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Performance Improvement Consultant 2

Rush University Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Chicago, IL posted May 14, 2019.

Job Title: Performance Improvement Consultant 2 Department: Quality Improvement Shift: 1st Specialty: Project management Job Number: 2018-3342 Date Posted: 11/14/2018 Position Type: Professional Job Qualifications: Are you an analytical and innovative process improvement professional with exceptional lean six sigma skills along with data analytics expertise that is looking for a new opportunity to join a growing team?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Performance Improvement Consultant II position in the Quality Improvement department at Rush University Medical Center.

Position Highlights: Serve as an internal consultant for all levels of the Medical Center Lead improvement activities which are strategically aligned with the organizational goals using accepted improvement methodologies including: measurement, analysis, development of improvement plan, and the reporting of project results Train and coach our clinical teams on the latest problem solving methodologies Establish strong working relationships with interdisciplinary members of the health care team including: the medical staff, nursing and other operational areas, administration, and support services Develop and present data including: executive summary reports, balanced score cards, and other reporting formats via committee structures as assigned Embrace a challenging opportunity to utilize performance improvement/waste reduction skill set in identification and coordination of improvement activities This position encompasses project management, consultation, facilitation, data abstraction, analytics and interpretation Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures Position Responsibilities: Functions as a performance improvement expert Manages, plans and executes all performance improvement activities utilizing the RUMC performance improvement methodology Provides consultation regarding best practices with emphasis on process reengineering and systemic implementation Serves as liaison with key stakeholders on tasks, deliverables and issues regarding improvement initiatives Provides training and education to all levels of the medical center on RUMC’s performance improvement methodology Maintains knowledge of current trends with the performance improvement community by participating in local, regional and national training conferences, web conferences, and other available modes Collaborates with medical staff and hospital departments to develop standardized care paths and/or standing orders and policies for identified performance improvement initiatives based on best practice and national benchmark data Utilizes literature and comparative benchmarking data to identify best practices and specific areas of opportunity by focusing improvement initiatives on the effective management of the cost and quality of patient care Performs detailed root cause analysis of adverse events and near misses or other identified improvement initiatives Supports the development of measurable end state vision for performance improvement using tools such as lean six sigma, statistical significance, operational control limits, etc Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a health care setting as well as experience in Management Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Performance Improvement or equivalent Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Excellent interpersonal and communications skills Proven facilitation of teams and projects and demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills Company Highlights: Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.

Rush’s 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your moneynow and in the future.

As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Are you an analytical and innovative process improvement professional with exceptional lean six sigma skills along with data analytics expertise that is looking for a new opportunity to join a growing team?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Performance Improvement Consultant II position in the Quality Improvement department at Rush University Medical Center.

Position Highlights: Serve as an internal consultant for all levels of the Medical Center Lead improvement activities which are strategically aligned with the organizational goals using accepted improvement methodologies including: measurement, analysis, development of improvement plan, and the reporting of project results Train and coach our clinical teams on the latest problem solving methodologies Establish strong working relationships with interdisciplinary members of the health care team including: the medical staff, nursing and other operational areas, administration, and support services Develop and present data including: executive summary reports, balanced score cards, and other reporting formats via committee structures as assigned Embrace a challenging opportunity to utilize performance improvement/waste reduction skill set in identification and coordination of improvement activities This position encompasses project management, consultation, facilitation, data abstraction, analytics and interpretation Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures Position Responsibilities: Functions as a performance improvement expert Manages, plans and executes all performance improvement activities utilizing the RUMC performance improvement methodology Provides consultation regarding best practices with emphasis on process reengineering and systemic implementation Serves as liaison with key stakeholders on tasks, deliverables and issues regarding improvement initiatives Provides training and education to all levels of the medical center on RUMC’s performance improvement methodology Maintains knowledge of current trends with the performance improvement community by participating in local, regional and national training conferences, web conferences, and other available modes Collaborates with medical staff and hospital departments to develop standardized care paths and/or standing orders and policies for identified performance improvement initiatives based on best practice and national benchmark data Utilizes literature and comparative benchmarking data to identify best practices and specific areas of opportunity by focusing improvement initiatives on the effective management of the cost and quality of patient care Performs detailed root cause analysis of adverse events and near misses or other identified improvement initiatives Supports the development of measurable end state vision for performance improvement using tools such as lean six sigma, statistical significance, operational control limits, etc Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a health care setting as well as experience in Management Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Performance Improvement or equivalent Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Excellent interpersonal and communications skills Proven facilitation of teams and projects and demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills Company Highlights: Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.

Rush’s 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your moneynow and in the future.

As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.