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Council of the College of Physiotherapists of Newfoundland and Labrador

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 4 of the Physiotherapy Act, 2006

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 college shall be governed by a council consisting of seven members elected from and by registered physiotherapists in accordance with the by-laws; and two members appointed by the Minister who are not registered physiotherapists.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Council members can enhance the effectiveness of a Council 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
  • Knowledge of the physiotherapy profession
  • 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:

Council meetings are held once a month (except during July and August) and generally last two hours.

Council members are expected to be a member of the two committees of Council. These committees usually only meet when a need arises and this can be shared between the two appointed members.

Term:

A person appointed by the Minister holds office for a term of three years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where a person appointed by the Minister holds office for a period of nine consecutive years, the person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the council until the expiration of 12 months from the end of the year in which he or she was last a member.

Where the term of office of a person appointed by the Minister expires, he or she continues to be a member of the council until re-appointed or replaced.

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 Physiotherapists is seeking to fill 1 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)
Riche, Mr. JohnMemberMinisterial2015-10-292018-10-28

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