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American Heart Association Certifications Program Consultant in Dallas, Texas


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.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Certifications Program Consultant for our Helmsley Telehealth initiative in our Quality & Health IT department! This position can be remote/home based.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on 9/30/2022.

This individual 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.

  • 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

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

  • Complete and package the final draft standards following AHA’s process and prepare for field testing. 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

  • Communicate 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

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

  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 week ago (11/22/2021 1:35 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7771

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: Dallas, TX