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Lean System Consultant

WellStar Health System Marietta Full-Time
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At WellStar, we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.


WellStar's Lean Transformation Office is hiring a Lean System Consultant! We are looking for seasoned professionals that are interested in becoming a visible consulant in WellStar's Lean Journey. Please apply today!

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:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Master’s degree in Business, Operations, Engineering, or Healthcare Administration or Sciences strongly preferred.

Required Minimum Certification:

• Lean Certification required. Six-Sigma certification 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.
• Project Management/Consulting experience in an inpatient hospital environment strongly preferred.

Required Minimum Skills:

Strong demeanor and style to quickly establish credibility throughout any level in the organization.

Able to influence positive and sustainable change, within and across, various functional areas. 

Proven success in partnering with operational leaders to accumulate, analyze, and concisely present data.

Formulate actionable plans that are prioritized most closely around key issues and that align with strategic initiatives.

Well organized, disciplined and persistent. Driven to overcome complex barriers to achieve objectives. 

Creative problem-solving, and the initiative to lead and effectively manage change.

Well versed in MS 365 Products and project management software.

Recommended skills

Coaching And Mentoring
Continuous Improvement Process
Business Process Improvement


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