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Medical Equipment Planner

Primary Location Renton, Washington Job Number 1082665 Date posted 07/06/2022
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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 multiple moderately complex individual projects and/or simple projects

  • Develops the project work plans defining deliverables and due dates, with Clinical Systems Engineer (CSE), and Kaiser Permanente Information Technology Project Manager (KPIT PM)

  • Monitors emerging technologies; reports on healthcare related technology trends; assess new healthcare related technologies; disseminates healthcare related technology information as appropriate across the Kaiser Permanente enterprise aligning with processes within the broader Clinical Technology program

  • Develops equipment specifications   in consultation with user groups and strategic partners

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

  • Leads the creation of equipment planning documents in new and existing care delivery environments; provision of technical and environmental requirements in support of contract documents; conducts 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

  • Leads equipment performance analysis for reuse of equipment on projects in collaboration with the Clinical Systems Engineers, facilities, service areas, regions, and/or across the enterprise

  • Provides 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 five (5) years of experience in medical equipment planning, healthcare, clinical engineering, biomedical, architectural or construction environment.

  • Education

  • Associates' degree in medical, healthcare, architecture, engineering, construction management OR two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:

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

  • 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.

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

  • Ability to interpret architectural drawings.

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

  • Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields.

  • Communication and facilitation skills.

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

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

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • RN preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Renton,Renton Administration - Adams Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Kaiser Permanente Building - Clinical Tech Capital Team - 0308 Travel: Yes, 50 % 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.