• Continuous Improvement Consultant

    Job ID 2020-34914
    Area of Interest
    Education / Training
    Location Name
    Roosevelt Commons
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Continuous Improvement
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Primary Location : State/Province
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


    Children’s employs Continuous Improvement (CI) methodology based on the Toyota Production System or “Lean” thinking as the basis for its management system to continuously improve processes to meet business imperatives and outcomes. Internal CI consultants provide CI consulting, CI education and improvement activity facilitation, and function as CI champions for Children’s. Consultants develop the Lean thinking of leaders in support of achieving strategic business outcomes; leading and coaching leaders to develop broad systems and infrastructures throughout their areas that enable daily improvement by staff and leaders at all levels. Consultants rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan, accomplish goals, and collaborate within existing Children’s system.


    Required Education/Experience:
    • BA/BS degree
    • 5-7 years of facilitation or leadership experience with groups, training teams, and/or consulting with diverse client groups and/or equivalent education and experience including, but not limited to Instructor/Leadership certifications and management of teams
    • 3 years experience with Toyota Production System (TPS), or equivalent production system and/or equivalent education and experience including, but not limited to Lean/Six Sigma, Quality Improvement certification: Must include experience leading improvement and developing lean management systems
    • Demonstrated implementation of complex and strategic improvement initiatives at all levels of organization
    • Demonstrated experience in developing Lean skills in others through coaching, education, and training

    Required Credentials:
    - N/A

    • Experience with coaching and leading Lean improvement work in a healthcare or hospital setting
    • Experience consulting with Executive Leaders
    • Experience with simulation and data modeling
    • MA/MS degree in Health Administration or equivalent program
    • Management/leadership experience
    • Lean certifications, such as Accelerated or Rapid Improvement Workshop, Value Stream Mapping, 3P
    • Change Management certifications such as ProSci

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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