The Joint Commission

  • Black Belt II

    Job Locations US-IL-Oakbrook Terrace
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    Education & Training
  • Overview

    This position supports the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s mission to transform health care into a high reliability industry. The Black Belt 2 (BB2) will lead strategic projects for the Center and mentor Belts. The BB2 will learn and then enable others in adapting Robust Process Improvement  (Lean Six Sigma and change management). The BB2 will support the Executive Director and Master Black Belt with the training program for Center employees and external customers, which includes training Belts and others in problem solving. The BB2 provides expert advice to process improvement teams regarding team dynamics, change management, process re-design strategies, performance improvement toolsets (especially those of Lean Six Sigma), and technical expertise, such as statistical process control and flow, pull and data analysis. The BB2 will coach and mentor process improvement teams as a part of the Center's strategy to employ Robust Process Improvement to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The BB2 will present for Center presentations and assist in Center publications. The BB2 will also be a faculty for RPI as a Product.


    • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Healthcare or healthcare consulting experience with five years business/operations experience.
    • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
    • Minimum of two years of experience as an RPI or LSS Trainer/Co-trainer.
    • Minimum of two years of experience as a Black Belt.
    • Completed three successful projects.
    • Minimum of one year of coaching senior leadership
    • Master of RPI (Lean, six Sigma, and change management)
    • Strong project management, interpersonal, and change management skills.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Proficient with Minitab software (Basic Green Belt and Black Belt Analysis), or equivalent, and other business software applications, such as Microsoft Office.
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.  The remaining 50% of the time will be in the HQ office in Oak Brook.  The local candidate will also have some flexibility to work from home.


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