The Administrative Fellowship is a 2-year program designed as a pipeline for recent graduates to develop as healthcare leaders within the OhioHealth System. We will ensure you are paired with a great mentor and are receiving routine coaching from an executive preceptor. The preceptor will provide timely feedback on progress and performance in areas including: relationship management, teambuilding and teamwork, vision, strategic planning, decision-making and execution, communication, development, values, executive presence, systemness, quality and safety, financial acumen and human resources management. This will allow the fellow to develop management skills and knowledge of hospital operations, finance, and executive responsibilities. There is an emphasis on active involvement and becoming an independent contributing member of the team at each care site.
Year 1 – Project and Experiential Focus
The first year is focused on providing a foundation for the fellows as they begin their career as administrative leaders. Fellows will be placed at one of our OhioHealth care sites while completing experiences in inpatient operations, ambulatory care, inpatient support services, and corporate support services. Fellows will spend significant time in each of these four areas to meet the objectives of the first year and prepare for the second year.
Year 2 – Management Focus
The core of year 2 will be management competency development. Fellows will take an interim management role with responsibilities to manage a department or group, with close direction from an experienced director and oversight from his/her executive preceptor. During this management year, Fellows will gain competencies on managing direct reports, overseeing a budget, implementing breakthrough strategic initiatives, and keeping up to date on regulatory policies and procedures. This opportunity will give graduating fellows leadership experience and expanded responsibilities.
Leadership and Professional Development
The Fellow will have the opportunity to engage with senior-level executives and participate in informational sessions to discuss topics related to the health care industry and professional development. The Fellow will also gain exposure and insight into key business processes by attending system-wide executive meetings. Fellows have the opportunity to observe clinical departments and business units throughout the OhioHealth system. Observations are intended to give fellows exposure to working with physicians, nurses and other staff.
As part of the program curriculum, fellows are expected to attend professional development seminars led by OhioHealth leaders. Examples include conflict management, matrix management, and leadership development.
Project Work and Curriculum
The Fellow and his or her preceptor select assignments that are mutually beneficial to the Fellow, the specific health care unit, and the health system. Examples of past Fellow projects include the following:
- Physician Contracts Management
- Hospital-Wide Lean Implementation
- Feasibility Study for Freestanding Emergency Department
- Epic Implementation
- Capital Management
Many past OhioHealth Fellows are still employed within the organization. Recent Fellows have accepted positions in Quality and Patient Safety, Neurosciences, Heart and Vascular Services, and Clinical Business Operations.
Salary & Benefits
OhioHealth offers a competitive salary and benefits package.