Senior Operational Excellence Consultant

Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted
Jul 25, 2018
Closes
Aug 13, 2018
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
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If you are a current Adventist HealthCare employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. The Senior Consultant leads and facilitates the evaluation, planning, and implementation of projects and Value Streams to support the strategic and operational needs of Adventist HealthCare by utilizing Lean/Six Sigma and/or other improvement methodologies. The Senior Consultant serves as an internal consultant to team leaders (department managers, nurse managers, physicians) for project selection and management, facilitation, change leadership and evaluation of improvement efforts. The position will be responsible for developing metrics to successfully track improvements and will partner with stakeholders to identify and achieve priorities, goals, and objectives. This position champions identifying ways to continuously drive process improvement and transformational change within the organization.

I. Project Management and Team Facilitation:
a.\tFacilitates improvement teams through the life cycle of a project. The Senior Consultant is the subject matter expert on improvement methodologies and imparts knowledge of improvement processes to project teams. Assists the team leader in identifying barriers to implementing improvement plans and developing strategies to overcome these barriers.
b.\tDevelops the analytic and measurement strategy for all projects undertaken, including development of key performance indicators, identification of data sources and collection of baseline data.
c.\tCommunicates regularly with team leader, members and executive sponsors about team progress toward goal achievement, critical factors and obstacles.
d.\tRapidly identifies, problem-solves and communicates to the Director of Operational Excellence any issues that are interfering with project deadlines or project scope.
e.\tEngages in special projects targeted at achieving key strategic goals at the request of senior leadership.
II. Performance Improvement Consultation and Training
a.\tAssesses need for and provides real time process improvement training for leadership and teams.
b.\tConducts formal process improvement training forums as requested to support organizational development.
c.\tParticipates in the orientation and training of new senior consultants and consultants.
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