Committees are appointed by CLPNA’s Council and legislated under the Health Professions Act (HPA) to make decisions of self-regulation to members, stakeholders, and the public in the areas of education standards, complaints of unprofessional conduct, and continuing competence. Public members are appointed by the Alberta Government.
Next Application Deadline: Fall 2017
Qualifications and Compensation
Committees are composed of LPNs who have volunteered, submitted a resume, and appointed by Council. Available positions are posted in September – November.
Expectations: Committee members are appointed for a two-year term and may be re-appointed for a second term (ESAC members may be appointed for a third term). Terms begin on January 1. Attendance is encouraged at the Annual General Meeting & Spring Conference.
How to Apply
Submission of an online Application Form and Resume is required. Apply by November 15.
Questions? Contact Donna Doerr, HR Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).
LPNs valuing safe and ethical nursing practice should consider volunteering for the Hearing Tribunal.
The purpose of the Hearing Tribunal is to ensure the public is protected from unethical, unsafe or unskilled nursing care. Members of the Hearing Tribunal are the decision-makers at the disciplinary hearings of investigated complaints made against LPNs.
A minimum of 5 years of nursing practice in any of the following areas is preferred: acute care, long-term care, community care, or education.
The Hearing Tribunal:
In addition to the general qualifications for Committee members, Hearing Tribunal members:
Expectations: Members of this committee are required to participate in a minimum of three (3) hearings in a calendar year which typically last 1 or 2 consecutive full days. Hearings are typically held in Calgary and Edmonton, but may be scheduled in any community in Alberta.
Complaint Review Committee (CRC)
The Complaint Review Committee requires critical thinkers to review written decisions to dismiss complaints of unprofessional conduct.
In addition to the general qualifications for Committee members, Complaint Review Committee members:
This committee primarily reviews and assesses documentation from the Continuing Competence Program Validation.
Expectations: This committee meets in-person at the CLPNA office 2-3 times per year and on demand by teleconference.
Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC)
The Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC) is not accepting applications at this time for the 2015/2016 term.
A background in practical nurse education or as an educator/preceptor is useful for those wishing to participate on the Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC).
ESAC reviews current and proposed Practical Nurse programs in Alberta, as well as specialty programs outlined in the Health Professions Act, and reports to the CLPNA’s Council with it’s recommendations. CLPNA’s Council must be assured that graduates of practical nurse programs have the necessary knowledge, skills, behaviors, attitudes, and judgments to competently perform nursing services in accordance with the Licensed Practical Nurse Regulations, the Standards of Practice, and the Competency Profile. The Council determines the acceptance of ESAC’s Report and Recommendations.
Expectations: This committee meets on demand 6 to 12 days per year for scheduled meetings.