Value Optimization Manager

Littleton, CO 80122
United States


Job Description
Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton's charming "old town" area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers:

Position Summary

Partners with Value Optimization Director and facility Senior Leadership to identify, prioritize and address value

optimization areas of improvement around outcome effectiveness, service, convenience and cost. Works with Senior

Leadership, Directors, Managers, physicians and front-line associates to develop and implement process improvement

plans to achieve significant value results throughout the organization. Responsible for leading, managing and overseeing

clinical and business Lean/Six Sigma process improvement initiatives. Mentors, coaches and teaches Lean/Six Sigma

Facilitators in the use of Lean/Six Sigma and change management tools to ensure timely completion of projects and

expected results. Assists Senior Leadership in creating a culture of innovation, performance excellence and change by

delivery of the Lean/Six Sigma methodology, Change Management tools and Rapid Decision Making processes.

Coordinate with other Value Optimization Managers to ensure synergy with Lean/Six Sigma projects and best practice



Minimum Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Health Administration, Industrial/Systems Engineering, Organizational Development

degree or related field.

Master's degree in Business or Healthcare preferred


Minimum Experience Requirements

Three years of experience in a process improvement environment.

Experience with Lean/Six Sigma deployment and training, facilitation and project management.

Expertise in utilizing Lean/Six Sigma tools such as Value Stream mapping, Rapid Improvement events (Kaizen) and 5S.

Experience in strategy development and deployment skills.

Ability to analyze, synthesize and manage financial performance of process improvement initiatives.

Demonstration of high performance and documented sustained project results.

Strong leadership and project management skill required.

Ability to effectively facilitate large groups of people in order to inspire learning and excitement about creating a

continuous improvement culture.

Knowledge of organizational principles, standards and regulatory requirements for health systems is desirable.

Demonstrates excellence in oral and written communication. Advanced computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint and Visio



Certification in Lean/Six Sigma Change Management and Facilitation skills certification preferred Project Management Institute (PMI) certification preferred


Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

Utilize knowledge of Lean process and Six Sigma, when applicable, to define business opportunities help design innovative solutions that will enable the organization to improve: financial performance, clinical quality, service quality (patient and associate satisfaction), and efficiency of service delivery. *

Collaborate with leadership to identify and address high priority improvement projects and Value Streams for both the entity and hospital operating group that will accelerate transformation and promote effectiveness. *

Drive high impact and sustained improvements through the use of Lean/Six Sigma process improvement tools. *

Collaborate with the group and other facilities to enable leverage of local process improvement initiatives across the hospital operating group. *

Develop a project prioritization funnel in coordination with the Director Value Optimization that tracks Value Stream progress and financial results. *

Foster a continual process improvement environment throughout the organization; be a role model for change Lead and manage Lean/Six Sigma projects, plan and evaluate using project management techniques. *

Lead and manage Lean/Six Sigma projects, plan and evaluate using project management techniques. *

Teach, coach and mentor Leaders, Physicians and Associates in principles and tools of process improvement. *

Coach and mentor cross functional teams to ensure they are using the Lean/Six Sigma tools and methods effectively to drive change and deliver impactful results. *

Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments and setting priorities. *

Assists with preparing department budget, including personnel, space allocation and necessary resources. *

Develops and directs other procedural and/or special projects related to the Value Optimization. *

Utilizes Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, MINITAB, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio to analyze data and educate leadership. *

Encourages commitment, team work, accepts responsibilities for choices, meets deadlines and challenges others to be creative with critical out-of-box thinking. *


Physical Requirements

• Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:  Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does  not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014 . Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.