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.
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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / DUTIES
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.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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
Government Affairs Experience
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS