Director Process Engineering
Job Ref # 30898
Category: Professional
Job Type: Full-Time
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary

Responsible for evaluating existing processes and configuring systems to improve patient experience, reduce cost and develop best practices within the healthcare delivery system at Houston Methodist. Evaluates and improves on processes through the development and implementation of innovative solutions while maintaining reliable, safe, high-quality patient care. Creates a culture that supports innovative solutions and continuous improvement. As a member of the system quality leadership team, the individual requires a vision for the future of health care and expertise in continuous quality improvement, efficient and effective system processes and professional development.


System and department specific ICARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.


PEOPLE (25%)

  1. Provides leadership to multi-disciplinary team responsible for all aspects of system process improvement projects, including planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating program and staff.
  2. Functions as a member of the quality leadership team, participates in the decision-making structures and processes. Effectively collaborates with members of Houston Methodist executive team, management team, employees, and physicians.
  3. Develops and maintains effective communications with key stakeholders to guide process improvements and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration in inpatient services, ambulatory care, service line development and related programs.



1.Leads the development and management of operational, capital, and special project budgets.

2.Meets financial objectives; prepares an annual budget; schedules expenditures; analyzes variances; and initiates corrective actions.


  1. Establishes process improvement goals, objectives and structure consistent with strategic direction, to guide operations and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration within service lines and related programs.
  2. Designs and implements evidence-bases practices to achieve strategic and operational objectives. Provides strategic leadership to a multi-disciplinary team responsible for improving key business functions focusing on improved efficiency, coordination of services and enhanced clinical outcomes.
  3. Identifies and articulates the common needs and viewpoints of project staff and stakeholders to appropriate decision-making groups, and communication the implications to project changes to system leadership and implements operational changes to address stakeholder needs.



  1. Coordinate training for Lean Six Sigma or other quality improvement methodologies.
  2. Serves on related task forces and committees as assigned.



  1. Monitors process metrics to validate performance against national and system benchmarks to ensure strategic and operational goals are achieved.

This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


BS in Process/Systems Engineering or related field; MBA, MHA, MPH, Ph.D. preferred.


2 years of direct staff management experience

8 years of progressively responsible program management experience in an academic medical center.


Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma certification preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.