The Medical Equipment Planner position provides expertise in planning and specifying of medical equipment for projects for in-patient and outpatient healthcare facilities. The position identifies, evaluates, and recommends equipment to be purchased for large and small renovation projects and new healthcare facilities.
At least 5 years medical equipment planning experience required
Bachelor's degree preferred
Clinical background a plus. Significant healthcare construction project management experience may be considered in place of a baccalaureate degree.
Researches emerging technology trends and develops relationships with vendors to remain current with latest technologies
Identifies, evaluates, and recommends equipment to be purchased for large and small renovation projects and new healthcare facilities
Assesses condition of existing equipment and makes recommendations of re-use vs. replacement with respect to age, condition and compliance with equipment standards
Conducts user group meetings to determine and verify medical equipment needs
Develops and coordinates deliverables to include, but not limited to, medical equipment lists and drawings; equipment plans, specifications, and utility schedules; equipment budget and lead times
Works with architectural, engineering, and technology consultants and contractors to review project drawings, identify and note design/equipment conflicts and work to resolve
Develop and manage schedule for procurement and installation
Work with Purchasing and Project Manager to procure equipment
Updates Equipment Budget regularly as costs are confirmed and provides to Project Manager; manages to approved budget; escalates changes and projected budget overruns in timely manner
Manages the delivery and installation of equipment for projects; coordinates with Project Manager and attends the construction meetings to understand progress and orders equipment to meet schedule.
Effectively communicates equipment planning information to all project stakeholders to allow for successful project execution and completion
Supports multiple projects simultaneously, engaging and managing equipment planning consultants as needed and approved to balance workload
Identifies and presents various equipment options and advantages/disadvantages to meet clinical needs
Coordinates with vendors to ensure on-time delivery of purchased equipment
Facilitates any required inspections, start-up or training
Ensures the resolution of any installation issues
Manages equipment planning for non-medical equipment such as, but not limited to, bathroom accessories, minor appliances, misc. office equipment, etc.
Warranty Administration for new equipment
Works with Clinical Engineering Department to arrange decommissioning of major medical equipment
Determine whether decommissioned medical equipment is suitable for reuse and storage protocol
Assists with equipment inventory management as it relates to projects
Implements Continuous Improvement activities to identify lessons learned and adjust process
Participate in staff meetings, committees, projects and teams in a collaborative manner to meet institutional goals
Participate in learning and education as required to stay up to date with latest trends in healthcare equipment design and construction management, continuous improvement, and other Nemours requirements
The position's normal work schedule is Monday through Friday on day shift, however the position may be called upon to work various shifts and days, as assigned or required.
A minimum of five (5) years' experience in equipment planning and design in a healthcare facility or similar facilities required; Clinical background a plus.
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Health Sciences, or related field desired; significant equipment planning experience may be considered in place of a Bachelor's degree
Solid knowledge of hospital construction and healthcare equipment.
Knowledge and understanding of safety issues surrounding medical equipment.
Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
Experienced and proficient with a wide range of computer programs, including CAD, REVIT, spreadsheets, project management and scheduling software and equipment planning software; Attainia experience preferred.
Proven verbal and written communication skills and success in dealing with clinical teams and high-level administration.
Proven ability in developing and maintaining relationships with management, peers and subordinates and skilled in resolving conflicts and gaining cooperation with others.
Proven experience in planning, organizing, administering, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating and personally participating effectively in the management of equipment design, procurement, and installation in healthcare construction projects.
Skilled in effectively and professionally representing the department in a positive manner. Skilled in working in and creating a team atmosphere.
Must have knowledge of various codes, procedures, etc., that apply to hospitals such as NFPA 99, Facility Guidelines for the Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities, NFPA 101, etc.