Title: Regulatory Affairs Senior Specialist
Department: Government Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
In coordination with the Director of Regulatory Affairs and the advocacy staff, this position formulates and implements the public policy and advocacy initiatives of the Association.
• In consultation and supervision of the Director, formulates regulatory strategies in implementing APTA’s public policy priorities.
• Provides legal and regulatory perspective and supporting resources in policy development and strategy.
• Monitors trends, tracks regulations and policies, and gathers intelligence for opportunities to protect and promote the interests of physical therapy.
• Works with external stakeholder organizations and as necessary and in consultation with the Director.
• Provides member service, outreach, and education in regulatory affairs and public policy issues.
• Writes articles for Association and Departmental publications.
• Presents at APTA events, webinars, and members groups.
• Assists in development of testimony represented before federal policymakers.
• Assists in the development of sign-on letters for members of Congress and federal agencies.
• Assists in the development of content and resources for the Regulatory Advocacy portion of the APTA website.
• Represents APTA at meetings related to federal concerns.
• Serves as a liaison to selected APTA sections and APTA member groups on regulatory and policy issues.
• Assists the Director in responding to inquiries and proposed rules from various government agencies.
• Speaks to various associations, educational institutions and APTA sections.
• All other duties as required by management related to the orderly, efficient, and safe operation of APTA.
• 3+ years’ experience in federal regulatory affairs.
• Bachelor’s degree required; and advanced degree such as a JD or Master’s degree in the health care policy area is strongly preferred.
• Background demonstrating substantial familiarity with federal government/legislative affairs; and experience in formulating and advancing federal legislative and regulatory policy.
• Knowledge and experience in regulatory, compliance, population and public health issues, quality reporting, and payment issues.
• Understanding of federal programs such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, etc. is preferred.
• Knowledge in patient access, coverage, and payment policies related to health care services is desirable.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to represent Association and present to a variety of external audiences and stakeholders.
• Strong presentation/public speaking and professional writing skills.
• Ability to be mobile
• Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
Equal Opportunity Employer