19 November 2019

Call for nominations – Health Practitioner Boards

In accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010 (the Act) (external site), the Minister for Health seeks nominations from suitably qualified and registered health practitioners and community members for the following boards:

  • WA Board of the Medical Board of Australia
  • WA Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • NT, SA and WA Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.

Board meetings are held monthly and members may be eligible for remuneration.

Interested persons are invited to submit a nomination to:

Legal and Legislative Services​
Department of Health
Level 3A, 189 Royal Street
East Perth, WA 6004

or by email to legal.services@health.wa.gov.au

Nominations should include your name, current occupation, date of birth, contact details and curriculum vitae outlining your qualifications and experience relevant to membership of the board (no more than two pages). Nominations should be accompanied by a covering letter outlining how you meet the eligibility requirements and demonstrate the expected board member attributes outlined in the 2019 Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Guidelines for State and Territory Board appointments (no more than two pages).

Eligibility requirements

Practitioner members bring sound experience in the health profession for which the board is established and will have an appreciation and understanding of the role of the board.

Community members bring sound community perspectives to regulation of health practitioners.

Board member attributes

Board members are expected to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Displays integrity: is ethical, committed, diligent, prepared, organised, professional, principles-based and respectful; values diversity; and shows courage and independence.
  • Thinks critically: is objective, impartial, uses logical and analytical processes, distils the core of complex issues and weighs up options.
  • Applies expertise: actively applies relevant knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to decision-making.
  • Communicates constructively: is articulate, persuasive, diplomatic, self-aware and reflects on personal impact and effectiveness, listens and responds constructively to contributions from others.
  • Focuses strategically: takes a broad perspective, can see the big picture and considers long term impacts.
  • Collaborates in the interests of the scheme: is a team player, flexible, cooperative and creates partnerships within and between Boards and AHPRA.

Community member applicants are asked to address this additional attribute:

  • Strong community connection: can demonstrate a strong community connection/s and an ability to bring a public/lay perspective and voice to the regulatory work of State and Territory Boards.

Nominations will be held in a pool for two years. Applicants may be contacted when a vacancy occurs on a board.

Nominations close: 20 December 2019