The position of Director of Regulatory Affairs is a full-time position based in Alexandria, Virginia. Regulatory Affairs is a Department within NACHC’s Public Policy and Research (PPR) Division. The Director is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, developing responses and policy recommendations on Federal regulations emanating from Federal agencies other than the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on matters impacting community health centers and their patients.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitor, analyze, and respond to Federal policy issues that emanate from Federal agencies other than the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and that impact community health centers and their patients. Particular focus is on the HHS/HRSA Section 330 health center program, the Section 340B drug discount program, and Federal workforce program. Other policy areas include but are not limited to immigration; women’s health; needs assessment; grant requirements; FCC programs; 42 CFR restrictions; Federal COVID-19 funding; and veterans’ health.
- Educate health centers, PCAs, HCCNs, and NACHC staff about current and proposed policy issues.
- Liaison with federal agency officials and staff as well as other stakeholders to communicate the impact on policies on health centers and patients, and generate new and revised policies that better meet health centers’ needs.
- Work and coordinate with other divisions within NACHC, particularly Federal Affairs, State Affairs and the Training and Technical Assistance Departments, to assure maximum understanding of, and impact on, federal policies impacting health centers and patients.
- Work with other national associations and organizations on federal policy issues that impact shared constituencies.
- Present at NACHC, PCA and other conferences on policy topics.
- Staff NACHC Health Policy Committee.
Qualifications for Position
- BA or BS degree (required), preferably in a health field;
- Master’s Degree in Public Policy or Public Health or Juris Doctor (preferred); and
- At least five years of relevant health policy/regulatory experience.
Skills and Knowledge Required
- Familiarity with the Health Resources and Services Administration and other federal programs and agencies of importance to health center operations.
- Understanding of health centers and their mission.
- Ability to work in a team-based environment; strong writing and presentation skills; strong interpersonal skills; creative and flexible problem-solving skills; must be detail‐oriented.