Vacancies on Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Advisory|
|Position Type:||Fixed Term/Secondment|
|Attachments:|| NEW Declaration Form.docx (Word, 46KB)
TOR Southern HDEC.docx (Word, 167KB)
|Application Close Date:||30-Jul-2019|
On behalf of Hon Dr David Clark, Minister of Health, we are currently seeking applications/nominations for two vacancies 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.
The committee meets monthly in Christchurch. 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.
The two positions on the Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee will either be a:
lay member with experience and expertise in the perspectives of consumers of health and disability services, and the community
lay member with expertise in ethics
non-lay member with expertise and experience in intervention and/or observational studies (at least one successful applicant will fill this position)
To qualify for the lay membership positions, 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.
The ideal candidate will 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.
The ideal candidate would also have an understanding of tikanga Māori and the importance of health research as one mechanism to address health disparities for Māori.
Applicants from across New Zealand are welcome and candidates who identify as Māori are strongly encouraged to apply. To nominate someone, or apply yourself, the following documents are required:
To nominate someone, or apply yourself, the following are required:
- a covering letter, detailing your/the nominee's experience that is relevant to the Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee and why the position is of interest to you/them.
- a current CV
- a declaration form for the relevant position, completed by the candidate for the relevant position (attached).
Nominations/applications must include the above documentation and be made before the closing date of 30 July 2019.