Clinical Content Intern
Patient Safety Movement Foundation

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is seeking 5-10 interns as soon as possible to help with researching, writing, styling, formatting, publishing, and drafting the next round of our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). These APSS are drafted and curated by international workgroups consisting of clinicians, pharmacists, public health professionals, patients, family members, health administrators, health technologists, and executives. There are currently 34 APSS around topics from mental health to surgical site infections to CLABSI to delirium to postpartum hemorrhage.

Each month, we will be working to draft, edit, revise, finalize, publish, disseminate, and implement 3-5 specific APSS as a collaborative team. Inherent in the dissemination of the APSS, we will be pursuing opportunities to publish in peer-reviewed journals, market the APSS strategically by leveraging our networks, and translating the APSS into various languages. This opportunity would be unpaid, BUT it would be remote and PSMF is offering a guarantee that the students that dedicate time for a 3 months or more would have their names published as authors on all of the APSS they worked on in 2021 (we typically work on 4-5 APSS per month). These APSS are international documents used and implemented by clinicians of all professions around the world. With the pressure to publish even in undergrad, this is a great place to start!

Additionally, even though these are clinical documents, we are also seeking students of all disciplines, especially English, Writing, Public Health, Policy, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

Interns will be expected to:

  • Align the language across all 34 APSS so that it is concise and clear throughout the series
  • Format the APSS for publication
  • Incorporate the feedback of the workgroup members by adjusting the language to match the narrative of the APSS
  • Research and link references within the APSS to ensure quality checks for the content and statistics
  • Possess strong language, writing, and organization skills, as well as meticulous attention to detail
  • Communicate with the PSMF clinical team about barriers, progress, challenges, ideas, and timelines
  • Attend live training and discussion webinars. If live attendance is not possible due to legitimate reasons, the intern is expected to watch the recorded version within 48 hours of the live webinar and complete a related quiz on the material
  • Demonstrate strong commitment and accountability

Qualifications

Interns must:

  • Be enrolled in a 2 or 4 years college/university program (any major is welcome!)
  • Have consistent access to a personal web-enabled device such as a laptop
  • Respond to emails within 24 hours

Internship Application and Timeline

This internship will start March 1, 2020, with trial projects and interns will be notified of their acceptance to the internship on March 16, 2020. Phone interviews will be scheduled for March 2-6, 2020

If interested or if you have any questions, please reach out to our general clinical email (clinical@patientsafetymovement.org) before Feb 23rd, 2020. We will stop accepting any inquiries on Feb 23rd, 2020 at 5 pm PT.

Organization Profile Information

Did you know that medical errors are the THIRD leading cause of death in the US? The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a non-profit organization working towards eliminating preventable deaths in hospitals. Our mission includes unifying the healthcare ecosystem (clinicians, patients, policymakers, engineers, insurance, etc), identifying challenges that are killing patients and publishing Actionable Patient Safety Solutions to be implemented in hospitals to decrease this number, promoting transparency and aligned incentives through policy, and educating patients and providers about patient safety with dignity and respect.

Links

Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

Patient Video

We are the Patient Safety Movement Foundation Video

Bill Clinton at our Annual World Patient Safety, Science, and Technology Summit