The Academy for Healthcare Science invites applications for the position of Chair of the AHCS Regulation Council.
About the AHCS Regulation Council
The role of the Regulation Council is to:
- Protect the public and promote public confidence in the Healthcare Science workforce it registers
- Maintain the Professional Standards Authority’s standards for organisations holding an accredited register for health and social care occupations
- Support and inform the Academy’s position on statutory regulation of Healthcare Scientists.
The Regulation Council meets 4 times a year.
Key knowledge, experience and skills required for AHCS Regulation Council Chair
The Chair will need to be able to:
- Ensure public interest and safety – quality of care and patient experiences are paramount at all times and should never be dominated or unintentionally subverted by professional or other interests.
- Quickly develop a thorough understanding of the risks presented to the public by Healthcare Science registrants and of effective action to mitigate them.
- Quickly develop a clear understanding of the business, legal and financial aspects of the Regulation Council’s work and of the business, financial, legal and healthcare contexts in which it operates.
- Understand the relationship between voluntary and statutory regulation and the current developments in the regulation landscape in Healthcare.
For an informal discussion regarding this role and its responsibilities, please call Bradley Lancaster at the Academy for Healthcare Science on 0207 520 2638. Bradley will arrange for you to discuss the role with a senior member of the Academy’s executive team.
To apply for this role, please email a concise CV with covering letter explaining the reasons for your interest in this position and the knowledge, skills and qualities you feel that you bring to the role of Council Chair to by 30 January 2015. Interviews will be held in February.