We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join our Performance Improvement department!
The Senior Performance Improvement Consultant is responsible for independently facilitating complex, large cross-functional performance improvement projects and design challenges of varying scope. The Senior Performance Improvement Consultant supports and provides strategic guidance to cross-functional process improvement teams to achieve the organization's mission and goals and to ensure compliance with accreditation, licensing and regulatory requirements.
The Senior Performance Improvement Consultant supports Performance Improvement Staff in the preparation, facilitation and follow-up of improvement team meetings, compiling and creating graphical displays of data, developing presentations and employing project management skills to ensure goals are achieved within the specified timeframes. Responsible for coaching and providing thought partnership with senior leadership, participating in the annual quality strategic planning process and any regulatory or accreditation survey that includes review of performance improvement processes.
Why work here?
Beyond an outstanding benefits package and competitive salaries, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of care we strive for.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Utilizes project management tools to oversee and review activities, deliverables, and deadlines across the project portfolio. Creates, updates, and reviews project work plans, prioritizes work, and manages multiple project teams to meet key deliverables, timelines, and budgets. Proactively identifies potential project barriers and delays and manages competing priorities and relationships with stakeholders, champions, strategic partners, and executive sponsors to resolve issues. Facilitates oversight committees.
Utilizes knowledge and understanding of advanced qualitative and quantitative data to synthesize information and extract key insights. Assures integrity of data sets and data elements through routine and systematic procedures. Develops alternative solutions to overcome data limitations.
Applies a broad range of performance improvement tools and methodologies (e.g. Human-centered Design, Lean, and Six Sigma), and problem-solving techniques to identify opportunities for improvement and facilitate change. Supports health system monitoring efforts and management dashboards. Applies research design and methodology to produce publishable results. Conducts ethnographic research for building a sense of empathy with constituents and capturing qualitative insights on the human condition.
Provides concise reports of activities and results to support decision-making for a variety of performance improvement projects. Regularly communicates and provides program/project updates to project teams. Identifies key touch points for stakeholder/organizational communication and communicates verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences internally and externally. Prepares and presents reports to all levels of health system employees, medical staff members, and senior management.
Proactively acquires subject matter expertise by researching best practices and regulatory guidelines from several sources. Provides consultation and shares expertise with stakeholders/clients across the organization.
Educates, coaches, and mentors department staff, frontline and senior leadership. Conducts just-in-time and planned training to educate members of interdisciplinary improvement teams on performance improvement methods and tools to enhance their ability to achieve performance improvement goals.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field (e.g., business, engineering, mathematics)
Five (5) years of progressive responsibility in the application of process improvement and statistical process control methodologies
Progressive experience with independently facilitating performance improvement teams
Knowledge of health care regulations, accreditation, and licensing requirements
Experience in sophisticated process improvement methodologies, project management, and team facilitation
Proficiency in applying principles, concepts, and techniques of quality/performance improvement
Experience designing, developing, and delivery of training programs
Master's Degree preferred
Two (2) years of work experience in an acute health care setting
Working Title: Senior Performance Improvement Consultant Department: Performance Improvement Business Entity: Academic / Research Job Category: Compliance/Quality Job Specialty: Performance Improvement Position Type: Full-time Shift Length: 8 hour shift Shift Type: Day Base Pay:$106,100.00 - $169,600.00
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opport...unities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.