Want to Play a Major Part in the Lean Transformation of the Largest Healthcare System in the State of Georgia. WellStar, an 11 hospital system based in and around Atlanta Georgia, is looking to add seasoned Lean Consultants with hospital experience to aid us in our Lean Journey. These individuals would be looking across the system for Process Improvement Initiatives, prescribing a plan to improve said processes, and coaching hospital executives and leaders as to how to carry out the prescribed plan.
The Lean System Consultant is a member of the system’s Lean Transformation Office (LTO), who functions as an internal Lean subject matter expert, driving system-wide adoption of problem solving and continuous process improvement through facilitation of cross-functional teams. This role will support leadership in deployment of system strategy and tactics, enhancing patient care, quality and safety, as well as key systems, towards sustainable, and quantifiable results.
This individual facilitates development and implementation of Sites’ Strategic Plans as a partner with system and site executive leadership teams in collaboration with the Lean Transformation Office, as well as for deploying the WellStar Lean Strategy. The role will support Executive Sponsors, Process Owners, physician and administrative leaders, and front-line staff. Provides facilitation that challenges status quo thinking and resolves conflicts within teams to ensure forward progress while breaking down barriers.
The Lean System Consultant provides training and coaching to develop the workforce across all levels and functions of the organization, including mentorship of the Lean Site Consultants and Facilitators. Leads the knowledge transfer of Lean philosophy and methodology, including A3 thinking. This role is responsible for influencing change by advocating for excellence.
Required Minimum Education:
Master’s Preferred . Business, Operations, Engineering, or Healthcare Administration or Sciences, strongly preferred.
Required Minimum Certification:
Lean Certification. Six-Sigma required within 1 year from date of hire into the position, PMP preferred.
Required Minimum Experience:
Minimum five (5) years of experience in a dedicated continuous improvement role utilizing Lean methodology within a healthcare environment required.
Seven (7) or more years of experience strongly preferred. Proven experience consulting and influencing change at the executive level required. Experience leading complex, multi-site Lean initiatives in healthcare organization(s). Experience in a strong model of coaching and mentoring others in the concepts and tools of Lean.
8 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About WellStar Health System
At WellStar, our patients are the center of everything we do.
Nationally ranked and locally recognized for our high-quality care, inclusive culture, and exceptional doctors and caregivers, WellStar Health system is one of the largest and one of the most integrated healthcare systems in Georgia.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include:
250+ medical office locations
9 cancer centers
55 rehabilitation centers
3 hospice facilities
1 retirement village
21 imaging centers
15 urgent care locations
5 health parks
Every day, our team of 24,000+ healthcare professionals provides personalized care for patients at every age and stage of life.
As a not-for-profit health system, our passion for people extends beyond our system and into the communities we serve. Each year, WellStar thoughtfully reinvests in the creation of healthier communities through prevention and wellness programs, and charity care for eligible patients. The WellStar Foundation supports our mission with funding for equipment, services, programs, and more.
To deliver world-class healthcare.
To create and deliver high quality ho...spital, physician and other healthcare related services that improve the health and well-being of the individuals and communities we serve.