Department Of Veterans Affairs Brockton , MA 02303
NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage.
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Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.
These positions are located within various Medical Centers in VISN 1, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA; VA Boston Healthcare System, Brockton, MA; Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, Northampton, MA; Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI; VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT and VA Maine Healthcare System, Augusta, Maine. You will provide leadership and direction for innovative system improvement methods that are driven by and closely linked to VHA/VISN strategic goals. You will work in partnership with VISN and Medical Center Senior Leaders to create, plan, promote, and implement initiatives and interventions that are aligned with organizational goals and to provide change management and improvement support for the organizational transformation of a large, geographically diverse public health care system. You will be in charge with deploying Lean Six Sigma as a tool to conduct studies and organizational analysis of diverse functions and work processes at multiple medical centers and provides management and leadership consultative guidance to effect improvements in mission effectiveness, resource utilization and cost savings as a component of the Organizational Performance throughout VISN 1 and within each Medical Center.
Serving as a coach of Network or Facility Director chartered improvement teams
Lead and coordinate quality and Lean Six Sigma efforts throughout VISN Medical Centers to align organizational strategy and operations at all levels of the organization
Conduct Optimization Studies to address complex problems in healthcare quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency
Lead complex and far-reaching system improvement initiatives using systems redesign and improvement principles
Uses independent judgment and resourceful solutions to respond to time sensitive complex organizational challenges in an integrated health care delivery environment
West Haven, CT
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Job family (Series)
0671 Health System Specialist
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Subject to a background/security investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
May be required to serve a probationary period
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process
Specialized Experience: Must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Health System Specialist
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Analysis and Problem Solving
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.