Manager, Health Policy & State Legislative Affairs
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Location: Rosemont, IL
Type: Full Time
Salary: 60,000 - 66,000
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: HPPS 1122
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the premier professional association for rehabilitation physicians, has an immediate opening for a Manager, Health Policy & State Legislative Affairs to join our team. We are working a hybrid schedule with at least 2 days in our Rosemont, IL office.
AAPM&R serves more than 9,000 board certified physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (one of 24 ABMS certified board-certified medical specialties).
General Summary: Manages health policy and state advocacy initiatives for the Academy. Monitors and provides high-level analysis of state legislative proposals having an impact on physiatrists, their patients and their practices. Serves as staff liaison to the State Advocacy Committee, the Council of State PM&R Society Presidents, and the PM&R Section Council of the AMA House of Delegates. Occasionally serves as lead staff for ad hoc Workgroups or Task Forces focused on Academy priorities. Works closely with Health Policy and Legislation and Quality, Practice, Policy and Research Committees to maintain communication and vet key state advocacy issues.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages health policy and advocacy initiatives, including leading significant projects or advancing critical issues as
Serves as Academy resource on state legislative and regulatory affairs and establishes annual priorities and formal vetting process to determine appropriate level of engagement on key state advocacy issues to ensure high member
Serves as staff liaison to the State Advocacy Committee. Monitors state legislative and regulatory proposals relevant to physiatrists and their patients. Drafts correspondence, position statements, and talking points and regularly provides relevant updates in The Physiatrist newsletter, Connections e-newsletter, and Reports to the
Serves as staff liaison to the Council of State PM&R Society Presidents, which includes providing ongoing communication, planning quarterly conference calls and meeting agendas and providing meeting minutes.
Leads the Academy's participation in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) and represents the Academy at other pertinent multi-specialty state advocacy conferences and Management of this initiative includes providing ongoing communication, managing HOD meeting logistics, and budgets for meetings/conferences.
Manages implementation of member alerts and surveys through the online grassroots advocacy/lobbying software system.
Serves as the lead staff liaison for ad hoc Workgroups or Task Forces charged with addressing Academy priority areas such as scope of practice and opioid prescribing.
Facilitates information exchange between Academy members and responds to questions on Academy's health policy and practice activities, including position statements. Posts HPPS deliverables on Academy's Website and keeps advocacy pages up to Develops designated budgets.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Executive Director, Health Policy & Practice
Detailed understanding of healthy policy and state legislative processes.
Exceptional customer service skills, including the ability to respond to Academy members, internal staff and others in a professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills and the ability to organize, prioritize and direct multiple projects within deadlines.
Strong research, evaluation, and data entry skills and excellent attention to
Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to convey ideas both clearly and
Capability to effectively collaborate within and across departments in order to achieve both departmental and organizational goals.
Self-motivated with proven interpersonal and team skills, including the ability to work productively with physicians and colleagues from other organizations. Maintains high professional standards of integrity, ethics, and commitment to the goals of AAPM&R.
Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Internet navigation. Knowledge of association management processes and iMIS database system a
About American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Who We Are: As the premier medical society for the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, AAPM&R is the only organization exclusively serving the needs of practicing PM&R physicians.
Vision Statement: Transform the focus of health care to value function.
Mission Statement: The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation serves its member physicians by advancing the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, promoting excellence in physiatric practice, and advocating on public policy issues related to persons with disabling conditions.
Core Purpose: To advance our members’ ability to serve patients