Sr. Healthcare Medical Planner
HMC Architects
6d ago


The Senior Healthcare Planner will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering a major project or projects through all phases of healthcare planning.

Oversees the master planning, programming and healthcare planning / design on given projects, and where applicable, gives direction to assigned staff.

Resolves architectural programming / planning problems. Will work with Project managers to establish and maintain design budgets and schedules.

Has client contact and authority to direct, control, and monitor healthcare planning activities. Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize.

Oversees two to three healthcare planners.

Minimum Requirements

Education : Architectural degree from an accredited university

Experience : Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in healthcare programming and planning of small and large-scale, complex healthcare projects.

Professional Organizations : Work towards becoming ACHA accredited and LEAD certified

Communication and Collaboration

  • Listen and communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions;
  • include appropriate people in decision-making process; make timely decisions.

  • Provide verbal and graphic communication of complex healthcare project concepts to clients, public agencies, and project team members.
  • Collaborates with staff to meet goals and objectives of project.
  • Resolves issues related to consultant design requirements
  • Primary point of contact for client planning issues.
  • Communicate changes to project team and client regularly
  • Be able to develop space programs and functional requirements for programs
  • Uses software programs and other graphic tools to demonstrate planning concepts and programming solutions.
  • Play an active role in HMC’s healthcare practice.
  • Professionally communicate both verbally and in writing to give assignments to multiple project teams, office support staff, and outside vendors.
  • Supervision and Delegation

  • Primary source for monitoring employee performance on a daily basis and taking the appropriate action to report both positive and negative performance.
  • Supervise and manage multiple clients and healthcare planners for applicable phases of projects.
  • Documentation

  • Proficient in using HMC’s documentation standards.
  • Prepare / edit marketing proposals and participate in interview.
  • Be involved in HMC’s strategic marketing goals.
  • Understand all aspects of healthcare planning, and participate in the evaluation of the people assigned; and accurately and fairly document their performance.
  • Ensure that the documents meet the HMC and client standards and protocols.
  • Write articles for professional publications of architecture and construction industry.
  • Write training material for staff development.
  • Business Development

  • Assist in the preparation of RFP’s for new work.
  • Ability to market project capability through client interviews, public presentations, and professional publications.
  • Primary proponent for healthcare planning project pursuits.
  • Management

  • Be self-motivated in attaining position objectives and in seeking new responsibilities and challenges.
  • Exhibit drive, attitude, and enthusiasm.
  • Prioritize and plan work activities for self-management and use time efficiently.
  • Have comprehensive understanding of HMC procedures, standards, and protocols.
  • Review and assist staff in setting budgets, goals, and preparing work plans that clearly define their expectations, and take appropriate action when they are met and when they are not met.
  • Review and resolve any issues related to staff.
  • Accountable for monitoring planning budgets and schedules, and reducing staff when the need arises.
  • Coordinate with project manager to monitor staffing models to projected workloads to meet expected project timelines and profitability projections.
  • Design

  • Ensure that healthcare planners collaborate with and support design and follow design intent.
  • Ensure that project design supports firm's design goals.
  • Understand and apply LEED components when appropriate.
  • Ultimate responsibility to client for quality of project planning / design and documents.
  • Ensure that the projects have the appropriate healthcare planning / design staff.
  • Technical

  • Ensure that HMC and client standards and protocol are followed.
  • Be proficient in discussing and incorporating building systems and logistics.
  • Resolve healthcare planning issues during all phases.
  • Resolve code related questions and issues with Project Manager and client.
  • Provide training and mentoring for all planning aspects of our work.
  • Ensure that materials and systems meet HMC and client standards and are within budget.
  • Review cost estimates and conducts value analysis.
  • Learning & Quality

  • Demonstrate desire for continuous learning in core specialty.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Apply feedback to improve performance.
  • Monitor own work to ensure quality.
  • Prepare, present, or participate in seminars or symposiums.
  • Responsible to see that project conforms to all set budgets, goals, and work assignments for their project team that clearly defines project expectations.
  • Coach, mentor, and provide performance-enhancing feedback of assigned team members.
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