Lean Transformation Specialist
Posted on: January 9, 2022
PeaceHealth is seeking a Performance Improvement Lean Specialist -
Oregon Network- SHMC Riverbend for a 1.0 full time equivalent
Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift
durations of 8 Hours.
Join PeaceHealth in our exciting mission to bring Lean
Transformation to a new level within our organization. You can make
a difference and will have a voice during this new and developing
journey to enhance our patient care experience and service to the
communities that we support.
Responsible for coordinating, leading and supporting the day-to-day
lean transformation work and educational activities. Works
cross-functionally with different departments within assigned
network to implement lean best practices focused on process
improvement. Leads and coaches various continuous improvement
project teams focused on eliminating waste and adding value and
1. Collaborates with executive sponsors and process owners of value
stream kaizen activities to ensure alignment and support of
PeaceHealth's organizational goals.
2. Coordinates and facilitates system aligned lean education and
curriculum, maintaining consistent standards, methods and
terminology. Coaches leaders and tracks their progress towards
achievement of their lean leader certification. Provides reports to
senior leadership on progress.
3. Coaches and develops leaders to become lean thinkers. Acts as
content expert in utilization of lean concepts and tools.
4. Develops strong working relationships with senior leaders and
other stakeholders to foster improvement. Works with leaders and
caregivers to develop, align, and implement strategic and
operational improvements. Collaborates with counterparts and
colleagues from across the system to develop and implement
system-standard work processes.
5. Provides support and coaching for leaders in their daily
management structure, front line problem solving, and leader
6. Coordinates the information and tracking of standard work and
learnings from kaizen activities and workshops to help guide the
organization in relation to readiness to spread of tested standard
work and inspire caregivers through shared learnings.
7. Implements system standard lean transformation principles,
methodologies and processes to enable high value, highly reliable,
and standardized work processes.
8. Ensures Lean Transformation Office activities integrate
seamlessly with Quality and other departments to maximize
continuous and sustainable improvement.
9. Tracks and coordinates kaizen activities and reports on
performance including post-kaizen measures within the assigned
network and locations.
10. Creates, role models and supports an environment that fosters
and supports teamwork and collaboration.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in one of the following:
Nursing or a related clinical area.
Business Administration or related field.
And/or a combination of education and professional experience that
provides the incumbent with the requisition knowledge, skills, and
ability to successfully perform the job.
Minimum of five years of applying lean improvement principles and
Minimum of two years of training/education experience in lean
improvement methodology required.
Lean experience in a healthcare environment preferred but not
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certification from a recognized provider of
lean transformation training preferred.
Ability to champion the importance of striving to improve the cost,
quality, safety, and accessibility of healthcare services, with a
focus on creating value.
Strong project management skills with the ability to manage
multiple concurrent projects.
Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and
interpersonal relationship skills.
Demonstrated change management skills.
Strong technical, computer and presentation skills.
Able to maintain flexibility and composure under pressure.
Ability to travel as required.
+ Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of
+ Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
+ Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate
lighting and ventilation.
+ Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention
to detail (up to 65% of work time).
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit
Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington,
Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000
caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than
900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural
communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St.
Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today,
PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues
with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social
justice in fulfilling its Mission.
We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package
and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more
about working at PeaceHealth and the community please visit our
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a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action
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