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Making Care Better Performance Improvement Fellowship 2022-2023

Location: The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Duration: 1 year

Application Deadline: October 15, 2021 11:59pm EST

Job Summary: The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (MSCHONY) is seeking a candidate with experience in change management, patient safety, and quality improvement with an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare administration at a top academic medical center.

This fellowship is a specialized health services performance and quality improvement position working with and under the direction of Dr. Michael Vitale, Medical Director of the Pediatric Initiative to Make Care Better/Chief of Pediatric Spine Service and Mary Cassai, Vice President of Perioperative Services.

The fellow will support, facilitate, and coordinate pediatrics-wide quality improvement initiatives and projects, including interdisciplinary work with clinical, research, and administrative staff. It allows for a high degree of autonomy and the opportunity to meaningfully improve culture in an institution that prides itself on reliable delivery of high quality care. The position is designed to support and develop individuals with aspirations for increased responsibility in healthcare management and/or quality and safety. The projects assigned to the individual will allow for exposure to senior leadership.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter (not to exceed 1 page)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (1 Academic, 1 Professional)

How to Apply:

Please upload your resume and cover letter into your application
2 Letters of Recommendation should be emailed to

Essential Duties:

  • Manage and systematize current quality improvement projects for the Making Care Better Initiative, including preventing radiation misadministration, antibiotic stewardship, enhancing Operating Room throughput, and standardizing treatment protocols to enhance quality of care;
  • Utilize the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program framework to engage front line staff, educate staff on the science of safety, execute initiatives and evaluate quality initiatives;
  • Develop, recommend, and implement quality improvement projects related to MSCHONY’s efforts to meet Solutions for Patient Safety hospital-acquired condition bundles;
  • Apply quality improvement methodologies such as Lean and Lean Sigma to manage projects and to systematize continuous improvement with clinical staff;

Knowledge, Skills, Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree in health care management, public administration, or public health preferred
  • Prior experience or knowledge of quality improvement, quality assurance, or performance improvement preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in managing informatics and utilizing common statistical, spreadsheet, and database management programs
  • Ability to work independently and receive feedback on a regular basis
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and team-building skills
  • Persuasive oral and written skills