Intern – Administration 

  • Internship
  • Palo Alto
  • Salary: N/A

Website Stanford Children’s Health

Full Job Description

Administrative Support

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That’s why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It’s why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. And it’s why we need caring, committed people on our team – like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Summer temporary position under the supervision of the RN and intern program coordinator provides patient care under the supervision of the registered nurse and assists in the maintenance of the unit environment. Participates in unit activities and contributes to unit/hospital goals. The junior or senior student nurse intern will bring basic skill sets to the unit gained in nursing school. The program will provide direct and indirect patient care opportunities for the intern to assist in preparation for future RN work life success.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages of patients served on the assigned unit(s). Possesses the ability to collect, report and record appropriate data relative to age an to provide care needed as described in the hospital’s policies and procedures, within the scope of practice of the Nursing Assistant (Unlicensed Assistive Personnel). Defined by Title 22. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development in infants through middle adults, and possesses an understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients congruent with job responsibilities.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Meets all work agreements.(Includes but not limited to arriving on time reporting off when leaving the unit, working where assigned, following staffing and scheduling guidelines, and meeting dress code standards).
  • Contributes to the smooth functioning of the unit. Includes providing input to problem-solving unit issues, and supporting fluctuations in demands of unit by answering telephones, completing other duties as assigned
  • Assist RN; student nurse role by completing identified unit specific tasks. Unit specific tasks to be identified by unit manager include but not limited to vital sign assessment, skin care/hygiene, feeding
  • Attends specialized student nurse lectures and activities. Lectures include family centered care, pain assessment, JCAHO overview, risk management issues, and ancillary department overviews.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have completed a pediatric rotation with a minimum GPA of 3.0. (Preferred)
  • Must have an overall 3.0 GPA
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
  • Submit a completed employment application and credentials.
  • Must meet the health and policy requirements of all new employees.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.