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Providence Health & Services Associate Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling Associate Lean Six Sigma Black ( Operational Excellence , Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Consistently demonstrate adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments and Compliance Integrity Program and any other organization or departmental materials related to compliance with laws, regulatory requirements.

  • Consistently demonstrate adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of PSMMC’s policy on Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities and respects these rights and responsibilities in carrying-out daily activities.

  • Actively participate in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards.

  • Demonstrate leadership by performing his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve.

  • Participate in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.

  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate.

  • Follow established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection.

  • Maintain positive working relationships and fosters a cooperative work environment.

  • Communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff in a professional manner.

  • Provide clear, concise, pertinent reports/information.

  • Coache caregivers in Lean and other performance improvement methods (Six Sigma, Work-out, Change Acceleration Process).

  • Remain responsible for facilitating the learning of Lean and other performance improvement methods by modeling, facilitating, and co-leading projects and initiatives.

  • Coache Lean project/event leaders concerning metrics management, issue resolution processes, communication plan development, and methods for sustaining work.

  • Support the implementation of the Lean Management System.

  • Conduct clear and concise meetings and education/training sessions for all levels of caregivers.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree Accredited educational institution.

  • 1 year experience of Lean applied application or Six Sigma (DMAIC) applied application.

  • Knowledge of Lean management systems and performance improvement tools and methodologies.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma tools and methodology.

  • Knowledge of Hospital interdepartmental structures and functions.

  • Knowledge of Hospital work and data processes.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Business Administration or a Healthcare related field from an accredited educational institution.

  • Previous experience working with teams or leading projects.

  • Healthcare experience.

  • Change Management and effective change exposure experience.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Project & Program Management (Non-Clinical)

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 251154