American Heart Association Regional Director, Healthcare Quality and Systems Improvement (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California

Regional Director, Healthcare Quality and Systems Improvement (Los Angeles)

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Regional Director, Quality and Systems Improvement

Get With The Guidelines - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Position based in Downtown Los Angeles

Join the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association and take your career on a Mission - to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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.

Join our Quality and Systems Improvement Team and help champion this effort!

In this role, the Regional Director 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. The director serves as a consultant, business developer, educator and account manager in securing new relationships with hospitals and outpatient practices and deepening the engagement with current relationships in maximizing Get With The Guidelines in their organizations. The director will also work with state health departments, EMS, quality improvement organizations, health plans and other agencies to ensure that our quality improvement initiatives are key priorities within their organizations.

This position is responsible for managing accounts throughout Los Angeles County and involves regular travel in the region.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and build relationships within complex networks.

  • Strong results orientation and ability to prioritize efforts towards key results.

  • Strengths in collaboration and customer account management.

  • 2+ years clinical experience in a hospital/healthcare setting (QI, RN, EMT, Case Management); acute care nursing experience preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare or a related field, Master's degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of heart disease and/or stroke.

Required Experience

Candidates must also be willing and able to travel at 75% of the time throughout the area with some overnight travel. Valid driver's license, proof of at least minimum state required automobile liability insurance and ability and willingness to travel as position demands.

Employment offers are contingent upon a satisfactory background check including motor vehicle and criminal records.


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. Specific benefits include:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions

  • Twelve paid holidays

  • Paid time off

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance plan

  • Fit-Friendly environment

To apply for this position or to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association please visit We no longer accept mailed, faxed or e-mailed resumes. Please apply for positions directly through our website. To learn more about Get With The Guidelines, please visit .

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is committed to ensuring that our workforce and volunteers reflect America's diverse population. We know that such diversity will enrich us with the talent, energy, perspective and inspiration we need to achieve our mission: building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with disabilities

Job Location

Los Angeles, California, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Health Services

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled