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Recruitment posting

Roster of Public Members

Competition #: 641
Ministry: Health
Opening Date: 05/16/2019
Closing Date: 06/09/2019
Role: Public Members

It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies

Role Required

Are you a socially conscious person with an interest in helping Alberta’s regulated health professions govern their members in a manner that protects and serves the public interest? Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to support the complaint and disciplinary responsibilities of the various college councils and associations that govern Alberta’s regulated health professions? If so, the Roster of Public Members (Tribunal Roster) may be the perfect fit for you!

Location
Public members can be located throughout Alberta. Meetings of complaint review committees and hearing tribunals are held primarily in Edmonton and Calgary.
About the Agency

• The Tribunal Roster, established under section 13(1)(b) of the Health Professions Act (HPA), is a list of public members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council that is used by health profession regulatory colleges (governed under the HPA) to select public members for complaint review committees or hearing tribunals.

• There are 28 regulated health professions under the Act that require public members to sit on their hearing tribunals and complaint review committees. These include:

1. Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors

2. Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists

3. College of Alberta Dental Assistants

4. College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta

5. College of Dental Technologists of Alberta

6. Alberta Dental Association & College

7. College of Alberta Denturists

8. College of Dietitians of Alberta

9. College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta

10. College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

11. College of Midwives of Alberta

12. Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists

13. College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta

14. College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta

15. Alberta College of Occupational Therapists

16. Alberta College and Association of Opticians

17. Alberta College of Optometrists

18. Alberta College of Paramedics

19. Alberta College of Pharmacy

20. Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association

21. College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

22. College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta

23. College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta

24. College of Alberta Psychologists

25. College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

26. College & Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta

27. Alberta College of Social Workers

28. Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists


Information on Alberta’s 28 regulated health professions can be found at:

Regulated Health Professions and Colleges

Role Description

This is an excellent opportunity for Albertans looking to raise their professional and personal profile by working alongside regulated health professionals to uphold accountability and competency standards within their specific professions. By providing an external perspective, public members support health regulatory colleges in governing their profession that protects and serves public interest.

As a public member on the Tribunal Roster you will be required to:

• Review and hear written and oral evidence presented to the complaint review committee or hearing tribunal with respect to complaints made against regulated health professionals.

• In accordance with the HPA, analyze, assess and weigh the evidence presented against the regulated professions’ codes of ethics, standards of practice and regulations to reach a fair and impartial decision.

• Participate in the development of, and review, the written decision following the close of disciplinary proceedings.

Skills and Experience Required

• Public members appointed to the Tribunal Roster should possess the following skills:

    • Effective communication skills;
    • Analytical/critical thinking/problem solving skills;
    • Leadership/collaboration skills;
    • Ability to synthesize information;
    • Health sector knowledge;
    • Regulatory and professional governance knowledge; and
    • Ability to exercise objectivity, sound judgement and diligence.

• Ideally, public members appointed to the Tribunal Roster should also possess more than one of the following:

  • Basic knowledge of Alberta’s health care system and Alberta’s regulated health professions
  • Knowledge and/or experience in:
    • Quasi-judicial proceedings;
    • Administrative justice;
    • Decision making; and
    • Interpreting and applying legislation.
Remuneration and Time Commitment

• This is not a wage or salaried position.

• Public members appointed to the Tribunal Roster receive remuneration in accordance with Schedule 1, Part B of the Committee Remuneration Order (O.C. 466/2007), subject to review. The rates for a public member are:

o $115 for up to and including four hours in any day, or

o $191 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or

o $306 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the complaint review committee and/or hearing tribunal.

• Public members are currently paid expenses in accordance with the Public Service Relocation and Employment Expenses Regulation and the Government of Alberta’s Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expense Policy.

• Time commitment is variable and subject to the volume of college complaint committees and hearings.

• The length of a hearing may vary between three to seven consecutive days.

• Complaint review committees and hearings can be located across Alberta; however have primarily been held in Edmonton and Calgary.

Additional Documentation

Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

The following will NOT be considered for appointment as a public member:

• Employees of Alberta Health;

• Senior executives or board members of a regional health authority;

• A member of a regulated health profession or discipline in Alberta;

• A person who represents or is normally engaged in representing a group of employees who are regulated members in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements or in any proceedings under a collective bargaining agreement with respect to regulated members;

• A person who negotiates or sets professional fees or guidelines on professional fees on or on behalf of regulated members of a college;

• Members of the Health Professions Advisory Board; and

• Individuals whose appointment would result in an actual or perceived conflict of interest that cannot be managed.

Candidates will be requested to submit the following FIVE documents to complete your full application. Links to three of the templates are provided below:

1. Cover Letter;

2. Resume;

3. Conflict of Interest form;

4. Eligibility Screening form; and

5. Biography form.

Once the forms are completed, save them to your PC. When you click on submit application, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop or upload your completed biography form and others requested into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section.

• Applicants are asked to indicate any previous or current appointments they may have to Government, private, or not-for-profit sector agencies, boards or committees.

• Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide three references. These are not required at the time of application; however, will be requested should the candidate proceed further in the selection process.

• Final candidates who are being considered for appointment will be requested to complete a criminal record check.

• The posting may be used to fill both existing and future vacancies for public entities reporting to Alberta Health. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Conflict of Interest Form

Eligibility Screening Form

Biography Form

Contact Information

Khadija Nasser, Policy Analyst – Health Professions Policy & Partnerships

Contact: khadija.nasser@gov.ab.ca

10th Floor, ATB Place, 10025 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1S6

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Agency Website:

Regulated Health Professions and Colleges

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Health Professions Act