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Management Engineer - Patient Safety

HEALTH SYSTEM Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 244427
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General Description of the Job Class

  • Support the following performance management and improvement services for Duke Quality Network. 
  • Management engineering - to include the productivity management system, labor budgeting and productivity/process analyses and improvement.
  • Operational Support - supporting Senior Operational leadership with focused analyses or improvement efforts and management of administrative projects and efforts.
  • Decision support - to include clinical decision support and ongoing performance improvement support.
  • Performance Reporting - to include management of the balanced scorecard and reporting of related performance metrics.
  • Patient Satisfaction - to coordinate and support of related performance improvement efforts.
  • Performance Improvement - to include project management and support.
  • This position would consist of three levels, with varying levels of autonomy, accountability and interaction within the organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Management Engineering:

  • Development and maintenance of labor standards used to develop departmental staffing requirements. These same standards are also used as procedural-level labor standards by the Cost Accounting staff of Corporate Finance and Hospital Departmental Managers in the costing and flexible budgeting techniques.
  • Support of Hospital leadership with productivity improvement efforts to include analyses of departments and processes.
  • Perform labor variance analyses in cooperation with departmental leadership to support their efforts in meeting defined productivity goals.
  • Operational Support:
  • Support of Hospital leadership with project management and analytical support of operational initiatives.
  • Decision Support and Performance Reporting:
  • Development and initiation of clinical analyses in support of the CSU leadership to improve the management and quality of care. Coordinate the improvement process as appropriate.
  • Ongoing decision support in support of clinical and patient safety improvement efforts.
  • Provide routine reporting of key quality and patient safety metrics in support of the ongoing quality management process. Support of the balanced scorecard program and related reporting.
  • Patient Satisfaction:
  • Coordination and support of the improvement efforts designed to improve the overall patient satisfaction scores as appropriate.
  • Performance Improvement:
  • Lead performance improvement teams as assigned.
  • Support performance improvement teams within the assigned area of responsibility. This could include being an active team member or providing analytical support.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Level 2 Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or related field Master's degree desired

Level 3 Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or related field Master's degree desired - Preferred

Level 4 Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or related field Master's degree desired - Preferred 

Experience

Level 2 Minimum of 4 years of PS or related experience. Experience can be supplemented with a Master's degree with a Master's being equivalent to two years of experience. , with 2 years of Duke ME I experience

Level 3 Minimum of 6 years of PS or related experience. Experience can be supplemented with a Master's degree with a Master being equivalent to two years of experience. Preferred 

Level 4 Team Lead: minimum of 6 years of PS or related experience. Experience can be supplemented with a Master's degree with a Master being equivalent to two years of experience. Peferred 

Technical Lead: minimum of 6 years of PS or related experience. Experience can be supplemented with a Master's degree with a Master's being equivalent to two years of experience or advanced training in technical skills directly applicable to work assignment - Preferred 

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

Level 2

Works under general supervision by departmental leadership. Guidance is frequently provided regarding tasks and approaches to accomplish assignments and how to deliver on the core responsibilities of the department.

Interacts with internal or CSU staff and leadership primarily to gather inputs or review results of analyses. Begins to work with leadership to define priorities and actively supports performance improvement work.

Level 3

Works autonomously within the work assignment. Establishes own approaches and works independently to execute. They set their own priorities with general oversight by departmental leadership. Progress and success are defined by goal attainment.  Interacts with operational and departmental leadership. Works with leadership to define priorities and is frequently asked to support performance improvement work. Begins to assume an active role in improvement efforts as a facilitator or improvement expert

Level 4

Works autonomously within the work assignment. Coordinates the services for the assigned CSU and provides oversight and workflow supervision to assigned staff. May provide direct supervision to up to two staff. Consult with Managers and Directors for performance evaluations. Progress and success are defined by goal attainment and the success of the entities or services they are assigned.

Interacts with operational and departmental leadership to include Presidents, VPs, and Clinical Chairs. Works with leadership to define priorities and is routinely asked to support performance improvement work. Coordinates the work of others from Performance Services to support the execution of plans. Assumes an active role in the improvement efforts as a facilitator or improvement expert.

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