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Director, TPMG Government Affairs

Primary Location Oakland, California Job Number 1136874 Date posted 12/27/2022
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Description:

Provide leadership for TPMG’s legislative and advocacy activities.  Manages day-to-day legislative activities in reviewing and analyzing state legislation and its impact on TPMG medical operations.  The Director will support TPMG leadership’s representation in trade associations, such as the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association, with the goal of influencing positions that support TPMG’s physician-lead, integrated delivery system.   The Director will help manage, design, write and publish Capital Matters twice a year and assist with advocacy campaigns for Permanente Action.  The Director will assist the Executive Director of the CAPMG PAC. 





Essential Functions:



• Assist in developing analysis of pending legislation and regulation and identifies the legal, policy and operational effects of TPMG.  Recommends TPMG’s response to pending legislative, regulatory and public policy issues.



• Identifies and implements strategies to increase physicians involvement in organized medicine and the legislative process. Educated and updates physicians and staff on current legislative and public policy issues and the implications for physician practice, policies, and procedures. 



• Working with the Executive Director of the CAPMG PAC, assists in identifying opportunities to increase the understanding of Permanente Medicine among elected officials and candidates for elected office.  



• Establishes and maintains relationships with physician leaders, Regional, Medical Center and Program Office staff, as well as participates in activities of local, state and national professional associations, and government agencies.



• Creates educational materials for TPMG physicians on state and federal issues through appropriate communications and publications.



Creates advocacy campaigns and expands physicians participating in Permanente Action.



• Directs the analysis of pending legislation and regulation and identifies the legal, policy and operational effects for TPMG. Recommends TPMG's response to pending legislative, regulatory and public policy issues. 

• Identifies and implements strategies to increase physician involvement in organized medicine and the legislative process. Educates and updates physicians and staff on current legislative and public policy issues and the implications for physician practice, policies, and procedures. Convenes meetings of California Permanente physicians involved in organized medicine in order to provide information on

legislation and policy issues of importance to Permanente.

• Collaborates with KP legislative, public affairs, legal, and government relations staff to ensure Permanente physician input and involvement in government affairs activities, including testimony, grassroots activities, and meetings with elected officials. Provides political and strategic counsel to physician leaders to support physician relationships with public officials.

• Establishes and maintains relationships with physician leaders, Regional, Medical Center and Program Office staff, as well as participates in activities of local, state, and national professional associations, government agencies, elected officials. candidates, and political consultants.

• Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.


Basic Qualifications:

Experience

• Ten (10) or more years of experience in government relations within large health care organization or government agency.

Education

• Master's degree in health care administration, public administration, or related field.

License, Certification, Registration

• N/A

 

Additional Requirements:

• Expertise in legislative, regulatory, and political processes and their effect on health care delivery and practice.

• Extensive knowledge of: Health care organizations, policy, financing, and administration; Federal and state health care law and regulations affecting physician and non-physician practice, facility operations, health plan administration, including Knox-Keene Act and Medical Practice Act; Federal and state laws and regulations affecting political campaigns and political action committees (PACs), including Proposition 34, California's Campaign Finance law.

• Demonstrated ability to apply legal and policy principles and knowledge to analysis of pending legislation and government relations activities.

• Excellent (written and verbal) communication, presentation, negotiation, and public speaking skills required.

• Demonstrated leadership, management, critical thinking, and analytical skills required.

• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

 



Preferred Qualifications:



• J.D. degree preferred.

• Member of California State Bar preferred.



Expertise in legislative, regulatory, and political processes and their effect on health, health care delivery, and practice.



Demonstrated ability to apply legal and policy principles and knowledge to analysis of pending legislation and government relations activities.



Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, negotiation, and public speaking skills.



Demonstrates leadership, management, critical thinking, judgement, and analytical skills.



Demonstrates ability to lead professionals through influence and collaboration.



Demonstrates ability to define the strategy of and provide overall direction of a project.



Excellent skills in complex analytic problem solving, project management, change management, and group process.



Understanding of KP operations and competitors, and economic, social, and legal environment.



Knowledge of state law affecting political campaigns, and political action committees (PAC), including Proposition 34, California’s Campaign Finance law.


Primary Location: California,Oakland,1800 Harrison Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Director/Senior Director Department: Oakland Reg - 1950 Franklin - Rgnl MG-Government Relations - 0206 Pay Range: $152900 - $197780 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.