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MHA continues to work with the hospital and healthcare community to develop the state's healthcare workforce.  In addition to the many initiatives and grants provided through MHA and our partners, we strive to educate and facilitate employment for individuals pursuing healthcare careers. Please visit MAHospitalCareers.com, which matches healthcare professionals with Massachusetts hospitals.

 

Administrative Assistant - Healthcare Policy and Regulation

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing all administrative tasks necessary to support the Executive Vice President, General Counsel (EVP) of MHA and his staff. Core functions of this role include the scheduling, coordination and maintenance of the EVP, General Counsel’s calendar, the planning and coordinating of internal and external meetings (including reserving conference rooms, handling of contracts (external) and the tracking of participants and all meeting requirements in iMIS. The Administrative Assistant is also responsible for routinely answering telephones, taking messages, opening and distributing mail, exercising good judgement in the handling of both routine and confidential information and responding to staff and member inquiries in a timely and professional manner.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for:

      • Maintenance of departmental calendar (for purposes of coverage)
      • Manages multiple, competing priorities and deadlines expediently and with considerable discretion and judgment
      • Interact with all departments reporting to the EVP in a professional and respectful manner
      • Serve as back up to the departments reporting to the EVP as needed
      • Prepare and submit expense reports for the EVP and his staff (as needed)
      • Preparation of correspondence, reports, spreadsheets
      • Data entry including iMIS updates with pertinent member activity
      • Assist in the preparation, maintenance and tracking of the departmental budget
      • Track, submit and process all invoices in a timely manner
      • Maintain and track PAC donations and lobbying activities for EVP documenting all lobbying related fees
      • Sets priorities and manages work flow to ensure efficient, timely and accurate processing
      • Maintains a cordial and effective relationship with co-workers, members and other business contacts
      • Maintains confidentiality of all information
      • Interacts with others (both internally and externally) effectively by utilizing good communications skills, cooperating purposefully and     providing information and guidance, as needed
      • Please note, these duties may be expanded upon or eliminated as determined by the Executive Vice President, General Counsel.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Education, training and/or experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree plus a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ work related experience
      • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills and able to work effectively independently as well as in a team environment
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills
      • Ability to carry out complex tasks
      • Proficient in personal computer applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, iMIS and other related software
      • Working knowledge of general office equipment
      • iMIS or database familiarity helpful
      • Understanding of administrative procedures and record keeping techniques

If interested in the Administrative Assistant role, please forward resume to Rosemary DeJoy (rdejoy@mhalink.org).

 

Manager - Healthcare Policy and Analysis

The Manager- Health Care Policy and Analysis will develop comprehensive analysis of current and developing national, state and local health policy issues; devise and conduct surveys, studies and other research; develop position papers on health reform and other policy issues affecting hospitals and the health system in Massachusetts.

The successful candidate will support MHA Advocacy Team with general legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts through monitoring, researching and drafting advisories to advance MHA’s agenda, as well as analyzing proposed regulations, preparing regulatory briefings and testimony. 

This position will engage with members and regulators as required.This position will be overseen by the vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, with policy research and development activities overseen by the Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for:

  • Analyze and provide guidance to members on the range of health policy issues including:  federal and state health reform as well as quality and delivery system issues, etc. in collaboration with members of the healthcare finance, government affairs and clinical staff.
  • Synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and identify trends through written reports and presentations for association staff and members.
  • Gather and analyze operational, financial and clinical issues impacting healthcare providers through surveys, telephone interviews, literature review and online research.  Conduct special studies to analyze complex actions and prepare recommendations for policy, procedures or actions.
  • Monitor federal and state legislative and regulatory changes impacting healthcare and advise advocacy team and members on significant changes.
  • Draft regulations, legislation, etc. to help advance MHA’s advocacy agenda.
  • Drafts testimony to support MHA’s position on laws, legislation and regulations.
  • Support team’s federal and state legislative advocacy as needed.
  • Function as a coach to less experienced team members on legal, regulatory and internal MHA activities, as well as champion excellence, the customer and collaborative team behavior.
  • Support MHA mission and staff through:  team building activities, community involvement and wellness.
  • Maintain excellence in customer relations both internal and external.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Successful candidate must have both an undergraduate degree from a 4 year college or university as well as a degree from an accredited United States masters prepared program,  that includes a focus in the areas of health policy, management or administration.Knowledge of the process for developing public policy as well as federal and state legislative and regulatory process. Candidate must have knowledge of health care trends, new developments and terminology.

Ability to research health data issues. Excellent problem solving skills, ability to work independently and excellent communication skills both written and orally. Knowledge of personal computer applications such as Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint.
With limited oversight, the successful candidate must be able to write position papers and/or advisories to members on regulations and legislation.  Presented with broad policy issues, e.g. delivery reforms, candidate must be able to work independently in developing materials such as white papers in cooperation with policy, clinical and finance staff. 

Candidate must be able to develop and disseminate written materials, conduct presentations to members, other stakeholders and regulators/legislators, and contribute to coalition building efforts of MHA members, advocacy groups and others in the community with limited direction.

 Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package that includes 401(k) with an employer match, tuition reimbursement, medical/dental benefits, vacation and paid holidays.  We pride ourselves on our commitment to the ongoing professional development, health and well-being of our staff.

If interested in the Health Care Policy and Analysis Manager role, please forward resume to Rosemary DeJoy (rdejoy@mhalink.org).

 

Manager - Clinical Health Data Analysis and Research

The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common interest in promoting the good health of the people of the Commonwealth. Through leadership in public advocacy, education, and information, MHA represents and advocates for the collective interests of its members and supports their efforts to provide high quality, cost effective and accessible care.

Massachusetts Hospital Association is seeking a full time Manager, Clinical Health Data Analysis and Research in its Health Care Finance and Managed Care Department. The Manager, Clinical Health Data Analysis and Research will develop comprehensive analysis of current and developing issues and trends in clinical performance measurement, health care quality and patient safety issues.

The successful candidate will support MHA’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts in this area, including monitoring developments; conducting independent and directed research; analyzing proposed regulations; preparing regulatory briefing, member communications and testimony.  This position will engage with members, stakeholders and regulators as required.

This position will be overseen by the Sr. Director of Health Care Finance and Research, and will support MHA’s Advocacy Team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing and providing guidance to members on a range of clinical performance measurement and quality and safety issues in collaboration with members of the healthcare finance, government affairs and clinical staff.
  • Gathering and analyzing data and establishing and maintaining databases, including synthesizing qualitative and quantitative information and identifying trends to produce written reports and presentations for association staff and members.
  • Monitoring federal and state legislative and regulatory changes impacting clinical performance measurement and quality and safety issues, including quality based payment reform initiatives such as value based purchasing.
  • Supporting the advocacy team in drafting regulations, legislation, etc. to help advance MHA’s advocacy agenda.
  • Developing written materials, presentations to members, other stakeholders and regulators/legislators, and contributing to coalition building efforts of MHA members, advocacy groups and others in the community with limited direction.
  • Functioning as a coach to less experienced team members, as well as championing excellence, customer service and collaborative team behavior.
  • Supporting MHA mission and staff through team building activities, community involvement and wellness.
  • Maintaining excellence in customer relations both internal and external.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Successful candidate must have undergraduate degree from a 4 year college or university. 
  •  Candidate must have 3-5 years’ experience in clinical performance measurement, health care quality and patient safety issues.  Knowledge of related health care trends, new developments and terminology desired.
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited United States masters prepared program, including a focus on health policy preferred.
  • Excellent analytical skills, research capability and comfort working with databases.
  • Ability to work independently and excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of personal computer applications such as Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint essential.

Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package that includes 401(k) with an employer match, tuition reimbursement, medical/dental benefits, vacation and paid holidays.  We pride ourselves on our commitment to the ongoing professional development, health and well-being of our staff.

If interested in the Manager, Clinical Health Data and Analysis Research role, please forward resume to Rosemary DeJoy (rdejoy@mhalink.org).


MHA is an equal opportunity employer.

Rosemary DeJoy                                                              
Human Resources Manager
Massachusetts Hospital Association
500 District Avenue,  
Burlington, MA 01803-5096 
Phone: (781) 262-6094
Fax:       (781) 262-6194

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