Pressure is on. Your small projects are just as much work as large projects. You’re overworked and don’t have enough resources. You know the outcome of the completed project affects the bottom line and determines management performance analysis. That means you’re judged and graded on projects being completed on time and within budget with the added layer of patient satisfaction and safety scores.
You’re brought in to do the scope of work presented in a plan with little to no involvement in the development of that plan. A lot is at stake. Without the proper background, there are extraordinary pitfalls to sabotage your project- from disgruntled or uninformed healthcare workers to the spread of infectious diseases, safety concern of working in a 24/7 operating facility with regular life and death emergencies happening around your project.
You need accurate monthly forecasting. In order to have the cutting edge on sales and create lasting relationships with repeat customers you have to understand the hospital dynamics, capital planning, and project delivery methods. You need to be able to effectively communicate with and understand the needs to the staff.