Rush University Medical Center  Student Intern in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Student Intern


Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Temporary Restricted PT (1 to 39 hours per pay period)


Job Number: 2019-0023

Job Description:

Student Intern

REACH Interns participate in work-based learning and professional career development under the direct instruction of professionals from various departments across RUMC facilities.

Position Highlights:

  • Interns learn how to perform job-specific tasks while gaining an understanding of day-to-day operations within their assigned department.

  • Exposure working with organizational units that include Nursing units, Medical Center Engineering, Clinical Engineering, Alzheimer Disease Center, LADS, Marketing and Communications/Graphic Design, Behavioral Sciences, etc.

  • Work hours are Monday through Friday

Position Responsibilities:

  • Medical Center Engineering

  • Students assist department staff as they operate, maintain, repair, inspect and upgrade/improve all of the Medical Center buildings and the related systems/equipment, for example: Electrical systems, Carpentry, Painting, HVAC, Plumbing, Inventory Control, etc.

  • Clinical Engineering

  • Students assist department staff with proper management of diagnostic, therapeutic, and life support equipment, including: new equipment inventory and safety test; maintain device histories of individual pieces of equipment; repair and scheduled maintenance of all patient diagnostic, therapeutic, and life support equipment here at Rush.

  • Nursing Units

  • Students perform specific tasks in various units that assist in increased patient satisfaction and improved patient experience; units include: NICU, Case Management, OR, ER, Mother/Child, 9 North, Oncology outpatient, Child Psych/Day school, PAR, Interventional Radiology, Hospital Administration, etc.

  • Teaching Aid Assistant

  • Helps establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment, advance physical and intellectual competencies, support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance, establish positive and productive relationships with families, and maintain a commitment to professionalism.

  • Marketing and Communications/Graphic Design

  • Student assists department staff as they manage Rush's marketing, advertising and branding efforts. The office is responsible for public relations, including media relations and internal communications; and oversight of the University's and Medical Center's websites.

  • Alzheimer Disease Center

  • Under supervision, student conducts a variety of established functions to engage diverse communities in Alzheimer's disease outreach, education and research. The student will assist with outreach events and activities for older adults centered on the topics of healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease.

  • Information Systems

  • Student will perform simple projects using basic computer skills. Student will be an accountable team member, meet agreed deliverables and deadlines, and communicate clearly with peers and management.

  • Off-Site Locations

  • Under supervision, students will assist partnered organizations and other off-site Rush facilities with a variety projects, tasks, and engage with the community. Students will perform specific tasks as directed; organizations include PAWS Chicago, Block Electric, Rush Oak Park, etc.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Should display high level leadership skills, teamwork, work ethic, and appropriate ethical and professional behavior

  • Should possess basic computer skills and knowledge

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-directed and able to work without supervision

  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and idea

  • Exceptional customer service skills; should be enthusiastic, friendly, dependable, and flexible

  • Ability to work independently and solve problems or contact a staff person when appropriate; ability to follow directions from supervisor when emergency arises.

  • Must be physically fit; requires standing, walking, bending and stretching on a consistent basis

  • Student should have, at minimum, completed their sophomore year of high school

  • Be certified in CPR and First-Aid

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

  • Rush was ranked Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.