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Senior Manager of Government Relations

Senior Manager of Government Relations
Organization: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date Posted: 10/27/2023

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Job Posting

Position: Senior Manager of Government Relations

Overview: ASCRS is a membership association dedicated to empowering Anterior Segment Surgeons to enhance the vision, outcomes, and quality of life for their patients through innovative approaches to Education, Advocacy, and Philanthropy. We are currently seeking a Senior Manager of Government Relations to administer various functions of Government Relations with a primary focus on regulatory affairs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitor and Evaluate Regulatory Initiatives:

  • Monitor and evaluate regulatory initiatives that impact the Society’s members.
  • Develop and provide comments to Government officials on behalf of ASCRS.

Prepare Written Correspondence:

  • Prepare written correspondence, including comments on regulatory proposals on behalf of ASCRS to the relevant regulatory agencies.

Coordinate Society’s Positions:

  • Coordinate with the Director of Government Relations, ASCRS and ASOA leadership, and the Government Relations Committee.
  • Establish the Society’s positions on key regulatory issues and proposals.

Attend Committee Meetings:

  • Attend AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Committee meetings as needed.
  • Assist ASCRS’ physician representative to those committees.

Analyze and Report Regulatory Developments:

  • Analyze and report on significant regulatory developments of interest to keep the Society’s members aware of potential changes that could impact their practices.

Provide Guidance and Education:

  • Provide guidance to ASCRS/ASOA members on regulatory issues.
  • Develop and manage initiatives to educate ASCRS/ASOA members regarding key regulatory issues.

Represent ASCRS with the Administration:

  • Support in the representation of ASCRS with the Administration.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key Executive Branch officials, regulatory agencies, relevant coalitions, and other physician specialty organizations, including the AMA and the American College of Surgeons.

Congressional Support:

  • Provide additional support to the Director of Government Relations with members of Congress and their staff to advance the Society’s advocacy goals.

Participate in Coalitions:

  • Participate in coalitions on mutual legislative/regulatory issues to represent Society’s members and advance ASCRS priorities.

Collaboration and Advisory Roles:

  • Collaborate with the ASCRS Government Relations Committee.
  • Staff the ASCRS FDA Committee.
  • Participate in relevant advisory councils, panels, committees, and meetings.
  • Advise the Society’s staff and members of significant outcomes.

Communication and Updates:

  • Prepare articles for the weekly government affairs newsletter update to members.
  • Create other correspondence, including regulatory and clinical alerts, for communication to the membership.

FDA-Related Issues:

  • Follow key FDA-related issues, including efficient delivery of new drugs and devices, drug compounding, and off-label communications.

Website Updates:

  • Assist with regular updates to the advocacy portion of the ASCRS website to help members stay informed of current activities.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements:

  • 3-5 years Government Relations experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the federal regulatory and physician reimbursement process (legislative and political knowledge helpful).
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in health/medical association management or health care environment preferred.
  • Strong computer skills (familiarity with HTML, Salesforce, and Aristotle 360 databases helpful).

Education and Training Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in either political science, public affairs, or public health preferred, or equivalent experience.

Email for more information on how to apply.

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