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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. AHCA/NCAL is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 14,000 assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled and subacute care providers that care for more than 5 million elderly and individuals with disabilities each year. 

AHCA/NCAL 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/NCAL is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.​

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 Our Mission


Improving Lives by Delivering Solutions for Quality Care

 Our Core Values

We act with compassion and understanding.
We set goals and measure outcomes.
We seek opportunities to improve.

 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are ALL Part of the Solution

​By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL seeks to improve the lives of all those connected with our member centers. We celebrate that those lives are not all the same. We are a stronger association and profession when a diverse group of voices contribute. This value is reflected in our actions and decisions. We continually strive to promote inclusion and equity for all those connected with AHCA/NCAL and the long term and post-acute care profession. 
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This includes, but is not limited to, people of diverse:
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity 
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Ability
  • Education
  • Learning Style
  • Sexual Orientation, and
  • Professional Attainment

Definitions

Diversity is the presence of a variety of people representing unique groups, backgrounds, identities, thoughts and beliefs. It represents each individual’s unique make up and distinctiveness.

Equity promotes a sense of fairness and equal opportunity for all, allowing everyone the chance to develop, contribute and succeed.

Inclusion is the act or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. Inclusive organizations make it a priority to ensure all people feel welcome and appreciated for who they are and for what they can distinctively offer. (PPAI definition)

​Summer Intern – Member Services

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Summer Intern to help further the organization’s mission to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will support Convention & Meetings and Education & Content teams.

Qualifications & Skills:
Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. Office experience strongly preferred. Outstanding computer and organizational skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research meeting, event venues and service providers as needed in collaboration with meeting staff liaisons.
  • Assist w/ distribution of Convention Attendee list to our State Executives and other registration related tasks.
  • Assist w/ updating staff contact card for convention.
  • Invoice processing to include department VISA and invoices from external partners like hotels, Egencia Travel etc.
  • Cross check meeting notices against Egencia flight credits to ensure flight credits are used by members and staff.
  • Scheduling committee meeting Survey Monkey surveys.
  • Submit AHCA/NCAL convention and Fall CEO Conference to the credentialling board for approval.
  • Assist with the yearly product/site review for the ahcancalED Learning Management System.
  • Provide Help Desk support for ahcancalED.
  • Research project to develop some national stats/background on the 65+ LGBT community.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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

Vice President – Government Relations

AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Vice President of Government Relations to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will serve as a leading representative of the Association’s positions and policies before the U.S. Congress, the executive branch, regulatory bodies, other organizations, and coalitions.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree plus minimum of 10 years related experience in government affairs, health, or public policy related field. Extensive relationships with Members of Congress, their staffs, Administration officials and health care policy personnel. Experience managing complex issues.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of the long term and post-acute care or health care sector.
  • Extensive experience in government relations.  Knowledge of, and extensive experience with, the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to harmonize competing interests of industry segments into workable strategies, and the ability to interrelate optimally with staff to evoke maximum performance.
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior Director, Human Resources at hr@ahca.org.

Manager, Quality Improvement – Quality, Research, Regulatory

AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Manager of Quality Improvement to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will be responsible for broadly supporting quality improvement within the department through serving as the liaison to the Quality Improvement Committee and supporting members with Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI).

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree required. 3-5 years of work experience. Customer service experience required.  Prior experience in nursing homes a plus. Prior experience in quality improvement or with Baldridge criteria a plus.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Promote the Quality Award program through coordination with the Public Affairs department to develop the annual promotional calendar.
  • Identify new opportunities to promote and advance recognition of the program.
  • Manage the Quality Award inbox and applicant notification process.
  • Manage the Quality Award Portal to troubleshoot applicant issues.
  • Identify and collaborate with consultants to develop educational offerings to support applicants during the Quality Award process.
  • Support the Quality Award’s team on other major program functions as needed.
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior Director, Human Resources at hr@ahca.org.

​Clinical Care Manager – Reimbursement Policy & Marketing Strategy

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Clinical Care Manager to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will provide clinical consulting and support services to AHCA/NCAL Solutions contracted networks.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required. Clinical training required and 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. This position is centrally located in Iowa. Requires 10-25% travel within Iowa.
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Identify, define, and participate in quality improvement initiatives that improve quality outcomes and provider performance in value-based managed care contracts.
  • Provide network members with the information, tools, and resources to comply with network quality program and quality contracts.
  • Assist network member providers in implementing care protocols and meeting quality goals.
  • Provide in-person training and educational sessions.
  • Identify, develop, and participate in measuring adherence to quality program requirements development by individual networks, which may include clinical protocols, quality measurement, or other requirements.
  • Develop strategies, initiatives, and projects to improve how care is delivered and measured.
  • Provide guidance to network facility staff to administer high caliber patient care on a consistent basis.
  • Staff network quality committees, providing clinical leadership, expert knowledge, analysis, and support to facilitate achievement of committee goals.
  • Present to state and/or national conferences and conventions in areas of expertise.
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior Director, Human Resources at hr@ahca.org.

​Credentialing Manager – Reimbursement Policy & Marketing Strategy

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Credentialing Manager to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care through the credentialing functions of the network or networks. This role will build credentialing capacity that is scalable and looks to explore entrepreneurial opportunities within this area.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required; 5+ years of project management experience with demonstrated success achieving goals and 5+ years customer retention or sales experience strongly preferred. Experience with compliance of state and federal laws preferred. Experience in health care and/or provider/payer credentialing a plus.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Must be able to build and develop program capacity. As a new position the ability to create structure, policies, procedures, and scalability will be essential.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with providers and payers.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.  Ability to effectively communicate with health care business professionals.
  • Extremely organized, and ability to establish organizational systems for emerging networks and troubleshoot.
  • Ability to manage internal teams, projects, and contractors.
  • Strong understanding of SharePoint design, maintenance, and capabilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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