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Performance Improvement Analyst - Full-Time/Salaried, 1st/Variable 

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The purpose of this position is to assist the Director of Performance Improvement, directors, managers, and other associates in identifying, prioritizing, and implementing process improvements, both within and across departments.


The purpose of every project is to improve operating performance, as measured by one or more of: streamlined processes; waste-reduction; quality improvement; increased safety; cost-reduction; associate satisfaction; customer satisfaction, or; other measures agreed upon before project commencement. On assigned/chartered projects, the Analyst is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing initiatives. In doing so, the Analyst is expected to keep stakeholders informed, and to coordinate with the locally affected director(s)/manager(s) as well as others. The Analyst will ensure project follow through, project monitoring, project communication, and improvement sustainability.


The Analyst will actively engage in knowledge transfer with project participants around the five Pillars of People, Service, Quality, Finance, and Community Benefit for developing problem solving skills and implementing continuous improvement efforts.


Duty 1: Consults with business and clinical unit management and personnel to identify, analyze, implement, and document business and clinical process improvement opportunities, current operational procedures, problems, and service requirements.

Duty 2: Provides technical assistance in identifying, mapping, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures

Duty 3: Earns the confidence and credibility of directors, managers, and associates with respect to subject matter expertise in process and performance improvement.

Duty 4: Maintains a system of organizational feedback that monitors internal financial, quality, and satisfaction data relative to external benchmarks and allows for organization feedback to suggest opportunities for corporate improvement.

Duty 5: Plans, develops and conducts ongoing training programs for all levels on the organization to enhance organizational processes and systems.

Duty 6: Monitors and reports on current process improvement activities to ensure that information is flowing, activities are being performed, and resources are being allocated to ensure completion of project on time and within budgeted parameters.

Duty 7: Serves as a consultant to the performance improvement teams by providing just-in-time training on tools and methodologies needed to develop individuals assigned to the current process improvement activities.

Duty 8: Leads innovative and continuous improvement activities at all levels of the organization.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, organizational psychology, industrial engineering for related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior training and a widely recognized certification in LEAN, Six Sigma or related discipline required, or the willingness and ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.
  • Two years of operations improvement experience in healthcare or other industry required.
  • Strong project management experience, PMP certification preferred.
  • ISO and or Quality / Systems experience or qualifications.
  • Experienced in developing and conducting formal training programs in business process improvement techniques.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse constituencies within the healthcare continuum, including Board members, executives, physicians, clinical professionals, other leaders and front-line associates



This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting and standing. The associate will be required to walk for up to one hour a day, sit continuously for six hours a day and stand for one hour a day. The individual must have good eye-hand coordination and fine finger dexterity for simple grasping tasks. The individual must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The individual must be able to operate a motor vehicle for business travel and community involvement.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

Hours per Week 40 

BVHS Shift First 

Location Blanchard Valley Hospital  
About the Organization With more than 100 years of service behind us, BVHS is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We've grown from a single hospital to a comprehensive health system offering the Northwest Ohio region a full continuum of care.

Blanchard Valley Health System is a non-profit, integrated regional health system based in Findlay, a unique micropolitan community in Northwest Ohio. Governed by a community board of trustees representing large and small business, education, law, medicine and finance, BVHS oversees all operations.

BVHS has a long history of service to Findlay and the surrounding area. Blanchard Valley Hospital, the anchor subsidiary of BVHS, was founded in 1891 as the Findlay Home for Friendless Women and Children. As the community of Findlay has experienced growth and prosperity, so has the Health System, with major expansions occurring in 1958, 1967, 1977, throughout the 1980's and 1990's, 2007, and 2009.

BVHS is one of the largest employers in the area with more than 2,000 associates and serves an eight-county area that includes Hancock, Allen, Putnam, Henry, Wood, Seneca, Wyandot, and Hardin Counties.

In addition, a dedicated group of more than 600 volunteers support BVHS through their contributions of both time and money. As part of the BVHS family, the Auxiliary is a major contributor to our standards of excellence.

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