Process Improvement Specialist

SCL Health
Grand Junction, CO
Post Date:
August 15, 2022
Job Status:






You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Process Improvement Specialist.




Youre generous with your thoughts, your partnerships and especially your voice, because your opinion matters.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








St. Marys Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Process Improvement Specialist you need to know how to:



  • Support process improvement projects by 1) having a role in Rapid Improvement Events; 2) encouraging "try storming" and "just do its;" all to assist project leaders with achieving successful process improvements.
  • Act as a guide for change management by 1) communicating process improvement project expectations and deliverables; 2) having an individual accountability for process improvement project deliverables and results; all to build and foster a culture of trust, accountability and continuous process improvement.
  • Use data and information management skills to 1) collect and analyze data; 2) maintain performance dashboards; all to incorporate valid data as a means to drive and support process improvements with appropriate metrics.
  • Act as a resource for project management skills by having the ability to 1) manage timelines and deliverables; 2) manage task and duties related to process improvement projects; 3) proficiently use MS Office Suite; all to ensure the timely progress of process improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in education and training related to continuous process improvement by 1) participating in preparation of training materials; 2) tracking and managing training and education participation; all to support a culture of continuous learning that will support the organizational goal of empowered associates incorporating the use of process improvement tools into their daily work.
  • Support the work of the Process Improvement Department through administration of 1) project timelines and deliverables; 2) development of tracking systems; 3) development of standard documentation; 4) organization of department documents; all to assist associates with achieving successful process improvements.



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a health related field, required
  • Current certification as a black belt in LEAN process, required within two (2) years of hire
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, preferably in a healthcare setting, required
  • Demonstrated experience with change management and project management leadership, tools, and techniques, required
  • Strong financial analysis and decision support skills, required
  • Strong computer skills, including mastery of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), required (additional applications include Microsoft Access, Tableau, and statistical process control packages)
  • Masters degree, preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of business management systems, including experience in the business of healthcare delivery and teaching/coaching leaders without formal authority, preferred



Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Process Improvement Specialist on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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