Assistant Space Planner

7 days left

Apr 09, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time
The Assistant Space Planner will report to the Director of Facilities Space Planning and assist in coordinating and executing workspace facility planning and designs. Will provide space planning support to meet the needs and demands of the growth and expansion of a complex health system with multiple locations.Will assist in analyzing and providing reports on space needs and utilization. Will maintain catalog and finish libraries, keep floor plans filed and updated, and meet with vendors to update libraries. Will assist in selection and specification of interior finishes, workstation/furniture systems, signage, artwork and technology; ordering necessary products, tracking purchases and coordinating delivery. Will assist in providing data for capital and operating budget preparation. Will ensure timely and effective communication with internal and external customers. Support space planning data management as assigned. Support the Interior Design, Wayfinding and Artwork programs. Research architectural codes, providing findings to designated staff/supervisor .


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Architectural, facility planning, health care management, business management or related field (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
3 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Progressively responsible facilities space planning experience (Required)
Experience with healthcare facilities space planning and design and renovations/expansions planning (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Knowledge of hospital and clinical operations and design and some familiarity with Research operations and animal vivarium is preferred but not required.
Knowledge of all applicable legal, regulatory , and policy requirements, including Joint Commission, District of Columbia Department of Health, state, federal and local regulations and guidelines.
Knowledge of space utilization and facilities management; skill in analyzing and determining space utilization and facilities inventory.
Strong project management and analytical skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of job-related computer software applications such as CAD, Revit, SketchUp, and including Microsoft Office Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint programs.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Professional License preferred but not required Req

Functional Accountabilities

Space Planning
1. Assists in coordinating and executing facility planning and designs. Working with Facility Space Planning team, develop test-fit concepts and plan solutions for clinical facility programs
2. Assists in analyzing and providing reports on space needs and utilization.
3. Maintains catalog and finish libraries, keeps floor plans filed and updated, and meets with vendors to update libraries.
4. Maintain and update facility space plans and departmental assignments database
5. Assists with the selection of interior finish materials and furniture for use by Children's National
6. Prepare finish boards
7. Conduct site verification of existing space configurations and program
8. Prepare initial furniture plans for review by internal customers and external vendors

Project Management
1. Assists in selecting carpet, finishes and workstation/furniture needs, signage, artwork and technology; ordering necessary products, tracking purchases and coordinating delivery .
2. Assist in providing data for capital and operating budget preparation.
3. Monitor and report on project progress and status
4. Communicate project status to team leadership, including open issues requiring resolution
5. Coordinate facility plan reviews with internal support services departments for compliance with regulatory requirements

Administrative Support
1. Provide administrative support to the space planning and real estate department to meet the demands of the growth and expansion of Children's National.
2. Ensures timely and effective communication with internal and external customers.
3. Tracks and ensures vendor invoices are paid promptly .
4. Schedules meetings among internal and external customers

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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