Federal Relations Specialist
Identifies, analyzes and tracks national and federal health-related information in support of The Joint Commission’s goals and priorities. Supports the Washington Office staff in their legislative, public policy daily, important and regulatory work so that The Joint Commission is aware of, and up-to-date on significant issues, regulations, and other relevant information that would affect its advocacy, policymaking, standards development, survey operations and other strategic initiatives important to The Joint Commission. Ensures timely communications of this information to central office staff in order to fully inform them of national issues affecting The Joint Commission’s work. Manages a portfolio of select issues as assigned by the Director. Establishes relationships with staff at federal agencies and Capitol Hill offices who can be resources for information. Attends external meetings, hearings, briefings, policy discussions, etc. on behalf of the Joint Commission.
The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through the completion of at least a bachelor’s degree.
Ability to monitor and manage legislative, policy, and regulatory issues. Knowledge of the health care and public health issues. 4-5 Years’ experience. Solid computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Ability to do Internet searches. Skills associated with proactive seeking of information, and knowledge of Internet resources in health care. Interpersonal skills to effectively interactive with members of health care organizations. Experience working with professional associations, clinical experts, and task forces desirable. Requires minimum amount of direction. Possesses excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.