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Senior Medical Architect/Planner

Location: Hyattsville, MD Additional Locations:
Job Number: 851960 Date posted: 12/21/2019
Designs/plans inpatient and outpatient medical facilities templates, programs, and standards for expansion, replacement and retrofit projects. Reviews plans developed by Capital Project Teams and consultants to confirm conformance with standards and to identify best practices. Plans utilization, planning allocation rules, sizes, layout, design, and/or infrastructure of space and facilities for hospitals and medical facilities consistent with requirements of technology integration, efficiency, safety, and cost effectiveness. Evaluates, selects, and applies standard architectural/design/engineering/planning techniques, procedures, and standards. Researches, plans, designs, reviews functional/spatial/design/infrastructure requirements of new structures or renovation, and assists field teams and KP service areas in preparing information regarding function, design, specifications, materials, equipment, estimated costs and construction time for management approval. As needed, prepares scale drawings and may provide technical input to contract documents for building contractors.

Essential Functions:
- Under general supervision, performs all conventional and moderately advanced planning and/ or architectural techniques, procedures, and standards. Plans and completes assignments requiring more advanced techniques. Adheres to accepted industry and company standards.
- Coordinates the development of templates and standards for planning, design, structural performance specifications, materials, equipment, estimated costs, and constructability of medical and support spaces-- with focus on user requirements, safety, cost efficiency, and integration of technology and best practices.
- Performs programming, planning, design and development and documentation activities of broad scope including spreadsheets, drawings, calculations, manuals/comprehensive documents and coordination with hospital/medical facility users.
- Develops presentation materials and present to various audiences. Leads moderately sized special projects as assigned.
- Develops and leads Content Expert Panels. Serves as resource and advisor to apital Project teams and KP service areas/regions.
- As appropriate, conducts reviews inside buildings to assess current state versus desired end state and to capture those requirements. As needed, provides technical guidance to designers/drafters and less experienced architects/planners.
- As needed, provides technical guidance to designers/drafters and less experienced architects/planners.
- Adheres to accepted industry and company standards.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum nine (9) years of health care planning and/or architectural, design experience.
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, space planning, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
Additional Requirements:
- Experience leading user groups.
- Experience representing work to senior management.
- Experience with training/mentoring junior staff preferred.
- Technical, professional & business knowledge and experience of health care delivery.
- Thorough knowledge of policies, practices and systems.
- Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards.
- Full knowledge of industry practices.
- Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with training/mentoring junior staff preferred.
- Graduate coursework preferred.

- AIA License preferred.

Primary Location: Maryland,Hyattsville,New Carrollton Administration 4000 Garden City Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Construction Department: Construction Acquisition - Planning and Design Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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 and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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A leader in care since 1945, Kaiser Permanente has accrued a wealth of knowledge about building better hospitals, and we've also accumulated one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country. When you join our team, you build upon our experience and grow your own. With remarkable tools and resources at your fingertips — including massive online data systems that store everything from blueprints and templates to building codes and models — you'll make informed and accurate decisions right down to the last detail.

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