Employment Opportunities

AST Healthcare Internship/Work Study Program

This position is currently open.
Reports To: 
Administration/HR/Program Oversight
Type of Position: 
Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
General Description
The Absentee Shawnee Tribal (AST) Health System is a tribally owned healthcare corporation that services both AST and other Native American Tribal Members.  We are offering internship positions with the prospect of attracting and locally growing our own talent for a career in a healthcare profession, either locally or within the state. 
Responsibilities & Duties
  • Work with staff on policy research/development issues in a timely manner.
  • Attend and record meetings and assist in preparation of minutes/agendas.
  • Assist in advancing initiatives to expand healthcare initiatives/community outreach.
  •  Assist in all areas as assigned with administrative support/assistance in all clinics.
  •  Assist in clinical areas as per guidance of directors/professional staff.
  • Call patients and family members for appointments/surveys.
  •  Assist in healthcare operations as needed by department managers/staff.
  • Intern will comply with all health system and tribal policies and procedures.
  •  Must comply with CDC and OSHA requirements for COVID protocols while working in a healthcare clinic setting; must be fully vaccinated as identified by the CDC.
  • Cultural immersion activities are numerous and participation in at least one event or more are expected as part of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Currently enrolled or actively seeking enrollment in a College or University Professional degree program or vocational program in a healthcare related field with any of the area vo-techs.
On-Site Supervisors/ Supervision Plan
  • A variety of either Administrator/HR Director, as necessary for the successful completion of this program. A day-to-day and weekly supervisor will be identified, and will be the on-site supervisor for intern.  For training, management oversight, and scheduling purposes, Admin/ HR, will be whom the intern reports to on a daily basis. Intern will meet with supervisor as needed for any issues or concerns or to address scheduling or other unique needs.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Twenty hours/week Monday-Friday. May be some evening/weekend hours. A schedule of sharing time between the health system’s locations will be developed before the internship begins but is subject to change based on circumstances.  Intern must be flexible in their support/assistance to departments. 
  • Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
  • Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
  • Frequent lifting (up to 25 lbs)
  • Occasional lifting (up to 50 lbs)
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
11 months 2 weeks ago
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2023