Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Palo Alto CA 94304
We are seeking a Six Sigma Black Belt Sensei to join our team in Palo Alto CA at the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Palo Alto (VAPAHCS). The VA's Mission is Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
The VA's core values are:
Integrity – Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.
Commitment – Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.
Advocacy – Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.
Respect – Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
Excellence – Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.
The black belt sensei facilitates and supports the direct transfer of Lean skills through facilitation and implementation of Rapid Process Improvement Events/Workshops/Projects, and Value Stream Analysis. Primary goal is to enhance the knowledge, understanding and application of Lean principles and tools to front line staff, mid-level managers, and improvement staff.
The black belt sensei supports pre-work assessment required of all Value Stream and Lean RPIW/improvement events, reviews data/materials/documents for relevance, applicability, and appropriateness providing corrective guidance on how to conduct process and value stream maps. Provide facilitation and support of SIM deployment within each site.
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelors Degree OR equivalent work experience AND;
2 years of experience.
Black Belt level certification (preferably from an American Society for Quality accredited institution).
Experience and ability to successfully teach Lean course materials to all levels of student knowledge and experience (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) to achieve course objectives.
Ability to plan, multi-task, and deliver services on schedule; ability to provide on-site support for work.
Experience providing consulting services to large-complex healthcare organizations.
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
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