Committee Vacancies

 Pharmacists in General Practice Pilot Program Reference Committee

 

 

Capital Health Network is undertaking a pilot project to examine the feasibility of establishing a model(s) to utilise pharmacists within general practice, at the point of prescribing. The program will explore, demonstrate and evaluate the benefits of incorporating pharmacists into a general practice team. This committee will support the pilot program.

 

Meeting Details: This committee does not have set meeting times. It is likely to meet every 8-10 weeks in the evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in Deakin. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday 4 April 2016.

 

 

Requirements: There are no specific requirements for this role.

 

 

Nominations: Nominations close Monday 25 April 2016. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

Transitional Therapy Care Committee Executive Management Meeting

 

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This committee will manage the effective, efficient and safe functioning of the Transitional Therapy and Care Program, which supports aged care patients who are ready for acute hospital discharge and transitioning to home or to a permanent placement in a nursing home. It will provide a forum for the Senior Managers of the Program from the Division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care and Baptist Community Services to assess access and service performance and evaluate and improve the Program.

 

Meeting Details: This committee meets quarterly on the first Thursday of every third month from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Symonston. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 2 June 2016.

 

 

Requirements: There are no specific requirements for this role.

 

 

Nominations: Nominations close Monday 25 April 2016. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

 

Divisional Women Youth and Children Quality and Safety Committee

 

 

This high-level committee aims to achieve a high culture of quality and safety within the Division of Women, Youth and Children. This committee responds to recommendations arising from Clinical Review Committees and Mortality and Morbidity Committees, high-level clinical incidents and risk assessments, complaints, compliments and other consumer feedback mechanisms and clinical audit activities. This committee also builds capacity across the Division to ensure services meet and exceed quality and safety standards. For more information on the business of this committee, please see the Terms of Reference above.


Meeting Details: This committee meets on the first Monday of every month from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at the Canberra Hospital.

 

Requirements : The successful nominee will have an interest and some background knowledge of this area of health.

 

Nominations : Nominations close Monday 25 April 2016. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC)

The role of the Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee is to support the provision of high quality health services at the Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) and Calvary Health Care Bruce (CHCB), by managing the process of credentialing and defining the scope of clinical practice of Senior Medical and Dental Practitioners (SMDPs) and Eligible Midwives (EMs). The Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee ensures that clinical services are provided by appropriately trained and qualified SMDPs and EMs. MDAAC will review applications in the context of the position applied for, and make recommendations to the Deputy Director-General for CHHS (DDG CHHS) and the Chief Executive Officer for CHCB. 

Please see the Terms of Reference above for more details.

 

Meeting Details: Meetings are held once per month on Monday evenings at The Canberra Hospital, from 5.45pm to no later than 8.00pm, depending on the agenda.

 

Requirements : This role is a strategic appointment for HCCA. The successful nominee will have an understanding of medical education, medical appointments and technical aspects.

 

Nominations: Nominations close Monday 25 April 2016. As this is a high level committee, all nominations will be assessed by HCCA’s Executive Committee against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

  

Conference Sponsorship Positions

 There are currently no conference sponsorship positions. Please check back soon!

Training

Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT (HCCA) provides training for people interested in becoming consumer representatives. The training is free and conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. People share their views and experiences of health services in the ACT, and learn about consumer participation and how it benefits the health system. Participants meet experienced consumer representatives and hear about the consumer representative role first hand.

 

Excerpts from training evaluations:

 

"Speakers engaged the trainees at their level - exchanges between equals - which meant that there was no barrier to the absorption of the information by the trainees." 

 

"Hayley's presentation on Day 2 was inspirational."

 

"Great session - great objectives and session outlines." 

 

 

Consumer representative training covers the following modules: 

 

• What is consumer participation?

• What are consumer perspectives? 

• Navigating our health system 


• The importance of health literacy

• How to keep ourselves safe in our health system

 

 

Our consumer representative training dates for 2016 are as follows:


• Saturday 7 and Saturday 14 May 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
• Friday 11 and Friday 18 November 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

 

If you would like more information about the training or to register your interest contact the office on 6230 7800.

 

 

Photostrip for training

How to become a member

 

Step 1: Fill in a Membership Application Form.  Each person applying for membership must fill out the membership application form and sign the declaration that they agree to accept and fully support the Aims and Objectives of the Association.

 

Step 2: Your application will be considered by the Executive Committee (EC) at the first meeting after receiving your application.  If you agree to accept and fully support the Aims and Objectives of the Association and have applied in accordance with the application process, your application is likely to be accepted.

 

Step 3: If you application is accepted, you will be sent a letter of confirmation from HCCA.  If the EC decides that an applicant is not suitable to become a HCCA member, the Executive Director will send a letter to that applicant outlining why the EC has decided not to accept their membership application. The membership fee and any donation received will be returned to the applicant with the letter.

 

Renewal of Membership

The membership period is three years. Renewal of membership is due on 1 July in the year of expiry.  All members should renew their membership at the end of the three year membership term.

 

Where any member fails to renew by September 30 in the year the membership expires, their membership will lapse and will not be reinstated until the fee is paid. If a membership has lapsed for more than a calendar year they will be required to reapply for membership.

 

If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, please fill in the appropriate form below and return it to HCCA with your payment.

 

 

Reimbursement for Out of Pocket Expenses

ACT Health recognises that consumer representatives should not be left out of pocket from their consumer representative work. All ACT Health committees provide reimbursement for expenses. The current rate of reimbursement is $75.00 per two hour meeting, and a pro-rata rate for meetings longer than two hours. This payment is intended to cover any costs incurred as a result of consumer representative work, such as petrol, parking, printing meeting papers and childcare. Most but not all other non-government health service committees have a similar rate of reimbursement.

 

The ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Reimbursement Policy can be found on their website. Our CRP team liaise with the committee Chairs to ensure consumer representatives receive reimbursement. 

 

As of August 2013, the ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Policy has changed.  The latest policy can be downloaded below.

 

 

What is a member?

 

HCCA encourages people and organisations who share its aims, objectives and values to become members of HCCA, and recognises that diversity in its membership is very important to strengthening direct consumer involvement in health decision making.

 

HCCA offers membership to both individuals and organisations which benefit them in a variety of ways including:

  • receipt of the newsletter
  • attendance and voting rights (individuals only) at the AGM
  • access to all services and new publications
  • access to attend EC meetings
  • invitation to activities, launches and other HCCA functions.

Consumer Representatives are required to be a member of HCCA if the organisation is to endorse their participation.  The exception to this is for those consumer representatives who are members of consumer organisations that HCCA recognises.

 

Our Membership Policy was endorsed by the Executive Committee in June 2015 and can be downloaded below.

 

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