Kaiser Permanente Consultant in Modesto, California

Provides high quality and cost effective project management, consulting, and analytic support. Assists senior consultants, clients, and/or groups in identifying and resolving issues of strategic importance to the organization. May assist senior consultants or manage complex projects independently.

Consultant will be a part of a mixed skilled Strategic Initiatives and Projects Team to support the Central Valley Area's most crucial needs. The team will structure, plan and support projects and initiatives that align with the Central Valley mission and vision to provide extraordinary service and unrivaled care.

Essential Functions: - Defines and frames complex issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making. - Translates needs, issues, and ideas into effective strategies and action plans. - Coordinates team/project activities and schedules. - Researches key business issues, and directs the collecting and analyzing of quantitative and qualitative data. - Synthesizes analysis and identifies key findings. - Assists in the determination of goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors. - Establishes team membership and project participants. - Develops proposals for clients outlining proposed project structure, approach and work plan. - Provides staff leadership to project teams, as well as manages work of outside consultants when needed. - Formulates specific implementation plans and evaluates the effectiveness of actions/programs implemented. - Communicates results/recommendations to project sponsors. - Develops creative alternative solutions. - Recommends action steps to team and client. - Plans and facilitates meetings. - Makes formal presentations to various senior level audiences. - Transfers project team knowledge/tools to client. - Participates in the development and management of the department, including coaching, recruiting, conducting performance reviews for analysts, and other departmental activities.

Additional Duties: To help solve the most critical strategic and operations related issue across the Central Valley. Ensure consistent operational practices resulting in greater efficiencies and cost effectiveness. Provide expert project and consultative support from design through implementation.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum four (4) years of related analytical and/or consulting experience required. Education - Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, health care administration, operations research, public health administration, or other related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field. - High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. License, Certification, Registration - N/A.

Additional Requirements: - Specific technical expertise required as specified. - Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis. - Must demonstrate effective communication, consulting, interpersonal, presentation, and project management skills. - Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications: - Master's degree preferred.

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Consultant