Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Senior LEAN Management Engineer is a key liaison and front-line resource between VHS operations and system leadership. The single most important function of the Senior LEAN Management Engineer is to promote and spread a culture of continuous improvement that engages front-line staff in decisions, encourages them to identify problems and solutions, and brings standards and processes to the act of managing. The Senior LEAN Management Engineer serves a dual role of both a trainer and an advisor at a level of more experience than that of a LEAN Management Engineer. The senior position is expected to lead larger and more complex initiatives. As a trainer, the individual leads formal and informal training sessions of varying sizes, instructing employees on the use of LEAN tools and methodologies, as well as other problem solving techniques. As an advisor, the individual supports and guides project sponsors (operational owners) in the execution of process improvement and project management efforts for the healthcare system and affiliates. This support includes providing experience and expertise in distilling complex problems down to root causes and ensuring rigor and consistency in problem solving methodology and tool usage, and providing facilitation skills in order to maximize the impact and productivity of project teams.
What You Will Bring:
Masters Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Public Health or related field preferred
Bachelors in Engineering, Finance, Healthcare, or related field required
5 Years overall work experience required
At least 5 years healthcare work experience preferred
Lean, Six Sigma or Project Management experience and certification preferred
Certification & Licensures
Lean, Six Sigma or Project Management Preferred
Experience in LEAN daily management strongly preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Proficiency in Visio and MiniTab strongly preferred. Proficiency in Access preferred.
Demonstrated analysis capabilities required. Must possess ability to identify both action and outcome metrics to demonstrate the impact made by implemented changes, and then capture and analyze electronic and/or manual data necessary.
Strong interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers, directors, physicians, and other external parties required.
Experience with EPIC desired.
Proven ability to train and coach employees at all levels throughout organization on use of problem solving tools and methodologies, including LEAN and other techniques.
Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple form for audience to understand the appropriate use and limits of the information provided them, including one-on-one or small group training sessions.
Ability to develop new training material and content as needed.
Ability to support and advise project sponsors in the leading of project teams throughout all aspects of hospital and health system operations.
Must possess a strong understanding of both quantitative and qualitative data analysis necessary in finding creative solutions to difficult and complex problems, many of which may be abstract in nature.
Must have very strong oral and written presentations skills to be able to make effective oral presentations and prepare concise written reports to a variety of audiences, including Boards, and be able to prepare and coach others to do the same.
Must be capable of independent thinking in terms of considering potential areas for analysis or performance improvement and initiate projects around those areas without direction.
Ability to learn unfamiliar concepts quickly.
Ability to effectively manage a complex, dynamically changing schedule around the needs of customers and bring a marketing mentality in providing exceptional customer service to clients.
Must work effectively in a team environment and be a supportive contributor in team matters.
Must conduct him or herself professionally and be capable of developing and maintaining positive, service oriented relationships with all levels of healthcare professionals, both internal and external to VHS, as well as Board members, administration and others.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize resources.
Dedicated to pursuit of continual self-development. Must possess the desire to learn and grow.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary - Flexible scheduling - Onsite Childcare (available at some locations) - Health Insurance - Paid Time Off - Wellness Program - Tuition Assistance - Retirement Plan - Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
Valley Health is a community partner. Based in Winchester, Virginia, Valley Health is composed of six core hospitals: Valley Health brings together 604 licensed inpatient beds, 166 long-term care beds, 5,300 employees, and a medical staff exceeding 500 professionals. Winchester Medical Center is our flagship Magnet facility. We are a Level II trauma center and regional referral center.