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

Consumer and Community Engagement

Consumer Vacancies

Person and Family Centred Care Committee

PFCC Committee

Overview

One Position Avaliable.

The purpose of the Committee of the PFCCNC is to set priorities and strategic directions to enable consumers and carers play active roles in decision-making processes that affect their own health care to the extent that they choose and/or engage in the planning, design and evaluation of health policy, service delivery, projects and facilities.

The Committee has the designated role to drive the development, implementation and evaluation of the WCHN Consumer, Carer and Community Engagement and Strategy, the person and family centred elements of the WCHN Clinical Governance Framework and the WCHN Safety and Quality Strategy and Improvement Plan and ensure the organisation meets the requirements of the National Safety & Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard 2 – Partnering with Consumers (2nd Edition).

When do they meet?

Meetings are held monthly for one hour, every first Tuesday of the month in the morning.

Why

We want to ensure that the WCHN is meeting the needs of the community and designed in partnership with those who utilise our range of services.

You

Have had recent lived experience within one of our services as a consumer, carer, family member or friend. You will need to pass a DSCI clearance.

Closing Date

30 June 2019

How to Apply

Email to Director Consumer and Community Engagement with information about how you are a great fit for the role.

Already a member? Then text PFCCC to 0466 364 694.

Allied Health, Complex, Subacute and Spiritual Care Safety and Quality Committee

 

Overview

The Allied Health, Complex, Subacute and Spiritual Care (AHCSASC) directorate is looking for two (2) Consumers, Carers or Community Representatives for their Safety and Quality Committee. The AHCSASC directorate includes Allied Health and Aboriginal Liaison, Child Development Unit, Palliative Care, Spiritual Care, Complex Care and Disability Services, Paediatric Rehabilitation and the Paediatric Chronic Pain Service.

The AHCSASC safety and quality committee is responsible for setting priorities and strategic directions for the delivery of excellence in care within the directorate; fostering a culture of safety and quality improvement; and evaluating the effectiveness of the organisation's clinical governance systems that support looking, learning and improving clinical practices in order to deliver care that is personal, connected, safe, collaborative and right to every patient every time.

The committee meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 2.30 – 3.30pm. The meetings are located at the Norwich Building (77 King William Rd, North Adelaide), the chair is Natalie Hood (interim Director, AHCSASC) and your support person for the committee will be Tara Beaumont (Program Manager, Allied Health).

The position will be reimbursed at the current rate set out in the SA Health Sitting Fee Policy for non-employees ($30 per hour).

Why

We want to ensure that the WCHN is meeting the needs of the community and designed in partnership with those who utilise our range of services. We want to makes sure that consumers are part of the safety and quality decision making process because:

  • They use the system
  • They assist us to take a step back and think from a different viewpoint
  • They help us to simplify
  • Their knowledge is unique.

Understanding our patients and carers experience is critical to ensuring that we are delivering person and family-centred care across the directorate.

You

Have had recent lived experience within one of our services as a consumer, carer, family member or friend. You will need to pass a DCSI clearance.

Closing Date

30 June 2019

How to Apply

Join the WCHN Consumer Database and  email to the Director, Consumer and Community Engagement.

Already a member? Then text SAFETY to 0466 364 694.

Consumer and Community Partnering Council

Overview

Three positions are available:

  1. For a Female Aboriginal Elder, Leader, Consumer or Carer who has experienced services within the Women's and Children's Health Network.
  2. For a Male Aboriginal Elder, Leader, Consumer or Carer who has experienced services within the Women's and Children's Health Network.
  3. For a General Consumer or Carer who has experienced services within the Women's and Children's Health Network.

The purpose of the committee is to provide oversight, superior consultancy and management of WCHN Consumer and Community Engagement. You will work with 16 other consumers and carers. The committee is chaired by the CEO and a consumer representative. You will work with the team to develop innovative ways to maximize the level of consumer care across our health network.

Reimbursement provided for all sitting costs, including transport, training and project work.

Why

We want to ensure that the WCHN is meeting the needs of the community and designed in partnership with those who utilise our range of services.

You

Have had recent lived experience within one of our services as a consumer, carer, family member or friend. You will need to pass a DSCI clearance.

Closing Date

30 June 2019

How to Apply

Email to Director Consumer and Community Engagement with information about how you are a great fit for the role.

Already a member? Then text CCPC to 0466 364 694.

Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Consumer Advisory Committee

Overview

The Child Adolescent Mental Health Services Division wants to continue to tailor its services to the highest quality of standard for all women, children, young people and families requiring mental health support. We are looking for recent consumers and carers to join the divisional advisory body known as ELECT.

Why

We want to ensure that we partner with our consumers, carers and families during mental health episodes and when planning or designing our services.

You

We are looking for consumers and caregivers over the age of 16 years to nominate for an advisory board position. There are 5 positions starting in August 2019.

Closing Date

30 June 2019

How to Apply

Email to Director Consumer and Community Engagement with information about how you are a great fit for the role.

Already a member? Then text CAMHS to 0466 364 694.

Child and Family Health Services (CaFHS) Consumer Advisory Committee

CaFHS

Overview

The CaFHS Consumer Advisory Committee aims to provide direct feedback to the CaFHS division from clients and consumers who use their health services across South Australia. The committee is responsible for providing advice to CaFHS on a range of topics to support provision of services which may include new models of care, service planning and health information for consumers and leading quality improvement activities.

Why

We want to ensure that we partner with our consumers, carers and families during mental health episodes and when planning or designing our services.

You

We are looking for consumers and caregivers over the age of 16 years to nominate for one of 4 advisory board positions starting in August 2019.

Closing Date

30 June 2019

How to Apply

Email to Director Consumer and Community Engagement with information about how you are a great fit for the role.

Already a member? Then text CaFHS to 0466 364 694.

Consumer or Community Engagement Selection Process

All WCHN committees, panels, working groups and quality improvement activities are supported by an Expression of Interest (EOI) recruitment process.  An EOI is a fair and just way of recruiting for committees, panels, staff selection panels and quality improvements. An EOI is promoted using one or more of the following: WCHN Consumer Memo, Basecamp and on the Women's and Children's Hospital website (under WCH page link iconConsumer Vacancies). When one or more expressions or interest are received, the Director, Consumer and Community Engagement with relevant staff conduct interviews.

An interview is a 20-30-minute conversation about the skills, experiences, competences and attributes you can contribute to the activity or committee. Sometimes references are needed, particularly for committees supported by the WCH page link iconConsumer Governance Structure. Following the interview, all prospective candidates involved are informed of the outcome. This process can take up to three weeks.

For candidates not successful in their preferred activity, a reason is provided. Often it is because there were only one or two positions available with many people expressing an interest. Opportunities for engagement with the WCHN are frequent and plentiful, and the Director, Consumer and Community Engagement will explore other options.

At times, Management has discretion, particularly for some quality improvement activities, to select a consumer or community member based on skills, experiences and need for the Network without going to an expression of interest process. This decision is not made without appropriate consultation with the Director, Consumer and Community Engagement and the Executive Director, Corporate Services. Often it is due to timing and sensitivity of the proposed activity.

Some activities and committee appointments are granted to Consumer Representatives who are sitting members on a WCHN Committee. The appointment is justified as it is an extension of their role description.

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last modified: 13 Jun 2019