Lean Six Sigma Specialist Senior - Ambulatory Quality Administration
Department: Ambulatory Quality Administrat
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
A Master's degree, and (6) six years experience in quality improvement/performance improvement as a primary role is required, and (2) two years in quality improvement/performance improvement with a healthcare focus is preferred.
Experience in quality improvement/performance improvement with a healthcare focus is preferred.
**A Bachelor's or Master;s degree in a Healthcare field and experience in healthcare delivery environment is strongly preferred**
2. Facilitates system designs/redesigns using a variety of broad system approaches such as Six Sigma DMAIC, DFSS, systems engineering, and/or IHI Model for Improvement.
3. Develop KPIs and metrics relevant to solving systemic care delivery issues and in alignment with organization strategic plan.
4. Leads value stream kaizen events to enhance flow and when requested, coaches process owners through local kaizen events.
5. Facilitates and manages Lean Six Sigma knowledge transfer across the organization. Provides guidance as well as coaching to members of the AQOPI office as well as cross-functional teams in Lean Six Sigma tools, techniques and methodologies to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement.
6. Collaborates with program directors and managers to assess performance monitoring and implement improvement plans, and to ensure accountability, feedback loops and monitoring systems.
7. Manage and lead large-scale improvement related activities between the Ambulatory Quality Outcomes and Performance Improvement office (AQOPI), Data Analytics, Information Resources, Clinical Operations and the customer. Communicate to AQOPI leadership any resource needs and identify and share any barriers to project implementation.
8. Manages performance metrics to review program progress and effectiveness, focusing on national programs such as Accountable Care Organization/PQRS, Meaningful Use, Bridges to Excellence, and Patient Centered Medical Home.
9. Proactively identifies and educates leadership and staff regarding quality requirements, and new guidelines. Works closely with ambulatory and hospital staff leadership, clinical department leaders and committee chairs to promote effective communication, facilitating information sharing and collaborative problem solving.
10. Designs and implements effective processes and programs to improve the quality of care and ensure compliance with nationally recognized quality outcomes.
11. Prepares reports and analysis of clinical outcomes data in order to identify opportunities for clinical process improvement initiatives.
12. Prepares written and oral presentations for a variety of internal and external audiences, and disseminate progress reports to AQOPI and Executive leadership.
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