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Principal Medical Architect/Planner

Location: Oakland, CA Job Number: 648686 Date posted: 11/13/2017
Description: 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:
  • Works on assignments of diverse and complex scope with minimal supervision, independently applies advanced planning and architectural techniques, procedures, and standards. Plans and completes assignments requiring very advanced techniques.
  • Leads 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 complex programming, planning, design and development and documentation activities of broad scope including programs, spreadsheets, drawings, procedure manuals, and coordination with hospital/medical facility users.
  • Develops presentation materials and presents to various audiences. Leads complex special projects as assigned.
  • Develops and leads Content Expert Panels. Serves as internal expert and advisor to field 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.
  • Provides technical guidance, coordination and project-level supervision to designers/drafters and less experienced architects/planners.
  • Adheres to accepted industry and company standards.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum ten (10) years of healthcare planning and/or architectural, design experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, interior design, architecture, space planning or equivalent, 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 interacting with and leading efforts that include senior management.
  • Experience training and mentoring junior staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of policies, practices and systems.
  • Regularly contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.
  • Considered functional expert in field
  • Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods.
  • Technical, professional&business proficiency of healthcare delivery.
  • Employs expertise as a generalist or specialist.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate coursework preferred.
  • AIA License preferred.
    Primary Location: California,Oakland,1800 Harrison 1800 Harrison Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 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: NFS Facilities Strategy Planning & Design 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.
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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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