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VP Government Affairs

Position Description

Considering healthcare's rapidly changing legislative landscape, Envision Healthcare is

seeking a VP of Government Affairs with in-depth operational understanding and

who takes a strategic and pro-active approach to this vital role. Working with senior

leadership and others across the organization, this person will be responsible for developing and

implementing the company's state and federal legislative strategy, while overseeing the

implementation, management, and coordination of government relations, advocacy activities,

and partnership development. Additionally, the role represents the company in the public

arena on matters requiring expert analysis on public policies, to include

representing the company before client agencies, elected officials, media, government

and other audiences.

Establish constructive relationships with elected and appointed officials on a federal, state

and local level and invests considerable time and energy in prioritized networking activity.

Shape and influences legislative programs and other critical business issues in

alignment with Company goals and objectives. Includes, working with lobbyists

and legislators to establish and implement a lobbying strategy - both proactive and


Regularly engage governmental and commercial payers around new

payment programs, reimbursement policy changes, etc. In-depth understanding of industry reimbursement programs, trends, issues, etc.

Understand and articulate in a compelling way the Company position on key legislative issues

to ensure consistency and effectiveness in advocacy including judicial,

legislative, and regulatory.

Prepare effective communications to key stakeholders (employees, clinical

leadership, public officials, etc.) that highlight and educate pertinent issues

(legislative, Company inv estment projects, business change, etc.)

Apprises senior management relative to pertinent legislative issues and

other external factors that could affect the business.

Work cooperatively with affiliated industry, trade or consumer groups to

accomplish company goals and benefit customers.

Develop and deliver communications to key stakeholders (employees, public officials,

etc.) to highlight and educate on pertinent issues (legislative, Company investment

projects, business change, etc.)

Work cooperatively with affiliated industry, trade or consumer groups to

accomplish company goals and benefit customers.

Adv ise appropriate staff/management on trends in advocacy that impact

business, programmatic, and legislativ e strategies.

Oversee the selection and direction of external

legislativ e and governmental consultants.

Deploys a process for identifying and tracking trends and issues in public policy

that impact

strategic priorities and decision-making.

Bachelor's degree in Political Science or a related field required. Graduate degree preferred.

12+ years of progressive Government Affairs experience with extensive work in legislation,

public policy, electoral,

and grassroots mobilization at the state and federal level.

Multi-state healthcare / physician services and Private Equity experience preferred.

A business-focused professional with strong financial acumen, executive presence and

executive maturity.

Proven ability to challenge, motivate and partner with a leadership team to foster innovation

and lead change in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Always in tune with the pulse of the organization and the marketplace; a demonstrated track

record of influencing,

listening, building trust and affecting change.

Collaborative business partner. Ability to build strong and open working relationships

characterized by mutual


Accessible and approachable, respecting intellectual integrity and valuing individuality,

building and fostering

working relationships with business partners from a variety of functions and geographies.

Bold, humble, self-aware, smart and confident servant leader who seeks the

betterment of the team and

organization at large versus themselves.

Strong commitment to building a high quality, customer-focused team.

Focuses on execution and getting results; can disagree cordially and respectfully.

Analyst at heart; detail, metric and data driven.

Enjoys modeling, experimenting and preparing multiple scenarios to lead to a collective


Strong character: listener; honest and truthful; nonpolitical and a team builder.

Experience & Requirements

ID (auto generated): 2019-21956

External Company Name: Envision Healthcare Systems

Street: 1A Burton Hills Blvd

Additional Information

Employment Type: Full-Time    
Position Location: Nashville, Tennessee

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