Consumer Opportunities

The role of a consumer representative can be a very rewarding experience, knowing that you are helping to affect positive change in Queensland’s health system and improving the healthcare experience for other consumers.

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Queensland Clinical Network Executive Consumer Member

The Queensland Clinical Networks’ Executive (QCNE)  is seeking a consumer representative to be part of the team. The QCNE role is to be strategically involved in healthcare innovation and initiatives to improve healthcare service delivery and patient outcomes.

Purpose

The QCNE is a small executive team of clinical network chairs. They have been convened to provide a visible leadership structure for clinical networks enabling effective and efficient engagement with stakeholders from across the health system.

Role of the consumer

  • Actively participate in QCNE discussions.
  • Confidently advocate on behalf of people they will be asked to represent.
  • Bring a consumer / carer perspective to all discussion and decision-making.
  • Possess a good understanding of matters that affect people receiving health services.
  • Have well developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team and maintain good working relationships with team members and other stakeholders.

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Expressions of Interest for HCQ Board

The Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ) Board is seeking committed individuals with governance and other relevant skills and experience to express interest in joining the current Board Directors to lead the future strategic direction of HCQ during our next stage of development. HCQ is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We encourage people with diverse experience and backgrounds to register their interest as a potential candidate.

As part of this Board recruitment, HCQ is also seeking a new Director to take over registration as HCQ’s Company Secretary under the Corporations Act 2001, on a pro bono basis.  The additional responsibilities associated with that role are listed at the end of the Expression of Interest document.

If you are interested or would like to know more, please email [email protected]

Further information:

Closing Date for expressions of interest: 5pm, Friday 15 October 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 25 October 2021.

The process is aiming to have newly appointed Directors attend the AGM and Board meeting on Wednesday, 17 November 2021 (9 am – 1 pm).

Join the Mental Health and Addiction Portal Working Group (MHAP)

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 7th October

The Clinical Systems Collections and Performance Unit (CSCPU) of the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB) is inviting two (2) consumer and carer representatives with lived experience and recent engagement with services in the public or private sector of mental health and alcohol and other drugs services to participate in a working group. Consumers will have the opportunity to inform and guide the program of work associated with the ongoing development, maintenance and use of their data warehouse solution.

The Mental Health and Addiction Portal (MHAP) Working Group has been established to provide direction and facilitate the program of work associated with the ongoing development, maintenance and use of MHAP to align with the MHAOD Digital Information Strategy which provide strategic direction for digital transformation over the next 5 years.

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Join the working group to develop a risk screening and assessment tool to improve person centred care

Closing date: 9am Friday, 10 September 2021

The Healthcare Improvement Unit is providing one (1) health consumer representative a unique opportunity to participate in the Statewide Comprehensive Assessment and Care Planning (CACP) Project to improve and streamline Comprehensive Care across Queensland Health.

This is a key project of the Frail Older Persons Collaborative is the Comprehensive Assessment and Care Planning (CACP) Project is essential for all patients accessing healthcare but especially important for frail, older adults and those with complex medical problems, cognitive impairment and intellectual disabilities. The Frail Older Persons Collaborative aims to provide person-centred, coordinated, and comprehensive health care that meets patient’s individual needs and reduces the risks of harm associated with healthcare.

The purpose of this small working group is to develop an evidence-based standardised, integrated risk screening and assessment tool which supports patient’s involvement in their care, screens/assesses for risk of common hospital acquired complications and works towards care which is person-centred, coordinated and delivered in a holistic manner by the healthcare team as stated in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards – Comprehensive Care Standard.

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