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Director Quality Health Improvement Initiatives- Orlando, FL

Director Quality Health Improvement Initiatives- Orlando, FL

Job Description

What's your motivation? Opportunity! Creativity! Contribution! It's all part of working with the American Heart Association -- where you can contribute professional growth with personal fulfillment. So if you're considering a rewarding career, consider the American Heart Association.

Join an organization that was voted 'One of The Best Nonprofits to Work For' 5 years running.

American Heart Association is recruiting to fill a Director Quality Health Improvement Initiatives in Jacksonville or Orlando, FL market

About Get with the Guidelines:

Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) is an example of one of our world-class programs. GWTG is the premier hospital-based quality improvement program for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. It empowers healthcare provider teams to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines.

A person dies every 35 seconds from heart disease and stroke. They’re the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers and claim more lives than the next four causes of death combined. GWTG is estimated to be able to save more than 80,000 people annually if 75% of the eligible patients discharged are treated at an 85% compliance rate with the AHA/ACC Secondary Prevention guidelines.

What makes this opportunity unique for a Registered Nurse?

In the Regional Director position, a clinical expert has the opportunity to further impact patient outcomes with this life saving program. Primary responsibilities include identifying and leveraging opportunities and methods for improving clinical performance through process improvements, workflow redesign, and care management through the development and cultivation of collaborative relationships with hospital leaders and staff. Further, this position serves as a resource by demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of the program and the ability to surmount barriers through a consultative, value-added approach.

Key Responsibilities:

The major roles and responsibilities of the position include:

1. Implementing the ''Get With the Guidelines'' hospital based quality improvement program in defined markets to achieve program goals
2. Managing hospital account activities and engaging the medical community with regards to the program
3. Partnering 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
4. Serving as an educator and quality improvement advisor, using a consultative approach to work collaboratively with hospitals to progress within the quality improvement continuum
5. Executing of all necessary pre-work activities required to launch all future GWTG modules in a market including the oversight and execution of JCAHO Primary Stroke Center and similar programs as necessary
6. Collaborating with appropriate affiliate staff and volunteers to leverage opportunities and provide seamless customer relationship management

Job Requirements

This position requires the clinical knowledge and experience that demonstrates the ability to execute local and regional strategies based on affiliate and national priorities, managing multiple projects, and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders and program implementers.

A Bachelor''s degree in nursing, healthcare administration or equivalent is required; Master''s degree in nursing, healthcare administration or equivalent is preferred.

Professional experience must include a minimum of two years of clinical nursing experience and/or hospital quality improvement experience with demonstrated understanding of patient care and/or clinical quality or process improvement management in an acute care hospital. Relevant experience with a national cardiac clinical quality improvement program that incorporates clinical data capture within a process improvement framework will also be considered.

1. Knowledge of heart disease and/or stroke also a plus.
2. Knowledge of the operating methods and ethics of voluntary, non-profit organizations and health care delivery system professionals.
3. Ability to learn new software applications.
4. Results driven with the ability to multi task
5. Willing and able to travel in required territory at least 50% of the time. Some overnight travel will be needed.
6. Valid driver''s license, proof of at least minimum state required automobile liability insurance and ability and willingness to travel as position demands.
7. Satisfactory background checks including consumer credit, motor vehicle, and criminal history.

We offer a competitive compensation package and benefit package which included: comprehensive health benefits, retirement plan with generous employer contributions, 12 paid holidays per year, paid time off, flexible spending accounts and a Fit-Friendly work environment.

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.

The American Heart Association will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or based on political or religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel Up to 50%
Job ID 2985
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Director Quality Health Improvement Initiatives- Orlando, FL

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