Extended closing date: 9am, Monday 24th August 2020

Queensland Clinical Senate (QCS)

The Queensland Clinical Senate would like to recruit two consumer and/or carer representatives to be a part of the Senate. Their role is to provide the consumer perspective with a focus on quality patient outcomes and experiences through all levels of the health system in Queensland. The QCS would welcome:

  • A consumer and or carer from rural or remote Queensland
  • A consumer and or carer who identifies as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Purpose

The Queensland Clinical Senate represents clinicians from across the health system and provides strategic advice and leadership on system-wide issues affecting the quality, affordability and efficient delivery of patient care within Queensland. The QCS connects clinicians to improve care.

The QCS share their collective knowledge to consider strategic clinical issues and make recommendations to Queensland Health about how to deliver the best care to Queenslanders.

The Queensland Clinical Senate has played a key role in representing clinicians to provide leadership and advice on strategic statewide clinical service delivery issues. The Senate has been successful in advocating for:

  • GP access to The Viewer
  • Publicly funded bariatric surgery
  • Community education program about end of life care
  • Funding to support implementation of innovative models of integrated care (Integrated Care Innovation Fund)
  • Evidence-based review of the quality of patient health outcomes related to NEAT, resulting in a revised NEAT target of 80%
  • Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Membership

For details of Queensland Clinical Senate’s membership, refer to the Terms of Reference here.

Role of the consumer

The role of the successful applicant will be to attend all QCS meetings and to actively participate in all activities such as pre-meeting reading, discussions, provision of feedback and advice.

Who is it for?

The successful consumer and or carer representatives are expected to engage with their community connections and links to networks to inform into the senate with a broader community perspective with the aim of improving health care services to meet the needs of all Queenslanders.

This opportunity would suit:

  • A consumer and or carer from rural or remote Queensland
  • A consumer and or carer who identifies as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • An experienced consumer with high level committee experience, either at the local, Hospital and Health Service, or Statewide level
  • A consumer and or carer who has an understanding of the Queensland Health system and experience providing consumer feedback
  • A consumer and or carer who has a high level of literacy (including reading, writing and communication)

Time and location

The broader Queensland Clinical Senate will meet a minimum of three times per year in Brisbane. These meetings are usually conducted in person, however because of COVID-19 the last meeting was successfully held by videoconference for all participants. Consultation with members can also occur out of session if required.

Remuneration and Support

Consumers will be remunerated in accordance with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement.

$187 per meeting 4 hours and under *

$374 per meeting 4 hours and over *

*Covers pre-reading and travel time

Members living outside of Brisbane will be reimbursed for travel and/or accommodation costs in accordance with Queensland Health Travel and Accommodation Policy, Domestic Travel and Accommodation Standard and Domestic Travel and Accommodation Procedure.

The Department of Health’s Clinical Excellence Queensland will provide secretariat support.

How to apply

Please complete this consumer application form and return to consumer@hcq.org.au by 9am, Monday 24th August 2020.

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

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