integrated healthcare delivery system.
Successful candidates will display a passion for the mission of CommonSpirit Health and commitment to being a provider of humankindess
Knowledge of the concepts and principles of project
Basic healthcare finance knowledge
Ability to analyze complex and provide clear and concise conclusions
Ability to understand and relate theories behind several related concepts
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Highly motived work ethic and a passion for excellence
The desire to deliver humankindness to all individuals
A willingness to work collaboratively
Strategic and visionary skills
Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory/ experience preferred
Prior healthcare industry experience, while not required, is preferred