Rush University Medical Center  Performance Improvement Consultant 1 in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Performance Improvement Consultant 1

Department: Patient Safety Performance Improvement

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Job Number: 2019-0051

Job Description:

Process Improvement Consultant, Patient Safety

The Process Improvement Consultant is responsible for supporting projects to improve Medical Center performance: planning, implementation and management of strategic initiatives and evaluation of their effectiveness.

Position Highlights:

This includes, but is not limited to, the implementation of clinical and operational standards, assisting with consistency of processes, centralizing activities when necessary, performing analyses, preparing project budget and analysis of fiscal impact of change. The Consultant collaborates with multiple clinical disciplines, Medical Center staff, external vendors and others and facilitates a supportive environment, professionalism and performance improvement.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides project management for key strategic projects

  • Sets priorities for projects with organizational leaders

  • Leads projects from scoping to completion

  • Oversees implementation of strategies identified by project team and ensures successful transition of project

  • Functions as a performance improvement liaison

  • Manages, plans and executes all performance improvement activities utilizing the RUMC performance improvement methodology

  • Partners with multidisciplinary teams to execute and drive performance improvement opportunities

  • Provides consultation regarding best practices with emphasis on process reengineering and systemic implementation

  • Serves as liaison with key stakeholders on tasks, deliverables and issues regarding improvement initiatives

  • Facilitates successful transition of improvement initiatives to sustain project improvements

  • Creates and monitors dashboards related to improvement activities

  • Applies statistical analysis to change processes

  • Analyzes financial models to assess feasibility of proposed improvement strategies.

  • Prepares summary documents for the project team to include existing performance of the operations or clinical practice.

  • Supports the development of measurable end state vision for performance improvement using tools such as statistical significance, and operational control limits.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 2-3 years in a health care setting or equivalent PI/ analytical experience.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Facilitation of teams and projects.

  • Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Flexibility to meet organizational goals and adapting to changing needs.

  • Ability to meet internal and external customer needs.

  • Ability to perform tasks independently and prioritize workload.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

  • Rush was ranked Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.