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Sr. Performance Improvement Consultant

Saint Louis, MO
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Job Description

Job ID: 1173828
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Operational Excellence team at Barnes Jewish Hospital is a group of engineers that continually strive to reduce waste in our operations.  We apply Lean Methodologies such as 5S, Standard Work, Kanban, Visual Management, Problem Solving, Error Proofing, SMED and others to include a Six Sigma approach to create safe, high quality and efficient processes, then implement them with cross functional teams in quick fashion.  The group also is responsible for the Lean Training offered to our employees as well as the development of Lean Managers within the hospital.


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Role Purpose

Manages or provides in-depth and broad process improvement / transformation expertise for project teams, process owners, operations, leadership and stakeholders in order to achieve engagement goals and operational performance objectives to reach successful business outcomes.  Engagement assignments, team size and duration will vary and can be large in scope, complexity and strategic alignment.

Performs and manages tasks and team members related to:
- 6 Sigma, Lean, rapid improvement events and associated activities
- Project scoping, planning, execution, analysis and tracking
- Change management
- Team facilitation
- Data collection and analysis
- Risk/Issue identification and mitigation
- Stakeholder tollgates/reports
- Conducts training in continuous improvement methodologies and practices related to transformation core competencies.


Responsibilities

  • Performs and manages tasks and team members related to:
    - 6 Sigma, Lean, rapid improvement events and associated activities
    - Project scoping, planning, execution, analysis and tracking
    - Change management
    - Team facilitation
    - Data collection and analysis
    - Risk/Issue identification and mitication
    - Stakeholder tollgates/reports
    - Conducts training in continuous improvement methodologies and practices related to transformation core competencies.
  • Identifies, performs or manages tasks related to defining and measuring problems and undesired outcomes/metrics in large complex operations. This includes voice of the customer, data collection, value stream and process mapping current state, stakeholder assessment, and other Lean/6 Sigma activities.
  • Takes lead in performing or managing tasks related to developing the future state goals and conducts analysis of the gap between current state and future state, Utilizes advanced data and statistical analysis techniques and lean/6sigma methods for assessing root causes, issues with process, stakeholder support needed, and gap identification.
  • Conducts advanced improvement activities through engagement of teams, subject matter experts , stakeholders and benchmarking. Facilitates complex rapid improvement events for value stream analysis, standard work, improved flow, pull, waste reduction, error proofing, workplace organization and other objectives. Identifies best countermeasures and combined solutions needed to address root causes.
  • Provides expert advice and contribution for rollouts, implement aation and development of sustainment/control plans for solutions. Ensures appropriate project management is utilized (project approval and charters, work breakdown structures, schedules, dependencies, resource assignments, tracking and analysis, risk/issues, mitigation strategies). Completes or manages appropriate report and dashboard documents and keep stakeholders informed.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
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    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
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    Experience

  • 5-10 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Lean/Six Sigma
  • PMI
  • PMP

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer