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2017 Call for Volunteers 

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AAHFN is looking for enthusiastic volunteers looking to become active at the national level. Serving on a committee improves leadership skills, expands your professional experience, provides you with additional networking opportunities with peers and you will have a direct impact on the success and direction of the organization. Committee work will also allow you to utilize your HF care skills and knowledge.  AAHFN staff and leadership will provide you with the necessary tools and support to complete the projects/goals listed below.

We encourage you to apply for a position on one of the following committees for the July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019 committee term.

Committees Member Requirements

1. Attend monthly phone conference calls, usually one hour in length. Frequency of calls may increase for certain special projects and for the Annual Meeting Committee as the Annual Meeting time approaches. Conference call times are determined by the committee members.

2. Participate in committee project planning and implementation. This may require from 0-5 hours per month, depending on the project.

3. Read and respond to e-mail communication within 48 hours.

4. Commit to a two-year service term for the committee (July 2017 to June 2019).

5. Attend AAHFN Annual Meeting if possible. This is not mandatory, but AAHFN does offer committee members a discounted registration rate to attend.

Committee Descriptions

1. Advocacy Committee

  • Responsible for monitoring and responding to legislative issues related to nursing and patient care and/or communicate to the membership.

2. Annual Meeting Committee

  • Responsibilities: Plans and implements all aspects of the annual program, including the planning, scheduling and coordination of topics, speakers and planned activities.

3. Area Representatives

  • Represent AAHFN at local hospitals and exhibits, are encouraged to recruit new members, spread the word about AAHFN, and serve as the liaison for local members in their assigned geographical area to the AAHFN Membership committee and Board of Directors. Reports directly to the AAHFN Membership Committee.

4. Editorial Committee

  • Ensures quality and integrity of documents reflecting AAHFN positions. The committee reviews and recommends revisions to position statements, white papers, and policy statements.

5. Education Committee

  • Responsibilities: Assess members' educational needs, plans appropriate CE educational activities to meet members' needs, all according to ANCC standards. Oversee educational plan and implementation to include: webinars, educational articles, surveys, articles, etc.

** Special Note: The Education Committee is especially interested in finding members with interest and/or expertise in the CE process.

6. Membership Committee

  •  Responsibilities: Develops and implements strategies for recruitment and retention of members. Implement objectives in the strategic plan as directed by the Board of Directors.

7. Patient Education

  • Responsibilities: Develop patient education material as it relates to heart failure care. Review and update the AAHFN patient education website.

8. Publications Committee

  • Responsibilities: Coordinates and assists with the dissemination of up-to-date information on clinical practice and AAHFN's newsletter The Connection.

** Special Note: The Publications Committee is especially interested in soliciting members with professional writing expertise and in those who stay current with heart failure literature.

9. Research Committee

  • Responsibilities: Promotes the development, dissemination and translation of research, with the goal of improving care and outcomes for patients with heart failure.

10. Pilot Testers

  • Will review and evaluate educational activities as produced by the Education Committee. 

11. Special Task Force

  • If you are interested in becoming more involved however are unable to commit to a committee, being a part of a task force is a great alternative. As a growing organization we continue to add committees and special projects.  When the need arises, AAHFN will reach out to you requesting your service to assist on a project.  

 12. Editors 

  • AAHFN is seeking members who have editorial experience to assist with editing special projects on an as-needed basis. A background in editing for grammar and structure according to APA and AMA styles for references is desired. Editors will also be asked to edit/review for content as well. Volunteer editors can expect to work on a variety of projects, including position papers, publications, statements, and special projects.  

 Application Process:

 AAHFN is now accepting applications for the open committee positions. To be considered for an open position, you must complete the online application no later than midnight EST on January 31, 2017

To access the online application click here

Applications will be reviewed by AAHFN Committee Chairs as applicable.  All applicants will be informed of the status of their application no later than April 17, 2017. Please note there are a limited number of open positions on each committee.

Please contact the AAHFN National Office if you have any questions at 888-452-2436 or information@aahfn.org


2017 Call for Volunteers Application

 

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