New York Presbyterian Hospital - Quality & Patient Safety (QPS) Team

New York-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health care delivery systems, dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and innovative, patient-centered clinical care. New York-Presbyterian is one of the largest health care providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 New York-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients. 

This internship opportunity is part of the Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Local Team supporting three of the NYP West Campus Hospitals: NYP-Columbia, NYP-Allen, and NYP-Lawrence. NYP-CU is one of two major academic medical centers within the organization, while NYP-AH and NYP-LH are smaller, community hospitals. Each serves a difference patient population and has unique needs. 

The mission of the QPS Department is to be a high reliability organization that promotes and supports quality and safety, optimal patient outcomes, research and innovation. The vision is to make NYPH the best and safest academic hospital by promoting: high reliability, a culture of safety, and zero preventable harm. 
Additionally, our QPS team partners with the Center for Patient Safety Research at NYP. There will be opportunities to partner on research projects, in addition to QPS work. Led by Jason Adelman, MD, MS, the Center for Patient Safety Research is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, working across multiple departments including Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Nursing, Quality, Information Technology, and Biomedical Informatics. The mission of the Center for Patient Safety Research is to develop and test innovative strategies for improving patient safety using rigorous research methods. Through leveraging health information technology, the Center for Patient Safety Research conducts federally funded as well as hospital-supported research projects to test solutions that are replicable, scalable, and make a real difference in improving patient safety. 

We look forward to hosting a Princeton intern to provide an opportunity for future hire within our organization. 


New York, NY

Internship Description 

Works with QPS team members to partner as an internal clinical department leaders to ensure quality compliance and application of best practices for client’s quality and patient safety initiatives. Partners with QPS team member to act as internal consultant and subject matter expert for assigned departments on all quality and patient safety needs. Partners with QPS team member to facilitate questions and act jointly as process owners of various quality and patient safety initiatives along with our departmental or service line quality committees, pharmacy, medical directors, nursing leadership, and operations. 
Works with their director and ACQO in facilitating the root cause analysis process when an adverse event requires it, as well as review and escalation of adverse events. Partners with a QPS team member to support the departmental QA chairs, nursing, and patient services administration for the oversight of adverse events within their client’s scope. 

Works with their director and clients to manage projects; may be responsible for developing the project scope, timeline, objectives, success criteria, and team membership through rigorous analytical processes including sound principles of Project Management and Performance Improvement methodologies. 
In the event of a regulatory survey, may have opportunity to participate in QPS team member response. 

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
8 5/16 - 7/8 2022 8:00am  4:00pm Yes No In person

Housing Information

NYC sublets, potential opportunity for hospital housing.

Internship Qualifications

  • Organized 
  • Self-motivated 
  • Intellectually curious 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Interest in healthcare/healthcare administration 
  • Excel proficiency (moderate) 
  • Collaborative 
  • Effective communicator 

Additional qualifications:

  • Data analysis 
  • Adaptable 
  • Research 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to problem solve 
  • Receptive to feedback 
  • Project Management

Writing Sample Required


Special Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Vaccinations