American Heart Association (AHA)

Program Consultant (Health Care Quality)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Dallas, Texas


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Program Consultant, Health Care Quality! This position can be home based.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on 6/30/2024.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


This individual will be responsible for the development and implementation of quality programs and systems in the assigned hospitals for improving care and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.

  • Coordinate efforts among hospitals and clinics as well as other stakeholders on project goals and objectives, including communications, training and quality improvement. Travel to project hospital (or virtual) and clinic sites to conduct invited site visits and provide educational assistance. Assist hospitals with enrollment in GWTG as needed

  • Act as the liaison between hospitals and clinics to facilitate ongoing communication and implementation of system of care processes. Coordinate and conduct statewide/regional conferences in collaboration with staff partners and volunteers

  • Communicate regularly with Project Director and Manager to assure tasks are completed according to grant timeline. Work with national staff partners through ongoing face-to-face meetings to ensure grant deliverables are being met according to timeline

  • Serve as point person for ongoing resources needed by hospitals and clinics to sustain knowledge (via online education, articles, etc.). In Coordination with staff partners and volunteers, establish sustainability plan for all components of grant

  • Analyze results of training, education, and in-hospital data to continually evaluate next steps and needs in the defined market. Ensure that issues related to data (within Get with The Guidelines) are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Two (2) to Five (5) years of relevant experience

  • Experience in healthcare or in a Public Health-related organization: clinical, quality improvement, program development and systems improvement. Experience may substitute in part for educational requirement with 1.5 years' work experience for 1 year of higher education

  • Project Management skills and experience; experience in influencing performance without direct line accountability

  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation communications skills

  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance

  • Comprehensive Microsoft Office suite skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Ability to travel up to 15% local and overnight stay

Preferred Experience:

  • CPHQ certification and clinical quality experience or health care experience

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the Career Development of all employees. This program provides Financial Assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 13 hours ago (5/25/2023 5:14 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-6559

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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