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Senior Medical Equipment Planner

Location: Hyattsville, MD Additional Locations:
Job Number: 781140 Date posted: 04/08/2019

Develops medical equipment plans, including budgets and specifications, for new KP medical facilities, major renovations and expansion of existing medical facilities. Evaluates, locates and recommends equipment to be purchased. Consults with medical and administrative personnel, architects, and contractors on the same. Identifies equipment and design conflicts during the design process to avoid costly construction delays. Develops and updates budgets for project start-ups. Conducts value cost analysis and comparative equipment studies to recommend the most cost and time effective systems. Provides accurate and sufficient information for project teams during the design, implementation and installation process. Provides knowledgeable responses to client's questions when medical equipment issues arise.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts independent work in support of all phases of the design, construction, deployment and installation of capital projects.

  • Manages large and/or multiple moderately complex projects

  • Assists with the development and delivery of project work plan processes and program, defining deliverables and due dates, with Clinical Systems Engineer (CSE), and Kaiser Permanente Information Technology Project Manager (KPIT PM)

  • Demonstrates leadership to the project teams supporting medical equipment planning

  • Assists with the delivery of processes and programs to monitor emerging technologies: report on healthcare related technology trends; assess new healthcare related technologies; disseminate healthcare related technology information as appropriate across the Kaiser Permanente enterprise aligning with processes within the broader Clinical Technology program

  • Assists with the development and delivery of processes and programs developing equipment standards and specifications in consultation with user groups and strategic partners

  • Assists with the development and delivery of equipment planning tools, and job aides on an enterprise level

  • Assists with the development of new enterprise concepts, techniques and standards on an enterprise level

  • Leads the delivery of processes and programs for the production of 3-5 year medical equipment forecasts and strategic plans for service area, regional, and national purchasing plans. Conducts cost-benefit analyses

  • Assists with the development and delivery of processes and programs for consultative support to the regional and national Clinical Technology leadership, Service Delivery Program, Facilities Planning and Design in the development of data analysis, technology and design assessments and forecasts, and other forms of customized consultation

  • Assists the development and delivery of processes and programs for the equipment planning  in new and existing care delivery environments; provision of technical and environmental requirements in support of contract documents; conduct drawing reviews and coordinates medical equipment placement on project construction documents, templates; assistance with the reviews of startup equipment lists; assistance with equipment punch activities and forecasting as needed

  • Facilitates the delivery of processes and programs for system assessment, design, implementation, and support strategy for clinical technology IT networks and integrations within service areas, regions, and/or across the enterprise

  • Assists with the development and delivery of processes and programs for equipment reuse, performance analysis, asset lifecycle and total cost of ownership in collaboration with the Clinical Systems Engineers, service areas, and regions and/or across the enterprise.  

  • Supports the primary liaison to the broader external healthcare industry; in particular to healthcare technology committees and workgroups; responsible for representing Kaiser Permanente Clinical Technology equipment planning program; leads development of strategies to incorporate industry best practices into Kaiser Permanente Clinical Technology program

  • Serves as support to assist with the development and delivering of project management techniques, working knowledge to perform a functional analysis of the equipment as it relates to operations and facility, defining key equipment criteria for the project, offering alternative solutions to the design teams to reduce initial or lifecycle cost while maximizing function, without compromising patient care, ADA requirements or ergonomics

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in medical equipment planning, healthcare, engineering, biomedical, architectural or construction environment.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in medical, healthcare, architecture, engineering, construction management 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:

  • Considered functional expert within KP.

  • In-depth knowledge of the appropriate use and allocation of medical equipment for direct patient care.

  • Expert knowledge of healthcare industry practices including hospital and clinic procedures and department functions.

  • Ability to discuss with medical personnel, physicians, and administration, appropriate medical equipment to provide patient care.

  • Working knowledge of architectural and design schedules and the ability to coordinate equipment planning with building design and construction.

  • Ability to interpret architectural drawings.

  • Proven knowledge of hospital capital equipment with ability to research equipment to fill particular needs and ability to develop reliable vendor resources.

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.

  • Proficiency in computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, Project, PowerPoint, Access and Excel.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and the ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • RN preferred.

  • Advanced degree and/or post graduate work in speciality field.
  • Primary Location: Maryland,Hyattsville,New Carrollton Administration 4000 Garden City Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, 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: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Facilities Services Department: Clinical Technology Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time 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.

    About Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

    Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

    Handling the administration of all activities concerned with the ordering, storage, and movement of materials — as well as assessing, maintaining, and improving the upkeep and appearance of our facilities — as a member of this team you'll help everything look and run its best inside and outside our 600+ locations. Working in building management, maintenance, sourcing, purchasing, environmental services, and more, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the success of our organization.

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