At Fiona Stanley Hospital Emergency Department our Consumer Advisory Group has an established role in providing leadership and advice in the areas of performance measurement and evaluation, service planning, and designing care in line with our commitment to National Safety and Quality Health Care Standard 2 – Partnering with Consumers.
Expressions of Interest are sought from our patients and/or their carers to join the Consumer Advisory Group. We are seeking to appoint up to 6 patient community members for three years.
Expressions of Interest are confidential, should be written by the applicant and submitted by mail or email to the addresses below. Expressions of Interest should include:
Your capacity and preparedness to represent all consumers regardless of age, cultural background, or health
- Experience of the FSH Emergency Department as a carer or patient;
- Level of verbal, written and computer literacy.
Invitation to interview will be based on Expressions of Interest. Appointment will be based on an applicant’s ability to provide advice on health issues as well as the capacity to understand and represent the perspectives of consumers and carers from the community served by FSH ED.
Successful candidates will be offered a position subject to: completion of 100 point identification check; successful criminal record and working with children clearance; health screening for vaccinations and communicable diseases; successful pre-appointment health assessment; signing of confidentiality agreement; declaration of any conflict of interest; and willingness to work within the parameters of Fiona Stanley Hospital vision, values and policies as necessary.
Expressions of Interest are due by 11 January 2019 and the term of appointment is for three years with a 1 year probationary period.
Patient community members of the Consumer Advisory Group will be paid an honorarium for each meeting attended in accordance with the Health Consumers’ Council Consumer Representative Payment Policy and SMAHS Policy: Consumer and Carer Participation.
Enquiries and Expression of Interests to:
Dr Tom Hitchcock, Staff Specialist, Fiona Stanley Hospital Emergency Department.