Professional Development Group

In 2007, the Society set up a Professional Development Group (PDG) with the aim of addressing specific professional issues and to provide a forum for networking of senior and charge technologists. Two meetings are held in Wellington each year with Team Leader representation from all tertiary centres, secondary representatives from both the North Island and South Islands and a rotating invitation to one Team Leader from another secondary centre.

This group provides an opportunity to network and exchange ideas. The group aims to be a cohesive voice that represents the perspective and direction of this profession. They meet twice a year and make recommendations to SCT Council, some of which will need to be taken to the members for debate/discussion/voting. They look at such issues as career development, workforce measurement, staffing models, merit progression, conditions of employment and have a relationship with the union that does contract negotiations (currently APEX).

Current Committee Members

Chair: Kellie Timmins, Waikato Hospital

Lisa Wilson, Southland Hospital

Sharron Denekamp, Christchurch Hospital

Michelle Bayles, Tauranga Hospital

Fiona Riddell, Auckland City Hospital

Belinda Buckley, Middlemore Hospital