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Director of Government Affairs

Company: Care New England Health System
Location: Providence
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Government Affairs directs and oversees coordination of the Care New England (CNE) health system's relationship with all levels of government including elected and appointed officials.Represents CNE and its member organizations on matters of public policy and government relations. Sets the strategic government relations objectives of the organization, working with the VP of Marketing and Public Relations, the CEO, and other members of the senior leadership team.Responsible for seeking opportunities to improve the system's external impact through proactive engagement. -The team member will build a public presence that reflects and enables the internal culture we are building across the system that values and prioritizes patient safety and experience, diversity and inclusion and academic excellence. -Additional Information:--- Apply the corporate values of accountability, caring and teamwork and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly, geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of CNE's health care system.--- Responsible for the effective promotion of and successful outcomes for CNE's interests with elected and appointed officials, agencies, bureaus and departments.--- Seek opportunities for CNE leaders, including the person in this role, to participate in speaking opportunities and/or discussions to help shape public policy.--- Responsible for direction, planning and coordination of the system's relationship with all levels of government, and local partners at our member organizations focused on related activities.--- Presents implication of pending and proposed legislation and regulatory changes and identifies opportunities or potential problems. The person in this role may be asked to provide regular verbal or written reports to senior leaders.--- Establishes and administers a government relations strategy for dealing with public policy issues, as well as specific hospital and community issues for our member organizations as needed. Confers with legal counsel to ensure legality and appropriate actions.--- Participate in CEO and senior management meetings with elected and senior appointed officials and advise on all issues to help CNE with strategic decision-making with public partners.--- Instrumental in developing consistent public relations messaging in public policy space to ensure alignment of narrative among departments and the health system.--- Participate in organizational strategy and implementation delivery for public payer programs and financing that impact hospitals and clinicians within CNE.--- Develops and maintains effective relationships with key elected and appointed local, state and federal government officials and serves as the point of contact.--- Partner with the CEO, Chief Diversity Officer and the VP of Marketing and PR to develop system strategy to address social determinants of health, health equity and related research initiatives, looking for opportunities to play a leadership role in the broader healthcare ecosystem.--- Serves as liaison with lobbyists and representatives of advocacy groups, and actively participates in regular information-sharing meetings. Some of these groups include the American Hospital Association (AHA), America's Essential Hospitals (AEH), Hospital Association of RI (HARI), the Rhode Island Foundations (RIF), OHIC/Insurance/Payor Organizations, Urban Innovation Project of Providence (UIP), and local advocacy groups of which there are many.--- Understands and keep a pulse on the personal and historical relationships of the players within the political landscape and how they might be teamed together for future opportunities for collaboration to improve healthcare in the region. Is able to inform CNE leadership on the best ways to present information in order to achieve optimum outcomes, and when actions and events are needed to be initiated by CNE, and who the most appropriate person in the organization might be for each situation.--- Has or can obtain a deep understanding of the deep-seated union/labor situation in the state and what has and has not been successful in the past, and what could be the best options going forward.--- Has or can obtain a deep understanding of the insurance industry/OHIC/Payors here in the region as it relates to policy and advocacy and can work with legal to advise on where CNE should have a voice and where CNE should just support in the background.Requirements:- Bachelor Degree required- At least three years of experience in a healthcare setting or working on policy and health-related topics- At least five years of experience in a governmental affairs role
-Demonstrated knowledge of the -inter-workings of Rhode Island state government, key city governments, and federal government, including key issues facing healthcare providers. - Ability to educate others on the perspective of governmental and community stakeholders, and the importance those positive relationships have on our ability to strengthen our market position.- Ability to question the organization around current approach and value placed on external partners and its capacity to build new relationships.Americans with Disability Act Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job-specific functions either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation, to be determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis.EEOC Statement: Care New England is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability statusEthics Statement: Employee conducts himself/herself consistent with the ethical standards of the organization including, but not limited to hospital policy, mission, vision, and values.

Keywords: Care New England Health System, Providence , Director of Government Affairs, Government & Protective Services , Providence, Rhode Island

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