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Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 9 of the Medical Act, 2011

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.

Structure:

The council shall consist of 7 medical practitioners who hold a current licence and are elected by secret ballot in accordance with the by-laws, 4 of whom shall be medical practitioners who live in or carry on the practice of medicine in the region of the City of Mount Pearl and the City of St. John's and 3 of whom shall be medical practitioners who live in or carry on the practice of medicine in the remainder of the province; 4 persons appointed by the minister, 3 of whom shall not be medical practitioners, who are suitable to represent the public interest, and one of whom shall be appointed from a list of not less than 3 nominees submitted by the Board of Regents of the Memorial University of Newfoundland; and 2 medical practitioners appointed by the minister, both of whom shall be appointed from a list of not less than 4 nominees submitted by the association.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise

Qualifications:

The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Interest in health care
  • Previous board experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

Members of the Council should be available to meet four times per year (meetings usually last 2-3 hours), plus any additional meetings and teleconferences as required. Council members are generally asked to sit on two committees of the Council which usually meet four times per year.

Term:

A member of the council shall be elected or appointed for a term of 3 years and is eligible for re-election or re-appointment, but a member shall not serve on the council for a continuous period exceeding 9 years. Where the term of office of a member of the council expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, that member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed.

Where the term of office of a member of the council expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, the member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed.

When a vacancy is filled, the person filling the vacancy shall serve only for the remainder of the term of office of the member being replaced, and that person is eligible for re-election or reappointment.

Additional Information:

Members shall serve without remuneration but may be paid the amounts for travel and other expenses.

Vacancy Profile:

The Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking to fill one position to represent the public interest.  Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Bradley, Mr. AllanMemberMinisterial2017-03-162020-03-15
Cooper, Mr. MorganMemberMinisterial2017-03-162020-03-15
Hamiliton, Ms. Gail MemberMinisterial2017-03-162020-03-15
MacDonald, Dr. SusanMemberMinisterial2017-03-162020-03-15
Ravalia, Dr. MohamedMemberMinisterial2017-03-162020-03-15

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