American Heart Association Director Healthcare Quality (CT and MA) in Wallingford, Connecticut

Director Healthcare Quality (CT and MA)

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Job Description

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. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) has an opportunity in our NYC office for a Director Healthcare Quality (CT and MA). The Director Healthcare Quality is responsible for overseeing our hospital-based “Get With The Guidelines” and “Mission: Lifeline” quality improvement programs, and additionally our “Guideline Advantage” outpatient-based quality improvement program in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Essential Job Duties:

Include, but not limited to: (a full job description will be provided if you are selected to interview for this position)

  • Implement our suite of Get With The Guidelines hospital-based quality improvement programs and our Mission: Lifeline System of Care program for heart attack patients within area hospitals and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) agencies, and our Guideline Advantage outpatient program within area outpatient clinics;

  • Identify, cultivate and manage relationships with hospital accounts, and other key healthcare stakeholder activities with regards to quality improvement;

  • Work with clinical teams (Physicians, Nurses, Quality Improvement, EMS, etc.) on quality and process improvement initiatives, specifically with regards to heart disease and stroke;

  • Engage and educate the medical community with regards to our initiatives (lead regional Task Forces, conduct workshops, teleconferences, etc.);

  • Work with state health departments, quality improvement organizations, health plans and other agencies to ensure that our quality improvement initiatives are key priorities within their organizations;

  • Build meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the AHA.

Required Experience

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each skill satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Two years hospital, clinical, quality improvement or public health experience.

  • Must be results-driven with the ability to multi-task.

  • Experience in managing and building relationships to accomplish goals.

  • Experience with data analysis a plus.

  • Knowledge of heart disease and/or stroke a plus.

  • Ability to use Microsoft products, computer software, run reports and maintain accurate data.

  • Able and willing to travel in required territory 30% of the time, with some overnight travel, and work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Satisfactory background and reference checks upon offer of employment.

Take a look at the experience we require:


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, Master’s preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.


Must have at least 2 years 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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Wallingford, Connecticut, United States

Position Type



  • 68,000.00 USD

Job Category: Health Quality

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