The Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC) Membership
24 June 2016
PHARMAC is the Government agency responsible for ensuring New Zealanders have access to a wide range of affordable medicines. PHARMAC makes a vital contribution to New Zealand’s health outcomes.
The Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC) is an advisory committee to PHARMAC. It is made up of vocationally registered health practitioners with expertise in critical appraisal in fields such as clinical pharmacology, internal medicine and general practice. PTAC’s role, defined in legislation, is to provide PHARMAC’s Board with objective advice on pharmaceuticals, including devices, and their benefits.
PTAC considers and makes recommendations on proposed amendments to the Pharmaceutical Schedule, whether related to funding new pharmaceuticals or changing funding criteria for pharmaceuticals already funded.
PTAC members are appointed by the Director-General of Health, in consultation with the PHARMAC Board.
The Director-General is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced clinicians to be appointed to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).
PTAC meets in Wellington at least four times a year. To be on PTAC, you should be in active clinical practice and have:
- excellent critical appraisal skills;
- a good general knowledge of medicine and pharmaceuticals;
- at least five years’ experience in your vocational field;
- the ability to differentiate between an individual and societal perspective on issues;
- a good understanding of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice.
We are seeking applications from health practitioners with a good understanding of cancer medicine; however we would consider other applicants.
For further information on this role, please contact: Dr John Wyeth, Medical Director via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
For your application to be accepted, please send your current CV along with a cover letter to email@example.com with ‘PTAC Member’ and your name in the subject line. We would like to hear about your experience, background and what appeals to you in this role. Please advise your availability to start. Interviews will be scheduled during August and September 2016.
We encourage you to apply now, and no later than Sunday 31 July 2016.
Last updated: 10 May 2019