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Call for Public Representative from African Nova Scotian or Black Communities to the College’s Governing Council

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia (the College) serves the public by regulating the province’s medical profession in accordance with the Nova Scotia Medical Act and its regulations. Among other responsibilities, the College licenses physicians to practise medicine, supports high standards of medical practice, and investigates complaints about physicians.

The College is seeking an individual to serve as a public representative on its governing Council. The College strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that represents the communities it serves. This call for a public representative is directed specifically to candidates who identify as African Nova Scotian or Black. The candidate cannot be a physician (either at present or formerly).

The successful candidate will serve on Council and on at least one committee of Council. Meetings are normally held during business hours and occasionally extend into the late afternoon. The time commitment to serve on Council is approximately 20 hours of meeting time per year, plus preparation time. The time commitment to serve on committees could range from 10 hours to 50 meeting hours per year, plus preparation time. All meeting time is compensated.

The successful candidate will be asked to represent the public perspective regarding the regulation of the medical profession. The successful candidate will be one of five public members on Council, serving with 8 physicians elected from around the province, a physician appointed by Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine, and representatives of medical learners.

Information regarding the requirements for Council members, including public representatives, can be found here: Council Member Role Description (PDF).

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia has a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all employees, Council members and visitors to the College to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful applicant must provide proof of vaccination. If the successful applicant is unable to be fully vaccinated based on a protected characteristic as defined in the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act or for a valid medical exemption, they must immediately advise the College of their request for accommodation.

Applications will be received until the position is filled. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume to:

Nominating Committee
c/o Kim MacMillan
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia
kmacmillan@cpsns.ns.ca