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EXTENDED: Sexual Health Network Steering Committee

Now closing 5pm Thursday 29 August

Clinical Excellence Queensland, Queensland Health

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is recruiting a consumer representative on the newly established Sexual Health Network Steering Committee.
As part of the Queensland Department of Health, CEQ partners with health services, clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through its continual pursuit of excellence. Read more about CEQ >

Purpose

The Sexual Health Network is a group of health professionals and consumers that collaborate based on shared goals. The network aims to:

  • Guide local and statewide quality improvement reform in sexual health services
  • Enable new models of care to be shared across geographical areas
  • Support sexual health clinical guideline and policy development
  • Act as an enabler to implement change based on current evidence-based sexual heath practice
  • Enable clinicians to work together to develop and test innovative models to improve services
  • Provide a platform to share challenges and successes to co-design sexual health services with consumers

The wider network is open to all interested people working in sexual health across Queensland. The steering committee is a smaller group of approximately 15 members that have been elected to guide network activities. The committee is led by 2 co-chairs (medical and nursing) and supported by a coordinator.

The steering committee and the network have only recently been established and are in the process of determining their priority areas. The first body of work is to conduct a service mapping activity so that we can better understand the current status of publicly funded sexual health services in Queensland.

Current membership of the committee includes sexual health doctors, sexual health nurses, public health nurses, pharmacists, sexual health researchers and an indigenous health worker.
Role of the consumer
Within the committee, the role of the consumer will vary depending on the current priority in focus, but will include providing information and feedback to the group from a consumer perspective and providing direct advice to inform decisions and recommendations made by the committee.

Who is it for?

This opportunity would suit a consumer who has accessed a publicly funded sexual health clinic in Queensland for assessment or treatment, ideally in the last 5 years. Consumers from throughout Queensland are encouraged to apply.

Time and location

Steering committee meetings are held quarterly on a Friday for a full day. All meetings are face to face and held in Herston, Brisbane. In addition, an annual full day forum will be held later in 2019 at a date and location to be confirmed.

All members of the committee, including the consumer representative, will be reviewed after 12 months and an application process may be repeated. Rejuvenation of the committee and allowing opportunities for membership to be shared across the sexual health community is viewed positively, as it allows different voices to be heard.

Remuneration and Support

Consumers will be remunerated for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement.
Remuneration will be provided as follows:

  • $187 per meeting 4 hours and under
  • $374 per meeting 4 hours and over

Parking can be arranged in advance at no cost to the consumer. All meeting paperwork will be printed out for the consumer and will be provided at the meeting.
Should the successful consumer live outside South East Queensland, travel assistance (including flights and accommodation, depending on the consumer’s location) will be provided in accordance with Queensland Health travel rules. The network coordinator will provide orientation and ongoing support for the successful consumer representative, including pre- and post-meeting briefings.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and return to consumer@hcq.org.au by close of business Monday 12 August 2019
For assistance please contact Health Consumers Queensland via consumer@hcq.org.au or by phone on 07 3012 9090.

Download the application form >