Come join us at one of our 4 VISN1 Veteran Healthcare Administration (VHA) Medical Centers - in Augusta, ME, Brockton / Boston MA, Northampton, MA, and Manchester, NH as a Health System Specialist – Lean Six Sigma Specialist!
You will provide leadership and direction for innovative system improvement methods that are driven by and closely linked to VHA/VISN strategic goals. You will work in partnership with VISN and Medical Center Senior Leaders to create, plan, promote, and implement initiatives and interventions that are aligned with organizational goals and to provide change management and improvement support for the organizational transformation of a large, geographically diverse public health care system.
You will be a key impact by:
Serving as a coach of Network or Facility Director chartered improvement teams
Leading and coordinating quality and Lean Six Sigma efforts throughout VISN Medical Centers to align organizational strategy and operations at all levels of the organization
Conducting Optimization Studies to address complex problems in healthcare quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency
Leading complex and far-reaching system improvement initiatives using systems redesign and improvement principles
Using independent judgment and resourceful solutions to respond to time sensitive complex organizational challenges in an integrated health care delivery environment.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is:
MUST possess working experience leading and coordinating quality Lean Six Sigma (LSS) efforts throughout medical centers to align organizational strategy and operations, and lead complex initiatives using improvement principles.
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Specialized Experience Requirement- In addition to meeting the Selective Placement Factor, you must also possess specialized experience as indicated below in order to qualify for this position.
Specialized Experience: Must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Health System Specialist - Lean Six Sigma position. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities and provided knowledge of the following: (1) Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; (2) Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and (3) Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. In addition to the above guidance, some examples of specialized experience includes: deploying Lean Six Sigma as a tool to conduct studies and organizational analysis of diverse functions and work processes at multiple medical centers and provides management and leadership consultative guidance to effect improvements in mission effectiveness conducting optimization studies that include addressing complex problems in healthcare quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency, using a wide range of advance analytical techniques, statistical methods and industrial and quality engineering tools to collect baseline information to identify limitations in current systems and to discover potential improvements; leading complex and far-reaching system improvement initiatives using systems redesign and improvement principles including planning, organizing, and deploying those system improvement initiatives that are aligned with organizational strategic goals and priorities. (This experience must be documented in your resume)
These are TERM appointments and do not confer competitive permanent status with the Federal government.
APPLICABLE TO DUTY LOCATION MANCHESTER, NH -
NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year).
APPLICABLE TO DUTY LOCATION AUGUSTA, ME, BROCKTON, MA & NORTHHAMPTON, MA -
NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years).
There are great opportunities to gain exceptional experience at the VA and government agency. Salary is competitive to the market and candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.
If providing care for our veterans is something that appeals to you while enjoying amazing benefits, in addition to working and living in an area rich in history, culture, and recreational opportunities, this position is for you! Feel free to call (contact name, title, phone, and/or email address) to learn more.
Additional Salary Information: This is a 2-year TERM appointment and does not confer competitive permanent status with the Federal government. This is a great opportunity to gain exceptional experience at the VA and government agency. Salary is competitive to the market and candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.
Internal Number: 532270600
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