Indigenous Health

Technical Committee / Comité technique Ottawa, Ontario


Description

Open to: All members of the public    
Commitment: 2 years, renewable
Availability: 7-15 hours a month (includes pre-reading, 3-4 meetings (teleconferences, webinars, full day face-to-face meetings), etc.)
Location: 1150 Cyrville Road and remotely

Health Standards Organization (“HSO”) is searching for Technical Committee members who share our passion for achieving quality health services for all. In Canada and around the world, we are building a bold and bright future for our enterprise and our clients. If you are looking for a challenge and seeking to be part of something larger than yourself, this position could be for you.

Position Summary/Description 

HSO standards foster strong health care systems by providing the public, providers, and policy makers with a foundation that promotes high quality health services where it matters most. To accomplish this, HSO brings best evidence, best experts, and best practices to the table to inform a consensus-based, collaborative approach to standards development.  As a member of the Technical Committee, you will be part of the development process that supports ongoing quality improvement measures in health care systems. 

By working with HSO to develop standards you will be shaping the future of health services, resulting in a lasting impact on healthcare worldwide. Through the standard development process, you will have the unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with other passionate individuals who work in the field or have lived experience related to the topic of interest. In addition, your position as an Technical Committee member and standard author acknowledges your status as a subject matter expert.   

Let’s break it down. You will be helping by:
• Monitoring, identifying, and providing strategic guidance to HSO on emerging areas of importance within the scope of the Technical Committee.  This may include, but is not limited to, proposing project for the development of new standards.
• Helping to identify sponsorship and endorsement opportunities.
• Working with key stakeholders and experts from Canada and internationally in the revision or development of HSO standards under the Technical Committee’s purview.
• Bringing the perspective of the membership category that you belong to (e.g. patient, provider, policy maker/health services stakeholder, or general interest),) and working for the benefit of the global community, over and above personal interests or those of the organization with which you are employed.
• Advising and reaching consensus on the topics for inclusion and the content of the standards through a series of meetings.
• Maintaining effective communication and knowledge transfer amongst Technical Committee members and the HSO staff.
• Providing guidance to HSO staff on standard(s) related interpretation questions and inquiries related to technical content of the standard(s)
• Promoting the adoption of standards once published.

You have a unique history. Does it include the education, experience and skills listed below? 
• You identify with one of these four stakeholder categories: 
Patients: Individuals who have significant and recent experience within the Technical Committee’s subject area. The term ‘patient’ is used to identify individuals who participate in, and benefit from, health systems and services as co-producers of health. This could include residents, community members, carers, or family members.
Providers: Representatives from health care organizations or other potential end-users of the standard, including clinicians and administrators.
Policy makers/health services stakeholders: Members from a government ministry (health or otherwise), regulators, project funders, or government funded bodies such as health quality councils. 
General interest: Those with subject-matter expertise in applied research, academia, or representatives from private-sector industry. 
• You have subject matter expertise through professional and lived experience
• You have demonstrated experience working in collaborative settings, and exhibiting the diplomacy, tact, and respect required for group interactions
• You are able to commit to the time investment and constraints as required for Technical Committee activities
• You are able to work and collaborate with others in English, as this is the working language of the Technical Committee (unless otherwise stated)

You’ll stand out if you...
• Have previous experience working in a consensus-based team model
• Have previous experience developing standards or other policy documents
• Value professional integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ongoing improvement
• Have strong critical thinking, judgement, and management skills
• Approach everything with positivity, innovation, and credibility
• Are fluent in French

Financial Assistance – Participation on a technical committee is first and foremost a volunteer activity; however, financial support is available to patients or family members where the individual has self-identified that financial hardship creates a barrier to full participation in the standards development process. Individuals who are supported by their organizations to attend on-site meetings or who are receiving a pension are not eligible to receive compensation.

Once you’ve applied: 
You will receive a confirmation email immediately after submitting your application. Please note that you will only be sent a follow-up interview request email if your application was retained for the recruiting Technical Committee.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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