Vacancies on HPCA Act Responsible Authorities | Wellington/Auckland/Christchurch/Dunedin
|Category:||Policy and Advisory|
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachments:|| Declaration Form - blank.docx (Word, 64KB)
Declaration Form - blank.docx (Word, 64KB)
|Application Close Date:||31-Jan-2022|
Vacancies on HPCA Act Responsible Authorities
Te Manatū Hauora | The Ministry of Health is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as either a health professional or a layperson member for a number of Responsible Authorities under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act). The purpose of Responsible Authorities is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by ensuring that health practitioners of their respective professions are competent to practise.
Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role
Being a member of a Responsible Authority is rewarding and challenging. You will be committed to improving the health of New Zealanders, through contribution to:
- prescribe the qualifications required for scopes of practice within the profession, and, for that purpose, to accredit and monitor educational institutions and degrees, courses of studies, or programmes
- authorise the registration of health practitioners under the Act, and to maintain registers
- consider applications for annual practising certificates
- review and promote the competence of health practitioners
- recognise, accredit, and set programmes to ensure the ongoing competence of health practitioners
- receive information from any person about the practice, conduct, or competence of health practitioners and, if it is appropriate to do so, act on that information
- notify employers, the Accident Compensation Corporation, the Director-General of Health, and the Health and Disability Commissioner that the practice of a health practitioner may pose a risk of harm to the public
- consider the cases of health practitioners who may be unable to perform the functions require for the practice of the profession
- set standards of clinical competence, cultural competence (including competencies that will enable effective and respectful interaction with Māori), and ethical conduct to be observed by health practitioners of the profession
- liaise with other authorities appointed under the Act about matters of common interest
- promote and facilitate inter-disciplinary collaboration and co-operation in the delivery of health services
- promote education and training in the profession
- promote public awareness of the responsibilities of the authority
- exercise and perform any other functions, powers, and duties that are conferred or imposed on the responsible authority by or under the Act or any other enactment.
The following applications are being sought in this advertisement.
- Dietitians Board: two laypersons, two health practitioners
- Medical Radiation Technologists Board: one layperson, two health practitioners
- Medical Sciences Council: two layperson, five health practitioners
- Physiotherapy Board: one layperson, three health practitioners
- Podiatrists Board: two health practitioners
- Chiropractic Board: two health practitioners
- Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board: two laypersons, three health practitioners
- Dental Council: two health practitioners – specifically a dentist/dental specialist and a clinical dental technician
- Medical Council: one layperson
- Nursing Council: three health practitioners.
Appointments to the Committee are made by the Minister of Health, typically for a term of three years. This term is renewable up to a nine-year consecutive term limit.
Please ensure you have read through the information on each group, found on te Manatū Hauora website, before applying.
The Government recognises that diversity enables our Boards and Committees to be high-performing, and is committed to delivering greater diversity to statutory boards and ensuring they represent the diversity in New Zealand's population, including gender, ethnicity, age and geographic location. Te Manatū Hauora encourages people from all backgrounds, especially those who can reflect the needs, values, and beliefs of Māori, have an understanding and are committed to meeting obligations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to apply for these roles.
Kōrero mōu | About you
Successful health professional applicants will be:
- working in clinical practice and have at least five years of clinical experience
- using their superior critical appraisal skills in their practice
- knowledgeable in medicines use.
To be a successful layperson applicant, you will be:
- under Section 5 of the Act, not qualified or registered as a health practitioner
- able to represent community and consumer interests
- aware of relevant legislation.
For all applicants, governance and/or regulatory experience is a plus but not required. It is beneficial to be able to demonstrate an ability to lead strategically with a shared vision, and in balancing competing demands.
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
Applications must be made using te Manatū Hauora's online Career Centre and closes Monday 31 January 2022 at 5pm.
To apply for these positions, please complete the application and declaration form provided in the advertisement.
All applications require the following:
- a completed declaration form (attached)
- a covering letter
- a current CV.
Background checks will be undertaken for shortlisted applicants. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.
The appointment process is lengthy and your patience and professionalism as we work through the next steps is appreciated. The outcome of the recruitment process for this committee will be confirmed after it has been considered by Cabinet's Appointments and Honours Committee.
Ko wai mātou | Who we are
See te Manatū Hauora Board appointments webpage for more information. If you would like to obtain further information or clarification, or if your circumstances change or should you wish to withdraw your application, please contact the Appointments team by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the significant number of applications received, we are not in a position to individually notify candidates that they have been unsuccessful. When appointments are made, they will be published on the New Zealand Gazette website and linked to te Manatū Hauora Board appointments webpage and we encourage you to check these sites for updates. However, unsuccessful shortlisted candidates will be notified of the Minister's decision.