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The Washington Post – one of the nation’s largest and most popular newspapers – named the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) the 16th top small workplace in Washington, DC and the top association in the small category in its Top Workplaces for 2015.

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Work for AHCA/NCAL

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) represents the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. AHCA is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 12,000 assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally. AHCA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, disability and long-term care insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, flexible hours, education assistance, and more.

  • AHCA will not accept unsolicited resumes for positions not listed.
  • AHCA is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
  • AHCA welcomes men and women regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or disability.
  • Questions may be directed to: hr@ahca.org.          
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 Position Announcements

 
  
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Vendor Relations Manager

AHCA is seeking a Vendor Relations Manager with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care.  The position will be responsible for actively identifying and developing a network of key contacts from industry to support the association non-dues revenue including, but not limited to print advertising, online advertising, various product and event sponsorships, memberships and exhibit booth sales and marketing programs. The individual in this role will act as the primary point of contact and partner for business members, corporations and organizations doing business in the long term and post-acute health care sector.  

Skills & Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree required. 5plus years of progressive successful advertising sales history with a proven track record in a B2B capacity. Experience closing individual sales transactions ranging from $10,000 - $400,000.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Demonstrated persuasive presentation and negotiating skills with high level decision makers.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast pace environment with multiple deadlines.
  • Diligence and persistence leading to long term commitments with stakeholders.
  • Ability to problem solve and provide stewardship of association programs.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Human Resources Manager at HR@ahca.org

 
Vice President of Research

AHCA is seeking a Vice President of Research with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The person in this role will build a comprehensive and in-depth data analytic capacity at the American Health Care Association in pursuit and development of Association short and long-term research goals.

Skills & Requirements:

A Master’s degree required; additional post-graduate training preferred. Minimum 10 years’ experience in the health care industry at a senior business, research or institutional reimbursement position with experience in research/analysis of health care financing and/or performance assessment. Extensive exposure to long-term care and use of relevant health care data sources in analysis.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Well-grounded theoretical/conceptual understanding of health systems. Knowledge of the long-term care industry preferred, e.g. financing, organizations and their operations, health policy and formulation, payment (Parts A, B, C, D, and a potential E), sources and use of health data, quality issues, pharmacy issues, therapy issues, compliance and fraud issues, etc.
  • Expertise in analysis and evaluation of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement/payment policies and issues in order to judge the potential impact of any proposed regulatory or legislative changes.
  • Ability to translate complex policy issues and abstract ideas into research questions and projects, and to provide guidance to staff on such.
  • Ability to manage complex projects involving internal staff and/or external contractors.
  • Ability to mentor junior staff and help them develop and progress in data analytic and other professional skills.
  • Advanced research and statistical skills and knowledge, including:

a.     familiarity and experience with relevant datasets: Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims and enrollment data (RIF and/or LDS), cost reports/HCRIS, OSCAR/CASPER/QIES, ICF/MRDD, Nursing Home Compare, LTC MDS 2.0 and 3.0, state Medicaid information, CMS National Health Expenditures, Census Current Population Survey, Census Population Projection Census 2000, BLS Occupational Employment, IMPLAN

b.     quality of care research

c.     program evaluation

d.     economic research

e.     use of statistical software packages, particularly SAS and R (other programming skills, and experience with LaTeX also helpful, but most of our programming is done in SAS)

f.      communication and discussion of computer programming logic and data management requirements with research staff

  • Skills/abilities in organizing committee work and leading work groups.
  • Significant communication skills, particularly in written reporting and the presentation of highly technical material to a variety of audiences.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior HR Manager at HR@ahca.org

 
Senior Director of Research

AHCA is seeking a Senior Director of Research with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The person in this role will supervise and conduct research and policy analysis related to long-term care and AHCA/Industry issues and positions.

Skills & Requirements:

A Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s required. Minimum 5-7 years in the health care industry at a senior business, research or institutional reimbursement position with experience in research/analysis of health financing and/or performance assessment. Exposure to long-term care and use of relevant healthcare data sources in analysis.

The ideal candidate will possess:

·       Experience in analysis and evaluation of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement/payment policies and issues.

·       Ability to manage complex projects involving internal staff and/or external contractors.

·       Ability to direct and mentor junior staff.

·       Advanced research and statistical skills to include:

a.     Familiarity and experience with relevant datasets: Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims and enrollment data (RIF and/or LDS), cost reports/HCRIS, OSCAR/CASPER/QIES, ICF/MRDD, Nursing Home Compare, LTC MDS 2.0 and 3.0, state Medicaid information, CMS National Health Expenditures, Census Current Population Survey, Census Population Projection Census 2000, BLS Occupational Employment, IMPLAN

b.     Program evaluation

c.     Economic research

d.     Use of statistical software packages, particularly SAS and R (other programming skills, and experience with LaTeX also helpful, but most of our programming is done in SAS)

e.     Communication and discussion of computer programming logic and data management requirements with research staff.

·       Skills in organizing committee work and leading work groups.

·       Significant communication skills, particularly in written reporting and the presentation of highly technical material to a variety of audiences.

 

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior HR Manager at HR@ahca.org

 
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