Council Member Opportunity for Members of the Public

Are you looking to contribute to safe healthcare in Saskatchewan? Do you have an interest in the regulation of healthcare professions? Do you hold high standards of ethics and integrity?

If you are committed to serving the public interest and contributing to the delivery of safe, competent, and ethical nursing care, consider becoming a Council Member of the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN).

Be part of SALPN’s history, as, for the first time, CLPNS is recruiting and appointing public members to bring the public’s perspective to the Council. In doing so, the CLPNS Council will achieve an equal representation of public and professional members. The CLPNS Council is responsible for overseeing the regulation of the LPN profession and setting the organization’s strategic direction. The CLPNS Council ensures that Saskatchewan’s 4500 LPNs are regulated in a way that serves and protects the public. The CLPNS does not advocate for the LPN profession.

Available Positions: Up to 2 Public Council Members

Term Length: Council Members may be appointed for a term of two or three years and are eligible for reappointment.

Remuneration: According to SALPN’s Remuneration and Attendance Policy

To learn more about the SALPN, click the link below.

Role of the SALPN

The CLPNS strives to reflect Saskatchewan’s diversity in its governing Council. The Council invites Saskatchewan residents from various cultural and historical backgrounds, ages, gender identities, occupational and educational perspectives, and locations to consider this important opportunity.

Council Members must value the following:

  • Accountability, Honesty, and Integrity
  • Adaptability and Agility
  • Collaboration
  • Competence
  • Diplomacy
  • Humility
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Kindness
  • Objectivity
  • Public Service
  • Professionalism

Do you offer knowledge, skill, and experience in any of the following areas?

  • Professional Regulation and Regulatory/Legal processes
  • Administrative or Tribunal Decision-making
  • Board Governance
  • Cultural Safety & Humility
  • Financial Literacy
  • Human Resources
  • Performance Measurement
  • Policy Development
  • Public Service
  • Risk Management
  • Strategy and Strategic Planning
  • Systems/ Systems Thinking

As a member of the Council, each Council Member must:

  • Abide by the Council Conduct Policy
  • Attend Council Meetings well-prepared for discussion and engagement
  • Commit to the best practices in board governance
  • Competently use technology (laptop), online meeting platforms (Zoom), and other online applications like email and word processors.
  • Have the necessary time and commitment to fulfill Council Member responsibilities
  • Participate fully, frankly, and respectfully in Council discussions and contribute meaningfully and knowledgeably
  • Prioritize attendance at all Council and Committee meetings
  • Prioritize the public interest first and foremost
  • Support the decisions made by the Council
  • Understand the difference between governing and managing

The Council meets at least four times per year. Meetings are generally held in person in Regina, but hybrid options are available. In addition to Council Meetings, Council Members should be prepared to participate in Committee meetings and other developmental/educational opportunities.

Interested individuals should apply by clicking the button below. You will be required to submit a resume with your application and may be required to participate in additional steps like an interview, criminal record screening, and reference checks.

The application deadline is September 10, 2023.

Click here to Apply!