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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's degree in architectural, facility planning, health care management, business management or related field.

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

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

Minimum Requirements:

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.

Preferred Requirements:

Professional License preferred but not required. Preferred certifications include LEED, EDAC and LEAN Green-belt for healthcare

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Project Managment
  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

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.