EXTENDED TO: 5pm Wednesday 14 October 2020

Clinical Excellence Queensland are seeking consumers to be actively engaged in one of three Sub-committees of the new established Patient Safety and Quality Advisory Committee (PSQAC).

These Sub-Committees contribute to the PSQAC’s purpose of providing a system level forum for design and promulgation of systems for accessing and continually improving the safety and quality of care to patients and families.

Purpose

The following three Sub-Committees will all have two (2) consumer representatives and will also include relevant clinicians and department of health staff:

  • Healthcare Safety and Quality Indicator Sub-Committee
  • eHealth Linkage Sub-Committee
  • Practice Improvement Sub-Committee

Healthcare Safety and Quality Indicator Sub-Committee (HSQISC)

This HSIQSC will provide advice and guidance to the PSQAC in defining key system domains, measures and indicators of healthcare safety and quality and recommend systems for reporting of these indicators to relevant stakeholders.

Read the Terms of Reference for the HSQISC >

eHealth Linkage Sub-Committee (eHLSC)

The eHLSC will provide expertise and advice to the PSQAC in relation to the governance of clinical and non-clinical systems to improve and maintain the quality of care provided across the clinical setting. It will foster engagement with eHealth Queensland to ensure patient safety and quality is forefront in planning, prioritising and implementing Queensland Health’s digital agenda.

Read the Terms of Reference for the eHLSC >

 Practice Improvement Sub-Committee (PISC)

The PISC will provide expertise and advice to the PSQAC in relation to immediate and longer-term solutions to improve and maintain the quality of care provided across the clinical setting. It will identify best practice strategies to deliver high-quality, safe, high-value healthcare; develop, test, and share tools and strategies to help implement what works to improve clinical practice; and it will opportunity for consultation between a broad range of clinical, research and academic experts to support safety and quality of care to patients through clinical practice improvement.

Read the Terms of Reference for the PISC >

Role of the consumer

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

Who is it for?

This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representative with at least 12 months’ committee experience, either at the Statewide or Hospital and Health Service level.

Whilst not essential, preference will be given to consumers with experience in the topic areas of the three Sub-Committees.

Time and location

The Sub-Committees will meet quarterly via Microsoft Teams video conference

Remuneration and Support

Consumers will be remunerated for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement. Parking and travel expenses will be covered if physical attendance at a meeting is required by all members.

How to apply

Please complete this consumer application form and return to consumer@hcq.org.au by 5pm Wednesday 7 October 2020.

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

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