Unit/Department: Public Affairs/Health Policy and Payment
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: This position is located onsite at the APTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA
Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?
Then you want to work for APTA!
APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. Learn more in our Association Profile.
Located in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA has outstanding employee benefits, including flexible work schedules, generous retirement contributions, and travel subsidies for employees who choose public and active transportation.
This position will work to manage relationships with insurers to promote physical therapy health benefits. Implements strategies to support organizational priorities with focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for Association. Supervises staff including ensuring adherence to Association policies and procedures, coaching staff and supporting engagement and participation in the workplace. Supports appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Prepares for approval compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.
Manage relationships with insurers to promote physical therapy health benefits.
Will lead in working with Association groups to better organization advocacy aimed at insurers.
Manage implementation of work plans related to respective activities of the Health Policy and Payment department which align with organizational priorities and the Association’s public affairs strategy.
Manage preparation of compliance requirements as outlined below including timely submission of all required forms.
Manage, develop and mentor staff.
Provide recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, grow revenue, and provide stewardship of association resources.
Contribute to quality assurance and continuous quality/performance improvement in department activities, including supporting department director, and unit leader in annual assessments of respective budget activities.
Support the Public Affairs team in the implementation of the Association’s programs, priorities, and projects in partnership with department director and staff colleagues.
Upholds and fosters team values
Complies with all APTA policies and procedures
Performs other duties as assigned to foster achievement of association priorities
Experience in regulatory lobbying and advocacy, particularly with federal health agencies
Strong knowledge of health insurance and the industry
Expertise in Medicare regulations
Ability and experience in managing, developing and mentoring staff
Budget planning and implementation skills
Project management skills
Technical writing skills
Public speaking skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
10% - local and National
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when submitting your application.
Principals only; no agencies. No phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.
The American Physical Therapy Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
APTA participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information, please visit e-verify.uscis.gov.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.APTA prohibits preferential or adverse discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or health status in all areas including, but not limited to, its qualifications for membership, rights of members, policies, programs, activities, and employment practices. APTA is committed to promoting cultural diversity throughout the profession.APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff commUNITY.