Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP), a division of MedAssets, is a premier provider of Lean, Six Sigma and healthcare consulting services to healthcare organizations. Through its consulting, training and coaching offerings, HPP helps healthcare providers in their goal to deliver quality care and improved satisfaction while simultaneously reducing costs and waste. The mission of HPP is to improve HEALTHCARE clients PERFORMANCE as a PARTNER within their organization. Currently, HPP is searching for a Lean Healthcare Sr. Associate. In this role, you will serve as a facilitator, trainer and advisor for all Lean related activities with assigned Clients. Additionally, you will audit progress using Lean tools (i.e. A3’s, PDCA’s, etc), facilitate 5-S training sessions & 5-S Blitzes and develop, implement, & maintain lean healthcare / quality related metrics that reflects the progress & sustainability of lean healthcare. Experience facilitating teams toward a common goal using structured Lean Methodologies in a healthcare environment is required. To learn more or to apply, go to the career page of www.medassets.com.
Piedmont Hospital is looking to fill the role of Senior Director, Sustainability.
The Sr. Director of Sustainability is responsible for the leadership development and succession planning to ensure continuity of the business and drive key company initiatives, including growth. Promotes a culture of continuous improvement by implementing processes and systems which empower operations leadership to keep up with the organization’s growth and increasing complexity. Designs and monitors internal controls related to operations including hospital and department-level dashboards. Delivers strategies, programs, processes and resources to establish and maintain a highly effective leadership pool throughout the hospital. Serves as the process owner for leadership planning and development for the hospital, ensuring it is integrated with Piedmont Healthcare’s overall talent management strategy and aligned with the facility and corporate strategic plans. Establishes and maintains close working relationships with hospital and corporate departments, including Service Excellence, Human Resources, Integration and Transformation.
Qualifications include a Bachelors Degree from a recognized college or university in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or a closely related field is required. Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience directing, leading and managing leadership development and/or process improvement efforts in a large organization, preferably in a healthcare setting. Demonstrated skills in change management, process improvement and large-scale program implementation. Knowledge of complex statistics, data analysis and workflow redesign. Ability to supervise and direct the work of others. Ability to use databases, application development, report writing, word processing and spreadsheet software. Ability to identify needs and develop programs and processes to meet them. Excellent communication skills, written and oral. Organizational and problem-solving ability, with strong logical reasoning.
For more information on this position, please visit the Piedmont Careers website.
Northeast Georgia Health System was rated a top 100 Hospital by Thompson Reuters by fostering a culture of continuous improvement. The Department of Operational Excellence (D.O.E.) supports the organization in its efforts to improve processes using data and tools of Lean and Six Sigma, as well as to support decision-making and roll-out of new business ventures. It is currently looking to fill the role of Project Leader.
Responsibilities: Leads improvement initiatives throughout the health system utilizing operational excellence methodologies, including Lean and Six Sigma. Serves as the subject matter expert for operational projects. Prepares for and facilitates kaizen events and other improvement activites. Provides training, facilitates events, directs and coaches teams during events, and in follow-up. Serves as a change agent for the organization.
Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience required, healthcare experience preferred, Masters Degree preferred; knowledge of Lean and/or Six Sigma preferred; clinical background preferred; strong project management skills, organizational skills and facilitation skills required; high level of professionalism required and ability to speak in public; strong analytical background and comfort working with financial, operational, and quality data preferred; excellent in Excel and Power Point; knowledge of Minitab preferred; experience leading teams and people to successful change; Positive, can-do attitude toward change, inspires others; creative and entrepreneurial. Passionate about change.
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HCA North Florida has an opening for a Division Management Engineer. As a member of the HCA North Florida Division’s Process Improvement, Productivity & Project Management Team, the incumbent management engineer works collaboratively with management and staff, across the division, to achieve operational improvement objectives. The primary focus will be on emergency, laboratory, radiology and bed management services improvements. This position will be required to support activities in the HCA North Florida Division across North Florida and South Georgia. The incumbent is expected to spend at least 50% of their time in the facilities.
The incumbent will coordinate the design, development, testing, implementation, and monitoring of redesign, process improvement and business enhancement opportunities; as well as cost reduction measures.
The incumbent plays a lead role in division and facility process improvement projects by performing operational assessments and analyses, researching and identifying best practices, facilitating groups and teams, managing projects, presenting results and recommendations, and developing measurement tools, to improve HCA’s operating processes toward greater efficiency and effectiveness.
This position requires an individual who is a self-starter, has the ability to manage multiple priorities, work with only general supervision on assigned projects and activities, demonstrates tact and diplomacy in situations of conflict and controversy, and demonstrates excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Facilitates improvements in operating performance through fundamental rethinking and redesign of core processes.
- Serves as primary link to the process improvement teams and natural working groups and implementation teams.
- Enables key stakeholders’ participation and acceptance of change efforts.
- Directs a variety of management engineering projects and programs to provide management with statistical data in areas including information flow, cost containment, work standards, staffing levels, and productivity.
- Develops and initiates a plan to educate departments on various topics related to productivity management and improvement strategies.
- Works directly with staff, directors, and executive leaders to implement and maintain process improvement
- Plans, coordinates and conducts studies to produce operational best-demonstrated practices; analyzes and evaluates departmental organization, processes, methods, and equipment
- Recommends changes or improvements based on study results.
- Develops methods for measuring outcomes against standards; assists in the identification of criterions and effective qualitative/ quantitative measurement tools.
- Makes presentations to a wide audience at the hospital and division levels. Must have extensive PC skills including spreadsheets, databases, Word Processing and presentation applications.
B.S. in Industrial Engineering or related degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Extensive Six-Sigma or Lean Facilitation experience will weigh heavily on final selection of candidate.
Desired: Three to five years experience in the healthcare industry with emphasis on process improvement activities and productivity systems. Healthcare experience is desired but not mandatory. PMP, Six Sigma or Lean certification and evidence of process improvements a plus.
Must have knowledge of Industrial Engineering principles such as work flow analysis, statistical analysis, work simplification, time standard and staffing analysis, and process improvement techniques as they apply to healthcare management system processes and operations. Must be a skilled facilitator that leads individuals and groups toward the development of visions, goals, objectives, action plans, problem resolution and attainment of results. Must have the analytical ability to gather, organize and interpret data, to identify discrepancies, problems or issues, to obtain advice when precedents are unclear or unavailable. Must possess strong project management, good communication, good organizational and planning, and strong change management skill. Must demonstrate the skill of developing and maintaining effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including staff level employees, department level leadership, hospital administration, medical staff, and division leadership. Proficiency in the use of a personal computer with knowledge of various software applications including word processing, database, spreadsheets, and SPC software. Examples: Business Objects, Crystal Ball, Minitab, SPSS, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.
- Must have strong written and presentation skills, as well as experience in process re-engineering and the application of quantitative analysis techniques as applied in a healthcare setting.
- Must demonstrate personal traits of a high level of motivation and initiative; team orientation; professionalism; places a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.
- The successful candidate must be able to apply quantitative management techniques, perform complex data analysis, and use computer based tools. Effective human relations and communications skills and the ability to identify and meet customer needs in a team environment are required.
- Duties will include: responsible for analyzing and improving work processes (primarily in the Emergency Department and other areas), implementing process best practices across the division and consulting with hospital leadership.
- ~ 50% travel is required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires the ability to travel by automobile in the service area on a regular basis. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 20 pounds occasionally. Frequently required to work early morning, evening and weekend hours. Position includes overnight travel on occasion. Work is performed in an office environment. Work may be stressful at times.
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