Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Green Belt

GREEN BELT - UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY OF LEAN HEALTHCARE

This programme will provide experienced healthcare professionals with practical experience of leading and managing a change project within a dynamic healthcare environment within their own organisation


Overview

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare. NFQ Level: 8; ECTS credits: 10. Module Places: 28
The module is based on our experience of implementing Lean Six Sigma in healthcare and utilises real case studies and examples. The approach focuses on healthcare-specific examples to demonstrate Lean tools and techniques. This enables the student to lead on Lean Six Sigma initiatives within their own healthcare organisation.

Where is the training delivered?

The training is delivered in UCD Health Sciences.

How is the training delivered?

The module is delivered through workshops, clinical placements and reference site visits. Academic assessment is by individual and group assignments. Full support and coaching is provided by our Black Belt team in delivering a Lean healthcare-based project.

Who should attend?

Healthcare professionals who have completed the Fundamentals of Lean (White Belt) with the Mater Lean Academy or another provider. The applicant will register as a UCD student.

Duration - 6 months part time

Requirements to successfully complete the Green Belt programme:

Attendance

Programme attendance dates are on the application form

  • One full day and seven half days
  • One half day exemplar site visit
  • Day for group oral examination

Self-Directed study:

  • Two individual academic assignments
  • Self-directed learning and group work following each classroom session
  • Group Gemba exercises
  • Value stream mapping

Certification

On completion of the UCD/Mater Lean Academy Green Belt Programme, the student will receive a UCD/Mater Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for healthcare with Academic Award (10 ECTS credits, NFQ level 8)

Learning Outcomes

On completion the student will:

  • Understand the principles, philosophy and benefits of Lean healthcare
  • Gain proficiency in Lean Six Sigma tools and practices
  • Appreciate the role of cross-functional teams in the successful roll-out of Lean
  • Distinguish between value-adding and non-value-adding elements in a process and categorize types of waste in the process
  • Identify and complete well-defined projects that solve real issues affecting an organisation
  • Generate sustainable improvements through active engagement of colleagues within the organisation using the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodology
  • Be able to apply technical and creative tools to solve process problems within their own organisation
  • Be able to work effectively as a leader of a cross-functional, problem-solving team
  • Have a good appreciation of the importance of effective communication in managing organisational change
  • Demonstrate, through successful completion of a project, that they understand the DMAIC approach and can deliver on financial targets agreed as part of the project

Assessment Strategies

  • Two UCD academic assignments
  • Tollgate MCQs
  • Incremental project development
  • MCQs during each classroom based session
  • Final Group project presentation to UCD/Mater exam panel (candidates must pass this assessment to be eligible for a UCD/Mater Lean Six Sigma Green Belt)

Further Study

The Mater Lean Academy and UCD Green Belt is a pathway to further study with UCD Health Systems. Upon completion of your studies with the Academy, you may choose to use your academic credit toward a Professional Certificate or an MSc

For information on the Graduate Diploma in Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Black Belt see here:

For information on Professional Certificates, see here:

For information on Programmes, see here:

Contact

Vanessa Kelly

- Mater Lean Academy, Transformation Office, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St., Dublin 7

- Tel: - Tel: +353-1-8607729

- Email: - Email: vkelly@mater.ie

Applications

The next Green Belt Programme commences December 2017

Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.

Complete the application form and email your completed application to vkelly@mater.ie / leansixsigma@mater.ie
or post to: Vanessa Kelly, Transformation Office, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7

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