The Administrative Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the academic medical center of Wake Forest Baptist Health.
The Preceptor is the Vice President of Support and Hospitality Services for Wake Forest Baptist Health. Two Co-Preceptors are named in addition to the lead Preceptor. Previous Co-Preceptors have been the VP of Operations/ Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Operational and Transformational Excellence, Chief Financial Officer, and the Vice President of Medicine and Operations.
Applications are due in September of each year. Please check back later for the 2013 deadline.
To gain exposure to the entire Medical Center and its subsidiaries, Fellows spend about 45% of their time in rotations. Rotations are largely self-directed in accordance with the Fellow’s individual learning objectives and interests. Activities may range from meeting with administrative and clinical leaders to observing surgeries and shadowing nurses to spending a day working alongside a housekeeper or a parking booth attendant. Fellows will be provided with a very broad rotation schedule, which generally indicates spending the first months in core rotations in hospital operations, ranging from nursing to support services. These core rotations are followed by shorter rotations in all other medical center divisions and subsidiaries. These include, but are not limited to: Public Relations & Marketing, Facilities Planning & Construction, Government Relations, Finance, Human Resources, Information Services, and Strategic Planning.
To gain practical experience, Fellows spend about 45% of their time completing projects. About half of the Fellows’ projects are assigned by the Preceptor, and about half are identified by the Fellows as project opportunities during rotations. Typical projects include development of business plans, provision of information for capital equipment requests, assistance with budget preparation, involvement with process improvement initiatives, and participation in medical center campaigns (United Way, Heart & Stroke Walk, etc.). Fellows have flexibility to initiate participation in projects based on their specific learning objectives and interests as well as the needs of the medical center.
Fellows spend about 10% of their time in participating in leadership meetings and community initiatives to ascertain a high level understanding of the organization as well as to observe various leadership and managerial styles. Meetings include Staffing Committee, Budget Committee, Capital Equipment Committee, Leadership Rounds, and Executive Leadership Meetings. Community initiatives include United Way and Arts Council campaigns. In addition, Fellows have the option to serve as honorary members of the Wake Forest Baptist Young Leaders Society Council, an organization which facilitates networking and volunteer activities for young professionals throughout the Medical Center.
Wake Forest Baptist offers Administrative Fellows a total compensation package including a salary, which is competitive with other Fellowship programs, insurance benefits (health, dental, and vision), and the option to contribute to our 403B retirement savings plan. Paid time off is granted for the following holidays: Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, and Memorial Day. Recognizing the importance of continuing education and professional development, the Fellows typically are provided funding for attendance at national and state/regional meetings.
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