Website Children's of Alabama
The Performance Improvement Engineer will provide expertise for process improvement. Supports, guides and implements efforts to ensure that performance improvement and patient safety programs of Children’s of Alabama are developed and managed using strong analytical skills and a data driven focus which sets priorities for improvements aligned to ongoing strategic initiatives. A consultant for process improvement, using lean and six sigma methodologies. Coordinates and facilitates performance improvement and patient safety activities and teams for Children’s of Alabama. Consults and educates teams and staff on lean processes, patient safety, human factors, culture of safety, and error education tools and methodologies. Advises teams on appropriate data collection methodology and establishes, maintains, and monitors appropriate database and reports. Conducts and monitors results from root cause analyses and failure mode and effects analyses. Researches appropriate literature for benchmarking. Develops and analyzes current state process maps and provides future state recommendations using quality improvement methodologies. Provides facilitation for quality improvement teams and task forces, develops process improvement and patient safety reports for administration, and conducts medical chart reviews for data collection as necessary.
Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering is required. Clinical background preferred.
2+ years in quality improvement or equivalent experience (preferably in healthcare). Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication. Demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary teams. Statistical knowledge required. Knowledge of current concepts in quality improvement, including root cause analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, human factors analysis, and culture of safety required.