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College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 4 of the Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2005

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.

Structure:

The Board will consist of six members elected from and by licensed practical nurses in accordance with the by-laws; three persons appointed by the Minister to represent public interest; one person appointed by the Centre for Nursing Studies or a successor organization through which the program of studies leading to qualification as practical nurse is taught; and the registrar of the college appointed by the other members of the board.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Legal Expertise
  • Finance Expertise

Qualifications:

The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Interest in health care
  • Able to chair Committee and Board meetings
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

Board meetings are held approximately four times per year, which would total approximately forty hours annually of preparation and meeting time.

The committees of the Board generally meet three to six times per year which would total approximately twenty hours annually of preparation and meeting time; depending upon the nature of the work, committees may meet more often.

Term:

A person appointed by the Minister holds office for a term of three years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where a person appointed by the Minister holds office for a period of nine consecutive years the person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the board until the expiration of twelve months from the end of the year in which he or she was last a member of the board.

Where the term of office of a person appointed by the Minister expires, he or she continues to be a member of the board until re-appointed or replaced.

Additional Information:

Members will serve without payment for their services, but their travel and other expenses associated with their duties as members may be paid by the college. 

The college may pay the registrar for performing his or her duties under this Act.

Vacancy Profile:

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking to fill one position to represent the public interest.  Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Barrett, Ms. Patricia MemberMinisterial2015-04-232018-04-22
Pardy, Ms. Jane MemberMinisterial2015-04-232018-04-22

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