Under supervision of Director of Lean Systems Improvement, manages the Lean Education activities at Denver Health (DH) including the DH Black Belt Training Program and the DH Lean Academy. Leads activities to spread the use of Lean methodology across DH. Trains and coaches other throughout different areas/functions to use process improvement tools. Supervises Value Streams overseeing activities and support of Lean Facilitators. Onboards, orients and instructs Lean Facilitators. Seek, share, and implement best practices. Provides guidance to Facilitators, Financial Analysts and other personnel on establishing benchmarks and metrics for lean activities.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or related field. Master's degree in Business Administration, Organization Development, HealthCare Management or related field, preferred. A combination of experience, education and training will be considered.
Experience: Typically a minimum of five years experience in lean deployment roles.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Lean facilitation experience and in-depth knowledge of Toyota Lean Production System tool and implementation. Able to design, develop and conduct Value Stream Analysis for business and healthcare units. Strong knowledge of Lean tool kit. Strong communication (written and oral) and training skills. Skilled at communicating with all levels of the organization. Able to effectively adapt content and style to diverse audiences from executives and managers, physicians, nurses, and other hospital employees. Strong financial analysis and decision support skills. Able to drive change up and down the organization, and through cross-functional teams. Effective team building and problem solving abilities. Strong facilitation skills. Able to document and measure results. Able to use Microsoft Office software including PowerPoint.
Certificate/License/Registration: Lean certification preferred. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 500-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, eight family health centers, 13 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, an off-site 100 bed non-medical detoxification unit and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $4 billion in care for the uninsured since 1991. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving thirty percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 160,000 individuals and 40% of Denver’s children.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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