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NSW Health Professional Councils

Closing date: 22nd November, 2019
Region: Sydney
Agency: Health Professional Councils Authority

The Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced lawyers to chair or participate in a range of regulatory committees such as Professional Standards Committees and Performance Review Panels.

Successful applicants will be appointed to a panel that may be accessed by any of the 15 health professional Councils in NSW.

The primary responsibility of the Councils is to protect the public by managing complaints and notifications about the health, performance and conduct of registered health practitioners in NSW.

The Councils work closely with the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC).

All 15 health professional Councils in NSW conduct other regulatory processes in which legal practitioners may participate, including Performance Review Panels and Immediate Action (s.150) hearings. Applicants should be able and prepared to participate in regulatory processes for any Council.

Panel members are also responsible for chairing Professional Standards Committees, which are held by the Medical Council of NSW and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of NSW.

Chairpersons are periodically appointed by the relevant Council to a specific Professional Standards Committee to hear a specific complaint. Applicants should be able and prepared to chair Professional Standards Committees for both Councils.

How To Apply

Applicants should read information package on the HPCA website and take note of the selection criteria, before completing the Expression of Interest form.

A brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria and an up to date resume of no more than of 5 pages can be sent by email, or mailed to:
Attention: EOI - Legal Panel
Senior Policy and Project Advisor
Corporate Governance Health Professional Councils Authority
Locked Mail Bag 20
Haymarket NSW 1238

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 November 2019

Enquiries To

Sharlene Wiebenga, Senior Policy and Project Offic on 02 9219 0273 or at [email protected]

Areas of Interest: Health
Published 24th October
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