Category: EOI – Community Representative Positions

Consumer Representative – WA Therapeutics Advisory Group – closing date 16 March

The WA Therapeutics Advisory Group is a WA Health Committee.

Its vision is to ensure the quality use of medicines throughout Western Australian health services.

Its mission is to contribute positively to the health of West Australians by ensuring the safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medicines through the strategic guidance of the State-wide Medicines Formulary (SMF). The full Terms of Reference is available here. This committee would suit someone with high level/board committee experience.

Commitment: Meetings are held up to four times per year at the Health Department and are usually 1.5 hours in duration. There is a consumer payment of $70 which includes reading time. The next meeting is 26 March.

To apply, please email info@hconc.org.au with your CV and answer these two questions:

  1. Why are you interested in being on this Advisory Group?
  2. What do you hope to bring to the Advisory Group?

EOI closes Monday 16 March 2020, 9am.

Consumer voice needed for Joondalup Health Campus expansion

Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) is looking to recruit at least five consumers to join their Consumer User Group to provide input on the plans for the hospital expansion.

User group members will be eligible to receive a consumer participation payment and parking will be provided.

There will be initially two user group meetings within the coming months where JHC require consumers to give their views alongside staff and external consultants to address additions and changes to the following areas:

  • Public Medical/Public Surgical Ward
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Theatres
  • Operating Department
  • Mental Health
  • Discharge Lounge
  • Occupational Therapy Department
  • Waste Management
  • Social Work Department
  • Public Car Park

Skills/experience required

JHC are seeking input from people with diverse backgrounds or who have a broad range of lived experiences in their life – no background in design or planning is required.

User group meetings

User group meetings will be around 1.5hrs long per meeting. Later on in the year it is hoped the same user groups will then look at the decor designs for the agreed changes.

To apply

Complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form on the JHC website (link below), making a note that the EOI is for the user group. The deadline for applications is 22 January 2020.

https://www.joondaluphealthcampus.com.au/About-Us/Become-a-consumer-representative/Become-a-consumer-representative/Register-Your-Interest

 

Diabetes Lived Experience Working Group members sought – closing date 31 December 2019

Call for expression of interest

The Diabetes and Endocrine Health Network (DEHN) at the WA Department of Health is calling for expressions of interest for members to join its Lived Experience Working Group (LEWG).

The team are looking for people who are passionate about continuous improvement and improving the lives of people with diabetes and those who care for them.

The purpose of the Lived Experience Working Group is to represent the collective voice of consumers and carers while balancing the diversity of experiences across different groups such as diabetes types, regional and remote areas, etc. and engage with a wide range of people living with diabetes and endocrine health issues with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Consumer participation payments are available – see the information in the draft terms of reference for more details.

To apply please complete the application form by Tuesday 31 December 2019.

Please read the Expression of Interest attached or contact Health Networks at healthpolicy@health.wa.gov.au for more information. The Terms of Reference will be confirmed once the group has been established. It’s expected the first meeting will be in early February.

www.health.wa.gov.au/HealthNetworks

South Metropolitan Health Service – Consumer Advisory Council – New Member Opportunities

Rockingham Peel Group (RkPG) is committed to partnering with consumers to ensure a patient-centred approach to service planning, delivery and evaluation. RkPG Consumer Advisory Council are looking for new members.

The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) establishes a formal partnership between consumer, carer and community representatives and RkPG. The CAC members provide support and advice to RkPG in order to improve the hospital experience for patients, families and other consumers.

What does the CAC do?

  • Advises on the planning, development and delivery of health services.
  • Provides valuable feedback on the needs of consumers, carers and the community.
  • Promotes consumer, carer and community participation.
  • Facilitates communication and cooperation between Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, local service providers and the community.
  • Advocates for consumers, carers and the community.

Meetings

  • The CAC meets monthly at Rockingham General Hospital.

Contact
Anyone can apply to become a CAC member, or register for other opportunities for consumer and carer involvement. If you would like to raise an issue or
suggestion with the CAC, or apply to be a member, please contact the Rockingham Peel Group directly.

Rockingham Peel Group Education,
Safety, Quality and Risk Department
Phone: 9599 4322
Email: RPGConsumerAdvisoryCouncil@health.wa.gov.au

WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Viruses Advisory Committee

  • Three consumer representative positions are now being recruited. The Department of Health is working closely with Health Consumers’ Council in the recruitment and support of consumer representatives.
  • WA SHaBBVAC provides a forum for a multi-agency and community partnership in the prevention and control of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in WA.

The WA SHaBBVAC assists the WA Department of Health’s (WA DoH) Chief Health Officer (CHO) under the Public Health Act 2016. It includes members from non-government organisations, health service providers, researchers, policy-makers and representatives from affected communities.

Consumer representatives are currently being recruited.

People with lived experience of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in WA who are interested in advocating for and contributing to a coordinated public health response to these infections are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the role and how to apply.

The key roles of the WA SHaBBVAC are to:

  • develop and maintain partnerships amongst health service providers, researchers and non-government organisations working to prevent and manage HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in WA
  • discuss and develop innovative approaches to prevent and control HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in WA
  • provide input into the WA DoH’s state health plan and policies for HIV, viral hepatitis, and STIs, taking into account matters such as prevention, education, treatment, care, surveillance, research, legal and policy issues, and evaluation
  • advocate for people living with or at-risk of HIV, viral hepatitis or STIs.

WA SHaBBVAC meets three times a year for a two-hour meeting.

Remuneration for consumer representatives participation on the committee is provided.

More information

Contact the WA SHaBBVAC Secretariat on 9222 2326 or email paramjit.kaur@health.wa.gov.au with any queries.