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Performance Improvement Specialist - Lean Management

Company: Ascension
Location: Warren
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Join our Operations Improvement Team as a Performance Improvement Specialist - Lean Management. 


This is a full-time position serving our Ascension Michigan market ambulatory sites. This offers flexibility of working partially remote but will require some travel to our SE Michigan Ambulatory locations. 

What You Will Do:

Facilitate with the development and definition of ideas that will improve the organization.

  • Evaluate departments and services in an effort to define best practices and encourage positive and progressive change. Remain current on healthcare trends and advances.
  • Define financial, operational, and clinical data necessary for evaluating change initiatives.
    Identify steps, tools, and training necessary to implement a process or structural change.
  • Oversee functioning of assigned projects/project teams and for collaborating with executive leadership to access necessary resources. Manage resources, process and quality assurance of projects within scope of responsibility.
  • Develop and update the ongoing management plan. Monitor and ensure that detailed project plans, reporting mechanisms, issue resolution processes, and communications are timely and meet quality guidelines.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Certification specializing in Lean Healthcare Mgmt. preferred
  • Project Mgmt Professional preferred
  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing preferred


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:
  • Clinical experience is not required for this position but a strong understanding of healthcare performance improvement processes is a plus.
  • Masters Degree Preferred 



Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension SE Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Pay Non-Discrimination Notice:

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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