Fairview Health Services Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for a lean six sigma black belt for our University of Minnesota Medical Center campus. This is a full-time position working day hours, Monday thru Friday.

As a member of process improvement team, this position will drive results-oriented performance improvement initiatives using the methodologies of Six Sigma and Lean while ensuring accountability, focus, strategic alignment and cross functional relationships with the other Fairview entities through the use of metrics-based goals and objectives.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The three main areas of focus for this position will be:

  • Leadership

  • Project Management

  • Change Management


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Healthcare or related field.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification or Lean Bronze Certification (with a commitment to achieve Six Sigma Black Belt certification within two years of hire date).

  • 2-3 years of performance improvement and change management experience including data analysis, coaching, and instruction, preferably related to service delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant field

  • 5+ years’ experience in process improvement, preferably in healthcare or a related field

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification

Other Required Skills

  • Expert team facilitator

  • Excellent math and advanced computer skills (e.g. Excel, Minitab, etc)

  • Willingness to teach advanced mathematical concepts

  • Strong understanding of basic statistics

  • Understanding of care and delivery operations and business operations within a hospital

  • High interpersonal skills, respect of peers, and ability to perform under pressure

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing demands

  • Ability to coach & mentor multiple personnel

  • Personal commitment to prescribed learning process

Desired Skills

  • Extensive Lean and Six Sigma Performance Improvement experience

  • Extensive experience teaching Six Sigma and Lean concepts

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-25988

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Professional-Non Clinical

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Lean Black Belts