The Associate Director Practice Management and Systems Delivery Policy supports the Director of Practice Management and Systems Delivery Policy in the development and execution of successful psychiatric practice and system delivery policy strategies. The Associate Director will monitor and, as directed, act upon policy developments regarding access to care, private practice delivery, community-based delivery, program integrity, and substance use disorder (including tobacco and vaping), as well as work with relevant councils.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the implementation of relevant laws/regulations and develop educational materials and content for the membership
Develop regulatory comments in response to proposed rules, requests for information, and other relevant Administrative actions
Work with communications to develop materials and web content to convey policy updates to the membership
Work with relevant agency staff to incorporate APA priorities in regulations, guidance, and programs
Respond to inquiries from APA members, district branches, mental health care organizations, etc.
Monitor Federal Register Notice for relevant announcements regarding regulations, meetings, and executive orders
Provide policy and administrative support for the Council on Addiction Psychiatry and work with workgroups from various councils as appropriate
Work with the Council to move forward work products and seek Council feedback/expertise as necessary on policies and activities under their purview
Work across the division to support and provide feedback to relevant workgroups under other councils and participate in calls and meetings
Researches, reviews, analyzes and interprets information and trends relating to mental health care practice management and delivery systems policy
Ongoing review of pertinent literature and studies
Writes policy briefs on specific issues as directed
Support the APA Member Help Line
Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree, plus 5 years relevant work experience
Master’s degree, a plus
An understanding of federal and state regulatory processes, federal regulatory bodies that monitor and implement health programs, and healthcare policy development
Knowledge of psychiatric disorders preferred
Knowledge of psychiatric treatments preferred
Self-motivated, able to work independently, as well as in multi-disciplinary teams.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
About American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the world's largest psychiatric organization, with over 38,500 U.S. and international member physicians and 240 employees. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. APA has excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401k, flexible spending accounts, and tuition assistance. The APA is located in Washington, D.C. within walking distance of the L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop.