Role

The ESAIC is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson for the Examinations Committee. The Examinations Committee is responsible for managing and continuously improving the standards and the organisation of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDAIC). The Examinations Committee Chairperson sits in all the Examinations Subcommittees and also sits in and reports to the ESAIC Board of Directors.

The main duties of the Examinations Committee Chairperson will be the following:

  • Lead the development of the EDAIC and strive to maintain its high standard.
  • Liaise with the Examinations Committee and Subcommittee Members, the Examinations office, as well as with the ESAIC Board of Directors regarding strategic decisions.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with National Societies of Anaesthesiology, Specialist Societies, National Authorities and other key contacts regarding the recognition status of the EDAIC and the status of other examinations.
  • Work with the Examinations office on important organisational and logistical matters related to the examinations.
  • Be available at short notice for pressing matters.
  • Participate in the selection process of the Examinations Committee and Subcommittee Members.
  • Lead the Examinations Committee meetings taking place twice a year: once in person at Euroanaesthesia and the other time online in October (which can clash with ASA meetings). Additional online meetings can take place if approved by the Examinations Committee Chair.
  • Attend meetings of the Examinations Subcommittees, also taking place at Euroanaesthesia and in October.
  • Attend meetings of the ESAIC Board of Directors and follow up on examinations-related discussions.
  • Depending on the meeting agendas, travel to attend the CESMA (UEMS) meetings on behalf of the ESAIC or delegate this task to a member of the Examinations Committee.

 

Requirements

The candidate must have the following profile:

  • Must have been an ESAIC Active Member for at least two years, i.e. as of January 2021.
  • Must be a consultant (i.e. not in training; retired anaesthetists cannot apply).
  • Must be in clinical practice (i.e. not working for research only).
  • Practising anaesthesia in a hospital with trainee anaesthetists.
  • Experience in teaching and educational activities.
  • Examination-related experience and familiarity with the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care or with the National Board Examination of their country.
  • Previous administrative involvement in an examinations (sub)committee within and outside ESAIC; experience in an ESAIC Examinations Subcommittee is an asset.
  • Public involvement in the field of anaesthesiology at international/European level is a plus.
  • Good command of English; other linguistic skills are an asset.
  • Communication and networking skills.
  • Strong diplomatic qualities.
  • No conflict of interest to declare.

 

Term of office

He/She can serve for a term of three years, with the possibility of successive one-year appointments up to a maximum of eight years. The future Examinations Chairperson will become Chair-Elect of the Examinations Committee from 1 January 2023 (official start date even if actually starting later in the year) and then Chairperson of the Examinations Committee from 1 January 2024.

Nobody can serve for more than 8 years as Member of the Examinations Committee, including the subcommittees, and for more than 12 years for a combination of Member and Chair (Chair + Chair-Elect + Past-Chair + Member) in the Examinations Committee, including positions in the Part I, Part II or OLA Subcommittees.

 

Offer

Travel, accommodation and other necessary expenses incurred to attend meetings or examinations are covered by the ESAIC as per the ESAIC Expense Reimbursement Policy.

 

How to apply

Please send:

(1) a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages in the English language)

(2) your filled in Application form

to the ESAIC headquarters at hugues@esaic.org by 25 June 2023, 23:59 CEST (please do not send e-mails heavier than 5MB). Complete applications will be reviewed by the Examinations and Nominations Committees, and the outcome will be communicated at the earliest. Please note that an interview of short-listed candidates may be organised in person or (most probably) online.

 

More info

Any questions? Please contact hugues@esaic.org.