American Heart Association Quality Systems Improvement Internship in Robbinsville, New Jersey


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


About Us:

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

What We Do:

To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

The Job:

The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting for a Quality & Systems Improvement Internship: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, and Stroke (Get with the Guidelines) part-time temporary internship opportunity in the Healthcare Quality and Systems Improvement Department. This paid, temporary internship position includes an onsite assignment with Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ. This position will work 9-12 hours a week and will be paid $12.00 hourly through the grant funding. There are no benefits associated with this opportunity. We are looking for a candidate who can ideally commit to remaining in the position until November 2019.

This position is ideal for a college graduate-level intern to join our Healthcare Quality and Systems Improvement team to work on our Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, and Stroke (Get with the Guidelines) programs. This internship will combine client-focused responsibilities with data abstraction and analysis skills training. We are looking for applicants who possess technical aptitude and attention to detail. A degree in a related field and prior internship experience preferred.

Your Key Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to): clinical data abstraction, entry and coordination with assigned hospital clinical team; Learn Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) modules for Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, and Stroke, including coding definitions and identification of appropriate information sources from hospital records; maintain current HIPAA compliance training and adhere to ethical standards consistent with training; review individual and aggregate data for patient outliers, prepare reports and analyses demonstrating progress, roadblocks, and appropriate recommendations for project success and/or conclusions as requested.

In this role, you will report to Kimberly our Director Quality and Systems Improvement in NJ and will work with staff and clinical teams at the assigned hospital.


Ideal Candidate:

As the ideal candidate for the Quality & Systems Improvement Internship position we need you to bring your experience in hospital, clinical, quality improvement or EMS setting as well as experience with hospital records and data abstraction.


If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

You should have ability to use Microsoft products, computer software and the ability to enter/maintain accurate data; and run reports; experience with electronic medical records (EMR), data abstraction and analysis, and cardiovascular care knowledge/experience is a plus.

Education: College degree in a health care related field from an accredited university, preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related fields can include: pre-medicine, public health, healthcare administration, nursing or other technical healthcare fields.

Experience: Must have at least 1 year of experience in healthcare: clinical or quality improvement. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application.

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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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