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COTNS is the regulatory body for Nova Scotia’s 511 registered Occupational Therapists with a mandate to protect the public through the regulation of Occupational Therapists.

COTNS is seeking applications from an occupational therapist for the position of Registrar.  To be successful in the position you must be registered ( or eligible for registration with COTNS ), preferably with a broad scope of occupational therapy experience, with at least five years of experience in occupational therapy role(s) such as professional practice leadership, program development or administration will be preferred.  Clinicians with leadership abilities will be welcomed.

Reporting to the Board of Directors the successful candidate will contribute to meeting the mandate of the College as part of the senior management team.  The Registrar will provide input to assist the Board of Directors with the vision and strategic plan.  They will by provide leadership and guidance for the College, by understanding the regulatory environment by leading projects, supporting the college committees such as registration, standards and other designated committees. They will also oversee all complaints and disciplinary actions for the College.

Experience or an interest in health professions regulation will be considered an asset. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills will enable the successful candidate to assume the responsibilities of this role. Based in Halifax, the Registrar position is currently a part time position with the potential for moving to full time.  The Registrar will be flexible in structuring their time to meet the needs of the College and its committees.  Travel will be required both within and outside the province.

The COTNS offers a competitive salary and support for continuing professional development.  Benefits currently take the form of a percentage of gross salary.

Interested candidates should apply in writing to:

Margo Johnson
Administrative Director
College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia
6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2132B
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3L 4P1
Deadline for applications:  February 12th, 2016

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