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Assessors Recruitment

Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:27
The UK Public Health Register is a UK wide independent regulatory body which provides public protection by ensuring that only competent public health professionals are registered and that high standards of practice are maintained.

The Register is looking to expand its team of assessors, from both medical backgrounds and from disciplines other than medicine, to assist with its varied workload during the coming year. Assessment of applicants’ portfolios is the key part of the regulatory process, is interesting and rewarding, and furthers multi-disciplinary public health.

Candidates should have appropriate qualifications and extensive experience of public health at a senior level in service, managerial or academic areas. For those who are members or fellows of the Faculty of Public Health, experience of examining candidates for the Faculty of Public Health part B exam, and/or experience as an educational supervisor/trainer for trainees on regional training programmes is desirable. Professional recognition with an appropriate professional regulatory body at a national level is a requirement.

Essential requirements for assessors are:
• To be skilled in assessing evidence submitted to demonstrate competence in knowledge and its application in practice (‘shows’)
• To be thoroughly conversant with the public health competences required for registration
• To be able to maintain independence and impartiality in the role
• To be willing and able to devote the necessary time and to give the task appropriate priority

Assessors will be appointed for an initial term of three years, with an option for a further term, or terms. It is an unpaid role, but expenses are paid.

Assessors must complete a minimum of two whole portfolio assessments per year and attend at least one Registration Panel meeting (in London) every 18 months, and by teleconference whenever assessments you have been involved are considered.

Training will be provided and assessors will be expected to contribute the equivalent of a minimum of 1 day a month.

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