Healthcare Furnishings Specialist

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Job title: Healthcare Furnishings Specialist

Company: Alberta Health Services

Job description: Your Opportunity:The successful applicant will become a member of a multi person Furnishings & Equipment Planning team assigned to new and existing Major and Minor Capital projects. We are seeking an experienced Interior Designer to apply their design expertise to providing innovative furnishings solutions for a better experience for patients, staff, physicians and volunteers.Description:Reporting to the Manager of Furnishings & Equipment Planning, the Healthcare Furnishings Specialist (HFS) is responsible for facilitating furnishings for capital & minor projects and initiatives as assigned. The HFS provides technical, clinical & application expertise, project and budgetary management in the planning for and acquisition of Furnishings. The HFS is accountable for creation of technical cut sheets, project documentation, developing & maintaining detailed furnishings lists and required process approvals. The HFS will develop detailed technical specifications and procurement strategies for the tender & procurement of the required furnishings. Responsibilities also include attending all programming & design related project meetings, collaboratively working with the F&E Project Team to initiate & maintain ongoing consultation with project managers from the Government of Alberta (GOA) & Alberta Health Services (AHS), physicians, clinicians, various internal AHS departments, external consultants, engineers and architects throughout the project life cycle. The HFS provides ongoing communication to Management, F&E Project Team, the project manager and other stakeholders as well as continual engagement in the furnishings delivery, installation and commissioning process. For projects that are predominately furnishings, the HFS will take primary planning responsibility for all project planning and procurement activities. The HFS provides ongoing support, recommendations, and reporting as required to the Project Team Lead and Manager for all assigned projects.

  • Classification: Planner
  • Union: Exempt
  • Unit and Program: Equipment Planning, Capital Management
  • Primary Location: East Lake Centre
  • Location Details: Eligible to work hybrid (on/off site) within Alberta
  • Negotiable Location: Provincial
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 03-JUL-2024
  • Date Available: 13-JUL-2024
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $29.13
  • Maximum Salary: $50.04
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver’s License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:An academic background in Interior Design or Architectural technology with 2 to 5 years industry experience specific to furnishings selection & coordination is required. The incumbent needs to be comfortable working with clinical & non-clinical staff, senior management, physicians, vendors, external consultants, architects, AHS executive, Government of Alberta Ministry staff and others as required. The HFS must have a solid understanding of healthcare furnishings applicable to clinical practice and patient care within a healthcare environment. Ability to read and interpret design drawings and engineering specifications as well as contract documents is essential. A high degree of proficiency in CAD is required. Knowledge and understanding of design and construction practices is required. Knowledge and experience with healthcare infection prevention and control practice guidelines would also be a definite asset.
Additional Required Qualifications:A background in project management as well as a formal PMP designation is a definite asset. Strong work ethic and positive attitude in addition to a proven ability to lead by example and motivate a project team is required. Proven strong computing stills in addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position is required to travel to healthcare projects throughout the province. Safety training is required to access construction sites, as well as approved personal protective equipment (PPE). The successful candidate must: Perform effectively in a high pressure, project-based work environment with frequent workload changes and competing demands / deadlines. Perform repetitive work according to set procedures. Perform with frequent interruptions and/or distractions. Adapt to frequent changes in workload and adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate Set priorities and prioritize assignments which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities and project deliverables to complete heavy workload within established time frames. Work independently and follow through on assignments.
Preferred Qualifications:A good understanding of the Alberta building and fire codes and how they relate to health care facilities would be an added benefit. Knowledge of Revit would be preferred.Please note:All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.Security Screening:A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.Healthy Albertans. Healthy
Communities. Together.We’re passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across Alberta.Everything we do at AHS reflects a patient and family centred approach; it’s about putting patients’ and families’ experiences, priorities and trust first.We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Location: Alberta

Job date: Sat, 29 Jun 2024 07:08:45 GMT

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