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Director Productivity Management

Dignity Health Phoenix, Arizona

The posted compensation range of $49.20 - $71.34 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2022-251898 Employment Type Full Time Department Performance Improvement Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday-friday Remote Yes Category Accounting and Finance

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Candidate must be based in CA or AZ, but will work from home.

Position Summary:

The Productivity Management team in our Performance Improvement Department is responsible in developing and implementing staffing standard practices, productivity management guidelines, labor budget target settings and other labor staffing tools and processes. 

This position is responsible for leading and providing our financial operation services which will contribute to the fiscal and operational well-being of CommonSpirit Health, in a manner consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of CommonSpirit Health. The position is responsible for identifying needed improvements on a significant level in operating efficiencies and labor cost reductions. The position directs management engineering and other consulting services for 40+ hospitals and affiliates of Dignity Health and CHI. The project work, consultation, management training and management reporting are aimed at improving the efficiency, cost effectiveness and quality of operations for all Common Spirit Health related entities. Continual significant cost reductions through process redesign and strong management of labor costs are required for the ongoing success of Common Spirit Health.

Strong preference for Labor Productivity Management experience and Financial Operations experience.

A compensation range of $100,000 - $133,000 is the reasonable estimate that CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law. 

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility and more!


Minimum Qualifications: 

A minimum of 12 years of hospital management engineering and/or management consulting experience with at least 5 years of management experience with track record of having made a significant impact on his/her organization related to achievements in cost reduction and revenue enhancement, quality improvement and information systems implementation; line management experience; and teaching/mentoring experience in productivity measurement, monitoring and improvement to assist department managers in meeting or exceeding their goals (required).

Strong Preference for Labor Management experience developing staffing


Bachelors Degree in Business, Health Systems (Industrial) Engineering, Engineering Management or Operations Research (required).

Masters Degree preferred


CQI facilitator training is required.

Special Skills-

Special skills required include: expertise in healthcare productivity management; ability to remain abreast of changes in the field through continuing education and networking; knowledge of benchmarking strategies, TQM/CQI tools and methodologies; outstanding problem solving skills; personnel management techniques; management of multiple conflicting projects toward successful conclusion within constricted time frames; knowledgeable of budget development, management reporting, cost accounting application, and financial management; broad understanding of business planning, hospital reimbursement, contracting, materials management, compliance issues and Internal Audit; preparation of Requests for Proposals; analyzing and selecting vendors and negotiating contracts; effective verbal and written communication skills; and advanced interpersonal and human relation skills with ability to negotiate change with all levels of management, overcome resistance to that change (create win-win situations), and get work done through others in order to effect positive change and to generate improvements that can be sustained; analystical and conceptual thinker; flexible approach; discretionary effort; organizational commitment; customer service orientation; innovation; and focus on teamwork.


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