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Candidate Board Director

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The RACMA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the College members in accordance with the RACMA Constitution 2009.

The RACMA is a company limited by guarantee and its principal objective is to deliver comprehensive education and training programs to medical managers and other medical practitioners who are training for or occupying management roles and positions. In addition the College has the following subsidiary objects:

  1. To examine Medical Practitioners seeking recognition as specialist medical administrators and to admit to Fellowship Medical Practitioners who have attained specialist qualifications and/or specialist expertise in medical administration.
  2. To provide continuing education to Medical Practitioners to assist them to acquire and maintain skills and competence in medical administration.
  3. To support Medical Practitioners who are not specialist medical administrators to develop leadership and management skills.
  4. To assess the competence and performance of Fellows and Associate Fellows and to offer education, training, remediation and support to Fellows and Associate Fellows whose competence and/or performance is assessed as being below an acceptable standard.
  5. To promote and advance the study of the principles and practice of health services leadership and management by Medical Practitioners.
  6. To educate the public and other health care professionals about health leadership and management and medical administration.
  7. To support research in the field of health leadership and management and medical administration.
  8. To provide advice and to make submissions and representations to governments, political parties, authorities and other bodies on issues relevant to health leadership and management and medical administration.
  9. To liaise with other medical colleges and representative bodies.
  10. To undertake other activities to promote the specialty of medical administration and/or to provide services to Members.

Selection of Candidate Board Director

Under clauses 11.15 – 11.17 of the RACMA Constitution the Board may appoint a Candidate to the Board for a term of two (2) years or until cessation of Candidacy, whichever is sooner.                   
The jurisdictional cap does not apply in the case of Candidate Directors.

Registered medical practitioners who are Candidates of RACMA and are financial are eligible to be appointed to the Board. A Candidate will be ineligible to express interest if he/she has failed to pay any monies owing to the College prior to the expression of interest.

The Candidate Board Director will be appointed from among the eligible Candidates.

The Candidate Director will be part of the Board team and may bring a Candidate perspective to discussions and deliberations by the Board. The Candidate Director   will be independent of the Candidate body i.e. not required to ‘represent the views of Candidates but have an ability to function as an effective company team member and the ability to add significant value to the RACMA through appropriate governance.

The RACMA Candidate Board Director should have the capacity to engage in:

Role and responsibilities of the Candidate Board Director

The Candidate Board Director will recognise their overriding responsibility to act honestly, fairly, diligently and in accordance with the RACMA Constitution  in serving the interests of the College Candidate community, as well as the RACMA’s employees, volunteers and supporters.

As for all RACMA Directors the responsibilities of the Candidate Board of Director include:

Additional Expectations of Board Directors

All Board Directors will participate in an Induction program.

All Board Directors will participate in an annual Board review.

All RACMA Board Directors are expected to attend four (4) Board meetings annually. One of these meetings will be held during the Annual Conference.

RACMA will pay the expenses for attendance at three (3) Board meetings (please see the College Travel Policy on the web site). Board Directors will pay their own expenses to the meeting held during the Annual Conference because it is expected Directors will also attend the conference as part of their own CPD requirements.

Board Directors are expected to attend at least 3 meetings each year. Poor attendance will led the President to enquire why the Director in unable to meet their commitment to the RACMA.
All Board Directors will be required to sign a Declaration of Interests and declare conflicts of interest at each meeting of the Board.

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