VP, Health Policy

University of North Texas
Fort Worth
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Oct 22, 2021

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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VP, Health Policy

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VP, Health Policy


HSC-Div of Rsrch & Innov-Gen-390020

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Department Summary:

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is one of the nation’s distinguished graduate academic health science centers, dedicated to education, research, clinical care and community engagement. In the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District on a 33-acre campus, the HSC is located immediately adjacent to several museums (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl Museum, and others) and the Will Rogers Coliseum. The HSC campus consists of 1.4 million square feet of facilities housing lecture halls, training rooms, patient care facilities and research labs. HSC is composed of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, and the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Position Summary:

The UNT Health Science Center (HSC) Vice President, Health Policy (VPHP) will be a high performing professional, with a significant background in health policy at the local, state and federal level. The VPHP will provide strategic guidance on local, state and federal policy issues as they impact the University with an emphasis on translating science, public health, and clinical experiences to high-impact policy. The VPHP shall be prepared to effectively work directly with internal, governmental and community leaders, as well as HSC cabinet members, faculty, staff, and students.

Representative Tasks:

  • Coordinate and grow HSC’s health policy influence by coordinating, mentoring, and training HSC faculty, staff and students on how to translate science to policy
  • Serve and advise the President’s Cabinet, on a wide range of public health and policy issues;
  • Manage and oversee operational and strategic functions as outlined by the President, and in coordination with the Provost and VP, Research.
  • Work with the SVP, Advancement & Communications on increasing philanthropic, corporate and government revenue streams to fund HSC policy research
  • Serve as a HSC brand ambassador with a focus on highlighting HSC policy expertise by publishing and seeking earned media opportunities in the public health / public policy arena
  • Executive responsible for developing system wide strategy and roadmap for Medicare programs. Focus areas include: MSSP, MACRA, MU/ACI, CPC and other value-based programs initiated by CMS.
  • Engage leaders from Physicians services, payer contracting, ACOs, Operations, marketing, clinical institutes, innovation, finance, regional teams, and shared services as required to develop and finalize strategy.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Full understanding of regulatory guidelines & governance requirements. Serve as an expert on Regulatory provisions and related changes in Value Based payment policy.
  • Strong understanding of the health policy landscape and the political environment in which those policies are developed, debated and implemented
  • Connected within the healthcare industry across patient, provider and trade associations
  • Meeting project delivery commitments – mission, scope, schedule, deliverable quality – and client expectations. This may include a direct or indirect QA role.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Master’s degree required, plus at least 10 years’ experience in health policy, health outcomes and clinical operations
* Experience in successfully working with senior leadership who have demonstrated success in rapidly evolving public or private sector environments, with extensive familiarity with governmental processes
* Proven track record as a strategic senior leader in highly complex and rapidly evolving environments
* Strong background in public health, with an emphasis working on interdisciplinary teams with clinical backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

* M.D. or D.O.,
* 5 years’ experience as a practicing physician Background in population health, health outcomes research and/or chronic and infectious diseases a plus
* Expertise in Medicare Payment reform policies and demonstrated experience in implementing Medicare APMs such as MACRA/MIPS, CPC , PCF, MSSP, DC.

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 10 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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