Black Belt
The Joint Commission - Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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Supports the Joint Commission's activities associated with establishing and sustaining a robust process improvement culture within the enterprise and/or with external key stakeholders of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, including leading strategic projects. The Black Belt will learn and then enable others in adapting Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management and other performance improvement methodologies to drive results. The Black Belt will support the development and implementation of a quality improvement training program for Joint Commission employees, which includes training Green Belts and others in problem solving. The Black Belt provides expert advice to process improvement teams regarding team dynamics, change management, process re-design strategies, performance improvement toolsets (especially those of Six Sigma and Lean), and technical expertise, such as statistical process control and flow, pull and data analysis. Initially the Black Belt will coach internal process improvement teams; however, as internal black belts are developed, the Black Belt will also provide guidance to process teams in the external health care community, as a part of the Joint Commission's strategy to employ Lean Six Sigma tools to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred. Clinical background or quality improvement experience in health care settings preferred. Health care experience with seven to ten years business/operations experience; budget management experience preferred. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt preferred, with experience training Black Belts and/or Green Belts in Lean Six Sigma preferred. Technical mastery of Six sigma and Lean tools and methodologies, including DMAIC. Experience leading several Lean Six Sigma projects to closure. Strong project management, interpersonal, change management skills, including the ability to influence at all levels of the organization. Strong strategic business perspective and systems thinking capability and analytical and problem solving skills. Results oriented with a demonstrated experience of balancing multiple tasks and priorities. Significant degree of customer sensitivity/acumen. Proficient with Minitab software or equivalent and other software applications such as Microsoft Office. Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.

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Its not really about joints, per se, unless they are aching and in need of repair. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care...