Strategic Planner

Date:  Jul 13, 2024

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Corporate and Professional Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Schedule Type:  Full-Time
Requisition ID:  952998

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.


Primary Purpose

Analyzes information from internal and external sources to develop business cases that drive informed decision making. Builds and maintains market data and analytic resources to support strategic and business planning.


Minimum Specifications



  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in health administration, Business Administration, Public Health, Public Affairs, or a related field.



  • Must have one year of experience in health care planning, strategy, and/or marketing.


Equivalent Education and/or Experience

  • May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.


Skills or Special Abilities

  • Ability to make well organized presentations to hospital management and senior management staff.
  • Working knowledge of the health care environment including market dynamics, regulations, and reimbursement methodologies, business planning and financial modeling.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in data synthesis and analysis to respond to business questions and drive informed decision making, including statistical and quality research methods.
  • Good listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity regarding the future of health care and how changes in the environment can impact the delivery of health care services.
  • Strong database management skills, including hospital and industry data.



  1. Identifies operational needs of Parkland departments through annual stakeholder meetings. With oversight, analyzes data and with department and support staff determines options available. Working with department leadership, creates business cases to support best option identified.
  2. Serves as the primary resource for market data, collecting and analyzing information to support market changes and impact estimates to operations. Researches and collects demographic, utilization, incidence, prevalence, and other data, performing statistical analyses. Develops market studies, special reports, and impact statements to support leadership decision making and to orient and educate both internal and external stakeholders to Parkland’s market position.
  3. Using findings from annual stakeholder meetings and guidance from the department director, researches long term needs, identifies resource requirements, and recommends solution for consideration in future years.
  4. Assists in the development of the Business Planning and Development department goals, project budgets, and critical planning timelines to ensure Parkland is prepared for all planning cycle activities and that related processes are in alignment.
  5. Works directly with Decision Support, Information Technology, and other stakeholders to understand internal data and structure and apply analytic capabilities to strategic and business planning activities.
  6. Provides representation on various healthcare planning committees/coalitions, coordinates/facilitates services when applicable, promotes the mission and goals of the hospital and cultivates/maintains a positive working relationship to maximize services to internal and external customers.
  7. Assists in managing the portfolio of strategic initiative requests.


Job Accountabilities

  1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.
  2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
  3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.


Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status. As part of our commitment to our patients and employees’ wellness, Parkland Health is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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