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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 in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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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 13,500 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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2019 Summer Intern

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Summer Intern with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will support The National Center for Assisted Living, which is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association. The position will support various research projects and will be responsible for researching a variety of policy issues relevant to senior living providers, including Medicaid and Medicare. The intern may also do research to support addressing the long-term care workforce shortage and efforts to improve quality of care for seniors. Smaller projects can be tailored based on individual interest in various aspects of association work, including public relations and congressional relations. 


Requirements:
Graduate student preferred (Master or Doctoral) in public health, health policy, public policy, health administration, public administration, or equivalent program, or Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 2 years health policy experience.


Duties will include:

  • Experience conducting domestic policy research, including federal and state laws.
  • Effective writing and oral communication skills.
  • Team player who promotes collaboration and communication.
  • Experience with SAS or STATA a plus.

Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples by 3/27/2019 to: Tarna Davis, HR Director at hr@ahca.org.

 
Senior Manager, Clinical & Regulatory Services – Quality & Regulatory Affairs Department

AHCA is seeking a Senior Manager of Clinical & Regulatory Services with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will be responsible for developing resources, performing regulatory analysis and policy development, and providing member education around clinical, regulatory and quality of care issues. This role will also promote formulation and adoption of federal policy in the areas of quality care and clinical practice, including the MDS assessment process.

Skills & Requirements:  Bachelor's degree required. Clinical training, registered nurse with MDS and/or survey management experience preferred. Minimum five years’ work experience in healthcare setting, post-acute/long term care preferred. Experience in an association or other membership organization preferred.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

 

·       Demonstrated organizational and project management skills. 

·       Knowledge of adult learning principles and course development experience required. 

·       Experience in program design, implementation and management, and quality improvement required. 

·       Works well within a team, both, as a leader and a team member.

·       Adept at forecasting impact of policy changes and positions on membership.

·       Ability to achieve consensus and negotiate points on issues that best support the needs and concern of membership.

·       Understand relevance of government regulations and policies to membership.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·       Ability to present information to small and large groups.

·       Understanding of federal government regulations and policy relating to long term and post-acute care.

·       Knowledge of clinical issues.

·       Knowledge of the RAI process and MDS.

·       Strong interpersonal skills.

·       Strong analytic skills.

 

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: T. Davis, Director, HR at HR@ahca.org

 
Research Assistant

AHCA NCAL is seeking a Research Assistant with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will support and conduct data analysis for the long term & post-acute care sector.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a field related to Public Health, Policy, Health Administration, Economics, Gerontology, or another related field; 2 to 3 years’ experience in the quantitative research field preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Research methods and statistics;
  • Statistical software programming preferred and strong Microsoft Office skills (SAS will be used daily in this position);  
  • Experience with healthcare data and large databases preferred; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and interact with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Interest in translating research into policy;
  • Excellent customer service.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: T. Davis, Human Resources Director at hr@ahca.org.

 

 
Research Analyst

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Research Analyst with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will support and conduct data analysis for the long term & post-acute care sector.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, preferably in Economics, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration, Health Administration or another related field; 3 to 5 years’ experience in the quantitative research field preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Advanced research methods and statistics;
  • Excellent statistical software programming (SAS, R, Stata, or similar – SAS will be used daily) and PC skills;
  • Experience with healthcare data and large databases preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and interact with a variety of stakeholders; and
  • Interest in translating research into policy.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: T. Davis, Human Resources Director at hr@ahca.org.

 

 
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