July ASQ Member Gift: Change Management

Changes usually don’t fail because there’s something inherently flawed about the change itself, they usually fail for human reasons. In most cases the promoters of the change did not attend to the healthy, real, and predictable reactions of normal people to a disturbance of their routines.

In this new ASQ Member Gift, they’ve gathered lots of great resources for you from their repository of knowledge, from introductions to the basic elements of change management to detailed case studies, to full e-books and expert videos on how to successfully maneuver the sometimes treacherous waters of change toward desired ends.

Enjoy this gift of resources and save it for your next transition or implementation—because if you’re not going through a change right now, it’s coming.

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through July 31, 2016

The Change Management Bundle includes:

Process Improvement Consultant

Are you eager to join an organization where your process improvement work can potentially make difference in the lives of one million patients in beautiful Northern New England? The Process Improvement Consultant will work on a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical projects for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock healthcare system. In this role, you will lead projects and help design, modify, and implement processes to improve quality, safety, and value for patients and staff. You will also assist in developing and measuring key performance indicators, identifying opportunities for improvement, and creating project plans for prioritized performance improvement. In addition, you will teach others about change management techniques, systems thinking methods, and targeted, data-driven problem solving skills to promote deeper understanding of system failures and opportunities for improvement.
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Quality Manager, Incoming Inspection – Palo Alto, CA

Bring your talent to a place where your work will fight cancer and save lives.

Join Varian’s Oncology Systems team and your expertise will make a difference by helping to create a world without fear of cancer. We drive the development of products and solutions that innovate, support and simplify cancer-fighting solutions worldwide. Bring your passion to a company generating nearly $3 billion in revenue, and put your talent into innovating the latest cancer fighting technology

This hands-on individual will have the ability to manage priorities and workflow in a rapidly changing environment in order to oversee the activities of Incoming Inspection and will be responsible for creating and maintaining the Incoming Inspection department processes and system and associated quality procedures in accordance with FDA 21 QSR 820 and ISO 13485 requirements.
This person will be responsible for all Incoming Inspection activities and interactions including continuous improvement activities with focus on ensuring that parts meet requirements

Will organize the department activities and work load and ensure tasks and department assignments and projects are completed within deadlines. Responsible for hiring, developing and mentoring direct reports for optimal performance. Focus on achieving the goals and objectives of the department using available resources (staff and budgetary).
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Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt position in New Jersey

Lead business/functional unit six sigma projects
Mentor and Teach Lean Six Sigma Black Belt candidates
Review and assess BB projects periodically

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree required in engineering, business or technical discipline. or related experience.
  • Advanced degree a plus.
  • Certification as a MBB is desired.
  • 10+ years of industry experience.
  • Proven record of performance and trusted professional credibility.
  • Experienced team leader with proven problem solving experience and process focus.

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ASQ June Member Gift: ISO 9001:2015 Transition

Thousands of organizations around the world are transitioning from ISO 9001:2008 to the 2015 version every month. For those of you still planning your transition process, here are lots of resources we hope will make it that much easier for you. Included are articles, case studies, and videos on the transition process to help you ensure a smoother and more value-added move into the new version.

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The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Bundle includes:

  • Document Control System Compliance Webcast (33 min)
  • ISO 9001:2015 for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Webcasts (40 min)
  • 5 ways we can help you prepare (Infographic)
  • Standards connection newsletter (Exclusive articles)

Your exclusive member gift will be available through June 30.

QUALITY IN BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION

Bone marrow transplants are now routinely carried out worldwide to treat people with cancer and other disorders of the blood and immune system and are a prime example of a successful stem cell therapy. Stem cells from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood are used in transplantation procedures. From the first successful bone marrow transplant involving identical twins in the late 1950s to cutting edge research of today, the emphasis on quality has evolved and has led to the establishment of standards and regulations. This presentation will focus on a brief history of the development of bone marrow transplantation accreditation standards and regulations.

Presented by: Sharon Tindle, QA Manager, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
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