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SIDRA4539 - Manager- Equipment Planning

Department: Biomedical Engineering Div
Division: Facilities Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 14-Aug-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.


The Sidra Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) is a results oriented and quality driven department that utilizes the various skills and capabilities of its staff as required in fulfilling its responsibilities towards the organization. Reporting through Support Services the BME’s main responsibility is to assess, plan, review and operate services to manage the fully digital and paperlite environment of advanced and integrated medical and specialized testing equipment in a secure and safe working environment. The department utilizes a quality management system and is to be compliant with JCIA and all its reporting requirements.


Working as a senior member of the Biomedical Engineering team, the Manager - Equipment Planning plays a key role in planning and acquisition of medical equipment and associated technology at SRMC. The Manager works collaboratively with clinical users and other stakeholders and leads or participates in client meetings to facilitate strategic direction for programming and medical planning. The Manager provides leadership and oversight for the design and delivery of medical equipment/technology replacement projects. The ideal candidate brings a passion for cutting edge technology, and a consistent desire to raise the bar and innovate. He/ She brings extensive experience in healthcare planning and design, in addition to evidence of strong clinical client relationships, and also brings leadership skills and an ability to design and develop new work flow and processes.

  • Evaluates medical equipment and related systems with respect to age, condition, and technological
    status and recommends appropriate disposition to Director - BME.

  • Uses a team approach in implementing the equipment planning process.

  • Reviews assembled medical equipment specifications and coordinates review of healthcare systems
    vendor drawings.

  • Participates as needed in the development of detailed medical equipment brochures.

  • Develops scheduling data for medical equipment planning processes.

  • Coordinates equipment delivery and installation schedules with the owner's representative and
    medical equipment planner.

  • Participates in multiple and diverse healthcare construction projects simultaneously.

  • Assists the Director - BME in selecting medical equipment and related systems.

  • Generates and analyzes RFPs and provides value analysis of competitive medical equipment

  • Prepares project cost estimates for inclusion in Director - BME proposals.

  • Participates in marketing efforts, including preparing initial marketing material, RFPs and formal

  • Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups
    that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer's expectations

  • Liaises closely with the Senior Clinicians and Management across SRMC.

  • Liaises with various Project Managers, with the Finance and Materials Management departments.

  • Works closely with all to ensure that decisions made are carried through.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.



Bachelor's Degree Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related health field.


  • 5+ years of Senior management experience including at least 7+ years of equipment planning experience in a Healthcare setting.
  • Experience with medical equipment in a hospital environment is required.
  • Experience with medical equipment planning software is mandatory (experience with Attainia preferred).  



Job Specific Skills and Abilities:

  • High level of skill  in developing equipment and budget management reports is required with advanced Excel skills.

  • Demonstrated systems development skills.

  • Excellent organization skills.

  • Demonstrated excellent Interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge in MS Project or Primavera.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

    Sidra’s Organizational Values:
    • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
    • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
    • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
    • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
    • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
    • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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