Serves as an internal consultant for departments and units implementing continuous process improvements. Accountable for ensuring quality management, process improvement and project management methodologies are delivered to achieve significant sustainable quality, and operational results for Nicklaus Children's Health System. Applies continuous improvement methods and techniques to lead transformational change, and supports improvement opportunities across the organization.
Job Specific Duties
Coordinates resources, improvement projects, and education efforts which promotes the Health System’s Quality Plan, healthcare initiatives and mission.
Delivers quality science, and process improvement classes to all levels of staff to include segments of a Lean Six Sigma Green belt class.
Responsible for ensuring the timely progress of teams focused on project execution, project management, and status reporting within the organization.
Utilizes advanced statistical and data-based decision making methodologies to ensure scientific problem solving and sustainable process redesign.
Carries out embedded advisory and leadership responsibilities for one or more organizational Vice Presidents to facilitate the advancement of process improvement methodologies in their areas.
Provides guidance to senior leaders to assist in organizational alignment among competing and multiple priorities and projects.
Leads process improvement teams from project inception to final report out at the SWRO. Scopes project phases to be completed within 90 days of inception, & achieves a high rate of project completion.
Presents to the board of directors and senior leadership team (SLT) on the financial and operational implications of key process improvement initiatives.
Communicates project status and deliverables with leadership. Responsible for documentation of improvement activities.
Facilitates current and future state VSM/Process Map improvement teams to redesign processes across multiple departments or business functions.
Participates in team building and commits to excellent customer service.
Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans.
Utilizes and modifies data systems such as sharepoint to gather information, and to provide transparent and real-time updates of project status and progress.
Serves as a team member by mentoring and coaching less experienced teams.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Healthcare Administration/ Informatics, Business Administration or related field.
Lean Six Sigma Black belt/Green Belt or equivalent certification.
3-5 years of prior experience in process improvement using Lean, Six Sigma or related quality science methodology.
3-5 years of prior experience in project management required preferably in healthcare environments.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
3-5 years of prior experience managing, and developing operational programs and staff preferred.
Knowledgeable in quality science, Lean Six Sigma, and Project Management methodology.
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Proficiency with any of these statistical software: Minitab, SPSS, R-studio, Qlick sense or SAS
Self-starter and self-motivated.
Strong problem solving capabilities with proven track record of achieving effective results
Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies.
Ability to teach quality science and Lean Six sigma and provide project mentorship and coaching.
Ability to develop and manage process improvement projects, and intensive improvement events.
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.