Senior Healthcare Planner


The following are minimum requirements to be considered for the position:

  •  Professional degree from an accredited program is required, Master’s degree preferred.
  •  10+ years of healthcare design and planning experience.
  •   EDAC, ACHA and LEED accreditation preferred.
  •  Knowledge of latest planning and design software, including Revit.
  •  Extremely strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
  •  Candidates must be able to demonstrate some involvement in presentations at relevant
  •  conferences, education forums and organizations to showcase their expertise.
  •  Extensive knowledge of ambulatory and acute care environments as it relates to planning and
  •  design.

Role and Responsibilities

The Healthcare Planner shall be considered an integral member of the Altus staff!

This position shall:

  • Be responsible for creating and planning the conceptual design of healthcare projects.
  • Lead the planning process by generating concepts and layouts for projects of various sizes and complexities.
  • Work closely with clients’ executive leadership and user groups to reach consensus on concepts and design solutions.
  • Demonstrate credible knowledge of current healthcare programming and planning concepts.
  • Work with owners, contractors, consultants to implement design concepts through project completion.
  • Present professionally to clients’ management team, departments, and boards.
  • Work with Altus’ Healthcare Leadership to pursue and develop new clients.
  • Work closely and productively with internal healthcare staff and project managers.
  • Be current with movements and trends in healthcare design and planning, including sustainable design, patient safety, and evidence-based design principles.
  • Meet internal and external deadlines and budgets.
  • Ensure the client’s program and project objectives are addressed during the initial concept and early design phases of work.
  • Provide support to project team members.
  • Research and implement state-of-the-art innovative concepts in planning and design.

Programming and Master Planning

  • Develop program documents and diagrams that address and support the client’s objectives
  • Lead meetings with client user, administration, physician, and leadership representatives resolving and addressing solutions for the varying focus and issues of these groups
  • Work with client leadership and project teams to generate conceptual departmental and flow relationships that foster building configurations that address functional utility and design innovation.

Schematic Design and Design Development

  • Lead and facilitate group discussions, recording and distributing the information to the client for record in a manner consistent with the firm and industry standards.
  • Work with the project manager and the project designer in creating buildings which serve the client’s needs and respond to their desired image, space, and aesthetic.
  • Write clear and concise narrative reports describing:
    • Functional use and adjacencies
    • Operational goals and objectives
    • Expansion capabilities
    • Design and document innovative programmatic solutions specific to each client, consistent with the firm and market standards.

Construction Documents and Administration

  • Assist the project team with the technical development of the project.
  • Continue work to with the client to ensuring that practice-specific requirements are addressed.
  • Help carry the design parameters through CA by providing support on an as needed basis to the CA team.
  • Help mentor Architects, Project Coordinators and Design Professionals in the development and implementation of healthcare knowledge.

Educational Requirements:

  • Education: Professional Degree, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Professional Certifications: EDAC, LEED AP certification/ accreditations desirable

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent presentation, verbal, written and graphic communication skills.
  • Ability to react quickly to issues while fostering a collaborative environment is a must.
  • Ability to be part of and help build a team environment.
  • Sense of humor a must.
  • Possess a high emotional intelligence.
  • Technological Skills: Revit and Adobe Creative Suite (helpful), Microsoft Office Suite(must).

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