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Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship Program

Administrative fellowship programs.

A 12-month program providing extensive exposure to the management and unique dynamics of a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Online Application Yes
Application Deadline December 4
Length of program 1 year
Location Washington State

Clinical Operations

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Overview

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic’s Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship is a 12-month program providing extensive exposure to the management and unique dynamics of a Federally Qualified Health Center. Through this fellowship, we aim to support the next generation of mission-driven employees and increase the diversity of our leadership staff.

The program is specifically intended for recent (less than 37 months from the program’s start month) master level graduates from an accredited school. Candidates should have a desire and dedication to serving underserved populations with an emphasis on the Latinx population.

You are also encouraged to apply if you will complete your master’s degree by our August 2021 start date.

Under the guidance of an executive mentor and direct supervisor, the fellow gains hands-on experience, knowledge, and skills to become a successful leader in any healthcare setting, with a special emphasis in community health. The fellowship is a salaried and benefited position.

Two fellowship slots are available each year. We are currently accepting applications for our Clinical Operations-track fellowship slot for the 2021-2022 class. We will be accepting applications for a second fellowship track at a later date.

Fellowship Tracks

Clinical Operations
The Operations track is designed for those who are interested in Practice Management, which includes exposure to the following service lines: medical, dental, optometry, health information management, and pharmacy. This track offers rotations through various clinics, divisions, and departments in both Washington and Oregon sites. The fellow will have the opportunity to learn clinical operation workflows, budgeting, patient satisfaction, process improvement, and management of the integrated care model for value-based reimbursement. In addition, the fellow will be responsible for small operations focused projects to improve efficiencies and/or the patient care experience.

Philosophy

We believe in the right to wellness for all in a comprehensive, preventative approach to health. We value cultural diversity and teamwork, and we respect the dignity of our clients, patients, and residents. We value cultural diversity and teamwork, and we respect the dignity of our clients, patients, and fellows. All candidates are judged according to the merits of their own application packages.

Program Goals

The Administrative Fellowship Program has the following goals:

  • Train for a greater understanding of community health center organizations.
  • Develop and prepare administrative professionals for positions in community health leadership.
  • Broaden the diversity of administrative and professional personnel among community health organizations.

Patients

The patient population varies by program site but can be broadly defined as low-income and underserved patients of all ages. Our patients are primarily Hispanic, Spanish-speaking migrant/seasonal farmworkers, and their family members. However, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics serve patients from a wide variety of races, ethnicities, and cultures. The patients served at our clinics often cannot access medical care anywhere else. The majority of our patients are on Medicaid or have no medical insurance, many of whom are living below the federal poverty level. For more information about our patients, view patient information in our Community Report.