Public Health Job Opportunities

Mission Lifeline Director

Deadline: until filled

The American Heart Association is seeking an individual to serve as Mission Lifeline Director to be responsible for the coordination of the development and implementation of regional systems in the state of Nebraska (with a focus on rural regions of the state) for the treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction patientsTHE IDEAL CANDIDATE CAN LIVE ANYWHERE WITHIN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA.  Responsibilities will include development of key partner and customer relationships from sectors that include:

  • PCI and non-PCI hospitals
  • Quality improvement organizations
  • State health department
  • EMS agencies
  • Payor groups and organizations
  • State hospital association quality staff

Major Responsibilities: (Note: Asterisks denote essential functions)

  1. Coordinate efforts among hospital/EMS consultants as well as other staff in the areas of policy,                     communications, training and quality improvement. **
  2. Act as the liaison between hospitals and EMS to facilitate ongoing communication and implementation of system of care processes. **
  3. Facilitate task force meetings in coordination with volunteers and staff partners. **
  4. In coordination with staff partners and volunteers, establish sustainability plan for  all components of grant. **
  5. Provide consultation, direction and support on EMS issues and hospital/EMS implementation.
  6. Ensure that  issues related to  equipment and services are  addressed appropriately and in a timely manner.
  7. Communicate regularly with equipment/software vendors to ensure  equipment implementation is   completed according to grant timeline.
  8. Coordinate and conduct statewide conferences in collaboration with staff partners and volunteers.**
  9. Work with funder(s) and staff partners through ongoing face-to-face meetings to ensure grant deliverables are being met according to timeline.
  10. Analyze results of training, education and in-hospital data to continually evaluate next steps and needs.
  11. Serve as point person for ongoing resources needed by agencies to sustain knowledge (via online education, articles, etc).
  12. Travel to project stakeholder sites to conduct invited site visits and provide educational assistance.
  13. Ensure that divisions and activities function within the parameters of American Heart Association and Midwest Affiliate policy.
  14. Willingness to accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Experience:

* 3 years of experience in healthcare or public health-related organization; clinical, quality improvement, program development or EMS experience desired.  This experience may also count toward satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
* Degree in Health Care, Science, Public Health or Nursing from an accredited university preferred.  College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for degree (1 1/2 years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education).
* Knowledge of hospital and/or EMS processes, system improvement and political culture.
*Project management skills and experience, experience in influencing performance without direct line accountability.
* Experience in building and managing relationships with external alliances; strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams preferred and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public.
* Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning skills
* Ability to function independently with minimal supervision
* Ability to travel 50% of the time, including daily and overnight travel
* Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2007 and higher


View the full job description and apply online here.