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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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Summer Intern - Government Relations

AHCA is seeking a Summer Intern with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will support the Government Relations Department

Skills & Requirements:

Currently pursuing a degree in Healthcare, Political Science, Public Policy, and Business. Excellent writing and verbal communications skills are a must. The candidate should be a self-starter, willing to learn and work on several projects at once and work under tight deadlines. Results-oriented with willingness to take responsibility and initiative to learn new things. Must have the ability to show good judgment, effectively respond and problem solve.

Duties will include:

  • This internship will involve assisting AHCA political staff on assorted administrative, research, clerical and programmatic tasks, and other projects as assigned.  Experience provided would be valuable for a candidate interested in understanding processes as they related to federal PACs or Political Advocacy.   
  • Administrative assistance for the program, includes: drafting donor communications – both solicitations and affiliated marketing materials, maintaining membership and fundraising lists, and compiling candidate research.  Regular constituent communication is required to respond to questions, concerns, and follow up for upcoming meetings and fundraising events.
  • Selected individual would help coordinate events including fundraisers and candidate meet and greets, as requested. Administrative staff support during major AHCA/NCAL meetings including the annual convention, CEO conferences, IO conferences, and Congressional Briefing.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to: Tarna Davis, Director, HR at HR@ahca.org.

 
Summer Intern – Member Relations Department

​AHCA is seeking a Summer Intern with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will support the Member Services Department. 


Skills & Requirements:

Currently pursuing a degree in Management, Marketing, Business or closely related degree. Strong writing and verbal communications skills are a must. Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects from various teams within the Member Services Department. Interest in learning new things. Comfort with Microsoft Office Suite and adaptability to new systems.  


Duties will include:

  • Marketing: assist in the obtainment and data entry of approved CNA training centers by state
  • Vendor Relations: market research data entry
  • Education Programming and Content Development: assist in writing copy for the 2019 AHCA/NCAL Convention marketing materials
  • Constituency Affairs and Governance: update internal contact database
  • Other projects as assigned from the Member Services department


Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to: Tarna Davis, Director, HR at HR@ahca.org.

 
2019 Summer Intern

AHCA is seeking a Summer Intern with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will support the Quality and Regulatory Department.

Requirements

Education: Graduate student in health care, public health, health policy, public policy, health administration, public administration, or equivalent program; or Bachelor’s Degree with at least 2 years health care or health policy experience.
Skills:

  • Effective writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Experience conducting policy research and analysis, including federal laws and regulations
  • Willing to take initiative to learn new things and work on multiple projects at once
  • Team player who works collaboratively, responds to feedback, and proposes solutions
  • Experience with, knowledge of, and interest in quality improvement and long-term care a plus

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform analysis of regulations and policies impacting long-term care providers and residents
  • Develop resources and tools to assist providers in understanding and implementing requirements and programs that impact regulatory compliance and quality of care
  • Track quality and regulatory issues and develop summaries or updates for members
  • Identify and assess trends in enforcement and oversight of long-term care facilities
  • Support development of responses to member questions and requests for technical assistance
  • Review and comment on proposed federal regulations, policies or guidance
  • Collaborate with AHCA staff, cross functional teams and AHCA member committees or workgroups including Survey/Regulatory and Quality Improvement Committees
  • Other projects as assigned from Quality and Regulatory Department


Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to: Tarna Davis, Director, HR 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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