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American Heart Association Certification Programs Consultant in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

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. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Certification Programs Consultant in our Quality Systems Improvement department based out of our National Center office located in Dallas, TX! This position can be remote but must live near a major airport.

You will be responsible for serving as the primary lead and providing expertise to develop and establish national standards of care for post-acute stroke rehabilitation. Responsible for overseeing the development of a certification program as well as standardizing care and treatment of patients who suffer a stroke and need rehabilitation.

Please Note: This is a full time, benefits eligible position. This position is Grant Funded through March 31, 2020

  • Work closely with Director, Hospital Certification and VP, Quality & Health IT to establish processes in development of core standards for Post-Acute Stroke Certification

  • Establish implementation plans for assigned projects. Monitors and reports on project/grant needs and deliverables. Provides consultant, direction and support as it relates to the quality of care for patients who suffer from a stroke and need rehabilitation

  • Work with leadership to complete and package the final draft standards following AHA’s process and prepare for field testing. Work with leadership to conduct a national and rural/regional landscape/readiness assessment for post-acute stroke care quality

  • Communicate the availability and benefits of AHA’s new Post-Acute Stroke Care Certification standards through various means, including but not limited to AHA’s website and white papers

  • Communicates regularly with leadership to assure tasks are completed according to grant timeline. Works with national staff partners through ongoing face-to-face meetings to ensure grant deliverables are being met according to timeline


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Seven (7) years of experience in healthcare or in a public health-related organization: clinical, quality improvement, program development and systems improvement

  • Five (5) years of project management experience; experienced in influencing performance without direct line accountability

  • Basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of AHA’s healthcare certification programs

  • Knowledge of stroke care and treatment guidelines

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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Requisition ID 2019-4814

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

American Heart Association
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