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Job Title: Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant (New York City & Long Island)
Job Number: 2018-2880
Organization: American Heart Association
Posted: 8/7/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care Consulting
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Manhattan (NYC),  NY    USA
Compensation: $65k / annual
Position Description: The Job: The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting for a Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant position to be based in our NYC office .

One of the many ways we promote healthier lives is by supporting healthcare professionals' quest for continuous quality improvement. Our suite of quality programs puts up-to-date treatment guidelines, tools and resources to work in hospitals and outpatient practices across the nation. Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) is a program that helps ensure consistent application of the most recent scientific guidelines for heart disease and stroke. Join our Quality and Systems Improvement Team and help champion this effort! Learn more at www.heart.org/getwiththeguidelines Join our Quality Improvement Team and help champion this effort!

In this role, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant identifies, develops and manages relationships with hospitals, outpatient practices and other key stakeholders in using “ Get With The Guidelines ” to improve quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients. This person will serve as a healthcare consultant, business developer, clinical educator and account manager in securing new relationships with hospitals and outpatient practices. Additionally, this consultant will work to deepen the engagement with current customers in maximizing Get With The Guidelines within their organizations. This consultant will also work with state health departments, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), quality improvement organizations, health plans and other agencies to ensure that our quality improvement initiatives are key priorities within their organizations and communities.

This position is responsible for managing hospital and clinic accounts throughout the 5 boroughs of NYC and Long Island, and involves regular travel in this region.

Qualifications: Ideal Candidate: This position is ideal for candidates with the expertise to: •Fully understand the benefits of GWTG and possess the talent to translate that knowledge into sustainable quality and process improvement within the acute care and clinic settings. •Implement GWTG within area hospitals and outpatient clinics. This includes working with current customers and identify and securing new customers. •Identify, cultivate and manage relationships with hospital accounts, and other key healthcare stakeholder activities with regards to quality improvement •Work with hospital and clinic teams (physicians, nurses, administration, quality improvement, EMS, etc.) on quality and process improvement initiatives, with goal of achieving improvements in quality of care delivered at each hospital and clinic served. •Engage and educate the medical community with regards to our initiatives (lead regional Task Forces, conduct workshops and trainings, host and present on teleconferences, etc.). •Build meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the AHA.

Requirements: 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): •2+ years’ experience in public health or a related healthcare field. •Must be results-driven, able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, prioritize efforts towards key results, possess trouble- shooting skills, have prompt follow-up on customer issues, and effectively communicate with all stakeholders. •Experience in customer account management and ability to build powerful partnerships in healthcare community to accomplish goals, including ability to identify and implement new opportunities for GWTG. •Experience with research or data analysis a plus (no experience with statistical software packages is needed (i.e. SAS or SPSS)). •Ability to use Microsoft products, computer software, analyze reports, learn new software applications, and maintain accurate data. •Must be willing to travel within required territory approximately 30% of the time, with some overnight travel and work outside standard hours, as needed. •Satisfactory background and reference checks upon offer of employment

Education: Must have two or more years experience in public health or a related healthcare field. Experience in hospital quality improvement, project management, cardiovascular fields and/or research experience is highly desirable. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

Organization Description: 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.

Closing Date: 11/7/2019
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Contact Name: Samantha Johnson,  Director, Healthcare Quality and System Improvement
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Contact Email: samantha.johnson@heart.org
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How to Apply: Please email your resume to: Samantha.Johnson@heart.org AND also apply directly online on the AHA website: www.heart.org At the bottom, click "Careers" and search for this job ID#: 2018-2880.

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