Under general supervision, functions as a Lean Facilitator for organizational Lean initiatives. Primary functions include facilitation of organizational or cross-departmental Lean Events (e.g. RIEs, Value Streams, 3Ps),coaching areas in the development of high-functioning lean management systems and culture, and teaching in the Lean Academy. Trains, coaches and facilitates improvement efforts using the principles of Lean. Coordinates planning, facilitation, and follow-up activities to provide support to areas in process improvement implementation and sustainment. Works in partnership with assigned Value Streams where applicable, Executive Sponsors, business units, project engineers, and RIE teams to develop Lean strategies and ensure adherence to Denver Health Lean Systems Improvement Department standard work and principles of Lean thinking.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of Toyota Lean Production System tools and implementation is preferred. Able to drive change up and down the organization and through crossfunctional teams. Able to document and measure results. Able to influence and motivate others. Able to use Microsoft Office tools. Able to be an effective team builder and problem solving abilities. Strong leadership, facilitation, interpersonal, team building, project management, written/verbal communication, conflict resolution skills, basic statistical analysis and data management skills.
Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration, Business, Industrial Engineering or other related field. Combination of experience, education and training will be considered.
Typically, two years experience driving Lean initiatives with proven results. Healthcare management with team leadership experience, preferred.
Shift Days Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. 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 approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
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).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.