30 September 2020

Call for nominations – Health Practitioner Boards

In accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010 (the Act), the Minister for Health seeks nominations from suitably qualified and registered health practitioners and community members for 2020/21 vacancies to 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 (community members only).

Scheduled board meetings are held monthly. You may also be required to participate in out of session meetings. Appointees may be eligible to receive sitting fees.

Interested persons are invited to submit a nomination to:

Legal and Legislative Services
Department of Health
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre WA 6849

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

Nominations should include a:

  • curriculum vitae (CV) with your contact details, date of birth, current occupation and any qualifications and experience relevant to membership of the board, and two referees (no more than two pages)
  • covering letter outlining how you meet the eligibility requirements and demonstrate the expected board member attributes outlined below (no more than two pages).

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

Nominations close: Friday 6 November 2020

Eligibility requirements

Required

  • A person is eligible to be appointed as a practitioner member only if the person is a registered health practitioner in the health profession for which the board is established.
  • A person is eligible to be appointed as a community member only if he/she is not, and has not at any time been, a registered health practitioner in the health profession for which the board is established.

Desirable

  • Practitioner members should 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 should bring sound community perspectives to regulation of health practitioners.
Board member attributes

(Taken from the 2020 Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) Information Guide for State, Territory and Regional board appointments)

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.