American Heart Association Clinical Healthcare Data Manager (AHA/ACC) 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Healthcare Data Manager in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

The incumbent will be considered a joint employee of both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

The Clinical Healthcare Data Manager (AHA/ACC) will be responsible for providing technical and scientific support in the development of clinical data standards to the AHA/ACC Task Force on Clinical Data Standards and at least 2 data standard writing committees. He/she will also oversee quality improvement projects from conception through final publication.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have the ability to understand, integrate, and summarize scientific literature.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide research and project management support to writing committees including methodology review, clinical trials analysis and creation and maintenance of cardiovasculary vocabulary.

  • Oversee all health terminology standards effort and processes of the AHA/ACC Task Force on Clinical Data Standards throughout project lifecycle.

  • Prepare and finalize reports, agendas, meeting minutes, project updates and presentations for physician members, executive committees and other key stakeholders.

  • Maintain current knowledge of health policy, practice guidelines, and other regulatory agency requirements pertaining to health standards terminology.

  • Have frequent contact with outside organizations or internal customers that may involve project coordination, information sharing, or resolution of problems. This will include staying up to speed on the activities of the other AHA/ACC Task Forces (e.g. Practice Guidelines and Performance Measures), as well as other groups within AHA and ACC whose work might involve data standard utilization.

  • Coordinate schedules and timelines, change control procedures and project maintenance procedures.

  • Assist with the transformation of existing clinical documents into database format and work with writing committees to complete missing data elements.

  • Perform other research and project management tasks, as assigned.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Informatics or a related field of study.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of Clinical or Research experience in the Medical field.

  • Must have superior writing & communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Strong knowledge of medical terminology and health standard reference terminologies such as SNOMED-CT, LOINC, RxNorm, etc

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 15% of the time.

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

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations.

  • Experience working in public health or medical informatics.

  • Experience in volunteer management.

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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 2018-3185

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Science & Research