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Apply now for the position of Practice Division Director - applications are due 3/30/15. The Vice President and Member-at-Large applications will be available on 4/27/2015.


The following Council positions are now accepting applications:


Vice President

Qualifications

  • Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))
  • Only an individual who shall have been an Active member for five (5) years prior to the time of election shall be eligible for nomination as an officer. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (b).)
  • Prior service on Council is required for election to the presidential line.

Term

  • 4 years: 1 year position automatically succeeds to President Elect, President and Past President.
  • Term begins on the last day of ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • May not serve two consecutive terms in office. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 2)

Time Commitments

  • A two day face-to-face meeting in spring.
  • A one day face-to-face meeting prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two to three hour face-to-face meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two day meeting in late fall/early winter.
  • ‚ÄčAll Executive Committee meetings, which generally occur the day before the scheduled Council meeting. An additional Executive Committee meeting is generally scheduled during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting.
  • Presidential line meeting in the spring or summer.
  • Council members are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society. New Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation at the early winter meeting.

Statutory Obligations As Defined in Bylaws (February 2007)

  • The Vice President shall perform such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President or the Council. (Article VI, Section 4)
  • The Vice President shall succeed to the office of President-elect at the close of the Annual Meeting the year following election to the office of Vice President, or in the event of the death, resignation, removal, or incapacity of the President-elect. (Article VI, Section 4)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend all scheduled Council meetings.
  • Prepare for active participation in Council  meetings by reading Council agenda materials prior to the date of the Council meeting.
  • Participate in special projects related to governance issues, as assigned by the President.
  • Perform all other functions as related to serving on the Council as requested.
  • Become familiar with responsibilities of the President and President-Elect.
  • Begin to develop a theme for the Presidential year.
  • Select the Annual Meeting Program Chair for the meeting over which he/she will preside, so the chair can sit on the committee for the prior annual meeting. Do the same for the Residents and Fellows Program Chair.
  • Select the Specialty Day Chair for the meeting over which he/she will preside; the Specialty Day Chair is co-chair for the first year, then chairs the next year, then ex-officio.
  • Serve on: Membership Committee, Executive Committee, Central Office Advisory Committee, Finance Committee.
  • Serve as Council Liaison to:
  • Historian and Museum Curator, Bone and Joint Decade Liaison
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Liaison
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Board
  • ASPS/PSEF (AMA Plastic Surgery Caucus Cte)
  • ACS Advisory Council Liaison
  • American College of Surgeons Governor
  • American Association for Hand Surgery Liaisons
  • Lead committees under Vice President's division

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Member-at-Large (over or under 8 years of membership)

Qualifications

  • Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))

Term

  • 3 years

Time Commitments

  • A two day face-to-face meeting in spring.
  • A one day face-to-face meeting prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two to three hour face-to-face meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two day meeting in late fall/early winter
  • Council members are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society. New Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation at the early winter meeting.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all scheduled Council meetings.
  • Prepare for active participation in Council meetings by reading Council Agenda materials prior to the date of the Council meeting.
  • Participate in special projects related to governance issues, as assigned by the President.
  • Perform all other functions as related to serving on the Council as requested.
  • Lead committees under Member at Large responsibilities

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Practice Division Director - Application Deadline 3/30/2015

 To apply:

Qualifications

  • Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))
  • Availability of time and energy.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the ASSH Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
  • Ability to work as a team player, and place personal agenda secondary to the Society's best interests.
  • Effectiveness, responsiveness, and timeliness in ASSH activities.
  • Administrative and organizational skills - including prior or current leadership or administrative positions.
  • Special areas of knowledge, skill or insight of potential benefit to the Society and Council.
  • Awards or other special recognition within or outside of medicine.
Term

  • 3 years
Time Committments

 

  • A two day face-to-face meeting in spring.
  • A one day face-to-face meeting prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two to three hour face-to-face meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two day meeting in late fall/early winter.
  • Attendance at the fall BOS meeting and one additional BOS meeting each year.
  • Attendance at the annual NOLC meeting in May.
  • Council members are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society. New Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation prior to the early winter meeting.

Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate the functions of all committees in the Division
  • Communicate with each chair the charges of his or her committee, and that their charges are to come from Council, not the committee
  • Provide Council with a report on 1/3 of division committee activities at each of 3 Council meetings
  • Serve as the ASSH voting representative to the Board of Specialties (BOS) within AAOS
  • Provide guidelines, if available, to the chairs about the execution of their responsibilities and the functions of their committee and its members
  • Supervise the functions of each committee and inquire about their concerns and needs
  • Relay any issues, needs or urgent demands that the committee chairs may have to the Council
  • Act as a liaison among various committee chairs as needed
  • Arrange for one face-to-face meeting at the annual meeting or other suitable time with all committee chairs in the Division
  • Develop benchmarks for success, for each committee and monitor goal achievement
  • Complete evaluations for each committee chair as part of the Committee Advisory Group process
  • Communicate these evaluations with Presidential line, especially President Elect
  • Communicate with chairs their performances
  • Review committee charges annually and make sure that they are appropriate and relevant; suggest revisions to President-elect

Practice Division Director will be responsible for the following committees, as of February 2015. This is subject to change:

  • AAOS Coding Committee Liaison
  • AMA CPT Advisory Panel Liaison
  • AMA RUC Advisor
  • AMA Delegate
  • Business of Hand Surgery Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Ethics and Professionalism Committee
  • ER Hand Care Committee
  • Evidence Based Practice Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Physician Reimbursement and Coding Committee
  • Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor Program Committee
  • Private Practice Committee
  • Volunteer Services Committee
  • Website Committee

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