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UCLA Health Systems

Lean Specialist - Performance Excellence



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


Play a key role in the delivery of world-class patient care. Drive performance improvement throughout an award-winning health system. Take your career in an exciting new direction. At UCLA Health, you can do all this and more.

As our Performance Excellence Specialist, you will help advance operational and clinical improvement within the UCLA Health System by serving as a project manager, facilitator, consultant, analyst, coach and mentor. You'll facilitate problem assessment, data compilation/analysis, team development, metrics design, and improvement implementation efforts. Using Lean, Value-Based Care Redesign and other approaches, you will support performance improvement while implementing the active daily management approach to sustain performance. You will support the continued execution and development of the UCLA ValU initiative, focusing on improving clinical outcomes, the patient experience, and reducing cost. Performance Excellence's mission embodies the UCLA Health mission 'To deliver leading-edge patient care, research, and education:'
* To improve the patient experience by building continuous improvement skills throughout the organization via training and hands-on opportunities
* Facilitate lean process improvement projects throughout UCLA Health
* Maintain and continuously improve the UCLA Way

UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles. Through the efforts of our outstanding people, we have become Los Angeles' trusted provider of exceptional, compassionate patient care. If you're looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, you can at UCLA Health.


For this high-profile role, we're seeking a driven and innovative change agent with:
* At least three years of increasingly responsible experience in hospital management or hospital consulting
* A proven track record in clinical operations, clinical program development, planning, and process improvement preferred
* In-depth knowledge of all elements of health care delivery
* Understanding of patient and community needs
* Expertise in patient care delivery, accreditation standards and the development and management of operational and capital budgets
* Ability to effectively integrate functions to achieve business plans
* A passion for quality, customer-centeredness, productivity and continuous improvement
* Strong leadership skills, including the ability to develop a superior management team
* Exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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