The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the premier professional association for rehabilitation physicians, has an immediate opening for a Manager/Senior Manager, Advocacy & Government Affairs (DC Based) for our Health Policy & Practice Services Team.
AAPM&R serves more than 9,000 physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (one of 24 ABMS certified board certified medical specialties). For more information, visit our website.
The Senior Manager/Manager, Advocacy and Government Affairs position will serve as the Academy’s knowledge leader in health care legislation who understands the implications for physiatric practice and develops an appropriate agenda and activities for the organization. The individual also plays an integrated role in the Academy by collaborating with volunteers and staff. In this role, the Senior Manager/Manager will lead and coordinate a broad range of issues across our health policy, legislative, and regulatory agenda with external entities while based in Washington, D.C. Knowledge of government affairs, including current and proposed legislation and regulations, such as health care reform bills and the Quality Payment Program, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead legislative and regulatory analysis and related policy development for the Academy; be the “eyes and ears” of the association in Washington, D.C., and analyze the impact of proposed legislation on the Academy’s members and their patients; educate members on current health policy and regulatory issues; assure appropriate and timely communication of activities within the organization to the Board of Directors, Committee members, Council leaders, members, and outside entities.
Manage a broad range of issues for the Academy at Washington, D.C. based coalitions and meetings that include, but are not limited to the areas of: health policy, practice, research, and regulatory issues with the National Institute of Health (NIH), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Serve as staff lead to the Health Policy and Legislation (HP&L) Committee, partnering with the Chair and supervisor to establish a legislative and regulatory strategic plan and guide committee projects to successful completion, overseeing meetings/conference calls, and preparing meeting agendas and minutes. Also, provide necessary leadership, support and expertise to other committees and programs, including the Quality, Practice, Policy and Research Committee, State Advocacy Subcommittee, Leadership Fellows, and workgroups and task forces as needed. Manage related budgets.
Write and/or draft timely and relevant memoranda, testimony, position statements, regulatory comments, reports, webinars, articles, and news updates for member education and information. Collaborate with Academy’s Marketing and Communications team to assure time-sensitive updates pertaining to relevant legislative and regulatory activity are provided in the Academy’s monthly newsletter, The Physiatrist, as well as in the weekly Connection electronic newsletter, the AAPM&R website, PhyzForum, and social media.
Represent the Academy and PM&R specialty directly with:
Congressional leaders and staff
Administration officials and staff
Agency leaders and staff (including CMS, NIH, and FDA)
Physician leaders and staff within organized medicine
Build meaningful relationships and coalitions to advance the Academy’s advocacy priorities and work effectively with consultants, including the Academy’s Washington, D.C. based lobbying firm.
Collaborate with the Health Policy and Legislative Affairs Coordinator to identify and respond to state level grassroots activities as prioritized by the Academy.
Be integral to the full Academy, including travel to the Rosemont, IL national office for designated meetings and events.
Maintains high professional standards of integrity, ethics, and commitment to the goals of AAPM&R.
Minimum of 5 years of direct experience in a government affairs related role at a healthcare related organization.
Bachelors required, Master’s Degree preferred in a relevant topic area, such as political science, health administration, economics, or health-related field.
About American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabiliation
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. They are called physiatrists (fizz ee at' trists).