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Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant for Get With the Guidelines

American Heart Association - Burlingame, CA
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Regional Director, Quality and Systems Improvement

Get With The Guidelines - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Location flexible within Northern California (East Bay, Burlingame, San Jose, Sacramento)

Join the American Heart Association and take your career on a Mission - to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

One of the many ways we promote healthier lives is by supporting healthcare professionals' quest for continuous quality improvement. Our suite of quality programs puts up-to-date treatment guidelines, tools and resources to work in hospitals and outpatient practices across the nation.

Join our Quality and Systems Improvement Team and help champion this effort!

In this role, the Regional Director identifies, develops and manages relationships with hospitals, outpatient practices and other key stakeholders in using Get With The Guidelines to improve quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients. The director serves as a consultant, business developer, educator and account manager in securing new relationships with hospitals and outpatient practices and deepening the engagement with current relationships in maximizing Get With The Guidelines in their organizations. The director will also work with state health departments, quality improvement organizations, health plans and other agencies to ensure that our quality improvement initiatives are key priorities within their organizations.

This position is responsible for managing accounts in Northern California and Utah and involves commensurate travel throughout the region.


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and build relationships within complex networks.
  • Strong results orientation and ability to prioritize efforts towards key results.
  • Strengths in collaboration and customer account management.

Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare or a related field, Master's degree preferred.
  • 2+ years clinical experience in a hospital/healthcare setting (QI, RN, Case Management or other clinical field). Knowledge of heart disease and/or stroke also a plus.

Candidates must also be willing and able to travel at 75% of the time throughout the area with some overnight travel. Valid driver's license, proof of at least minimum state required automobile liability insurance and ability and willingness to travel as position demands.

Employment offers are contingent upon a satisfactory background check including motor vehicle and criminal records.


Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do. Specific benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance plan
  • Fit-Friendly environment

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is committed to ensuring that our workforce and volunteers reflect America's diverse population. We know that such diversity will enrich us with the talent, energy, perspective and inspiration we need to achieve our mission: building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. EOE

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