The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators is a specialist medical college with the objective of educating medical practitioners as health service managers.
The Chair Continuing Education Program Committee is responsible for developing the College framework for maintenance of standards in continuing education for Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College. The Chair Continuing Education Program Committee will Chair the CEP Committee and be responsible for development of policy and regulations relating to ongoing professional development. The CEP Committee will make recommendations to the Education and Training Committee and the Chair will be a member of the Education and Training Committee.
Key Accountabilitites And Tasks
1. Primary Responsibility – Develop policy and standards for professional development by College Fellows and Associate Fellows
- Represent the College in appropriate forums relating to the development and maintenance of professional standards for College Candidates, Fellows and Associate Fellows.
- Development of policy, procedures and processes for ongoing improvement in CEP processes, including consideration of compulsory CEP and electronic web based access to CEP.
- Work with the Education and Training Committee and the National Secretariat in maintenance of standards, distribution of information, and appropriate processes to fulfil the strategic objectives of the Board as these relate to the Continuing Education Program.
2. Primary Responsibility – Develop College CEP activities for Fellows, Associate Fellows and external participants
- In conjunction with State/Territory/NZ CEP Coordinators, monitor participation in CEP activities.
- Implement a system to recognise appropriate professional development activities developed and delivered by external parties, including other medical colleges, to enable Fellows and Associate Fellows to meet their professional development participation and reporting requirements.
- Develop and regularly up date a suite of RACMA CEP activities for clinicians’ professional development.
- Advertise appropriate professional development activities to Fellows and Associate Fellows, where possible.
3. Primary Responsibility – Liaise with State/Territory/NZ CEP Coordinators to support the College CEP
- Monitor CEP participation by Fellows and Associate Fellows with assistance from State/Territory/NZ CEP Coordinators.
- Review recommendations from the State/Territory/NZ CEP Coordinators regarding individual CEP activity.
- Periodically audit CEP participation.
- Periodically survey Fellows and Associate Fellows to evaluate and improve the CE program.
- Liaise with all State/Territory/NZ CEP Coordinators to discuss professional standards, policy and education issues; prepare advice to the and the Chair of the Education and Training Committee.
4. Secondary Responsibility – Co-ordinate the College Mentor Program
1. Within the College Education and Training Portfolio
The Chair of the CEP Committee may attend meetings of the Board and the Executive of the Board but is not a Director of the Board and is not entiteld to vote. The particular perspective of the incumbent is to consider the ramifications of decisions on the CEP portfolio, whilst remaining cognisant of the overall needs and strategic plans of the College.
- Chair Education and Training Committee
There is a need to work collaboratively with the Chair of the Education and Training Committee. Participation in the setting of CEP competencies, curriculum and standards/performance indicators to achieve goals with respect to CEP for Fellows and Associate Fellows is also required.
- State/Territory/NZ CEP Coordinators
The Chair Continuing Education Program interacts with the State/Territory/NZ CEP Coordinators to discuss issues, policies and decisions relating to maintenance of and participation in CEP. Participation is required with respect to education standards, methods of achieving compliance with CEP, and modes of education delivery.
- National Secretariat
There is close working relationship with the Secretariat to achieve the roles of this position. The Secretariat manages relevant demographic and CEP participation data for Fellows and Associate Fellows, and is responsible to develop and maintain the e-CEP, issue certificates and organise agenda and meetings.
2. External to the College
- Monitor the external environment to ensure to keep abreast of current thinking in continuing education and principles of adult learning.
- Participate in any multi college activities or committees or organisation (or delegate responsibility for same) regarding CEP in the broader context for the medical community as a whole.
Financial Authority Limits
The Chair Continuing Education Program Committee has no financial authority delegations. Proposals with a financial implication will be supported with a full cost estimate and submitted to the Finance and Audit Committee for evaluation before being submitted to the Education and Training Committee for consideration.
Location within Organisational Structure
The Chair Continuing Education Program Committee will advise the Board through the Education and Training Committee and lead and support the State/Territory/NZ CEP Coordinators
Eligibility to Apply and Method of Appointment
The Chair Continuing Education Program Committee will be a RACMA Fellow of at least 5 years standing, unless exceptional qualifications and experiences apply. In general, previous experience as an office bearer for RACMA at Council/Board or Jurisdictional Committee is highly desirable. A Fellow who has a cumulative period of service of 12 years or more as a member of the College Council and /or Director of the Board and/or Officeholder will be ineligible to apply.
A Fellow will demonstrate that they are in good standing with the College and a strong interest in professional development.
The Board will call for Expressions of Interest from amongst eligible Fellows for the position of Chair Continuing Education Program Committee. The Chair Continuing Education Program Committee is appointed by the Board.
The Chair Continuing Education Program Committee will be appointed for three years.
The Board will annually review the performance and achievements of the Chair Continuing Education Program Committee
Subject to review, the Chair Continuing Education Program Committee, may be appointed for a further term of three years.