ACT Committees Vacancies and Projects

ACT Gene Technology Advisory Council

The ACT Gene Technology Advisory Council is a statutory body which consists of eight members. The Council investigates issues relating to Genetically Modified (GM) food plants and provides advice to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing and ACT Government. In addition, the Council provides advice in relation to research trials, issue of licenses and current developments in relation to gene technology, which may include gene technology related to human genetics and genomics.

All member appointments to the council are for a three year period. Face to face meetings are infrequent, and only scheduled if a complex item for discussion arises, or more detailed discussion is warranted. One face-to-face meeting was held in 2018.

Applications for this committee are due by 7 March 2019, and can be completed online here.

ACT GTAC Terms of Reference

 

Clinical Safety and Quality Committee

The Clinical Safety and Quality Committee is a Tier 2 committee in Canberra Health Service, which role is to:

  • Embed a strong culture of safety and quality
  • Provides leadership through identifying emerging safety and quality issues and opportunities for improvement
  • Identifies and evaluates clinical risk with the aim of reducing clinical risk to the patient, organisation and staff
  • Provides recommendations to Health Services Executive Committee (Tier 1) on safety and quality improvements and innovations for decision/endorsement.

This role would suit an experienced Consumer Representative with an interest in clinical safety and quality. Good knowledge of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, as well as a good understanding of clinical governance, would be advantageous. Successful nominees are encouraged to also attend the HCCA Quality and Safety Consumer Reference Group.

Meetings are held monthly or more often as required.

Applications close 25 February 2019.

TOR Safety and Quality Committee

 

Occupational Violence Strategy Working Group

The Occupational Violence Strategy Working Group sits within Canberra Health Services and oversees the development and delivery of the CHS Occupational Violence Strategy, to reduce harm to CHS staff from occupational violence. The Working Group:

  • Identification of systemic risk control opportunities as above to reduce harm to staff caused by occupational violence.
  • Monitor occupational violence statistics, trends and patterns
  • Provide guidance on delivering a consistent organisational approach to managing occupational violence risks based on best practice
  • Provide oversight in relation to managing risks
  • Develop and Monitor the delivery of the CHS Occupational Violence Strategy, communication plan and implementation across CHS
  • Ensure the alignment of work across Canberra Health Services as well as whole of government and cross-directorate matters.

Meetings are held every two months, and may include some out-of-session work and the opportunity to participate in sub-working groups.

Applications close 25 February 2019.

TOR Occupational Violence

 

Food Safety Managers Meeting

Food Services are seeking a Consumer Representative to attend the Food Services Managers Meetings, which are responsible for overseeing the planning, monitoring and evaluation of delivery of food services in ACT Health. The functions of these meetings are to:

  • Strategic Planning, Business planning, Policy Development and accreditation for provision of Food Services;
  • To plan, review, monitor and evaluate existing processes and service delivery to reflect the health reform and strategic objectives;
  • Performance monitoring; and
  • To communicate any issues in Food Services.

The Food Services Managers Meetings consist of four rotating meetings per month, specifically:

  • Week 1. Operations, Workforce and Culture
  • Week 2. Finance Reform
  • Week 3. Quality and Training
  • Week 4. Sustainability and Innovation

The consumer representative are invited to attend all meetings, alternatively they may choose to attend those meetings with particular relevance to consumers issues and concerns.

Applications close 25 February 2019.

TOR Food Services Managers meeting

 

HCCA Internal Committees

None at present

 

National Vacancies

Sleep Health Services Policy and Practice Committee

Flinders University is seeking two consumer representatives for their Sleep Health Services Centre of Research Excellence (SHSCRE): Policy and Practice Committee.  The purpose of the Committee is to assist in ensuring that the work of the Centre has the greatest possible impact in achieving meaningful and sustained improvements in sleep disorder management in primary care.

The committee’s goals are:

  • to provide advice on the plans for the work of the SHSCRE with particular relevance to key success factors, scalability and sustainability of its approaches
  • As the findings emerge, to provide advice on opportunities for addressing barriers and developing potential solutions in the broader health system, at state and national levels
  • To play a leadership role in disseminating through their networks
  • To assist the Centre in developing the systems, networks and linkages that will be critical for its work

The Committee will comprise around ten national leaders with the capacity to provide guidance to the SHSCRE. The appointment is for a two-year term from March 2019 to March 2021.  Work will consist of two one-hour meetings a year plus out of session work with the first meeting anticipated to take place in March 2019.  The time commitment is for up to 18 hours a year in total for which the SHSCRE at Flinders University will cover sitting fees (for both meetings and out of session work) as well as travel costs.  Meetings will be held by teleconference or ZOOM and face-to-face in Adelaide for more important discussions.

Expressions of interest should be provided to the SHSCRE with current curriculum vitae by Thursday 21 February 2019.  More information is available here.

  • To provide advice on the plans for the work of the SHSCRE with particular relevance to key success factors, scalability and sustainability of its approaches
  • As the findings emerge, to provide advice on opportunities for addressing barriers and developing potential solutions in the broader health system, at state and national levels
  • To play a leadership role in disseminating through their networks
  • To assist the Centre in developing the systems, networks and linkages that will be critical for its work

The Committee will comprise around ten national leaders with the capacity to provide guidance to the SHSCRE. The appointment is for a two-year term from March 2019 to March 2021.  Work will consist of two one-hour meetings a year plus out of session work with the first meeting anticipated to take place in March 2019.  The time commitment is for up to 18 hours a year in total for which the SHSCRE at Flinders University will cover sitting fees (for both meetings and out of session work) as well as travel costs.  Meetings will be held by teleconference or ZOOM and face-to-face in Adelaide for more important discussions.

Expressions of interest should be provided to the SHSCRE with current curriculum vitae by Thursday 21 February 2019.

 

Conference Sponsorship Positions

2019 Patient Experience Symposium

The Patient Experience Symposium is an opportunity for people to come together to network, learn and share their ideas, work and projects with each other. The Symposium will showcase expert evidence, local and international examples, consumer stories, and will be an opportunity for consumers and health staff to share local innovations that are improving patient experience and outcomes.

More information on the patient experience program, including program information, can be found here.

This conference is in Sydney. HCCA would like to provide an opportunity for consumer representatives and active HCCA members to attend this conference. Sponsorship for this conference includes travel, accommodation and the cost of your registration. As we can only sponsor a limited number of consumer representatives to attend, please apply ASAP by clicking here.

Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney

Date: Monday 29 April – Tuesday 30 April 2019

 

If you would like to apply for any of the above Committee opportunites, please click here!

If you would like to apply for any of the above Conference Sponsorship opportunites, please click here!

Last updated: 19/2/2019