Vacancies on Northern B Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC)
Ministry Of Health
Wellington, New Zealand
22h ago

Job Description

Health and Disability Ethics Committees are Ministerial advisory committees that are responsible for reviewing health and disability research applications to ensure they meet or exceed established ethical standards.

There are four HDECs, based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

On behalf of Hon Jenny Salesa, Associate Minister of Health we are seeking applications / nominations for the below positions on the Northern B Health and Disability Ethics Committee :

  • A lay member with a consumer perspective of health and disability
  • A non-lay member with expertise in intervention / observational studies
  • A non-lay member with expertise in intervention studies.
  • To qualify for the lay membership positions, you must not :

  • have been registered as a health practitioner in the last five years
  • be involved, or employed by an organisation which is primarily involved in health and disability research.
  • The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of research that is intended to improve health outcomes and address the burden of disease and disability, or that improves understanding of the various determinants of health.

    The ideal candidate would also have an understanding of tikanga Māori and the importance of health research as one mechanism to address health disparities for Māori.

    This committee meets monthly. Members are sent agenda papers at least one week in advance of the meeting. Members may be asked to do additional work between meetings reviewing expedited review applications and amendments within set timeframes.

    You will need to have a computer and internet access as applications are lodged, assigned and viewed online.

    Applicants from across New Zealand are welcome and candidates who identify as Māori are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To nominate someone, or apply yourself, please provide a :

  • completed declaration form ( attached ) for the relevant position
  • covering letter, detailing your experience that is relevant to the Northern B Health and Disability Ethics Committee and why the position is of interest to you
  • current CV.
  • You must be a New Zealand resident and reside in New Zealand in order to be considered for the role. Please note that core public servants are also generally not considered for this role.

    Applications must be made using the Ministry of Health online recruitment tool, and close 14 July 2020.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at appointments health.govt.nz.

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