Senior Healthcare Consultant - Wilson Strategic

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Senior Healthcare Consultant. Wilson Strategic Communications is one of the leading health care strategy and public affairs firms in the region. From strategic ...
3500 188th street sw #590  lynnwood, wa (425) 361-2118 

Senior Healthcare Consultant Wilson Strategic Communications is one of the leading health care strategy and public affairs firms in the region. From strategic market analysis to public policy development, from provider contracting to crisis communications, we’ve been on all sides of the health care table. We’ve helped launch health plans, written healthcare legislation, and led physician groups through tumult. We’ve hosted statewide stakeholder events, led national award winning social media campaigns, and been at the table for the launch of regional health information exchanges. We bring a savvy that only experience from a regional firm can deliver. Wilson Strategic Communications, a full-service public affairs firm located in Lynnwood, WA, is looking to fill the position of Senior Healthcare Consultant. Responsibilities: This position will have various responsibilities of client and project management across the spectrum of our clients and services. Responsibilities may include:    

The position will work closely with all members of the WSC team to manage client accounts and achieve positive results for clients A level of professional interaction with clients in a manner that builds trust Extensive technical and analytical writing on white papers, reports, policy memos, or other health care related content Working closely with clients to navigate the new health care marketplace and regulator y environment

Required qualifications: This position will require a set of diverse skills and the ability to manage multiple types of projects. You will need to serve as a translator between the world of health care and the world of health policy. You’ll need to know why the market is changing and what clients should be doing about it. You should have the experience to know why actions were taken by firms in previous years, but the ability to learn that allows you to understand how the market has changed dramatically. Specifically, you should have a deep understanding of some of the following content areas. -

The Washington HealthPlanFinder and related exchange regulator and policy activity The Office of the Insurance Commissioner and related plan regulatory and policy activity


An understanding of the statewide systemic trends and specific sub-market geographic responses to those statewide trends Innovations in plan-provider contracting models Strategic responses from providers to address the challenges of reform The Health Care Authority, Medicaid, and considerations related to Medicaid procurement

Please address how you meet these qualifications in your cover letter. The following are additional required skills we expect in an applicant.       

6-10 years of progressively challenging work in the health care sector Strong level of awareness o f the latest trends in the policy and regulatory framework and/or the strategic market responses within that framework 4-year college graduate with a degree in a related field Excellent writing skills with ability to create talking points, speeches, and white paper content which is “on-message”. Project management experience and skills with a high attention to detail. Must be organized and have excellent follow through. Must be a fast learner, be able to handle multiple assignments and enjoy the pressure of a deadline-driven environment. Must have advanced problem solving and critical thinking skills. The importance of this piece cannot be overstated.

Desired qualifications: Please address whether you meet these qualifications in your cover letter.    

Experience contracting between plans and providers Masters in Healthcare Administration or other related field Experience submitting filings with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and/or SERFF application filing Experience working policy and/or regulatory issues with the state legislature or a state agency

To Apply: This is a full time position. We offer a competitive compensation package, including health care, retirement and paid time off benefits. Most importantly, this is a work place you’ll enjoy coming to and a culture in which you can flourish as a person. If you’d like to apply for a position, please send us your resume, and a cover letter to [email protected]. In your cover letter, tell us how you’d add to the team, and why you are a fit with us. Be sure to address your salary expectations in your letter, and how you meet the above qualifications. No calls, please.