Health Policy Manager - McDermott+Consulting

Health Policy Manager

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Health Policy Manager

McDermott+Consulting (McDermottPlus) is a Washington DC-based healthcare consulting and data analytics firm, serving a wide range of clients including health systems, physician groups, health plans, diagnostic manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and other healthcare clients. The candidate will support clients and consultants with ongoing data analytics support as our clients’ needs expand in a changing environment that includes payment reform, measuring quality of care, and achieving cost efficiencies in care delivery. Ideal candidates are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple project deadlines, have independent problem-solving skills and can work collaboratively in a team environment.

The Health Policy Manager will support clients with ongoing lobbying and policy analysis. Ideal candidates are strong writers, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and managing multiple project deadlines. Additionally, candidates should have solid political awareness, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently, as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative manner. Candidates should have relationships with congressional offices, as well as direct experience and a understanding of the legislative and political process. The ability to engage clients and government officials in a professional manner is also required. As a Health Policy Manager, candidates will have critical responsibilities related to lobbying and policy strategy development and implementation on behalf of clients.

As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients, and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality and authenticity as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career so you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

As a Health Policy Manager you will:

  • Interact with staff in Congressional and Federal agency offices on behalf of clients, including securing, preparing for, and attending meetings on Capitol Hill or with the Administration.
  • Drafting white papers, advocacy materials, one-pagers, letters, and witness testimony on behalf of clients.
  • Assisting clients with building their brand in Washington, DC, by leveraging relationships with stakeholders.
  • Manage projects and assignments from Vice Presidents and Partners.
  • Writing articles, thought pieces, analysis, and summaries on policy developments, including legislation, executive orders, and regulations for clients and external audiences.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s in related field preferred
  • At least 5 years related work experience preferred
  • Health care policy experience is required, preferred experience working in Congress
  • Willingness to register to lobby on clients’ behalf
  • Ability to manage high-priority projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to bring projects to successful completion
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong analytic, research and writing skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Familiarity and relationships with major healthcare industry stakeholders (associations, advocates, and government agencies).