UK HealthCare's Administrative Fellowship program seeks to offer talented and aspiring professionals interested in health care administration an opportunity to experience the broad array of administrative functions of a large academic medical center at the University of Kentucky. This two-year program will take fellows through a series of required and elective educational rotations to provide a mix of broad exposure and practical work experience spanning the breadth of UK HealthCare’s hospitals, colleges and administrative services.
Candidates for the administrative fellowship program are likely to have recently matriculated from a Masters in Health Administration or a Masters in Business Administration program. The successful candidate will have a proven academic record and work experience that demonstrates their ability to excel.
Fellows will be compensated during the fellowship with salary and benefits commensurate with the PGY-1 and 2 post-graduate programs. Fellows will be selected by the Fellowship Committee (members below) following an application, screening, interview and campus visit process.
Fellows will be assigned a preceptor for their two-year fellowship. Project reporting, progress evaluations, and feedback will be facilitated by the preceptor to ensure continuous competency development for the fellow. Additionally, each rotation will have an identified mentor who will oversee and provide input into the fellow’s rotation. It is anticipated that a fellow will have a project or initiative that is the focus of their effort for each rotation. Each fellow will present, at least once, a body of work that has been completed during their fellowship. This presentation could be to the Fellowship Committee, or to a UK established committee.
Fellows will receive evaluation and feedback periodically from their fellowship preceptor throughout the two-year period. Additionally, the rotation mentor will provide regular coaching and evaluation of the fellow and their work. Each fellow will receive a certificate upon completion of the fellowship.
- Operational planning in multi-hospital settings, ambulatory services and academic settings
- Demonstrate an ability to continuously improve processes and outcomes
- HR processes including hiring, training, retaining and terminating employees
- Understanding of costs, charges, income, revenue cycle, providers and payers
- Role of Information Technology in clinical practice, education, administration and research
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Working with faculty including patient care providers and administrative colleagues
- Directing the work of others
- Customer service and interpersonal effectiveness
- Exposure to decision-making and collaboration through projects and assignments
- Demonstrate influence, empowerment and recognition of others
- Build a broad range of healthcare management, administrative and leadership skills
Fellowship Rotations for core experiences:
Required (One to three months each) along with opportunities for exposure to decision-making and leading administrators through the duration of the program in meetings and other sessions and conferences.
- Pre-Rotation-Orientation for observation and shadowing
- Exposure to the day-to-day operations of an academic, tertiary care medical center through meetings to provide a system-wide perspective to understand our structure (hospital-based and ambulatory-based operations).
- UK HealthCare Finance and general accounting functions (expected to attend financial closes)Strategic Planning and System and New Business Development (Both hospital and College finance)
- Quality Improvement, Safety and Lean Processes
- Compliance and Contract Negotiations
- Academic Department Administration – Clinical or Basic Science, Human Resources, Physician Practice Plan operations and Organizational Development
- Information Technology and Management in Business Operations
The Administrative Fellowship offers the flexibility to accommodate the individual’s interests with exposure to a broad range of learning opportunities. During the second year, responsibilities and assignments are primarily project oriented. The fellow will continue to be exposed to senior level decision-making processes and participate in team decision making to learn about the interdependent nature of colleges, departments, unit sand the Enterprise.
Options for Second Year Electives (One to three months each)
- Marketing and Communications
- Customer Service and Behavioral Expectations
- Service Line Patient Services
- Supply Chain Management
- Facilities planning
- Exposure to governance and decision making
- Infrastructure Systems and Procedures and Support Services
- Basic and Clinical Translational Research
- Kentucky Medical Services Foundation Practice Plan Administration (Board, Management and Medical Staff Meetings)
- Undergraduate/Graduate Medical Education
- Experience through work on various in-depth projects upon approval
- Interim Managerial Experience upon approval and completion of core competencies
- Area of individual interest (must be approved)
- Misc Benefit
- ID Badge
- Background Check and Drug Screen
- Justin Campbell, MBA, MSHA, FACHE
- Mark Birdwhistell, MPA, Vice President, Administration and External Affairs, UK HealthCare
- Justin Campbell, MBA, MSHA, FACHE, Assistant Hospital Director & Adminstrator, CV Services
- Jonathan Curtright, MHA, Chief Operating Officer, Ambulatory Services, Chair
- Courtney Higdon, Director, Enterprise Patient Access Services
- Ann Smith, MPA, FACHE, Chief Adminstrative Officer, UK HealthCare
- Jim Zembrodt, Director, Strategic Planning
- Current Fellows