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American Heart Association Program Implementation Manager in Dubuque, Iowa


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 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.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life satisfaction, and our Guiding Values - Check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today!


The American Heart Association for an opportunity for a Program Manager – Post Acute Stroke in our QORA department.

This position can be home based within Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Iowa or Omaha, Nebraska.

This individual will be responsible for the implementation of quality programs aimed at improving care in patients with cardiovascular disease. Responsible for working with multiple sites to educate and motivate improvement in treatment to guidelines, clinical processes and practices. Responsible for communicating project status, and delivering requirements within budget, scope, and timeline. This position will also work closely with several different departments within the national office to ensure success.

  • Drive implementation of quality improvement projects which help healthcare providers treat to AHA guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease. Provide consultation, direction, and support through learning cohorts to identify strategies for improving outcomes. Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and volunteers. Facilitate learning cohort meetings in coordination with volunteers and staff partners

  • Develop program implementation strategies in alignment with initiative objectives. 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

  • Develop clinical decision support tools and work collaboratively with clinicians to implement systematic efforts in improving care. Work with in-hospital clinical care teams to address barriers to guideline adoption and enhance clinical workflows for improved patient outcomes

  • Communicate regularly with Sr. Manager to assure tasks are completed according to grant timeline. Work with cross-functional teams to build buy-in and ensure grant deliverables are met

  • Manage project documents, including budgets, timelines, and reports on status for internal and external audiences


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience

  • Experience in healthcare or in a public health-related organization: clinical, quality improvement, program development and systems improvement. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position's educational requirement.

  • Proficiency in project management including management of budgets, timelines, activity plans and communication with team members and stakeholders.

  • Skilled in working with clinical audiences to impact change management related to patient outcomes

  • 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

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

  • Specific experience in the post-acute clinical setting

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

Compensation & Benefits

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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-IA-Iowa City

Posted Date 1 month ago (8/25/2022 2:04 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8943

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations US-IA-Dubuque | US-NE-Omaha

Position Type Full Time

Location: IA-Dubuque