Kaiser Permanente Senior Consulting Associate - Portfolio Management in Oakland, California

The Regional Portfolio Management Office and Clinical Effectiveness are internal management consulting departments serving the president and senior leadership team of Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

Project work is primarily in two broad areas: (1) Leading development of major elements of Kaiser's operational strategy with an emphasis on accelerating health plan priorities and organizational transformation using performance improvement methodologies and approaches; (2) Improving performance across our 20+ Northern California hospitals on dimensions of patient quality and safety, service and hospital efficiency.

Manages mid-size consulting engagements or moderately complex projects /engagements including projects within a facility or functional area up to multi-functional / cross regional work-streams within a nationally driven initiative.

Essential Responsibilities:

Manages project scope. Works with the project team to put appropriate processes in place to ensure project deliverables are completed on time. Leads team to achieve project deliverables and goals.Develops risk management plans and creates risk mitigation strategies. Facilitates process design or re-design engagements using appropriate process methodologies, tools and techniques.

Conducts background research, performs analysis, and develops input for strategic planning in collaboration with engagement teams. Leads client teams through problem discovery and root cause analysis. Facilitates cross-functional problem solving using appropriate best practice processes and techniques. Facilitates meetings and/or conference calls to seek understanding and agreement using specific techniques. Follows a solution development process.

Ensures the alignment of requirements and solution alternatives with client objectives. Develops business cases. Presents summaries of analysis and research to sponsors and clients.

Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum two (2) years of analytical and/or consulting experience.


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


Additional Requirements:

Demonstrate ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis.

Advanced computer skills and knowledge of data systems.

Must demonstrate effective consulting and project management skills.

Specific expertise required as specified.

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum two (2) years of analytical and/or consulting experience in healthcare services preferred.

Master's degree preferred.


TITLE: Senior Consulting Associate - Portfolio Management

LOCATION: Oakland, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.