Wanted: Your Voice – We Are Looking for a Community Member to Join Our Safety and Quality Committee

 

We are looking to appoint a Consumer Representative to our Board Safety and Quality (BSQ) Committee, a vital role to help ensure the safety and quality of the services delivered by BRHS.

The Consumer Representative role as a member of the BSQ Committee will ensure that the patient, carers and family voice is heard and that their perspective is included in improving the safety and quality of care across the domains of service planning; designing and delivering care; service measurement and evaluation. They do this with the support of the Chair by commenting and asking questions that might be important to consumers.

The committee is responsible for ensuring the health service meets the appropriate standards including the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard (second Edition) and the other service specific standards including but not limited to the Aged Care Quality Standards and the National Disability Standards, as well as meeting consumers and community needs.

To learn more, including information on how to apply, download the position description here.

The consumer representative is a new position for this committee.

It will play a vital role in keeping the perspective of all consumers central to our decision making, process review and be an active advocate for person-centred recommendations.

Person-centred care is care that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of every individual. Person-centred care includes respect, emotional support, physical comfort, information and communication, continuity and transition, care coordination, involvement of carers and family, and access to care.

BRHS is committed to involving people in a meaningful way throughout our health service and recognises that meeting the health needs of people is best done in partnership with consumers and by participating fully in the work of the Committee.

This role will:

  • Represent not only personal views but those of the broader community and champion the voice of all consumers of our service.
  • Ensure that the BSQ Committee is aware of, and recognises the implications of broader consumer perspectives in matters considered.
  • Act as a source of information on issues affecting community and consumers that may be considered by the Board Safety & Quality Committee.
  • Contribute agenda items for discussion by the Committee that may have implications for consumers of the health service.

The initial appointment to the BSQ Committee will be for a period of 24 months.

To learn more, including information on how to apply, download the position description here.