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2023 | HFSA

Job Opening: Director, Practice and Patient Programs


The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) is currently seeking a Director, Practice and Patient Programs to lead and manage the Practice and Patient Department at HFSA.  The position is responsible for the practice and patient portfolio at HFSA and reports directly to the CEO.

This is an opportunity to develop and grow a new program at a major health care organization and “make it your own”.  We are seeking a creative, innovative individual who is highly motivated to advance their career by creating the greatest practice and patient program in the health care area.  HFSA is an exciting, growing organization and you and your career will grow along with the association.

This is a virtual position and affords maximum flexibility for work-life balance.

Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership.  Provide overall leadership and management of the Practice and Patient Department at HFSA
  • Programs.  Direct and manage the program portfolio of the department, including:
    • Heart Failure Clinic Database.  Completion of the development of the database and long-term maintenance
    • HF Certificate Program.  Certificate program for HF specialists
    • Optimal Medical Therapy HF Certificate Program.  A certificate program for non-heart failure specialists to increase their knowledge on appropriate HF care and practice
    • Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy Programs.  Development of new GDMT programs
    • Advocacy.  Creation of tools and resources for individual member advocacy with institutions and workplaces
    • Remote Monitoring and Telehealth.  Development of tools and education
    • Longer term practice areas.  Over time, as resources allow, the department will develop additional portfolios on coding and payment, precision care and staffing (surveys, etc.)
    • Heart Failure Patient Advocacy Coalition.  Management of this coalition of heart failure patient organizations
    • Patient Advocacy Program.  Development and management of this new program in collaboration with the new coalition
    • HFSA Patient and Caregivers Day 2023.  To be held before the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 in Cleveland
    • Other Patient Programs.  Including marketing of HFSA’s Patient Education Modules Marketing, managing a Patient/Caregiver Member Recruitment Campaign
    • Other Programs.  Provide oversight and direction to other practice and patient programs
  • Budget.  Develop and manage budget for Practice and Patient Department
  • Manage Staff.  Manage one staff member (Manager, Certificate and Certification) with future staff additions as the HFSA budget warrants
  • Consultants.  Manage and liaise with external consultants as needed
  • Strategy and Planning Team.  Serve as a member of the Strategy and Planning Team
  • Committees.  Serve as Staff Liaison, along with Manager, Certificate and Certification, and provide leadership for the HF Certification Committee, the OMT Certificate Committee and the Patient Committee
  • Other.  Other duties as required

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience
  • Prior professional society or association experience is preferred
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated project management skills

HFSA offers a very competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability, group life & AD&D, 13 paid holidays, paid time off starting at 15 days per year, 7 paid sick-leave, and a 401(k)-retirement plan with an employer paid match up to 6% of wages.

To apply for this position, please forward your resume with cover letter to  Please provide your preferred salary requirements.

The Heart Failure Society of America provides a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure care and research.  Membership is open to all health care professionals with an interest in cardiovascular medicine, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, geriatricians, general and family practitioners, scientists, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.