Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Consumer and Community Engagement - Consumer Opportunities

Consumer and Community Engagement

Consumer Opportunities

Expression of Interest - Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) Consumer Committee

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Opening date: Thursday 08 February 2017
Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017

There is an exciting opportunity to be part of the new Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) Consumer Committee. This Committee is a key part of the CaFHS divisional governance structure and has been formed to ensure that consumer and community perspectives are integrated into service planning and development and that strategies to engage consumers and communities are appropriate and effective.

The CaFHS Consumer Committee will be co-chaired by the Interim Director, CaFHS and a Consumer Representative and it aims to include a diverse membership from across the State. It will meet 4 times a year (meetings are planned for the last week of term) at CaFHS, 295 South Terrace Adelaide (video conferencing facilities are available to enable people living in rural and remote areas to be linked in).

Expressions of Interest are sought from people who are currently receiving CaFHS services or have received services within the past 2-3 years and/or from people who have wide networks with parents of infants and young children.

No previous committee experience is required. All members will be given an induction and orientation package and ongoing support.

If you are interested in submitting an Expression of Interest or would like more information, please contact Cathy Isam, Manager, Service Improvement, Child and Family Health Service.
T: 8303 1539 or E: catherine.isam@sa.gov.au

Note: There may be an interview process if there is a high number of Expressions of Interest received.

Infection Control Committee

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Infection Control is looking for a Caregiver for a 24 month term.

The Infection Control Committee has a responsibility to oversee infection prevention and control activity within WCHN. The committee is currently looking for a Consumer Representative to sit on the board for 2 year term. The consumer role on the Infection Prevention and Control Committee (IP&CC) is valued and important, ensuring that activities of the IP&CC provides a consumer perspective on agenda items during discussions and facilitating broader consultation with consumers. Email Allan for the Job Description.

Expression of Interests DUE 20 March 2017

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Safety Committee

The Network is looking for consumers, family members, volunteers or community members to provide us with online feedback on consumer information. If you can spare 1-2 hours a month, have access to a computer and are passionate about health literacy standards, please ask Allan to securely sign you up to our Basecamp Consumer and Community Engagement site. Email Allan with subject "sign me up to Basecamp".

Consumer or Community Engagement Selection Process

For all committees, panels, working groups and quality improvement activities conducted within the Women's and Children's Health Network a recruitment process is undertaken. To be fair and just, the process operates by using the below flowchart. Please note management has discretion, for some quality improvement activities, to select a consumer or community member based on skills, experiences and need for the Network.

Consumer EOI Flowchart

last modified: 17 Feb 2017