Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Process Engineer III, Operational Excellence, focuses on analyzing and re-engineering existing clinical and operational processes to ensure sustainable, repeatable, and quantifiable process improvements. Focuses on executing operational, functional and/or business strategy on behalf of the organization, with a range of responsibilities related to strategic process engineering as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees:
Bachelors-Industrial/Systems Engineering, Business, Healthcare Administration, or a related field

Licenses & Certification:
Project Management Professional (PMP) ( Preferred)
Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB)/ Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) required
Six Sigma Black Belt (SSGB)/Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSGB) required within 2 years

Work Experience:
Eight (8) years of experience; requires theoretical knowledge, often gained through a combination of experience and/or advanced education, typically college / university degree Bachelor's.

Communication Skills:
Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
Writing/ Correspondence
Writing/ Reports

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities Analytical

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