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University of Utah Health Healthcare Facility Planner, Architect in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


We are University of Utah Health. As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA


  • The incumbent provides oversight and management of all aspects of the space planning and project scoping process.

  • Elements of success include maintenance of positive relationships, professional and timely processing of invoices, upholding standards of safety and quality, effective time management, and budget control.

  • This position reports directly to the Director of Planning & Operations and works with organizational leaders to successfully scope projects and strategically manage space requests.

  • This position is not responsible for providing direct patient care.


  • Save 50% on Tuition (Tuition reduced for eligible employees attending the University of Utah)

  • Health Coverage, Dental Coverage, Life Insurance

  • Retirement

  • Paid Time Off

  • 11 Paid Holidays per year

Corporate Overview: University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics is an integrated academic healthcare system with five hospitals including a level 1 trauma center, eleven community health centers, over 1,600 providers, and a health plan serving over 200,000 members. University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. In addition to our clinical delivery system, we have a School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and College of Health providing education and training for over 1,250 providers annually. We have over 2 million patient visits annually and research grants exceeding $350 million.

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  • Upload most recent up dated resume with work history and experience.


  • Assists with the planning and management of the organization's space needs

  • Works with staff to identify objectives, prioritize needs, formulate options, and develop project scopes of work, schematic level plans, preliminary schedules and budgets that can be used for executive approvals and further design development

  • Facilitates interactions between users, affected departments, and outside consultants to resolve architectural programming/planning problems

  • Serves as client contact with authority to conduct healthcare planning activities

  • Researches and applies best practices of planning efforts

  • Prepares internal facing materials including reports, studies and presentations

  • Translates strategic planning objectives into proposed space utilization

  • Develops planning standards and methods including Lean Design and Evidence Based Design methodologies

  • Participates in making decisions regarding planning and design concepts, including application of life-safety and building codes

  • Scopes and conducts facility capital project space and budget requests

  • Performs critical thinking and data analysis

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Medical planning experience

  • Demonstrated excellence in design and innovation

  • Experience in leading healthcare projects from programming/concept design through design development

  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with design teams, consultants, and clients

  • Skills in leadership and management of user group engagements and development of deliverables

  • Familiarity with issues surrounding innovative healthcare strategic planning, MP, and programming

  • Exceptional presentation skills

  • The ability to collaborate with others across organizations and departments to promote a strategic perspective

  • The ability to translate strategy into space requirements.

  • Continued education through seminars and participation in professional organization activities

  • A working knowledge of healthcare related codes and standards.

  • Experience working with end users to outline process flows and critical adjacencies of clinical spaces to create department floor plan concepts and functional program documents reflective of operations and strategic direction.


Qualifications Licenses Required

  • Current licensure to practice as an Architect in the State of Utah

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves very physical work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or moving heavy equipment and/or supplies. The position may involve above-average agility and dexterity with the ability to hold, grasp and manipulate small parts, and use hand and power tools. The position involves the ability to handle physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, stretching, reaching or similar activities.

Physical Requirements

Non Indicated

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 57024

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8-5

Location Name Business Services Building

Workplace Set Up Hybrid


State UT

Department UUH CST 16D Space Plan&Manage

Category Administrative Support