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American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Regional STEMI Manager in Anchorage, Alaska


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


Join the American Heart Association in making longer, healthier lives possible!

MISSION: LIFELINE® is the American Heart Association's national initiative to advance the SYSTEM OF CARE for patients with acute, high-risk time sensitive life and/or quality of life threatening disease states, such as ST Elevate Myocardial Infarction (STEMI Heart Attack), Non-ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI Heart Attack), Stroke and Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. The overarching goals of Mission: Lifeline are to bring stakeholders together in a collaborative manner and to reduce mortality and morbidity for these patients while improving overall quality of care and patient outcomes.

In this grant-supported position, you will have the opportunity to lead the regional-level coordination, development and implementation of Mission: Lifeline in Alaska.

This position 90% of full-time. Grant-funding is subject to renewal annually up through December.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain EMS leadership relationships and coordinate integration of EMS into STEMI regional systems of care.

  • Promote partnerships between system stakeholders sharing STEMI emergencies population of a community- EMS, non-PCI center & PCI center staff including emergency medicine and nursing, cardiac catheterization lab staff and cardiology, administration and quality improvement staff.

  • Identify, cultivate and maintain key market stakeholder relationships impacting program goals such as: local business coalitions, hospital systems or health plans.

  • Facilitate all regional components of STEMI System of Care.

  • Serve as the regional contact for EMS agencies and hospital relationships impacting program goals as assigned by organizational management.

  • Work with QI staff and other agencies to encourage ongoing collection and evaluation of coronary reperfusion outcome data.

  • Interact with appropriate regional staff and volunteers to leverage opportunities and provide seamless relationship management.

  • Encourage and influence non-PCI hospitals, PCI hospitals and EMS agency program participation.

  • Evaluate the current state of AMI care, systematic changes likely to improve the likelihood and speed of therapy, education and supporting materials regarding the ACC/AHA guidelines.

  • Review and evaluate data monitoring and handling to determine consistency of data collected from various sources; recommend changes and modifications to systems as required to ensure timeliness, accuracy and efficiency.

  • Prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, roadblocks, and appropriate recommendations for project success and/or conclusions as requested.

  • Travel to project stakeholder sites to conduct invited site visits and provide educational assistance.


Demonstrated abilities in:

  • Influencing local and regional colleagues and working collaboratively with staff and volunteers to achieve positive results.

  • Promoting ideas and programs to key strategic alliances, professional volunteers, and funding partners.

  • Finding creative ways to use existing resources to solve problems and exercising judgment in escalating issues for the most effective care and resolution.

Two years or more professional experience in:

  • Hospital or EMS experience: clinical or quality improvement and AMI system outreach

  • Project management

  • Building and managing relationships with external alliances

Bachelor’s degree required (BSN, BS, BA).

Ability to travel up to 80%, primarily in the defined territory.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Cardiac care knowledge/experience

  • Understanding of the functions, resources and operations of non-profits

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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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Location US-AK-Anchorage

Posted Date 5 months ago (10/4/2019 3:52 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-5126

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

Location: Anchorage, AK