January 22, 2018
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Lean Certificate Opportunity: Make the Leap into Lean in 2018!

Riverside is committed to assuring it remains a place where employees choose to work for their personal best, where physicians choose to practice, and where patients choose to receive their care.  To that end, we are building a focus on using Lean and continuous improvement to make our processes the best they can be.  The Riverside Lean Fundamentals Certificate Program is intended to provide Riverside employees with exclusive and unique development opportunities designed to provide a working knowledge of Lean process improvement methodology, participation in hands-on application of this methodology on actual Riverside processes, and chances to learn about process improvement opportunities with other Riverside team members across the organization.  Lean knowledge and skills are highly sought after and valuable commodities in the workplace today, so we urge you to take advantage of this professional development opportunity.

This program meets one morning per month, starting in March 2018 and ending in August 2018.  This 6-month program is targeted at front line employees or leaders interested in improving the day-to-day work of their department.  Upon successful completion of the program, the employee will present their project to the group and be awarded a Lean Fundamentals Certificate.

Successful completion of the Lean Fundamentals Certificate Program makes an employee eligible to pursue the Lean Intermediate Certificate and Lean Advanced Certificate.  After earning all three certificates, the employee is expected to possess the knowledge and skills to lead and facilitate Lean projects on their own.

The application can be found under the Start Here section of the Lean Toolkit.  Get there by clicking on the Lean button on the front page of Rivernet (https://www.riversidehealthcare.org/dashboard/lean-toolkit/) or at: https://www.riversidehealthcare.org/dashboard/lean-toolkit/uploads/5a3c23b94052c.pdf .

Make the Leap and apply! Applications are due to the Organizational Development & Learning Department by 2/15/18.

For questions, or more information regarding Lean and the Riverside Lean Certificate program, please contact Sara Meyer, Riverside Lean Educator in the OD and Learning Department at extension 6392 or via email at smeyer@rhc.net.