Government & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Location: Corporate
8100 Greenbriar St
Houston, TX 77054
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Posted Date:
Aug. 25, 2022


At Houston Methodist, the Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager position is responsible for regulatory and public policy matters related to Houston Methodist. This position develops and implements legislative strategies, monitors legislation and aids in coordinating associations. The Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager position interacts with federal legislative and government entities to advocate for Houston Methodist patients, business plans and interests.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Builds and maintains professional relationships with members of federal, state, and local government entities, agencies, elected officials, and staff to advance HM’s goals. (EF)
  2. Serves as a resource for regulatory information and guidance. Assists in providing education for department staff and others on regulatory HHS and CMS policy. (EF)
  3. Collaborates with healthcare and industry advocates to build areas of common interest and take leadership roles within industry committees, as appropriate. (EF)
  4. Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. Contributes towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)


  1. Aids in the development of federal legislative and regulatory policy to benefit HM patients and operations. Drafts talking points on issues assigned by supervisor. (EF)
  2. Tracks and understands state and federal healthcare policy, drafts comments, and works with associations to submit comments to agencies. (EF)
  3. Working through state and national associations and coalitions, lobbyists, and others, researches and tracks political, legislative, government and regulatory activities that could affect delivery of care and/or operations. (EF)
  4. Assists management with strategic planning for known and potential regulatory activities related to healthcare. (EF)


  1. Introduces legislative and public policy changes that will support Houston Methodist’s delivery of care and/or its operations. (EF)
  2. Consistently exercises independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance. (EF)


  1. Tracks lobbying expenditures for state and federal requirements. Processes department invoices. (EF)
  2. Works with entities to evaluate the impact, establish the priorities and develop responses to legislation and regulatory matters. (EF)
  3. Utilizes resources with cost effectiveness and value creation in mind. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, assisting coworkers as needed. (EF)


  1. Manages health care associations and industry committees and seeks leadership role opportunities within industry committees, as appropriate. (EF)
  2. Seeks opportunities to identify self-development needs and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



o Bachelor’s degree in health or public policy, political science, healthcare, finance, or related field


o Three years' experience as a legislative assistant for an elected official, with experiences working on policy for a federal agency or a private organization, such as a lobbying firm, Congressional Budget Office, or healthcare association, etc..

o Federal experience preferred


o N/A


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Strong interpersonal skills

o Excellent writing and communication skills

o Cooperative, tactful, and able to work under pressure

o Proficient in Microsoft Office tools

o Politically astute and capable of establishing credibility with elected officials and staff

o Confident, self-motivated, and energetic

o Dependable, responsible, and resourceful



Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No


On-Call* Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e., Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above



May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area


May require travel outside Yes

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Please note any other special considerations to this job: up to 20-25% domestic.

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers. Houston Methodist consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston area. Houston Methodist also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, Houston Methodist employs more than 27,000 employees and is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide high quality patient care.

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