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Strategy Consultant - Strategic Planning, CON & Regulatory Affairs

Job ID: 6796
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

UNC Health is seeking an exceptional candidate to join our Strategic Planning and Regulatory Affairs group to help guide the organization through growth and expansion opportunities, with a focus on the state’s health regulatory process for new healthcare services and facilities. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious and curious individual to join a dynamic, collaborative, and fast-paced team environment as a Regulatory Strategy Consultant. For this role, we are looking for candidates who are passionate about helping a leading academic health system implement its strategy within the regulatory process. You will bring creative and forward-thinking solutions to tackle today's most pressing health care issues, and collaborate with thought leaders across the organization to develop strategies that prepare us to be successful in the future. 

The Strategic Planning department acts as an internal consulting group focused on developing growth-oriented strategies across the UNC Health, and the Regulatory Affairs function focuses on how those strategies can be executed within the State’s Certificate of Need (“CON”) process and related state licensure laws. This includes looking at past precedent, analyzing statutes and regulations, and analyzing past decisions reached to inform the best path forward. The process involves working closely with hospital leaders to understand their facility and service needs and serving as an internal resource on the CON process. In this position the individual will have the opportunity to work with system C-suite senior leaders, network hospitals, and specific service line leaders on growth and expansion opportunities. Projects can be driven by an internally identified need, or can be driven by capitalizing on an opportunity identified through the state’s annual health planning process. Our function’s mission is to provide valued strategic insights, trusted advice, and skill execution that elevate UNC Health's impact in North Carolina and position it as the nation's leading academic health care system. In our pursuit of this mission, we believe in embodying the values of innovation, professionalism, diversity, and collegiality.

The Regulatory and Strategy Consultant plays a key role in supporting these activities. This position will often interact with system leaders at all levels of the organization and may serve as a strategy liaison to clinical leadership, hospital executives, and others. The Regulatory and Strategy Consultant will also engage in project management, client communication, meeting facilitation, and both quantitative and qualitative analysis on challenging projects and is responsible for:

·Strategic planning and Certificate of Need planning for the UNC Health system and strategically important regions across the state.

·Preparing correspondence and compile evidence to support expansion activities such as replacing major medical equipment or expanding clinical space

·Project management for Certificate of Need applications, including acting as a liaison between internal experts and external consultants

·Conducting analyses and evaluating the status of projects within the State’s health planning scheme, including analysis of information on competitive position, options for growth, and geographic expansion

·Conducting analysis of utilization projections and financial modeling for strategic planning efforts or business development opportunities, such as ambulatory expansion, new facility construction, program development, and M&A

Although the Regulatory and Strategy Consultant will primarily support the Regulatory Affairs function this individual will function within the broader Strategic Planning team, and will also engage in strategic planning projects across the system as needed and as project work demands fluctuate. Desired skills include excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, problem solving, attention to detail, relationship building, communication skills, and the ability to function with limited guidance and be comfortable supporting projects both alone and in teams. Prior knowledge of Certificate of Need laws is not essential, but candidate should have interest in the regulation of healthcare and how the organization can maximize opportunities and growth within the limits of the prescribed regulatory scheme. Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills are necessary.

 Sample job duties include:

 ·Evaluate strategic opportunities, including opportunities from the annual State Medical Facilities Plan. Analyze applicability of laws and regulations to potential development plans from hospital executives and clinical leadership.

·Project management for Certificate of Need application and related regulatory processes.Track deadlines necessary for completion of filings and act as liaison between internal stakeholders and external consultants.

·Conduct analyses for strategic planning processes including evaluating environmental trends, assessing core capabilities, competitor profiling, and completing gap analyses. Synthesize findings to articulate important business insights and recommendations.

·Support identification of strategic objectives and initiatives. Support development of project plans, and keep projects focused and on track. Plan and facilitate meetings.

    ·Synthesize information on project status, opportunities, timelines, and potential litigation and distill into presentation materials for leadership.

    Other Information

    Other information:
    Education Requirements:
    ● Master's degree or Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.
    Licensure/Certification Requirements:
    ● No licensure or certification required.
    Professional Experience Requirements:
    ● If a Master's degree: One (1) year of relevant experience (e.g., finance, banking, business development, private equity, strategy or consulting).
    ● If a Bachelor's degree: Two (2) years of relevant experience (e.g., finance, banking, business development, private equity, strategy or consulting) or one (1) year at a top tier consulting firm.
    Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
    ● Excellent analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, relationship building and communication skills. Ability to function with limited guidance and be comfortable working on projects alone or in cross-functional teams.

    Job Details

    Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

    Entity: Shared Services

    Organization Unit: Strategic Planning 

    Work Type: Full Time

    Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

    Work Schedule: Day Job

    Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

    Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

    This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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