Director Of Government Relations

09 May, 2019


Director Of Government Relations

Society of Interventional Radiology
Fairfax, VA

The Director of Government Relations plans and executes a comprehensive proactive government relations strategy for the growing specialty of interventional radiology, with input and guidance from the SIR Government Affairs Committee, Health Policy & Economics Councilor, and the Executive Council. The Director has the overall responsibility for reporting on and monitoring federal legislative and regulatory developments, as well as representing the SIR before elected officials, regulators and policy makers.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Monitor legislative and regulatory opportunities and risks for the organization and work with the relevant Committees and staff to formulate policy solutions.
Prepare research and background materials on legislative and regulatory issues
Supervise the Manager of Health Policy & Grassroots Advocacy.
Advance SIR’s policy agenda by establishing and maintaining constructive and effective relationships with federal policymakers and influencers, legislative and regulatory, and other national medical specialty societies whose agendas synergize with interventional radiology.
Collaborate closely with the Communications staff to promote the government relations policy positions and programs.
Collaborate closely with Practice Development and Reimbursement staff to advance the practice needs of a dynamic specialty.
Serve as the staff liaison to the Government Affairs Committee, the FDA Committee and the SIRPAC Board of Directors.
Develop and implement strategic priorities for SIR’s Political Action Committee (SIRPAC) to maximize the effect of the PAC as it relates to SIR advocacy.
Develop and maintain relationships with other medical associations, build and manage coalition activities on government and policy affairs issues as needed.

Secondary Functions and Responsibilities
Maintain current knowledge of the Medicare payment system and how it affects the practice of interventional radiology.
Maintain current knowledge for the Food and Drug Administration processes and policies and how they affect the practice of interventional radiology.
Support the Practice Development and Economics staff in establishing and communicating policy positions on Medicare coverage, facility and physician payment, and health payment reform issues.
Attend meetings of the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Radiology (ACR) House of Delegates. Serves as staff liaison to the SIR’s AMA and ACR Delegates.
Monitors policy communications and issues from other medical and surgical specialty societies.

Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Candidates must be detail oriented. Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Proven ability to plan and execute a comprehensive, proactive government affairs strategy that advances SIR’s mission and goals with local, state, and federal officials.
Ability to forge effective cross-functional teams and working relationships, both internally and externally
Ability to proactively identify issues in government affairs and policy arenas and propose effective resolutions for them
Attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow-through
Strong leadership skills aimed at ensuring interdepartmental collaboration and timely completion of tasks.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Advanced degree, including JD, preferred.
Minimum of 3-5 years of previous health care government affairs experience
Must have lobbying, regulatory, membership advocacy, or Hill experience
Telecommuting is allowed.

About Society of Interventional Radiology
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is located in Fairfax, Virginia, SIR is a national organization (approx. 40 staff members) of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions. Today, SIR continues to maintain steady membership growth with more than 6,000 physician and allied health care members.
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Job posted: 2019-05-09