Posted on: October 12, 2019
PeaceHealth is seeking a Lean Specialist for a 1.0 full time
equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift
with shift durations of 8 Hours.
Req ID: 170036
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
- Collaborates with executive sponsors and process owners of
value stream kaizen activities to ensure alignment and support of
PeaceHealth's organizational goals.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provides support and coaching for leaders in their daily
management structure, front line problem solving, and leader
- 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.
- Implements system standard lean transformation principles,
methodologies and processes to enable high value, highly reliable,
and standardized work processes.
- Ensures Lean Transformation Office activities integrate
seamlessly with Quality and other departments to maximize
continuous and sustainable improvement.
- Tracks and coordinates kaizen activities and reports on
performance including post-kaizen measures within the assigned
network and locations.
- Creates, role models and supports an environment that fosters
and supports teamwork and collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in nursing or related clinical area,
business administration or related field 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
--- Minimum of two years of training/education experience in lean
improvement methodology required.
--- Lean experience in a healthcare environment preferred.
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.
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of
your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your
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 Springfield community please visit
our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.
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three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!
Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email
Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept
resumes or applications.
Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)
Job Category: Business, Administrative & Facilities
Shift Length: 8 Hours
Work Type: Full Time
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment
opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without
regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified
individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender;
pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic
information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in
accordance with local, state, or federal laws.
The above information is intended to indicate the general nature
and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers
assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Springfield -- Business, Administrative & Facilities
-- Risk Management & Quality -- Full Time -- QUALITY
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