The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is a professional membership association representing physicians across the Commonwealth.  The organization is committed to advocating for physicians on important policies and issues to ensure Virginia is the best place to practice medicine and receive care.

The Medical Society of Virginia is seeking a Health Policy Analyst to research and track policy, regulations, and legislation at the state level that impact physicians, the practice of medicine, and the public. This position will also analyze and communicate relevant information internally and provide general support to the Policy and Government Affairs team. The Policy Analyst monitors all relevant regulatory developments. (Please note, this is not a lobbying position)

 Primary responsibilities include:

  • Monitors emerging trends, specific legislative items, state and federal statutes and regulatory actions that impact physicians.
  • Develops policy memos which summarize key issues and potential impact.
  • Conducts research on policy priorities by reviewing laws, bills, budgets and regulations; publications and reports.
  • Contributes to relevant MSV publications on behalf of Policy, Practice Services and Government Affairs teams.
  • Supports physician and stakeholder task forces on public health priorities and other topics identified by the staff leadership, Board of Directors or House of Delegates.
  • Attends coalition meetings on behalf of MSV as directed.
  • Assists Government Affairs department in area(s) of concentration to conduct fact finding assignments and assist with development of relevant materials.
  • Assists with preparation and presentation to the MSV Board, Executive Committee and MSV House of Delegates. 
  • Maintains, updates, and compiles relevant MSV positions and policies.
  • Provides support for MSV’s internal policymaking process, including research, analysis and member engagement.

Qualified candidates must have:  A bachelor’s degree and one (1) to three (3) years’ of experience with health policy, or any combination of graduate degree or post-graduate education and experience that meets the following skill requirements:

  • Ability to research and analyze legislative and regulatory initiatives for their impact on medicine
  • Knowledge of health care policy and health care workforce issues at the state level
  • Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and private sector health care policy and practices
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent organizational, time management and activity planning skills
  • Ability to work independently on projects and complex tasks
  • Some travel in-state as well as to state and national meetings
  • Position includes evening, overnight and weekend responsibilities as assigned

If you meet these requirements, please forward your cover letter and resume to Employment@MSV.org.