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Job Number:  38651
Document Editor
Job Posted: Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 17 November 2017
(in 26 days)
College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

12-month contract

Position summary

Reporting to the executive director, registration the registration document editor’s primary responsibility is to review and edit registration-related documentation prior to final review by the executive director.  This position is key to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, having responsibility for the review and editing of documents related to the activities of the registration department. This position provides support to the executive director as required in accordance with College policies and procedures and in compliance with the Bylaws pursuant to the Health Professions Act (HPA).

Duties and responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

 

Review draft summaries and assessment reports for Registration Committee

  • review and edit summaries and assessments, as assigned
  • draft, review and edit letters for review by the executive director
  • ensure documents are well-organized, accurate, consistent and in compliance with applicable regulations and adhere to the College's Editorial Style Guide and writing standards
  • apply College standards, the Health Professions Act and information contained in the College’s Professional Standards and Guidelines in the formulation of documents
  • amend the general language of letters as assigned to ensure the information is understandable to the general public and set out in accordance with writing best practices

Review draft outcome letters arising from Registration Committee meetings

  • review and edit summaries and assessments, as assigned
  • draft, review and edit letters for review by the executive director
  • ensure documents are well-organized, accurate, consistent and in compliance with applicable regulations and adhere to the College's Editorial Style Guide and writing standards
  • apply College standards, the Health Professions Act and information contained in the College’s Professional Standards and Guidelines in the formulation of documents
  • amend the general language of letters as assigned to ensure the information is understandable to the general public and set out in accordance with writing best practices

Documentation support

  • draft or edit template letters as required
  • assist in the development of other forms or materials as they arise

Consequence of error/judgment

The employee in this position is expected to perform professionally and make proper and sound decisions. Employee has access to a wide range of confidential information which may be governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). As such, the employee must make informed decisions regarding the release of information.

The employee will work collaboratively with the executive director to formulate documents which are received by applicants, registrants, members of the public and subject to scrutiny by the Health Professions Review Board and others. The reputation of the College as a competent and effective regulator depends in large measure on the quality of this work.

Skills and qualifications

Required skills and qualifications include:

  • at least five years of experience in a legal environment as a paralegal or a similar position (paralegal certificate or diploma preferred)
  • experience with decision writing and familiarity with legal and medical terminology
  • alternatively, a background in health care, excellent writing skills, and a willingness to acquire familiarity with relevant legal concepts
  • working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • specifically, the ability to write and edit the work of others in short declarative sentences
  • ability to clearly set out complex information unambiguously and at a level that may be read, understood, and appreciated by someone with grade ten reading skills
  • critical knowledge and understanding of how to apply College policy and the Health Professions Act
  • excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • proven ability to perform multiple tasks, balance continuous demands and priorities and meet deadlines
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • ability to maintain a calm demeanor during busy or stressful times
  • ability to exercise good judgment in recognizing scope of authority and protecting confidential information a must
  • analytical thinker
  • detail-orientated
  • initiative and strong problem-solving skills

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has been recognized as one of BC’s top employers since 2011 and one of Canada’s top 100 employers since 2014. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees. We offer an excellent working environment, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a comprehensive benefits package.

 

All applications for this position must be submitted online at https://www.cpsbc.ca/about-us/careers .

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
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http://cpsbc.scouterecruit.net/jobs/CPSBC141
Contact Details:
College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
300-669 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0B4
Tel: 604-733-7758
E-mail:
www:   www.cpsbc.ca/careers-college


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