Archive for March, 2015

Continuing Competency Program update

Posted by CDHM INFO On March - 30 - 2015

TO THE REGISTRANTS OF THE CDHM

The Continuing Competency Program (CCP) review for 2015 is about to begin. The registrants who have been selected for the full assessment/audit will be contacted by registered mail one month prior to the April 30th deadline. Only those registrants will have to submit their CCP documents. Audited registrants will submit CCP documents for:

2013 (May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013)
2014 (May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014)
2015 (May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015)

Please note: at the beginning of the Professional Activity Record (PAR) form, one must provide a brief synopsis of what has been learned as an attendee or a participant.

As you are aware, the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM) is directed to comply with the provincial government under The Dental Hygienists Act to carry out its activities and govern its members in a manner that serves and protects the public interest. In protecting the public, the college ensures that dental hygienists are educated to perform safe, competent and ethical dental hygiene services by adhering to current jurisdictional legislation. Section 17 of The Dental Hygienists Act requires Council to establish a Continuing Competency Program.

Most importantly, the CCP was established according to the CDHM Competencies which were approved by Manitoba Health:

CDHM Assessment Competency #64: The Dental Hygienist assesses own continuing competence/quality assurance (e.g. through reflective practice, formalized self-assessment, mentor relationships, peer review, supervisor feedback, etc.)

CDHM Planning Competency #21: The Dental Hygienist develops a written plan to address continuing competence/quality assurance goals.

When the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) is enacted it will be the legal framework under which all regulated health professions will be governed and must follow. This legislation ensures all health professions in Manitoba are governed by consistent, uniform legislation and regulations with a focus on patient protection.

The CDHM is mandated by the RHPA to establish a continuing competency program as follows:

87(1) A council must establish, by regulation, a continuing competency program to maintain the competence of the members and to enhance the practice of the regulated health profession. The program may provide for, but is not limited to,

(a) reviewing the professional competence of members;

(b) requiring members to participate in programs intended to ensure competence; and (c) conducting practice audits in accordance with this Act.

All regulated colleges recognize that an effective continuing competency program is a key responsibility that professions undertake in return for the privilege of professional self-governance. Continuing competency is a centerpiece of Manitoba’s system of self-governance for health care professions. Hence, the CCP is a mandatory component of both The Dental Hygienists Act and the Regulated Health Professions Act.

The CDHM complies with the legislative requirements and continuously reviews the CCP requirements. Through this work and the competent practice of our members, we strive to engender public confidence in the dental hygiene profession.

New CDHM CCP Reviewer

Posted by CDHM INFO On March - 15 - 2015

The CDHM would like to welcome Aaron Szucsik to the position of CDHM CCP Reviewer. Aaron has been mentored into the position over the last year under the guidance of Sheryl Sloshower, the CCP Coordinator. Aaron is the recipient of the School of Dental Hygiene Gold Medal and has been an avid CDHM volunteer. Aaron will work with the CDHM Continuing Competency Reviewer Committee, comprised of Diane Girardin, Harriet Rosenbaum and Laura MacDonald. The College is very fortunate to have a strong, dedicated and enthusiastic committee of dental hygienists. The CDHM CCP Reviewer Committee will work collaboratively under the direction of Sheryl Sloshower to provide the registrants with CCP feedback.

Thank you,

 

Sheryl Sloshower

CDHM CCP Coordinator

 

CDHM Board of Assessors Position – March, 2015

Posted by CDHM INFO On March - 4 - 2015

The College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM) has an open position on its Board of Assessors, effective April 15, 2015. The position will commence after the following selection process.

Interested individuals are asked to provide a professional resume and covering letter indicating why s/he would like to serve in this position by March 20, 2015 in writing to the CDHM office located at:

109-420 Des Meurons
Winnipeg, MB
R2H 2N9

After review of the resumes, applicants will be short-listed for an interview prior to final selection.

DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS

Purpose
Assess and approve applicants for registration as a dental hygienist in Manitoba in accordance with the requirements set out in The Dental Hygienists Act and Regulations.

Composition
The Board of Assessors is composed of a minimum of three dental hygienists appointed by the Council of the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba. Board members serve a 3-year term, and if offered, may serve additional terms.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assess applications for registration as a dental hygienist.

2. Consider and decide whether applications for registration should be approved and, if so, whether any conditions should be attached to such registration.

Qualifications
Must be registered and in good standing as a practising or non-practising dental hygienist in Manitoba.

Remuneration
Board of Assessor appointees are remunerated on an hourly basis at $20/hour to a maximum of $440 per fiscal year.

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