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Health Science Clinical Rotation Site

We are pleased to be a clinical rotation site for GISD Health Science Clinical Rotation Program. High school students are selected to be in this special program because of their interest in healthcare and a demonstration of responsibility in their educational pursuits.

Master of Health Administration Operational Internship

What is the MHA Program?

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Selection Process

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MHA Bios

  • Stephanie Rosenwinkel
    Stephanie Rosenwinkel
    • 2019 Operational Intern
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center

    Stephanie's internship occurred during the Joint Commission survey window, so she spent time preparing by updating 100 CIHQ metrics to reach compliance. Stephanie also worked closely with the Chief Financial Officer to improve North Central's chart building process, ultimately increasing efficiency and accuracy of patient charts. Lastly, she observed the implementation of a new insurance prior authorization company and collected data on pilot phase, leading to the decision to keep the vendor. Stephanie is finishing her second year of her Master of Healthcare Administration at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and will be graduating in May of 2020.

  • Patrick Malecha
    Patrick Malecha
    • 2018 Operational Intern
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center

    At North Central, Patrick worked closely with the Chief Operating Officer to develop 300 new policies for the opening of the ambulatory surgery center. Patrick’s role with the COO involved collaboration with all hospital departments to ensure minimal patient disruption during construction related events. To help North Central reach compliance for the new ASC, Patrick also coordinated new evacuation policies and created a shelter route. Patrick recently graduated from University of North Texas Health Science Center with his Master of Healthcare Administration in 2019 and is looking for his next opportunity.

  • Liana Cherianl
    Liana Cherian
    • 2017 Operational Intern
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center

    Liana Cherian served as our operations intern from May 2017- August 2017 while completing her Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. During her internship, Liana worked on a variety of projects that focused around operations, project management, and process improvement. She was responsible for helping create the timeline and assisting in the movement of the Pre-Admissions Testing department to their newly constructed area. She worked on a project that helped drive efficiencies in OR scheduling that allowed her an extended internship as the Special Projects Intern. In her last year of her MHA program, she spent most of her time in a process improvement project around identifying scheduling efficiencies. She helped NC adopt new processes and made recommendations to the executive team. She worked with a local hospital to understand best processes and potential opportunities. Liana completed her MHA in May 2018, and went on to pursue an Administrative Fellowship with Hospital Sisters Health System where she is now serving in her second year.

  • Ashnia Taher
    Ashnia Taher
    • 2016 Operational Intern
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center

    Ashnia Taher interned at North Central Surgical Center the summer of 2016. During her internship, she worked on implementing MD Staff and transferred all employee files from paper files to electronic files leading to increased efficiency and greater standardization of work flow. She also worked on various CIHQ findings with the ACNO and Quality Director. After Ashnia finished her internship she accepted a position at North Central Surgical Center as a Quality Assurance Coordinator where she managed North Central’s policy database and worked on various different Joint Commission regulations leading to increased compliance. She also worked with the Marketing Director to successfully implement North Central’s first Volunteer Program. Ashnia currently works at Texas Health Resources as a Clinic Process Improvement Specialist where she manages various HEDIS, CMS and commercial insurance quality contract measures for the UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources network.

  • Mitali Maheshwari
    Mitali Maheshwari
    • 2015 Operational Intern
    • University of Texas at Dallas

    Mitali interned with North Central in 2015 closely under supervision of Chief Operating Officer. During her time, she optimized a document management process for contracted staff leading to better compliance. She conducted an analytical study regarding the usage of pain management drug which can give management a better insight. She also worked with Chief Nursing Officer assisting with cost-benefit analysis of vendor solutions which made vendor selection process smooth and faster. Mitali graduated from UTD with Masters in Healthcare Management in 2016 and now she is working as Healthcare IT analyst at MD Buyline performing quote analysis and providing strategic sourcing consultation regarding various Health IT technologies.

Operating Room Nurse Internship

The North Central Surgical Center Hospital Operating Room Nurse Intern Program will prepare experienced Registered Nurses (RNs) to provide quality patient care to the surgical patient using evidenced-based practices aligned with guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN).

The Program design concentrates on the RN Circulator role in the operating room. The course is a rigorous blended educational program using the evidence-based curriculum, PeriOp 101 3.0, the textbook, Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery by Rothrock, hands-on skills labs and instructor led classes on how to apply the curriculum in the organization’s clinical settings. The Instructor has 30+ years educating Registered Nurses in the operating room specialty.

The ideal candidate is a graduate of an Accredited Nursing Program who has a current Texas RN License with no impingements. Applicants should have completed two to three years of nursing practice in medical-surgical nursing or an equivalent setting. The individual must have the ability to handle stress, problem-solve under stressful situation, lift heavy objects on a daily basis, work with multiple personality and communication styles, accept critique and authority from multiple individuals, and work independently with little patient interaction.

Surgical Technologist Student Clinical Rotation Site

El Centro Surgical Technology Students

The operating rooms will host two surgical technology students from El Centro for 9 months. Students will receive hands on training from experienced, North Central healthcare providers on site with the opportunity to be recruited in the field of surgical technology. Students will also second scrub with Lead Surgical Technologists as they begin their clinical rotations at North Central.

Volunteer Program

About the Program

Volunteer Program

We are delighted that you have an interest in volunteering at North Central Surgical Center. We offer adult and college year round volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas. The Junior Volunteer Program is a ten-week summer program for high school students. Our volunteers can work in a variety of hospital areas to best serve our patient’s needs.

Volunteers will help support our mission “to care for every patient and their family as if they were our own each patient, each family, and each and every time.” We offer a rewarding opportunity that will let you help others and learn and grow individually. Whatever your interest, we can find an area where you will make a difference.

Who Can Join?

To participate in our Junior Program, volunteers must be between the ages of 16 – 18 years old. The Junior Volunteer must be 16 years old on or before your volunteer orientation. The annual ten-week summer program begins mid-June and continues through early August. Applications for the Junior Program are available mid-March and receipt of applications begins April 1. We accept adult and college volunteers yearlong.

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarship Overview

North Central Surgical Center strives to recognize well-deserving students through the award of scholarships to support their pursuit of higher education, preferably among careers within the healthcare field. However students pursuing other career interests are eligible to apply.
Award information: Three (3) $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually.

Memorial Award Overview

This award is in memory of Allie Burns who was one of the first volunteers at North Central. Allie exemplified what it means to have a servant’s heart. She had compassion for others, was outgoing and always a team player. She was always willing to help and had a true joy for volunteerism. This award is dedicated to Allie in her honor.
Award information: One (1) $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually.

Volunteer Banquet

2019 – The volunteer scholarship recipients were awarded to Samantha Aguinaga and MaKenzie Estefano. In recognition for her servant’s heart and her true joy for volunteerism, Kendal Barker was the recipient of the Allie Burns Memorial Award.

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2018 – The volunteer scholarship recipients were awarded to Naithan Varughese, Lynn Tran and Asa Perez.

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Apply Now

Resume and/ or the North Central volunteer application can be sent to ncsccomments@uspi.com regarding your volunteer interest.