Medical Sciences Council | Wellington

Medical Sciences Council

Posted on 22-Sep-2017
Application Close Date: 06-Nov-2017
Policy and Advisory
Position Type:
Fixed Term/Secondment
Job Reference:

Vacancies on Health Responsible Authority – Medical Sciences Council


The health responsible authorities are established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act).Their purpose is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are fit and competent to practise their professions. The Minister appoints a variety of people to responsible authorities.


On behalf of the Minister of Health, we are currently seeking applications/nominations for appointment to a health practitioner (medical Laboratory technician) member and a layperson position on the Medical Sciences Council.


Please note that any applicants for health practitioner member positions must hold a current registration in New Zealand; and applicants for layperson positions must not be, or be qualified to be, a health practitioner.


Applicants from across New Zealand are welcome.


If you are in doubt, please contact to determine your eligibility.


To apply, please provide a:

  completed declaration form (attached) for the relevant position

  covering letter, detailing your experience that is relevant to the responsible authority to which you are applying for and why the position is of interest

  current CV.


To nominate someone, please:

  provide a covering letter, detailing your nomination - the nominee's experience that is relevant to the responsible authority and why the position is of interest

  a declaration form (attached), completed by the candidate for the relevant position

  the candidates current CV.


Nominations/applications must be made using the Ministry of Health online recruitment tool, and close Monday 6 November 2017.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at


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