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American Heart Association Quality Programs Manager - Stroke & Afib in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

Please note: This position can be remote but must live near a major airport. This is a two year grant funded position through 2022.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Quality Programs Manager, Stroke and Afib! This individual will be responsible for the development and implementation of quality programs and systems in the assigned hospitals for improving care and treatment of patients with stroke and Afib. May also be responsible for identifying and implementing quality programs for improving care and treatment. Responsible for developing key partner and customer relationships in a variety of healthcare sectors, such as: hospitals, clinics, Quality improvement organizations, EMS

  • Provide consultation, direction and support on hospital and clinic barriers to support better care and outcomes. Facilitate task force/stakeholder meetings in coordination with health care volunteers and staff partners

  • Coordinate efforts among hospitals and clinics as well as other stakeholders on project goals and objectives, including communications, training and quality improvement. Travel to project hospital (or virtual) and clinic sites to conduct invited site visits and provide educational assistance. Assist hospitals with enrollment in GWTG as needed

  • Act as the liaison between hospitals and clinics to facilitate ongoing communication and implementation of system of care processes. Coordinate and conduct statewide/regional conferences in collaboration with staff partners and volunteers

  • Communicate regularly with Project Director and Manager to assure tasks are completed according to grant timeline. Work with national staff partners through ongoing face-to-face meetings to ensure grant deliverables are being met according to timeline

  • Serve as point person for ongoing resources needed by hospitals and clinics to sustain knowledge (via online education, articles, etc.). In coordination with staff partners and volunteers, establish sustainability plan for all components of grant

  • Analyze results of training, education, and in-hospital data to continually evaluate next steps and needs in the defined market. Ensure that issues related to data (within Get with The Guidelines) are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 2 to 5 years of relevant experience

  • Experience in healthcare or in a public health-related organization: clinical, quality improvement, program development and systems improvement. Experience may substitute in part for educational requirement with 1.5 year’s work experience for 1 year of higher education

  • Project management skills and experience; experience in influencing performance without direct line accountability

  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation communications skills

  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance

  • Comprehensive Microsoft Office suite skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Ability to travel up to 15% local and overnight stay (Once COVID restrictions have been lifted)

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of assigned health concern or disease such as stroke, heart failure

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 month ago (1/20/2021 2:33 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-6426

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: Dallas, TX