HCPC Seeks Two Operating Department Practitioners for Key Regulatory Roles

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is seeking two HCPC registered operating department practitioners to become panel members.



Panel members participate in a range of independent panels to consider allegations of impairment of fitness to practise for individual registrants. They provide professional expertise and can be involved in deciding whether a complaint should be referred to HCPC’s Conduct and Competence committee or Health Committee. They can also taking part in final hearings, listen to evidence and make decisions about a registrant’s fitness to practise and what action to take.

HCPC has 660 HCPC partners from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience including the NHS, clinical management, the private sector and academia.

Panel members are paid £180 per day and the HCPC covers travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses. The time commitment for this role is in the region of 10 to 20 working days each year. All partners have to complete compulsory training.

Hayley Graham, HCPC’s Partner Manager commented:

“We are seeking operating department practitioners who want to provide the professional expertise the HCPC needs for its decision making in relation to an individual’s continuing fitness to practise.

“The role will give people the opportunity to work on a wide range of issues and get involved with an independent regulator to safeguard the health and care of people using our registrant’s services.

“Previous partners have told us that they have enjoyed the variety of the role and they know they are playing an important part in protecting the public.”

Potential candidates can read more about the role and download an application form from: http://www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutus/partners/panelmembers/.

Applications close on 28 February 2015.




Source: HCPC



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