Council membership

Expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced nominees for member, President and Deputy President appointments to the Health Professional Councils of NSW.

The health professional Councils are statutory bodies established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) to manage notifications and complaints about registered health practitioners practising in NSW and health professional students studying in NSW. The Councils fulfil an important public safety role and aim to promote good practice in the relevant health profession.

Council Members are appointed by the Governor of NSW for a term of up to three years on the recommendation of the Minister for Health. Members must be able to demonstrate integrity, impartiality, open-mindedness, sound judgment, knowledge of the rules of procedural fairness and natural justice, and have an appreciation of the need for quality and consistency in decision-making. In addition, members should have the ability to apply legislation and demonstrate effective and proactive teamwork.

Applicants will be selected on merit and provide an appropriate range of knowledge, skills and diversity within the Council membership. Please read the information package for more information, including the selection criteria.

Expressions of interest should include the following information and be submitted by email to hpca-ps-appointments@health.nsw.gov.au:

  • A brief expression of interest addressing the selection criteria 
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae outlining experience and qualifications 
  • An Expression of Interest form
  • The names and contact details of two referees.
  • Applications should not exceed 10 pages 

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Sharlene Wiebenga, Senior Policy and Project Advisor, Phone: 9219 0273, Email: hpca-ps-appointments@health.nsw.gov.au

 

Vacancies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Council:

3 Practitioner members

 

Chinese Medicine Council:        

4 Practitioner members

1 Community member

1 Australian Lawyer[1]

 

Chiropractic Council:       

2 Practitioner members

1 Australian Lawyer[1]

 

Dental Council:     

4 Practitioner members, Dentists

1 Practitioner member, Dental prosthetist

1 Practitioner member, Dental auxiliary

1 Community member

 

Medical Council:    

2 Community members

 

Medical Radiation Practice Council:

3 Practitioner members[2]

1 Community member

1 Australian Lawyer1

 

Nursing and Midwifery Council:

1 Practitioner member, Registered Nurse

1 Practitioner member, Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife

1 Practitioner member, Registered Nurse in mental health

1 Practitioner member, Enrolled Nurse

1 Practitioner member, Registered Nurse or Midwife involved in education of the profession

1 Community member

 

Occupational Therapy Council:

4 Practitioner members

1 Community member

1 Australian Lawyer[1]

 

Optometry Council:

2 Practitioner members

1 Australian Lawyer[1]

 

Osteopathy Council:        

2 Practitioner members

1 Australian Lawyer[1]

 

Paramedicine Council:

4 Practitioner members

1 Community member

 

Pharmacy Council:

1 Practitioner member, Involved in education of the profession

1 Practitioner member, Hospital pharmacist

2 Community members

1 Australian Lawyer1

 

Physiotherapy Council:

3 Practitioner members

1 Practitioner member, Involved in education of the profession

2 Community members

1 Australian Lawyer[1]

 

Podiatry Council:

1 Practitioner member

 

Psychology Council:

1 Practitioner member

1 Practitioner member, Involved in education of the profession

2 Community members

1 Australian Lawyer[1]

 

Closing dates: 

Practitioner Council vacancies (except Optometry Council):  20 November 2020

Community Member and Australian Lawyer Council vacancies (except Optometry Council) 30 November 2020

Optometry Council vacancies: 4 December 2020


[1] Australian Lawyers need to provide evidence that they have been admitted to the legal profession and are currently on the Supreme Court Roll.

 

[2] EOIs are encouraged from the three divisions of practice: diagnostic radiography, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine technology.