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Healthcare Furnishings Planner

Business Support - Other
Alberta Health Services
ALB00079549 Requisition #
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This opportunity is a 6 month full time temporary maternity LOA coverage position. 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. All Non-Union/Exempt positions are being reviewed for possible inclusions in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.


Reporting to the Manager of Equipment Planning, the Healthcare Furnishings Planner (HFP) is responsible for facilitating furnishings for capital & minor projects and initiatives as assigned. The HFP provides technical, clinical and application expertise, project management and budgetary management in the planning for and acquisition of Furnishings. The HFP is responsible for creation of technical cut sheets, project documentation, developing and maintaining detailed furnishings lists and supporting internal and external process approvals. The HFP 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, assisting the Healthcare Equipment Planner (HEP) with initiating & maintaining ongoing coordination and 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 planning and procurement process. The HFP may also take primary responsibility for these activities depending on the project. The HFP provides ongoing communication to the project team and stakeholders as well as continual engagement in the furnishings delivery, installation and commissioning process. The HFP provides ongoing support, recommendations, and reporting as required to the Project Team Lead and Manager for all assigned projects.

  • Classification: Planner
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: Equipment Planning & Capt Prj
  • Primary Location: Seventh Street Plaza
  • Negotiable Location: Within Edmonton Zone
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 17-JAN-2019
  • Date Available: 27-JAN-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 22-JUL-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $28.20
  • Maximum Salary: $48.45
  • 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 is essential. The incumbent needs to be comfortable working with clinical & non-clinical staff, senior management, physicians, vendors, external consultants, architects and AHS executive, Government of Alberta Ministries and others as required. The HFP must have a solid understanding of 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 and knowledge of Revit would be preferred. Knowledge and understanding of design and construction practices is required. A good understanding of the Alberta building code and how it relates to health care facilities would be an added benefit. Some degree of knowledge related to infection control practice guidelines would also be helpful.

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 I also required. 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).

Preferred Qualifications:

As required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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