The Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) announces a call for new Board and Committee positions to contribute to the ongoing work and development of the Council. Applicants must be CCNAP members. Board positions are rewarding and require commitment and time. If you are considering applying for a position, you may wish to speak to a member of the current Board about the commitment expected. CCNAP also regrets that not all of the qualified candidates who apply for a position may be selected.
The nominating committee will look at the experience and attributes of each applicant in proposing a slate of candidates, and often must make difficult decisions. We hope that those who are unsuccessful this year will apply again in the future.
The Vice-Chair serves 2 years in this position, followed by 2 years as Chair, and 2 years as immediate past-Chair. This is an important leadership position, and candidates should have experience in leading professional groups, and experience with ESC activities such as committees, task forces, and/or membership in other Constituent Bodies. The Vice-Chair supports the current Chair in the responsibilities of leading CCNAP and working within the ESC, and will be delegated specific duties as negotiated with the Chair. The Vice-Chair is expected to attend all CCNAP Board meetings, specific ESC meetings, and to engage actively in preparing to take on the responsibilities of the Chair position.
The Communications Officer serves 2 years with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years in this position. The post holder is required to provide scientific and clinical information of interest to nurses and allied professionals (AP) for the CCNAP website; to promote CCNAP as a source of information for healthcare providers and Industry; to provide a strategy for the use of CCNAP material (EuroHeartCare conference presentations, CCNAP videos, webinars etc.) and finally to promote the Council. The Communications Officer should work with the CCNAP Education, Science, and National Societies’ Committee members to integrate and disseminate their "products" as per the Communication Strategy. This person will develop an annual schedule, collecting information according to given deadlines and ensure that they are followed and ensure regular monitoring of activities.
The Congress Coordinator serves a maximum of 4 years in this position. The post holder will need strong organisational and communication skills and the ability to think strategically with a view to increasing delegate numbers and raising the profile of EuroHeartCare. Responsibilities include long term planning of CCNAP EuroHeartCare Congresses in collaboration with the Board, including location, venue, theme and strategic direction. This person will work in close collaboration with the ESC Congress Planning Division and the organising committee of the co-hosting national society to ensure a profitable conference. Also required will be help with the coordination of CCNAPs involvement with other ESC Constituent Bodies (Associations, Working Groups and Councils). The person in this post will work collaboratively with the Programme Committee Chair to ensure an attractive and innovative scientific programme and will provide strategic input into scientific programme planning.
The Education Committee Chair serves 2 years with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years in this position and will lead the important work of designing and implementing the educational strategy of CCNAP. This committee is responsible for developing educational content for cardiovascular nurses and allied professionals in collaboration with the ESC Education in Cardiology Committee. The successful applicant needs to have good leadership and organizational skills, the ability to work in a team, and a commitment to advancing cardiovascular nursing and allied professions through education. The Education Committee meets face to face two or three times per year. Much of the work of this committee is conducted by email and telephone conferences. The Education Committee Chairperson is de facto a member of the CCNAP Board. As such he/she will participate in Board activities and meetings. Board Meetings are held at EuroHeartCare congress, at the ESC Congress and a one-day meeting once per year. The Education Committee also meets at these Congresss and at a one day meeting once per year under the responsibility of the Education Committee Chair. The post holder will also sit on the ESC Education Committee for Cardiology.
The Chair of the Science Committee serves a maximum of 4 years in this position and leads the scientific activity of the Council which is responsible for mentoring nurses and allied professional researchers, facilitating and contributing to scientific statements, guidelines implementation and evidence-based practice. The successful applicant needs to have good leadership and organizational skills, the ability to work in a team, and a commitment to advancing nursing and allied professional science. The committee has strong links with UNITE, a collaborative group of nurse researchers across Europe. This Committee meets face to face two or three times per year. Much of the work of this committee is conducted by email and telephone conferences. The Science Committee Chairperson is de facto a member of the CCNAP Board. As such he/she will participate in Board activities and meetings. Board Meetings are held at EuroHeartCare congress, at the ESC Congress and a one-day meeting once per year. The Science Committee also meets at these Congress and at a one day meeting once per year.
Five Science Committee members are required to serve 2 years with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years The Science Committee is responsible for scientific activity of the council: mentoring nurse and allied professional researchers, facilitating and contributing to scientific statements, guidelines implementation and evidence-based practice. The committee has strong links with UNITE, a collaborative group of nurse researchers across Europe. The Science Committee meets 1-2 times per year, and work is conducted by email and teleconferences. We are looking for 3-4 individuals (nurses or allied professionals) with experience in research, publication, and evidence-based practice. We also look for one or two doctoral students who would be interested in to contribute to this committee.
Six Programme Committee members are required to serve 2 years with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years. The role of a programme committee member is to each year develop a state-of-the art programme for the next EuroHeartCare conference. The Programme Committee meets face to face once per year at the EuroHeartCare Congress. In addition there are usually around six - eight teleconference meetings per year. Committee members are expected to partake in as many meetings as possible. The meetings will have pre circulated agendas and depending on the time of year deal with different areas. In particular: developing topics for forthcoming programmes, nominating potential speakers, replacing speakers etc. Between meetings members will be required to follow up allocated actions arising from the meetings i.e. develop a list of potential speakers on a topic area to be discussed at the next meeting. Members of the committee can be both nurses and other allied health professionals. It is essential that members are active in practice, teaching and/or research so as to be able to inform potential scientific programmes.
Four Education Committee members are required. The persons who join this committee will contribute to the work of the Education Committee in developing specific educational eLearning modules for cardiovascular nurses and allied health professionals, and setting an educational strategy for CCNAP. The successful applicants should have experience in continuing education in practice settings and/or educational coursework, good writing skills and enthusiasm for improving the knowledge and skills of nurses and APs. We are looking for candidates with experience in continuing professional development/education, e-learning, adult learning and education techniques. The Education Committee meets face to face two or three times per year. Much of the work of this committee is conducted by email and telephone conferences. Its members are required to serve for 2 years with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years.
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