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Volunteer opportunity (Regional Chair) – Toronto, ON

Volunteer opportunity:

The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) is currently seeking:

A Regional Chair for the Clinical Item Generation Team (CIGT) in the Toronto, ON area.

This team’s chief responsibility is to create and review stations for the Clinical Component of the PCE.

 Regional Chair – Role Responsibilities

  • Recruit item writers as needed. An item writer is a physiotherapist with an independent-practice licence who is willing to volunteer and commit to a minimum of 10 hours per month to the process of item writing.
  • Manage the Toronto Clinical Item Generation Team (CIGT).
  • Provide orientation & training to members and respond to the ongoing skill development needs of individual members.
  • Support the station development process, ensuring that stations are developed in keeping with CAPR’s standards and protocols.
  • Organize and Chair meetings of the Toronto CIGT as needed (either in person or remotely).
  • Manage the workflow of the Toronto CIGT so as to meet established timelines.
  • Attend bi-annual national meetings of the Clinical Test Development Group (CTDG) in Toronto (April/October), and present the work of the Toronto CIGT at same for vetting.
  • Be the primary facilitator and contact for communication between CAPR/the CTDG and the Toronto CIGT.
  • Facilitate the buddy review process by managing the online folder for the Toronto CIGT and by ensuring that stations reviewed by the buddy group are revised based on the feedback provided and ready for presentation at the CTDG meeting.
  • Lead assignments arising from CTDG, assigning to Toronto CIGT members as appropriate.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully (written and verbal).
  • Team building and facilitation skills: demonstrates understanding of team processes; facilitates participation of all CIGT/CTDG; and deals effectively with performance problems.
  • Productivity and Contribution: completes assigned tasks on time; contributes positively to CIGT/CTDG meetings; tracks Toronto CIGT member assignment and productivity.

Experienced PTs in all areas of practice are welcome.

  • Have you successfully completed the PCE, or are you exempt from the PCE?
  • Are you a physiotherapist registered in good standing with a physiotherapy regulator in Canada?
  • Do you have a license in a category that permits independent, unrestricted clinical practice?
  • Do you have a demonstrated ability to lead/work well in small groups?
  • Do you have good written and verbal communication skills?
  • Do you understand entry-level physiotherapy practice in Canada through any of the following?
    • regular supervision of senior level physiotherapy students?
    • participation in a physiotherapy entry-level education program as a lecturer, tutor, or similar role?
    • supervisory or management experience (e.g., Professional Practice Leader)?

If you have checked all of the above, then this position is for you!

 CAPR offers an annual honorarium.

Please respond by sending an updated résumé and Item Writer application by March 11, 2020, to:

Adam Sayers – Manager, Exam Development                        Email: