Identify and Report on Trends and Themes in Applications from Overseas Applications

Identify and Report on Trends and Themes in Applications from Overseas Applications

Responsibilities / Tasks / Evaluation
Assessment of qualifications and educational preparation /
  • Assess qualifications of overseas applications for comparability with OTBNZ accredited qualifications with a view to entry into the profession; this may involve liaising with the registration team and Registraras appropriate.
  • Advise the Board and its staff of changes to overseas qualifications and how this may affect entry into the profession in New Zealand
  • Identify and report on trends and themes in applications from overseas applications
  • Collaborate with the process for considering applications for OTBNZ approval of new or revised programmes of education for occupational therapist in New Zealand
  • Liaise with the profession on entry level competences and standards as required
  • Be a “sounding board” for potential changes to the education and competencies of occupational therapist
  • Monitor and provide advice on research and trends in the preparation of undergraduate programmes in occupational therapy
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  • Qualifications are appropriately assessed with consultation when required
  • Staff are advised and kept up to date on international changes and how these may affect the profession in New Zealand
  • Reports on trends and themes are reported on when required
  • Collaboration with the process of approval on revision and new educational programmes takes place
  • Feedback on any consultation is reported on and informs decision making process
  • Advice and ideas about potential changes in education and competencies forms part of strategic discussions
  • Advice on research and trends are reported on

Responsibilities / Tasks / Evaluation
Assessment of qualifications and educational preparation [continued] /
  • Develop a list and or library of overseas qualifications and curricula approved programmes and the comparability to New Zealand qualifications for occupational therapists
  • Advise on the co-ordination and monitoring of currently approved programmes of education for registration as an occupational therapist in New Zealand
  • Provide policy advice to the CEO, Registrar as required
  • Identify and resource specialist skills, expertise and experience to help inform decision making process on educational matters
  • Provide telephone and e-mail advice concerning assessment and qualification requirements for registration with OTBNZ
  • Provide support and advice to the Registrar on issues notified to the Board.
  • Provide support and advice on the composition of panel members considering competence, assessment and examinations.
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  • A list and or library of overseas qualifications and curricula is established and maintained
  • Advice and input into monitoring is provided
  • Policy advice is given when requested
  • Specialist skills, expertise and experience are made available
  • Accurate and timely advice is provided
  • Accurate and timely advice is provided
  • Appropriate support and advice is given.

Responsibilities / Tasks / Evaluation
Competence assessment for annual practising certificates /
  • Assess competence assessment applications for evidence of competence to practise in the general scope of practice for occupational therapists
  • Assess ePortfolio records [act as third party] for those practitioners without a third party
  • Liaise with practitioners and supervisors in relation to conditions on scopes of practice or any other competence concerns
  • Monitor and report on compliance with conditions on scope of practice in consultation with registration staff
  • Assess supervisors reports and make recommendations to the Registrar for removal or variation of conditions on scopes of practice
  • Identify and resource specialist skills, expertise and experience to help inform decision making process on matters of competence.
  • Consult with OTBNZ contracted competence assessors where relevant
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  • Accurate, timely and consistent assessment of applications is carried out
  • Assessment is given
  • Practitioners are supported and provided with accurate and consistent advice
  • Monitoring and reporting on compliance is carried out and discussed with registration staff
  • Appropriate reports and recommendations are made to the Registrar
  • Specialist skills, expertise and experience are made available
  • Consultation with OTBNZ competence assessors takes place

Responsibilities / Tasks / Evaluation
Competence reviews /
  • Identify and maintain a pool of competence reviewers and resource specialist skills, experience and expertise. This may require input from the Registrar and CEO
  • Provide information to staff and the Board on the competence review process and its impact on practice
  • Provide analysis of feedback from the profession of the impact of competence reviews identifying themes and trends
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  • A pool of competence reviewers is established with the appropriate skill, experience and expertise liaison with Registrar and CEO takes place
  • Information is provided to staff and OTBNZ on the competence review process and its implication for practice
  • Analysis and feedback is reported which identifies themes and trends

Notifications /
  • Assess notifications concerned with competence, conduct and health
  • Provide advice to the CEO and Registrar on notifications
  • Provide advice on the conditions that are placed on practitioners’ scope of practice
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  • Assessment are undertaken and advised abound in a timely manner.
  • Advice is provided
  • Advice is received in a timely manner.

ePortfolio
ePortfolio (continued) /
  • Provide aggregated reports on audited ePortfolios to the Board and identify trends.
  • In liaison with the Registrar and CEO establish a pool of ePortfolio auditors.
  • Provide training for ePortfolio auditors.
  • Advise on the development of ePortfolio
  • Provide remedial support to practitioners to complete the audit cycle or referral to the Registrar
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  • Reports are prepared for the Board identifying trends.
  • There are sufficient number and appropriately trained auditors
  • Training is provided
  • Developmental advice is produced
  • Remedial support is provided

General /
  • Prepare communications and website information as required
  • Assist with research and consultation with other regulatory authorities as required
  • Represent OTBNZ at external meetings/forums as required
  • Help maintain information on the Boards Facebook page
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  • Information is provided in a timely manner for communication and website
  • Consultation on research takes place
  • Professional and responsible representation takes place
  • Facebook postings are maintained

Professional advice /
  • Answer queries from practitioners concerning professional issues in as much as they reflect OTBNZ scope and ethics of practice
  • When required provide comments on papers which may be considered by OTBNZ.
  • Develop guidance and policies as required
  • Present to the Board on professional matters
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  • Practitioners queries are responded to in a professional manner within the remit of OTBNZ
  • Advice and comments are given as required
  • Guidance and policies are provided
  • Professional presentations to the Board are made

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