6 Month Co-Op Offered by CHC Alum (January through June 2017)

This is the first year for a fantastic opportunity for CHC students ONLY!  Christian Minich, a graduate of CHC in 2012 is offering the below data analyst co-op opportunity.  It is available to all majors regardless of previous experience with databases or technical proficiency.  Christian wants thinkers who love to solve problems first and foremost.  He can teach you the technology you’ll be using to solve problems as part of a team.  I can’t over emphasize how cool this is and how much it will alter your professional trajectory should you do this experience.  Please review the job and email me if you have any interest in applying. 


Position: Clinical Data Analyst – Co-op

Company Description:

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace of many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. As the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, CHOP has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved the lives of countless children. Today, that same spirit of care and innovation continues. That’s why US News and World Report named CHOP in a first place tie on its Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for 2011-2012.


Job Description:

Clinical Data and Analytics team provides that information that CHOP needs to improve the lives of patients. We are responsible for empowering users with data across the institution, providing a unique blend of clinical, technical, and analytical expertise. We believe that analytics and data can improve outcomes, optimize processes, and reduce costs. We hire smart, curious people who can bring together clinical, operational, and financial data and deliver insights.

What you’ll do

  • Independently manage projects from beginning to end
  • Create new data sets and build reporting/analytical solutions
  • Analyze healthcare data for key insights and deliver a summary of findings

We’re looking for people who

  • Can learn new techniques quickly
  • Are able to synthesize a complex problem
  • Are curious and pursue many interests
  • Are enthusiastic about change
  • Are motivated by mission
  • Communicate clearly
  • Are a team players
  • Have, or want to have, knowledge of at least one programming language (optional)
  • Have, or want to have, a basic grasp of statistical concepts (optional)

Co-Op Start Date – Mid January through June (6 months)


Here are the values that drive us in our mission:

Be of Service

We provide excellent customer service to the quality improvement (QI) teams with whom we work. We respect our QI team members and their desire to impact change. As internal consultants within CHOP, our team is flexible with our approach, making it easy for the QI teams to champion their work. We provide and solicit feedback in order to continuously improve our service model.

Strive for Outcomes

Our team is disciplined and curious in our approach to help achieve better outcomes for our patients. We aim for an open flow of ideas to take advantage of the wealth of expertise present on each of our teams. Our data-driven optimism excites teams to achieve meaningful change.

Adapt & Improve

We seek best practices from within and outside CHOP to continuously improve clinical care. We recognize that a complex healthcare environment demands a flexible problem solving approach tailored to the specific needs of a problem. This approach spans both our project work and our internal team development.

Embody Integrity

We are honest and transparent with each other and our QI teams. Our team actively solicits and provides feedback in a professional and respectful manner.

Be the Calm

We are a calming force in the midst of a sometimes chaotic healthcare environment. Our organization and facilitation allows the best ideas to surface and move through the appropriate channels to become reality. Interaction with our team is easy and is supported by OCQI team members projecting one team with one voice.


Want to join our team? Send a resume, along with short answers to the following questions, to Christian Minich (minichc@email.chop.edu):

  1. Share an example/story about how you are detail-oriented.
  1. Share an example/story when you exhibited resilience.
  1. Share an example/story when you learned something on your own.


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