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Healthcare Planner Programmer

Company: Kahler Slater
Location: Richmond, VA / Remote
Job Type: Full Time
Date Available: 4/17/2024

Kahler Slater is seeking a Healthcare Planner Programmer to join our national healthcare team in delivering master planning, advisory services, acute care, ambulatory care, and pediatric environments. 

 

Our ideal team member is passionate about translating our clients’ goals into space strategies that are functional and efficient as well as aligned with the unique requirements of medical practice and patient care. In this role, you will bring an understanding of healthcare practice, regulatory guidelines, and design best practices. You will work in collaboration with our design team and clients to identify project goals and key drivers and create effective design solutions. 

 

You will work across our healthcare team in alignment with our open and flexible culture that encourages individual initiative and collaboration. You will build trusting relationships within the team and across Kahler Slater.   
 

 
Responsibilities of a Healthcare Planner Programmer: 

 

Project Development: 

  • Efficiently aids in the collaboration between the end-users, the owner, and the design team throughout all phases of the design process 
  • Develops, manages, and facilitates measurable data collection through interviews, focus groups, end-user surveys, observation, and post-occupancy evaluation 
  • Works with a strategist to develop operational volume projections and understands hospital operations 
  • Works directly with designers to right-size and develop massing of the building, translates volume projects into an architectural space program 
  • Develops design layouts in accordance with best practices, guidelines, and codes 
  • Reviews work for accuracy, omissions, legibility, and provides QA/QC review of the healthcare teams overall planning work 

Leadership: 

  • Partners with the client in determining goals and objectives of the healthcare facility through a clear programming and planning process, including use of lean processes 
  • Continually gain knowledge of industry innovations and challenges 
  • Effectively collaborates with a variety of project team members during the design process in our team-based working environment 

Business Development  

  • Support team marketing and business development efforts which could include marketing proposal strategies, interviews, project pursuits, networking events, and thought leadership  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of a Healthcare Planner Programmer:   

  • Professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design preferred   
  • 5+ years of experience in healthcare programming and planning 
  • Experience with lean six sigma in healthcare environments preferred 
  • Excellence in all communications (oral, written, graphic) with the project team, clients, and stakeholders 
  • Strong facilitator of meetings leading clinical users through the design process 
  • 5+ years of Revit experience 
  • Proficient in digital 3D modeling to communicate planning ideas to users  
  • Successful team-orientation and collaboration behaviors 
  • Efficiently responds to client needs 
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of healthcare guidelines and codes 
  • Able to coach and be coachable  
  • Effective time management with multiple deadlines 
  • Maintains a positive, professional attitude 

 
Working relationships and scope for a Healthcare Planner Programmer:   

  • Reports to Team Leader   
  • Collaborate with other design and project team members   
  • Represents the firm in alignment with Kahler Slater’s core values  
  • Mentors staff members  

 
Working conditions of a Healthcare Planner Programmer:  
Work is performed in a professional, collaborative, creative, open office environment. Great flexibility in your schedule is both required of you and returned to you due to our many project deadlines. Occasional overnight travel is expected as it relates to servicing clients and professional development.  
 
 Include a cover letter, resume, and portfolio when you apply.   
 
Kahler Slater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  
 
Kahler Slater is an E-verify employer.  

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of a Healthcare Planner Programmer:   

  • Professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design preferred   
  • 5+ years of experience in healthcare programming and planning 
  • Experience with lean six sigma in healthcare environments preferred 
  • Excellence in all communications (oral, written, graphic) with the project team, clients, and stakeholders 
  • Strong facilitator of meetings leading clinical users through the design process 
  • 5+ years of Revit experience 
  • Proficient in digital 3D modeling to communicate planning ideas to users  
  • Successful team-orientation and collaboration behaviors 
  • Efficiently responds to client needs 
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of healthcare guidelines and codes 
  • Able to coach and be coachable  
  • Effective time management with multiple deadlines 
  • Maintains a positive, professional attitude 

How To Apply

 Include a cover letter, resume, and portfolio when you apply.   
 
Kahler Slater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  
 
Kahler Slater is an E-verify employer.  

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