Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC) | Christchurch
|Category:||Policy and Advisory|
|Position Type:||Fixed Term/Secondment|
|Attachments:|| Terms of Reference for S HDEC as of 19 Aug 14.docx (Word, 167KB)
Declaration Form.docx (Word, 46KB)
|Application Close Date:||10-Aug-2018|
Vacancy on Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee
Health and Disability Ethics Committees are Ministerial advisory committees that are responsible for reviewing health and disability research applications to ensure they meet or exceed established ethical standards. There are four HDECs, based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
On behalf of Hon Dr David Clark, Minister of Health we are seeking applications/nominations for a lawyer, preferably with medico-legal expertise on the Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee:
The position is a lay membership role, and to qualify for lay membership you must not:
have been registered as a health practitioner in the last five years
be involved, or employed by an organisation which is primarily involved in health and disability research.
You must also hold a current certificate to practice law in New Zealand.
The ideal candidate would also have an understanding of research that is intended to improve health outcomes and address the burden of disease and disability, or that improves understanding of the various determinants of health.
This committee meets monthly in Christchurch and twice a year in Dunedin. Members are sent agenda papers at least one week in advance of the meeting. Members may be asked to do additional work between meetings reviewing expedited review applications and amendments within set timeframes. You will need to have a computer and internet access as applications are lodged, assigned and viewed online.
In most instances, members may be paid up to two days per month for meeting/meeting preparation at $250 per day. However, there will be instances where meetings may take one day with two days preparation work, or where expedited review work may be required. In these situations, members will be paid up to a maximum of four days per month at $250 per day.
HDECs are operational decision-making committees and meetings are open to the public. Interested applicants are welcome to attend a scheduled meeting to observe the process. Please see HDECs' website for more information and meeting dates: (www.ethics.health.govt.nz/about-committees/meeting-dates-venues-minutes).
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.
You must be a New Zealand resident and reside in New Zealand in order to be considered for the role. Please note that core public servants are also generally not considered for this role.
Applications must be made using the Ministry of Health online recruitment tool, and close Friday, 10 August 2018.
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