WellStar Health System

WellStar Health System Marietta, GA, USA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Overview At WellStar, we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. Responsibilities WellStar's Lean Transformation Office is hiring for a New Lean System Consultant . If you are interested in becoming apart of WellStar's Lean Journey, apply today! The Lean System Consultant is a member of the system's Lean Transformation Office (LTO), who functions as an internal Lean subject matter expert, driving system-wide adoption of problem solving and continuous process improvement through facilitation of cross-functional teams. This role will support leadership in deployment of system strategy and tactics, enhancing patient care, quality and safety, as well as key systems, towards sustainable, and quantifiable results. This individual facilitates development and implementation of Sites' Strategic Plans as a partner with system and site executive leadership teams in collaboration with the Lean Transformation Office, as well as for deploying the WellStar Lean Strategy. The role will support Executive Sponsors, Process Owners, physician and administrative leaders, and front-line staff. Provides facilitation that challenges status quo thinking and resolves conflicts within teams to ensure forward progress while breaking down barriers. The Lean System Consultant provides training and coaching to develop the workforce across all levels and functions of the organization, including mentorship of the Lean Site Consultants and Facilitators. Leads the knowledge transfer of Lean philosophy and methodology, including A3 thinking. This role is responsible for influencing change by advocating for excellence. Qualifications Required Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Business, Operations, Engineering, or Healthcare Administration or Sciences strongly preferred. Required Minimum Certification: Lean Certification. Six-Sigma required within 1 year from date of hire into the position, PMP preferred. Required Minimum Experience: Minimum five (5) years of experience in a dedicated continuous improvement role utilizing Lean methodology within a healthcare, supply chain, and/or pharmaceutical environment required. Seven (7) or more years of experience strongly preferred. Proven experience consulting and influencing change at the executive level required. Experience leading complex, multi-site Lean initiatives in healthcare, supply chain and/or pharmaceutical organization(s). Experience in a strong model of coaching and mentoring others in the concepts and tools of Lean. Project Management/Consulting experience in an inpatient hospital environment strongly preferred. Required Minimum Skills: Strong demeanor and style to quickly establish credibility throughout any level in the organization. Able to influence positive and sustainable change, within and across, various functional areas. Proven success in partnering with operational leaders to accumulate, analyze, and concisely present data. Formulate actionable plans that are prioritized most closely around key issues and that align with strategic initiatives. Well organized, disciplined and persistent. Driven to overcome complex barriers to achieve objectives. Creative problem-solving, and the initiative to lead and effectively manage change. Well versed in Microsoft 365 Products and project management software. Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today!
WellStar Health System Marietta, GA, USA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Overview At WellStar, we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. Responsibilities The Lean System Consultant - Patient Experience is a member of the system's Patient Experience team, who functions as an internal Lean subject matter expert, driving system-wide adoption of problem solving and continuous process improvement through facilitation of cross-functional teams. This role will support leadership in deployment of system strategy and tactics, enhancing patient care, quality and safety, as well as key systems, towards sustainable, and quantifiable results. This individual facilitates development and implementation of sites' strategic patient experience plans as a partner with system and site executive leadership teams in collaboration with the Patient Experience team, as well as for deploying the Wellstar Lean Strategy. The role will support executive sponsors, process owners, physician and administrative leaders, and front-line staff. This role will provide facilitation that challenges status quo thinking and resolves conflicts within teams to ensure forward progress while breaking down barriers. The Lean System Consultant - Patient Experience provides training and coaching to develop the workforce across all levels and functions of the organization, including mentorship of the Lean Site Consultants and Facilitators. This individual leads the knowledge transfer of Lean philosophy and methodology, including A3 thinking. This role is responsible for influencing change by advocating for excellence. This position will report directly to the Executive Director System Patient Experience. Qualifications Required Minimum Education: • Bachelor's degree required. Preferred Education: • Master's degree in Business, Operations, Engineering, or Healthcare Administration or Sciences strongly preferred. Certification: • Lean Certification required 1 year from date of hire into the position Experience: • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a dedicated continuous improvement role utilizing Lean methodology within a healthcare, supply chain, and/or pharmaceutical environment required. Seven (7) or more years of experience strongly preferred. • Proven experience consulting and influencing change at the executive level required. Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today! WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.
WellStar Health System Marietta, GA, USA
Jan 16, 2020
At WellStar, we all share common goals. That?s what makes us so successful ? and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the?most integrated healthcare provider?in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. Responsibilities Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of complex Value Analysis projects across the health system ensuring consistency with WellStar?s strategy, commitments and goals. More specifically, independently leads and manages mutli-disciplinary project teams to identify and implement substantial supply cost reduction, supply standardization, and supply utilization initiatives. Utilizing clinical knowledge and critical thinking, reviews and assesses applicable financial, clinical, and operational data, as well as evidence-based literature to assist teams in evaluating new supplies and new technology. Ability to represent clinical data and offer recommendations to Executive level leaders and physicians for significant project standardizations and savings, Develops effective relationships, intellectual curiosity, healthcare and business acumen. Appropriately assists in the selection, evaluation, monitoring, analysis and implementation of cost-effective products and purchased services in the healthcare system. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with clinical, administrative, and healthcare system executives and staff to ensure effective, results-oriented project outcomes. Responsible for the assistance of onboarding of new team members and maintenance of competencies. Responsible for the monitoring of the monthly dashboard and reporting trends to leadership. Responsible for all requirements of the Value Analysis Facilitator role. Required Minimum Education: Bachelor?s degree required in Nursing, Accounting, Business Administration, Industrial/Health Systems Engineering, or other health related specialty. Masters Health Administration, MBA, or related graduate-level degree preferred or in process of receiving. Lean/Project Management Professional (PMP)/Six Sigma certification preferred Required Minimum Certification: License or certification in a clinical field required, or nmust be willing to obtain within the first year of employment. One of the following is required: ? Registered Nurse (RN) ? Respiratory Therapist (RRT) ? Surgical Tech (CST) ? Cardiac Cath Lab Technician ARRT-CV or RCIS ? Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) ? Certified Value Analysis Healthcare Provider (CVAHP) ? or certified in a clinically related field (Ex: CNOR, CEN) Required Minimum Experience: Minimum 3 years experience as a Value Analysis Facilitator or 5-10 years in a healthcare related clinical specialty (EX RN, CRRT, CST, CCL Tech. Experience analyzing and comparing RFP responses from vendors preferred. Previous experience using healthcare data for analysis preferred. Required Minimum Skills: Proven ability to interact with Senior executives, physician leaders, and clinicians to drive key business decisions. Demonstrated ability to autonomously initiate and complete projects in a timely manner and support multiple projects concurrently. Ability to independently lead teams and influence others. Strong project management, negotiation, change management, communication, and conflict management skills. Independent and self-motivated. Computer skills include knowledge and use of spreadsheet and word processing software, electronic mail and the World Wide Web/Internet. Ability to learn new software programs. Advanced knowledge of medical-surgical supplies, diagnostic testing, etc preferred. Knowledge of clinical and operational improvement processes Previous experience leading supply cost reduction, standardization or utilization projects preferred