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Job Details
Performance Improvement Specialist (039664)
Job Number: 039664
Job Title: Performance Improvement Specialist
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Full Time, 80 hours per 2 week pay period
City: Cape Girardeau
Job Schedule: Day Shift
Job Category: Professional
Career Level: Staff
Minimum Level of Education: Associates Degree in Nursing
Years of Experience: 3
Position Description
Responsible for leading and monitoring assigned performance improvement projects; providing just-in-time PI coaching and training (including Lean, Six Sigma, Rapid Cycle Improvement, etc.) to all leaders and colleagues; coordinating all PI efforts within the assigned care site/business process; redesigning care delivery processes in partnership with improvement teams; and ensuring all projects yield sustained improvements. Leads the improvement projects for all key clinical processes to yield reliable care delivery systems. Results will be measured in terms of care efficiency, care effectiveness, quality and regulatory compliance. Promotes a responsive, supportive and learning environment through the personal demonstration of service excellence orientation, modeling the Saint Francis Healthcare System mission and values. Performs duties related to the business operations of the affiliate and exercises discretion and independent judgment.
Position Requirements
REQUIRED: Current active RN license or Bachelor degree with 3 years experience in Performance Improvement.

Physician Clinic experience
BSN and or MSN
Basic Life Support Certification
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Must have ability and desire to understand and teach statistical concepts of variation
Previous program development and implementation experience preferred.
Experience with Lean, Six Sigma
Complete PI academy or equivalent- Preferred