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Performance Improvement Specialist at Ascension

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We Are Hiring
Title: Performance Improvement Specialist
Shift: Full-time
Hours: Normally 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
Location: Based out of Ascension Texas Administrative Offices, partially remote
Join Ascension Seton as a Performance Improvement Specialist and have the opportunity to work in a culture that focuses on the mind, body and spirit of our patients and associates.
Why choose us?
  • Career growth and development support and resources
  • Generous paid time off
  • Comprehensive and customizable benefit packages to fit your life
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Culture that focuses on mind, body and spirit

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Clinical background, RN
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred. Master's Degree in related field is best fit.
  • Certifications: Quality, Lean, Project Management certifications preferred.
  • 3 years of experience in Quality or Performance Improvement
  • Healthcare experience

What You Will Do
Facilitate with the development and definition of ideas that will improve the organization.
  • Leads performance improvement program activities through each phase of discovery, design, implementation, monitoring and sustainability.
  • Studies work to design and develop standard processes and reduce waste in clinical and non-clinical areas, and solves moderate to highly complex problems using an evidence-based approach. Develops both process and outcome measures.
  • Manages portfolio of projects at high complexity and volume, works with executive and working owners. Consistently meets or exceeds project deliverables and outcomes.
  • Applies and teaches improvement science methodologies, LEAN tools and management system, project management, and change management as required by team project, including process mapping, root cause analysis, statistical analysis and stakeholder analysis and mitigation and communication plans.
  • 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 preferred.
  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Texas Board of Nursing preferred.

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

Work Experience:
  • 3 years of experience preferred.

Additional Preferences
No additional preferences.
Why Join Our Team
Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, has provided thousands of associates and caregivers a rewarding career in healthcare since 1902. We strive to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services for all. We operate more than 100 clinical locations in central Texas, including 3 teaching hospitals, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center, where candidates can find both career and clinical education opportunities. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, explore a career with us today.
When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 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 Seton is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
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11801 Domain Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758

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What are Ascension Perks + Benefits

Ascension Benefits Overview

While the Ascension network expands across the United States, a common bond unites our caregivers at each ministry: the desire to provide compassionate, personalized care for all — especially those most in need. To ensure we are caring for the needs of our quality associates, we offer affordable, accessible care through our comprehensive benefits program. With many choices, you can select the plans that best meet your needs, providing security now and in the future

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Ascension

What is your vision for the company?

“I work with a bunch of creatives in the human-centered design field; we live in a constant state of curiosity and are always challenging assumptions. Our team focuses on uncovering the challenges that our patients and caregivers face and we ultimately hope to provide solutions to address any pain points"

Esha Bhargava

VP Experience Research, Clinical Products

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

“My goal is never to tell my teams how to do something. I want my teams to feel empowered to own their solutions in addition to the creative process it takes to get them there. When a team’s software exceeds the mark, I ensure they receive the recognition they deserve as part of their commitment to supporting our healthcare communities.

Michael Behm

Director of Software Engineering

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