TC011-Mental Health and Addictions/ Santé mentale et dépendances (inactive recruitment/recrutement inactif)

Technical Committee / Comité technique Remote, Canada


NOTE: THIS COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please apply if you would like to be considered once a position becomes available.  

: 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 – All positions on the Technical Committee are voluntary. A patient and family volunteer honorarium is provided to all patient and family members participating on HSO’s Technical Committees. HSO typically provides reimbursement to Technical Committee members for expenses related to attending an in-person meeting in Ottawa. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person meetings will take place virtually until further notice. Additional information on membership, including patient and family honorariums, will be provided if you are selected as a Technical Committee member.

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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