Asst Director Public Health and Laboratory Science Policy

College of American Pathologists


Job Description
Who we are? As the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. In 2020, the CAP was recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces for the fifth year. The CAP was also recognized as a socially responsible employer by Center for Companies That Care for the sixth year. Our Culture CAP employees make a meaningful difference by partnering with colleagues, customers and members on challenging and rewarding work CAP provides its employees with an energetic and collaborative work environment and encourage opportunities to further develop their skills-offering reimbursement for educational programs and participation in events that enhance your skills. We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, 401K, and more. You don't need to come into the office everyday - we offer a hybrid work model to support life-work integrationJob Summary - The Assistant Director is responsible for all aspects of public health and scientific affairs issue identification, analysis, policy development, and the formulation and implementation of the relevant CAP strategy plan. The Assistant Director will advocate and communicate CAP policy positions and strategies with key federal government agencies and other external entities, and provide relevant council and committee staff support.Primary duties and responsibilities: Identify and monitor key trends in the public health and scientific regulatory environment that may impact pathologists and their practices. Develop policy, formulate and implement strategic plan and prepare appropriate CAP response as necessary on relevant issues related to pandemic preparedness and response, CLIA, LDTs, medical device safety, and public health (eg, lab preparedness, forensics). Proactively analyze, interpret, and communicate about proposed regulatory, policy or legislative changes areas related to public health and scientific issues affecting pathology and laboratory medicine. Work with staff and members to formulate CAP's advocacy position on these issues. Advocates with departments and agencies of the Executive branch including FDA, CDC, ONC, NIH, and CMS as appropriate to the issues. Advocates and communicates CAP's policy positions and strategies with key federal government agencies, and other medical societies, stakeholders, and coalitions. Proactively builds stakeholder and coalition support for CAP positions in order to amplify the CAP's advocacy positions. Strategizes, oversees and develops CAP staff interactions with federal agencies and external stakeholder groups for areas of responsibility. Liaise with CAP's appropriate scientific and data science-related council and committees to ensure CAP's policy and advocacy positions are consistent with Council on Government and Professional Affairs goals. Formulate recommend, and implement CAP's advocacy strategy to support CAP policy positions on these issues. Help position the CAP as the leading advocacy voice for pathologists and laboratory medicine for laboratory oversight and regulation, and public health issues. Advocate and communicate CAP's policy positions and strategies with key federal government agencies, and other medical societies, stakeholders, and coalitions. Proactively build stakeholder and coalition support for CAP positions in order to amplify the CAP's advocacy positions. Monitor the activities of, liaises with, and supports representatives of external stakeholder organizations including, but not limited to organizations, such as American Medical Association, ONC CMS, PCPI, PCRC, etc. Qualifications for this role Personal: Must be highly self-motivated and able to work collaboratively in a diverse, team-oriented, work environment. Must be flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances. Professional: Exercise judgment regarding issue development and planning and strategic and tactical decisions Work with minimal supervision Strong oral and written communication skills Ability to work with staff and members to formulate strategy on controversial and complex issues and in adverse political environments Demonstrate ability with a variety of computer applications and Microsoft Office programs Technical: Understanding of pathology practice and laboratory medicine in order to assess implications of changing federal payment programs. Excellent understanding of federal legislative underpinnings of quality payment programs, federal agencies involved in rulemaking for quality payment programs, the rulemaking processes, and key points of advocacy influence for all aspects of federal quality payment programs. Education: Master's Degree in public health, public policy, business administration, health economics, or health services administration, or a relevant discipline, or have equivalent relevant work experience. Experience: A minimum of 6 - 8 years of experience within the overall health care industry is required, with prior experience such as working in a quality or policy-focused organization, a provider association/society, or healthcare policy consulting firm. Experience with quality payment programs, value-based payment, and/or pay for performance and impact on physician practice. Demonstrated project management experience Experience presenting to and interacting with technical experts and senior-level executives Exemplary problem solving and analytic skills with the ability to apply knowledge outside of one's immediate functional area and to rapidly assimilate and articulate new subject matter Solid communication skills, including the ability to concisely explain complicated concepts and quantitative results using models and frameworks. Advanced Microsoft Office skills such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Additional Criteria: Some weekend travel required. Less than 10%"The College of American Pathologists requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, The College of AmericanPathologists will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations."Equal Opportunity EmployerThe CAP is anequal opportunity/affirmative action employer, providing equal employmentopportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employmentwithout regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/orexpression, national origin, age, ancestry, disability or genetic information,military status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, orderof protection status, homelessness, or any other characteristic protected byfederal law and the applicable state and local laws governing nondiscriminationin employment in every location in which the company has facilities.Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act Equal Employment Opportunity Employee Polygraph Protection ActOther details Job Family Government Affairs Pay Type Salary Apply Now
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