ACT Committees Vacancies and Projects

Consumer Participation Working Group – Canberra Health Services

Canberra Health Services is seeking a consumer representative to join the Consumer Participation Working Group. This group has been formed to review the way Canberra Health Services  partners with consumers and provide expert advice to the Partnering with Consumers Committee national Standards Committee on evidenced-based processes and systems to partner with consumers across all levels of the organisation, in line with actions 2.1 and 2.11-2.14 of the National Safety and Quality in health Service (NSQHS) Partnering with Consumers Standard.

The working group will ensure input from diverse communities is sought and incorporated through robust consultation strategies. More information about the tasks of this committee can be found in the Terms of Reference below.

This committee is expected to meet at The Canberra Hospital, once a month for approximately a year. Interested consumer representatives should have an interest in and knowledge of consumer participation processes and mechanisms. Members can expect some out of session document review/input.

Applications close 7 May 2019 and can be completed online here.

Consumer Participation Working Group ToR April 2019

 

Ambulatory Care Administration Standards & Governance Committee (ACASGC)

The ACASGC is part of the Cancer, Ambulatory & Community Health Support area of Canberra Health Services. Its purpose is to provide direction and leadership in the administrative
aspects of improving the patient experience, consistency and reporting, and provide direction and leadership in the establishment, development, support and recognition of administration as a professional discipline across Ambulatory Care Services. The activities of this committee include:

 Leading the development and implementation of improved and standardised administrative processes across the CHHS.
 Identifying opportunities to improve the patient/consumer journey and communication with primary health care providers.
 Functioning as an advisory body for change management.
 Communicating changes and outcomes across CHS.

This committee would suit a consumer representative with an interest in, and knowledge of, the administrative processes of health care and how these affect consumers’ experiences of
care and outcomes. This meeting is held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Canberra Hospital at 10am.

Nominations for this committee close on 30 April 2019, and can be completed online here.

Ambulatory Care Administration Standards and Governance Committee TOR 20.._

 

Consent Working Group – Canberra Health Services

Canberra Health Services is seeking a consumer representative to join the Consent Working Group. This is a sub group of the Partnering with Consumers Standard Committee at The Canberra Health Service. This group has been formed to review consent processes across the organisation and provide expert advice to the Partnering with Consumers Committee on evidence based processes and systems that are in place to ensure that informed consent processes comply with legislation and best practice. Tasks for this group will include:
 Review the Consent policy
 Review the Consent eLearning
 Review related consent forms and the current clinical forms processes for consent
 Update the Consent to Treatment Form
 Provide advice on any consumer handouts required
 Monitor performance and advise on opportunities for improvement required to meet actions 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 of NSQHS Partnering with Consumers Standard
The Consent working group reports directly to the Partnering with Consumers National Standards Committee. The working group will provide advice to the Partnering with Consumers Committee
related to informed consent, with a focus on actions 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 of the National Standards. Members of the working group will be required to progress key pieces of work related to the priorities of the group, with some out of session document review/input likely to be required. This committee is expected to meet at The Canberra Hospital, once a month for approximately a
year. Interested consumer representatives should have an interest in improving processes for informed consent for health care consumers. Experience providing advice related to Mental Health
matters, as well as general health care would be useful. This group is intended to start in April 2019.

Applications for this committee are due by 7 May 2019.

 

Paediatrics Quality and Safety Committee

The Paediatrics Quality and Safety Committee review and monitor quality and safety data and activities for paediatrics. This committee:

 Provides a central point of accountability for reviewing and monitoring quality and safety data and activities
 Considers all referrals/findings/recommendations from relevant clinical units, advisory groups or committees that may impact on paediatric services and implement recommendations
arising from the review of adverse events
 Acknowledges and responds to risk with the regular maintenance of the Risk Register and development of action plans where appropriate
 Provides leadership and support to the service in the implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
 Disseminates information relating to policy development
 Provides a multidisciplinary forum to discuss issues relating to care delivery for children.

This committee is a multidisciplinary forum that discusses issues relating to care delivery for children and reports to the Women, Youth & Children’s Division. This committee would suit
someone with an understanding of data and monitoring, as well as an understanding and experience with paediatrics. Meetings are held at The Canberra Hospital on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Applications close 7 May 2019 and can be completed online here.

TOR Paeds Quality and Safety 2014

 

HCCA Internal Committees

None at present

 

National Vacancies

None at present

 

Conference Sponsorship Positions

None at this time

Last updated: 29/4/2019