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Consumer Representatives for Clinical Incident Reform Group Project

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 26th March

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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service (PSQIS), Clinical Excellence Queensland, Department of Health

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service is seeking three (3) health consumer representatives for the Clinical Incident Reform Group project.

This is a unique opportunity for one (1) consumer to participate on the Clinical Incident Reform Group (CIRG) committee for the review of clinical incident management in Queensland and two (2) consumers to review educational resources and tools that are being developed.

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service is responsible for the monitoring and support of Hospital and Health Services to minimise harm, reduce unwarranted variation in healthcare and to achieve high-quality patient care.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Clinical Incident Reform Group (CIRG) is to review the current practices related to incident data management, resources and approaches used in Clinical Incident Management (CIM) including:

  • the assessment of the electronic information incident management system
  • research into the types of methodologies utilised for clinical incident analysis and possible alternatives, and
  • the identification of improvements in respect to CIM tools/resources/training that may enhance the deployment of clinical incident management in Queensland Health

Committee authority:

The CIRG functions under the authority of the Directors of Clinical Governance Improvement and Implementation Partnership (DCGIIP) and Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ).  With respect to decision making, the CIRG will make recommendations to the Chair of DCGIIP and the Executive Director Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service, CEQ. The Terms of Reference are available on request.

Membership:

  • Executive Director, PSQIS
  • Executive Director, Clinical Governance HHS
  • Directors of Clinical Governance Improvement and Implementation Partnership (DCGIIP) representative
  • Executive Director Medical Services
  • Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery Services
  • PSQIS representative
  • Consumer representative
  • Principal Project Officer – Project Support

The three key areas of work include:

  • Review of the entering of data in RiskMan for SAC3 and SAC4 incidents for more efficiencies
  • Development and implement an alternative methodology/methodologies, based on current evidence, to investigate and analyse clinical incidents, inclusive of a quality improvement approach
  • The review and development of educational resources and tools for clinical incident management

Role of consumer 1 (participate on the Clinical Incident Reform Group (CIRG) committee)

  • The attendance of all CIRG Committee meetings and active participation in all Committee activities such as pre-meeting reading, discussions and decision making
  • The review, appraisal and evaluation of relevant CIM documents to provide feedback (verbal and written)
  • The advocacy for the consumer (in the CIM process) providing their informed perspective

Role of consumers 2 and 3 (review educational resources and tools that are being developed)

  • The ability to review educational resources and tools in logical manner with high attention to detail
  • Provide sound, clear written and verbal feedback to PSQIS Project Officer.

 

Who is it for?

For consumer 1, the opportunity for membership of the CIRG committee would suit a consumer with past committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service, or Statewide level who has experience with reviewing, appraising and evaluating documents/papers and who may have experience / knowledge of patient safety reports and/or clinical incident management.

For consumers 2 and 3, it is desirable to have some past experience in reviewing documents in general but not required to have knowledge or experience with clinical incidents

The successful applicants will need own computer and some level of computer literacy to review Microsoft word documents online and communicate via email, teleconference and directly.

Time and location

Meetings are held monthly – Monday 4:00-5:00pm with options to attend in person at 15 Butterfield St or via video / teleconference.  Parking is available on site.

 

Remuneration and Support

The successful applicants will be remunerated for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement. Parking and travel expenses will be covered

PSQIS staff will provide an orientation to clinical incident management and the CIRG role within the PSQIS setting.

 

How to apply

Please complete this consumer application form and return to consumer@hcq.org.au by 5pm Thursday 26th March.

For assistance please contact Health Consumers Queensland via consumer@hcq.org.au or by phone on 07 3012 9090.