Healthcare Policy Intern (9485) at Methodist Healthcare Ministries in San Antonio, Texas

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The mission of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is " Serving Humanity to Honor God " by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church.

Part- Time - In Person

Healthcare Policy Intern

4507 Medical Drive

San Antonio TX 78229

Organization's Mission and Commitment to Health Equity:

The mission of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is " Serving Humanity to Honor God " by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. The Board of Directors approved a strategic plan in October 2019 that places health equity at the center of the work MHM wants to do. The Board of Directors approved the following statement:

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. believes that to improve the wellness of the least served and fully live out its mission of "Serving Humanity to Honor God," it must recognize the inequities inherent in its communities that contribute to poor health outcomes. Health Equity is both the process and goal by which Methodist Healthcare Ministries seeks to carry out that purpose. Health Equity is a framework of thought and action that strives to reduce racial and socio-economic disparities and create fair and just opportunity for every person to reach their full potential for health and life and contribute to that of others.

Essential Duties:


  • Assist with research and drafting advocacy documents used with organizations and legislative offices, including fact sheets, advocacy alerts, reports, position papers, presentations, newsletters, and coalition letters
  • Monitor and track legislative hearings, regulatory agencies and coalition meetings with expectation of developing notes, summaries, reports, and briefs in a timely manner
  • Assist with the scheduling and planning of legislative and advocacy meetings and events
  • Assist with outreach to community partners, healthcare stakeholders and elected officials on healthcare issues, meetings, and events
  • Assist the team with day-to-day logistics, including administrative responsibilities related to policy and advocacy work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:



This position requires: Skills necessary to read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals, and to identify, synthesize and communicate relevant scholarly information. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Ability to write in a manner that conforms to a prescribed style and format. Fluent in English. Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with a team-oriented approach, proven ability to be flexible in job role, and adaptability to changing dynamics of a department. Effective communication with supervisor to ensure needs are met to perform the work effectively.

Opportunities for Intern

Intern will have the opportunity to improve: information gathering skills, ability to synthesize and communicate technical information with a lay audience, presentation skills, ability to work in office environment with standard office technology, ability to use research software, understanding of industry-specific health technology and IT.

Qualifications:

Individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program with a focus on healthcare and/or public policy.

Reasoning Ability:

Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and well as strong interpersonal skills. Ability to prioritize multiple assignments, sometimes with pressing time pressures. Ability to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical information with abstract and concrete variables. Ability to synthesize principles and trends from a broad array of information.

Computer Skills:

Demonstrate working knowledge of the Internet and Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel applications. Experience with research software a plus.

Other:

Must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle; maintain valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.

Punctuality and attendance are essential. Must be able to work independently and be willing to ask team members for clarification to maintain effective workflow. Expected to know basic information about MHM services, willing to follow protocol and chain of command, and dress and speak professionally.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member may be exposed to a medical office environment having direct contact with patients and clients. Position necessitates bending, stooping, twisting, turning, walking, climbing step stools, sitting and standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift and maneuver at least 25 pounds.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) and subcontractor(s) shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

MHM complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

MHM expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of MHM's employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

MHM makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodation would impose an undue business hardship. Please let us know if you need an accommodation to participate in the application process. We can be reached at 210-692-9423 or email Diane Rodriguez at drodriguez1@mhm.org or fax at 1888-653-3968.

Alternative application methods are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system. For assistance, please contact our Corporate Recruiter Diane Rodriguez at 210-692-9423 or email her at drodriguez1@mhm.org.





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