November 19, 2012
Project Healthcare, Bellevue Department of Emergency Medicine Summer 2013
Project Healthcare is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students.
Created by the Bellevue Hospital Center Emergency Department, PHC allows students an opportunity to experience and observe many different aspects of healthcare. The program is comprised of several weekly rotations which are based in the Emergency Department.
Project Healthcare is a very demanding program, requiring a great deal of commitment on the part of the student. This year the program will begin in early June and end in mid-August, totaling ten weeks.
The first week of the program entails an orientation that includes and introduction to the Emergency Department and other rotation areas, informational lectures, and certification in CPR and First Aid. For the remaining nine weeks of the program, participants should expect to work a minimum of 22 hours a week in scheduled rotations, and should plan on working additional hours to prepare research and health fair projects. Additional meetings are required as well. Rotations take place in the Emergency Department, the Recovery Room, and the Operating Room.
During shifts, participants are expected to perform structured tasks that will assist doctors, nurses, social workers, patients, and administrators. These tasks include, but are not limited to, making up stretchers, stocking supplies, and patient transport. In addition, volunteers act as patient advocates, performing such duties as making phone calls on behalf of patients, monitoring the patient's length of stay, and interpreting. At times during the summer, participants may be asked to spend a shift collecting data for quality assurance research in addition to their assigned Project Healthcare research.
This is an unpaid opportunity. Freshmen are eligible to apply.
Applications will be accepted November 28 through February 10th, 2013.
Meet program staff at the Macaulay Internship Fair on Friday January 18.