Council Member

Organization Details
Organization Name: College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba
Address: 1465A Pembina Highway
Winnipeg MB  R3T 2C5
Website: http://https://www.manitobaphysio.com/
Organizational Description: Every physiotherapist who practises physiotherapy in Manitoba must be a registered member of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM).

CPM is a self-supported professional body that regulates the practice of physiotherapy in Manitoba. CPM receives its regulatory authority from The Physiotherapists Act of Manitoba (2001).

CPM is responsible for:
-Setting standards of practice
-Registering only qualified physiotherapists who wishes to practice in Manitoba
-Ensuring that complaints of malpractice, misconduct or incompetence involving physiotherapists are thoroughly investigated and that appropriate action is taken
-Maintaining a Continuing Competence program that requires members to demonstrate that they have engaged in activities to maintain and enhance their ability to practice

CPM does not promote the interests and/or advancement of physiotherapists. However, registration with CPM ensures that all members have met certain requirements and are qualified to practice as physiotherapists.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM) is the regulatory authority for the practice of physiotherapy in the province. CPM receives its regulatory authority from provincial legislation called The Physiotherapists Act.

The mission of CPM is to ensure that the public receives safe, competent physiotherapy care from qualified physiotherapists. CPM protects the public interest by:
- Setting standards of practice
- Registering only qualified physiotherapists who wish to practice in Manitoba
- Ensuring that complaints of malpractice, misconduct or incompetence involving physiotherapists are thoroughly investigated and that appropriate action is taken
- Maintaining a Continuing Competence program that requires members to demonstrate that they have engaged in activities to maintain and enhance their ability to practice.

Description of Duties:
Council carries on the business of CPM with the primary responsibility of enforcing The Physiotherapists Act.

Public representatives are expected to regularly attend Council and/or committee meetings and participate fully in the affairs of Council to help:
- Increase public awareness of the self-governing body
- Identify conflicts between professional and public interest
- Bring broader community perspective to CPM policy decision making
Skills Required: - Excellent communication skills.
- Understanding of the principles of natural justice.
- Ability to consider information and articulate an impartial opinion.
- Previous Board or Council experience would be an asset.
- Someone with no medical expertise and a purely public viewpoint.
- Someone with access to email and other technologies to receive communications and support materials for meetings and participate in meetings through remote technologies as required.

Exclusionary Criteria
- person who is a member of the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association.

Selection Criteria
The candidate for selection should:
- Have an interest in health and be informed on health matters generally
- Have time to devote to the role:
i)to attend meetings/quorum requirement:
ii) to read and prepare for meetings: and
iii) to have a commitment to continuous learning.
- Have an interest in providing public service
- Preferably have experience in an environment which focuses on setting policy and establishing strategic direction.
- Have the ability to work well as part of a team, contribute reasoned opinion and accept and support decisions reached by the Council.

Appointments will be made to reflect the diversity of the Manitoba public.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Knowledge of Board Governance, working within a self-regulatory environment, working collaboratively with other Board Members.
Age: 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
3-year terms to a maximum of 2 terms. The Council meets on a monthly basis, except July and August. Council meetings occur on a week night between the hours of 5:00 and 8:30 pm. Attendance at the Annual General Meeting in April is also expected. No remuneration for committees. Reimbursement for expenses is provided in accordance with CPM policy Condition of offer is based on a clear Criminal Record Check. The successful candidate will be reimbursed for the cost of their Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check if the results are negative/no information to release.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
Training/Orientation
Honorarium to attend at least 75% of the scheduled meetings annually
How to Apply: Email: brenda.cpm@manitobaphysio.com
Closing Date: Apr 3, 2020
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