Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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Arlington, TX US
Job ID:
Performance Improvement
Area of Interest:
Strategic Services
Job Type:
Full Time
Texas Health Resources System Services

Job Summary:
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt position exists within THR in an effort to provide the system with individuals who are devoted to helping identify, plan, and execute improvement projects throughout an organization, deliver successful results, and spread changes across the entire system. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt consistently applies improvement methodology [whether LEAN six sigma, DMAIC, PDSA, etc.] coupled with change management strategies to projects in an effort to design new systems and processes well while re-engineering existing processes and systems to improve safety and quality of care; reduce costs while maintaining or improving safety and quality; expand patient or customer satisfaction with the development of new services or innovative ways for providing existing services.

Required Minimum Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, healthcare administration, or relevant field required. Master's Degree in Business Administration, healthcare administration, or relevant field preferred.

Required Minimum Experience:
Five years experience leading organizational change and process improvement including: project management, change management, performance improvement, or process improvement.

Required License/Certification:
SSBBC-Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification required, Master Black Belt preferred.  

Skills and Abilities:
The Six Sigma Black Belt has advanced leadership and communication skills, operates independently and in support of the Master Black Belt/Director of PI; analyzes and solves organizational problems and is involved in process improvement projects. The Black Belt will have a strong skill set in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, and Minitab experience. They will be able to prioritize workload, proficient in time management and lead projects utilizing various Lean/Six Sigma tools.

Essential Functions:
• Ability to generate change through influence rather than authority using a proven framework to direct and accelerate organizational transformation
• Provide work groups, committees and task forces with exceptional facilitation, educational and communication skills (both written and verbal).
• Use effective chartering techniques to appropriately and efficiently scope projects and link them to the organization's overall strategic plan and key work processes. Work independently and intentionally to complete projects according to agreed upon project timelines, achieving milestones and deliverables as per the plan.
• Demonstrate an advanced understanding of improvement methodology; using both qualitative and quantitative data; deploying methods for obtaining, organizing and displaying data and statistical process control for analyzing data. Demonstrate expertise in the use of a diverse set of methods for developing processes and changes that lead to improvement (including LEAN methodology, DMAIC, PDSA, brainstorming, etc.).
Advanced use of desktop applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, Minitab, Access).
• Use proven methods to work more effectively with colleagues, to organize and lead improvement teams, handle difficult conversations, coupled with strong consultative skills.
• Motivate, influence and engage system and entity leaders, staff and physicians to adopt and execute process improvements.
• Consistently apply Lean Six Sigma methodology to projects in order to improve organizational processes and performance; eliminate waste and improve overall efficiency.
• Lead Kaizen events to design and implement process changes and standardize processes within and across THR.
• Function as a subject matter expert in change management and improvement/design; actively participate in the development and deployment of training materials specific to these areas. Act as a mentor/partner with colleagues and entity leaders.
• Apply specialized skill set for accelerated change and waste reduction, utilizing CAP/WorkOut, to accomplish entity goals around opportunities for improvement.
• Design experiments to test the impact of multiple cahnges on process outcomes; determining the appropriate scale for tests of change; demonstrate expertise in moving from testing to implementation - building proven changes into the fabric of the organization, and holding gains.
• Leads process improvement spread opportunities across the system; understands when and under what conditions successful spread can occur.

Entity Information:
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.
Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures, and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.
At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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