Air Medical Group Holdings

Regional Director, Government Affairs

Job Locations US-MO-O'Fallon
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/9/2020 4:37 PM)
iCIMS Requisition ID
2020-12606
# of Openings
1
Job Families (Portal Searching)
Legal

Overview

The Regional Director of Government Affairs will be responsible for directing, managing and supervising Regional Global Medical Response’s (GMR or the Company) government relations programs and government affairs initiatives. Develops, supervises and coordinates use of external consultants. Responsible for coordinating and overseeing local associates of Government Affairs in their activities and assignments. Familiarity with a variety of the medical transport industry’s concepts, practices, procedures and the healthcare regulatory environment including reimbursement and compliance is critical. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks in conjunction with the senior regional and executive leadership team. Analyzes proposed legislative and regulatory actions and determines the potential for positive or adverse effects to GMR. Responsible for building, representing to and maintaining strong professional relationships with key influential legislators, staff and government officials.

 

Most importantly, the Regional Director will actively advocate, emphasize, and prioritize, policies to state and federal legislators and regulators that protect and advance GMR’s interests, create market opportunities, and assure adequate reimbursement and patient access to GMR services.

 

This position will report to the GMR Group Vice President of Government Affairs with deep direct and indirect relationships to significant influencers internal and external to GMR. As a result, this person is considered a key leader of GMR given the importance of Government Affairs within the regional GMR structure.

Responsibilities

The Regional Director of Government Affairs will have a good balance of governmental affairs knowledge and business acumen. While the bulk of the day-to-day responsibilities will be focused specifically on governmental affairs activities, this individual will view his/her leadership of governmental affairs activities as strategic components to the overall business strategy.  He/she will have the interpersonal skills to bring teams together in pursuit of common business goals. The candidate will have excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills. This candidate must demonstrate commitment, confidence and a sense of urgency in support of achieving the company’s goals. This candidate must demonstrate knowledge of GMR processes to ensure adherence to GMR goals and objectives and activities of autonomous work teams.

  • Safety - Promotes a safe working environment
  • General - Mission driven, positive attitude, adaptable, responsible, organized, team player
  • Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and informatively; Responds well to questions
  • Quality - Exhibits Professional Conduct at all times; High standards of Integrity; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to employee, customer, and governmental needs; Solicits employee, customer, and governmental feedback to improve service; Meets commitments; Manages difficult or emotional - charged situations
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time       
  • Quantity - Executes successfully to meet established work goals for self and team; Ensures team meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity of team; Works quickly
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absences occur; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / DUTIES

  • Envisions, encapsulates, frames-up, builds presentations, seeks opportunities, and presents the financial condition and opportunities to improve government reimbursement and/or protect GMR’s economic best interests
  • Works closely with the Company’s senior leadership to assist in the on-going execution of various regulatory and legislative campaigns
  • Gathers verifiable data as needed for senior management concerning legislative, regulatory, operational and business development/expansion decisions
  • Engages in strategic planning and analysis to advise the GMR regional executive team
  • Participates in the annual budget planning process with the VP of Government Affairs
  • Analyzes, prepares, and periodically presents materials to the leadership of GMR
  • Represents GMR at assigned state and national trade associations
  • Represents GMR at assigned local, state and national conferences
  • Represents GMR and GMR companies at local, state or national legislatures and regulatory agencies
  • Works with the leadership team to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources, including state Medicaid, Medicare and other
  • Special projects and other assignments as designated Performs on-going and ad hoc reporting requirements

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities required of employees assigned to this position.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree with demonstrated competency in government relations, or equivalent experience
  • Graduate degree preferred or 5 years’ experience in medical transport industry or 7+ years in healthcare industry

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Language / Communication Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Competent in utilizing information technology to develop and communicate reports and messaging to targeted audiences
  • Ability to communicate a point or message and successfully reach an outcome working with others that is in the company’s best interests
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret economic/business data and operational reports
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret statutes, regulations, and job specific legal documents

Government Affairs Experience

  • Leadership and business development experience
  • Demonstrated legislative or regulatory agency relationship/liaison experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal regulations relating to GMR
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal reimbursement schemes and policies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage lobbying representatives activities

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership of small work teams
  • Demonstrated ability to manage independent and autonomous work teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regular travel (likely several times per month or more) will be required
  • Extended periods of time spent in travel, utilizing walking, travel in taxi, hire care, bus, aircraft, staying in hotels and other accommodations. Frequently required to sit for long periods of time
  • Work requires stooping, walking, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to work in mobile office environment
  • Special Requirements – Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Varied work environments informal to formal, requiring casual to professional business attire

Time Type (Portal Searching)

Regular Full-Time

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