Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Associate Director Contracting & Policy

Associate Director Contracting & Policy

Job ID 
9991
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location 
US-WA-Seattle

More information about this job

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is ranked among the top ten cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our care combines powerful science with devoted collaboration.

 

Above all, we exist to move patients forward, past boundaries and toward hope.

 

Reporting to the Director of Public Affairs and Payor Contracting, the Associate Director of Contracting and Policy will be responsible for reviewing, editing, and drafting language to reflect SCCA’s goals, strategies, and priorities in both the contracting and policy realms.

SCCA’s Public Affairs and Payor Contracting team seeks to leverage the growing convergence between public and private payers, particularly with respect to trends in value-based and other novel contracting arrangements. This individual will serve in a key leadership role, informing strategy and driving connectedness across the policy and contracting functions.

 

The Associate Director of Contracting and Policy will lead contract review and editing, will participate in the contract negotiation process, and will ensure that final contract language reflects the organization’s priorities and strategies. This position will also help operationalize contracts, and serve as an internal consultant on contract issues.

 

In addition, this role will be responsible for State and Federal regulatory review and analysis, as well as drafting and submission of comment letters.

Responsibilities

Job responsibilities:

  • Use well-developed understanding of market dynamics and SCCA priorities to inform contract review, analysis, and editing
  • Participate in contract negotiations with leadership and key stakeholders
  • Participate in Accountable Care Organization (ACO) contract developments and associated requirements, in concert with UW Medicine
  • Ensure contract-related regulatory requirements are met
  • Develop a framework and processes to track and address contract operational issues
  • In concert with team’s policy prioritization process, establish a process for regulatory review, analysis, and internal communication of policy and regulatory changes.
  • Work with internal and external subject matter experts to determine SCCA’s position and write comment letters on proposed regulations and other policies.

You will be a good fit for this job if you:

  • Have a legal or other advanced degree, or commensurate work experience, and a demonstrated ability to manage review and analysis of complex contracts and policy documents. The right candidate likely has eight to ten years of work experience.
  • Are excited, not daunted, at the prospect of tearing open a hundred-page contract or regulation, finding key issues, and communicating your assessment to leadership.
  • Have a keen eye for detail.
  • Enjoy learning and can do so quickly—getting up to speed on operational issues that are central to the drafting and execution of a contract or policy. Research skills and the ability to make sense out of technical documents are essential.
  • Can work collaboratively with others and quickly build the relationships you’ll rely on—both internal and external—to get the information you’ll need to do your job well.
  • Enjoy building and perfecting work processes. We’re a relatively young organization and an even younger team. We’d love your active participation in helping us build the structures that will allow us to excel.
  • Can get creative with the details. This individual needs to be able to assess what is possible within current organizational, contractual, or policy constraints, as well as to have a vision for where we might get innovative—whether through a novel payment arrangement with a payer or a new policy solution.
  • Can balance multiple projects simultaneously and deliver timely results.
  • Enjoy and will help contribute to a high-performing, collaborative, and fun work environment.
  • Have a significant working knowledge of the American healthcare insurance and delivery system, and the policies and market forces that shape it.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience; the right candidate likely has 8-10 years of experience
  • Healthcare proficiency, including familiarity with Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payors
  • Experience analyzing technical language and advising on business impacts
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including verbal and written

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Have a legal or other advanced degree, or commensurate work experience, and a demonstrated ability to manage review and analysis of complex contracts and policy documents
  • Are excited, not daunted, at the prospect of tearing open a hundred-page contract or regulation, finding key issues, and communicating your assessment to leadership.
  • Have a keen eye for detail.
  • Enjoy learning and can do so quickly—getting up to speed on operational issues that are central to the drafting and execution of a contract or policy. Research skills and the ability to make sense out of technical documents are essential.
  • Can work collaboratively with others and quickly build the relationships you’ll rely on—both internal and external—to get the information you’ll need to do your job well.
  • Enjoy building and perfecting work processes. We’re a relatively young organization and an even younger team. We’d love your active participation in helping us build the structures that will allow us to excel.
  • Can get creative with the details. This individual needs to be able to assess what is possible within current organizational, contractual, or policy constraints, as well as to have a vision for where we might get innovative—whether through a novel payment arrangement with a payer or a new policy solution.
  • Can balance multiple projects simultaneously and deliver timely results.
  • Enjoy and will help contribute to a high-performing, collaborative, and fun work environment.
  • Have a significant working knowledge of the American healthcare insurance and delivery system, and the policies and market forces that shape it.