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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Council of NSW

Closing date: 9th April, 2020
Region: Sydney
Agency: Health Professional Councils Authority

Expressions of interest are invited for membership of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Council of NSW.

The vacancy

  • 1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner

The Council's main responsibility is to protect the public by regulating the profession. The Council does this by working in partnership with the Health Care Complaints Commission to manage complaints about the health, performance and conduct of registered practitioner in NSW.

Council members are paid in accordance with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Government Boards and Committees Guidelines. Rates are set by the NSW Treasury and approved by the Minister for Health.

The remuneration rates are:

  • President $720 more than three hours
  • $360 up to three hours
  • Member $590 more than three hours
  • $295 up to three hours.

Council members who undertake additional work for the Council such as hearings or interviews are paid on a sessional basis.

Reimbursement of expenses (including out of pocket travelling expenses) is paid in line with NSW Government policy. Travelling time is not remunerated.

Members remuneration includes superannuation and is paid through the NSW Ministry of Health payroll system to a complying fund of the member's choice.

How To Apply

Applicants are required to complete the Expression of Interest form on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Council and submit it with:

  • a brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria
  • an up to date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • the names and details of two referees.

Further information regarding the role of members and the Council is on the website.

The application should be a maximum of five pages.

Skills and experience

Applications should include a brief covering letter or statement addressing each of the following selection criteria:

  1. High level of professional expertise in one or more of the following areas: a registered health practitioner in the relevant profession, management, law, governance, ethics, research, stakeholder engagement/management, consumer rights in health, finance, audit and risk.
  2. The capacity to actively participate as a member of Council in the regulation of registered health practitioners to protect the public including evidence of integrity, independence , impartiality, good judgement and social awareness.
  3. High level of oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including influencing and negotiating.
  4. Demonstrated experience or capacity to work collaboratively and productively in a management or governance team.
  5. Capacity and flexibility to contribute time to the workload and demands of the Council.
Enquiries To

Sharlene Wiebenga on 02 9219 0273 or at [email protected]

Areas of Interest: Health
Published 20th September
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