Operational Excellence Advisor, Howard University Hospital

Washington, DC
Aug 01, 2023
Oct 01, 2023
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire an experienced Operational Excellence Advisor who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As an Operational Excellence Advisor you will:
• Serve as an internal consultant maintaining strong strategic relationships with pillar and entity leads to support team leaders, and executive sponsors for project selection and management, facilitation, change leadership and evaluation of improvement efforts
• Partner with and provide coaching to stakeholders to identify and achieve performance improvement priorities, goals, and objectives.
• Be responsible for achieving results ensuring appropriate statistical analysis and lean six sigma methodology is used when analyzing current performance, establishing targets, and action plans.
• Provide instructional support for lean six sigma training programs and provide just in time coaching.
• Collaborate at all levels of the organization to champion identifying ways to continuously drive process improvement and transformational change within the organization.
•Develops the analytic and measurement strategy for all projects undertaken, including development of key performance indicators, identification of data sources and collection of baseline data.
•Communicates regularly with team leader, members and executive sponsors about team progress toward goal achievement, critical factors and obstacles.

Qualifications include:
•Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's degree preferred
•A minimum of 3 years of Lean Six Sigma and project experience and 2 years progressive leadership experience in a healthcare setting is required
•Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma certification is required
•Minimum of five years in a Lean Six Sigma transformation and/ or Baldrige working environment required
•Experience with Design for Six Sigma, DMADV, DMAIC, and Quick Wins required.
•Proven experience facilitating Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Process Mapping, 5S workshops, and Root Cause Analysis sessions required
•Experience teaching healthcare Lean Six Sigma principles required
•Advanced level competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and Visio required
•Experience utilizing statistical analysis software such as Minitab required
•Proven ability to acts as a leadership change agent & constructively challenge current thinking/resistance
•Internal consulting experience supporting multi entity health systems preferred.
•Demonstrated experience managing complex cross-functional projects
•Ability to monitor, analyze and present performance data and design and implement process related action plans to improve performance or adherence to standards or regulations
•Must have advanced leadership skills with demonstrated ability to successfully serve as a coach and mentor to Black Belts and Green Belts
•Experience with the Malcolm Baldrige framework in a healthcare setting required. Baldrige Examiner training preferred

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (flexible)

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if needed, may elect to be vaccinated at any community pharmacy or location offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing. ("Nicotine products" include, but are not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping products, hookah, and nicotine replacement products (e.g., nicotine gum, nicotine patches, nicotine lozenges, etc.).

Equal Employment Opportunity
Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. AHC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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