American Heart Association (AHA)

Program Implementation Manager (Clinical Studies)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


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 Program Implementation Manager Clinical Studies for the CHANGE AFib clinical trial ! This position can be remote/home based but must live near a major airport.

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 additional training and support, locally.

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This individual will be responsible for the day-to-day site recruitment and management activities for a large multi-site pragmatic clinical trial, leveraging patient registries. The Research program manager will identify, build, cultivate, and manage relationships to recruit participating sites to achieve program goals. Additionally, the Research Program Manager will execute critical portions of study implementation, site onboarding, training, and overall management of participating study sites. This role will regularly liaise with site investigators and site study teams so should have experience working with key through leaders and clinical teams. The successful individual will work independently, have strong relationship cultivation skills, strong project management skills and is goal driven.

  • Recruit hospitals; oversee contracting and activation process. Facilitate as key contact communication between participating hospitals, and clinical research study sponsor

  • Develop and deliver education and training materials to study hospitals, field staff and other departments

  • Establish and conduct data monitoring activities within registry tool. This position will continually monitor site patient enrollment volume, Data Entry, data completion and Data Quality

  • Assess clinical research site’s patient recruitment and retention success and offer suggestions for process improvement

  • Collaborate and communicate with appropriate teams at hospitals, coordinators, clinical research physicians, and clinical research staff. Establish coordinated clinical research processes using programs

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor


  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

  • Experience in hospital/healthcare systems working with patient registries, clinical studies or quality improvement programs

  • Experience and proven record of account management and sales success

  • Ability to interact and engage with C-Suite, ideally in hospital setting

  • Experience in multi-site research or clinical trial management

  • Experience presenting to clinical leaders and large audiences

  • Project Management

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

Preferred Skills:

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.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for Health Equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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 5 hours ago (5/15/2023 12:02 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10572

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution SouthWest

Position Type Full Time

Location: OK-Oklahoma City

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