JOB OPPORTUNITIES

March 3, 2022

 

Title:                         Director, Regulatory Affairs
Department:            Policy & Government Relations
Reports to:              Vice President, Policy & Government Relations
Classification:         Full time, Exempt

What We Are About:

AMCP is the professional association leading the way to help patients get the medications they need at a cost they can afford. AMCP’s diverse membership of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and professionals in life sciences and biopharmaceutical companies leverage their specialized expertise in clinical evidence and economics to optimize medication benefit design and population health management and help patients access cost-effective and safe medications and other drug therapies. AMCP members improve the lives of nearly 300 million Americans served by private and public health plans, pharmacy benefit management firms, and emerging care models.

What This Job is About:

The Director, Regulatory Affairs is a key member of the Policy & Government Relations team responsible for analyzing, communicating, developing, and advocating for AMCP’s regulatory positions within federal and state government agencies, to AMCP members, and other key stakeholders.  This role focuses on regulatory issues related to managed care pharmacy, including, but not limited to, pharmacy payment and professional practice policies; brand and biologic medication issues; prescription drug coverage and benefit design; and state board of pharmacy issues.

More specifically, key responsibilities include:

  • Establishes and cultivates relationships with federal and state regulatory agency officials and staff 
  • Evaluates regulatory developments and informs staff and members of relevant news and developments 
  • Collaborates and consults on regulatory issues with AMCP members, non-AMCP member experts, and members and staff of other professional organizations and government agencies
  • Develops comment letters and other communications, including request for information responses, issue briefs, position papers, regulatory frameworks, and member and public-facing content that address regulatory issues of interest to managed care pharmacy
  • Develops, recommends, and implements regulatory strategy based on analysis of proposals and other communications
  • Prepares informational and briefing materials on regulatory issues for AMCP’s leadership and for use in advocacy
  • Prepares communications for dissemination to AMCP’s members to inform them of regulatory developments and encourage their participation in outreach efforts
  • Evaluates policies that reflect AMCP’s position on issues, including consensus building among members on these issues 
  • Maintains channels of communication and relationships on regulatory issues with managed care and pharmacy organizations and other stakeholder organizations representing pharmacists, physicians, nurses, health plans, pharmacy benefit management companies, accountable care organizations, integrated delivery networks, pharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy groups, and others as necessary
  • Participates in meetings with outside organizations including but not limited to, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and other managed care and pharmacy organizations
  • Presents managed care pharmacy regulatory issues at AMCP national and regional meetings and as part of AMCP’s educational program
  • Serves as staff liaison to an AMCP member committee
  • Provides input for and participates, as necessary, in AMCP Board of Directors and leadership discussions
  • Participates in AMCP Legislative Days programs
  • Possible management of direct reports as department grows

What You Are About:

Your excitement and drive to serve AMCP members and improve the lives of patients across the country is your motivation.

You aspire to make a difference and possess the following skills and competencies:

  • The ability to analyze regulatory frameworks and recommend practical solutions. Can research and comprehend complex managed care pharmacy topics to ensure the delivery of relevant content to target audiences
  • Existing relationships, or willingness to develop them, with federal and state government agencies, including FDA, CMS, and CMMI
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Leads stakeholders, when necessary, to facilitate change, overcome impasse, address issues, or ensure that objective decisions are made 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Candidates with a master’s degree or doctorate degree in public health, political science, public administration, law, or pharmacy preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a health care regulatory environment. A managed care background, either through health plan and/or pharmacy benefit manager experience and/or government agency, is preferred
  • Thinks and acts both strategically and tactically
  • Demonstrates the ability to build and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships both internally and externally
  • Commitment to advancing the organization’s desired culture, which focuses on collaboration, high performance, accountability, respect, and trust

What You Will Get Out of It:

  • As a member of the Policy & Government Relations team, you will acquire experience and exposure to federal and state policymaking and the opportunity to build a network in the health policy community.
  • Work with a staff that has a passion for our mission, believes in each other, and has some fun along the way.
  • A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including:
    • 25 PTO days in your first year
    • 8 paid holidays plus a winter break December 25 – 31
    • Retirement employer match of 5% plus a Non-Elective Contribution (NEC) which is funded and determined annually by AMCP. NEC’s have ranged 3-4% over the last 3 years
    • 6 weeks of annual paid parental leave. Eligibility begins after 6 months of service
    • Hybrid work environment offering flexible work arrangements
    • Competitive medical, dental, vision plan offerings including a $1,000 employer contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and a $2,000 contribution with any dependents on the plan
    • Group term and supplemental life insurances with AD&D plus employer-paid short- & long-term disability
    • Annual discretionary bonus
    • Employment referral bonus of $1,500
    • Employer-paid employee assistance program
    • Employer-paid professional development
    • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250
    • Employer-paid parking and pre-tax Metro SmartBenefits

Next Steps:

If you believe you are a great fit for this role, follow the link and apply today on AMCP’s Career Page!

AMCP Career Page

It is the policy of AMCP to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, AMCP will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


 

February 15, 2022

 In-House Counsel – Job Description

Position Summary
The In-House Counsel will report to Empower Pharmacy’s General Counsel and will be primarily responsible for drafting and reviewing pharmacy service agreements, vendor agreements and other agreements as required by General Counsel. In this role, you will serve as the focal point for coordinating and communicating with Leadership and the Business regarding Contracts and be responsible for risk identification related to Contracts. The position will require the development of credible working relationships with colleagues in the business teams, support functions and General Counsel, as you serve as the focal point for coordinating, communicating and risk identification related to Contracts.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts with Empower Pharmacy’s General Counsel team or directly with the customer’s legal, contract and supply chain teams ensuring compliance with the company’s contracting policies and procedures and seeks approval from relevant stakeholders as required
• Provides legal support to the Empower Pharmacy Team on all contractual related items
• Manages the contracts database
• Assists General Counsel in development and maintenance of contract manuals, contracting policies and procedures
• Provides training on legal-related subjects
• Assists the Human Resources (HR) department for labor and employment issues, upon request
• Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills
• You must be a problem solver and able to develop and implement creative solutions
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• A self-starter, able to take initiative and be responsible for seeing projects through to completion
• Competent in prioritizing multiple projects and responsibilities to deliver timely results
• Able to exercise sound judgment to make appropriate decisions
• Ethically responsible and understands the legal and ethical obligations of the profession
• Able to work collaboratively across business and operational levels
• Ability to establish clear and concise communications in writing and speaking

Experience and Qualifications
• Juris Doctorate degree, Licensed to Practice Law in the State of Texas
• A minimum of three (3) years’ legal experience with a professional knowledge of Pharmacy or Healthcare Regulatory Affairs.

For more information and to apply visit, https://www.empowerpharmacy.com

 


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