Closing date: Close of business Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Department of Health – Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

The Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (OCNMO) is hosting a Digital Simulation and Workshop to inform the development of the Nursing and Midwifery Digital Strategy. OCNMO is therefore seeking expressions of interest from a cross section of consumers that have experienced an admission in a setting where new technology may have impacted on the level of care they have received.

The Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (OCNMO) is the Queensland Government’s principal advisor on all matters relating to the nursing and midwifery workforce with a particular authority and expertise in advancing, leading and advising on matters that promote a healthier Queensland.


Through the oversight of the Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Executive Council (QNMExC) the Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer is developing a Nursing and Midwifery Digital Strategy.

The QNMExC provides high level advice and recommendations on health priorities through clinical leadership of the nursing and midwifery workforce in Queensland. The QNMExC represents nurses and midwives in public, private and community healthcare.

Role of the Consumer

The simulation and workshop are looking to have 6-8 consumers involved. The successful consumers will be a mix of metropolitan based and rural and remote based consumers. For successful rural and remote consumers, all travel fees including flights and accommodation will be covered.

The intention of the simulation is for three (3) consumers to be involved in a simulation exercise that uses Digital technology to have their observations taken, and a simulated medication round all of which illustrates how nurses and midwifes incorporate the provision of care from a work flow perspective in a digital environment.  The QNMExC membership and the remaining consumers will be observers.

Who is this for?

This opportunity would suit a consumer who has a particular interest in any of the following fields:

  • The integration of digital health into existing nursing and midwifery workflows within all care settings.  Representation from the following consumers or families / carer would be ideal:
  • Rural and Remote
  • Aged Care
  • Midwifery
  • Mental Health
  • Acute settings
  • Paediatrics

A workshop will follow the simulation, to discuss the findings and identify key themes for consideration from a planning perspective.

Time and location

This opportunity is a one-off engagement over a full day. The day will begin with an approximate hour simulation reflecting a nurses’ and midwives ward round with 2-3 consumers to be involved, whilst the others will observe. Post the simulation, the successful consumers and QNMExC participants will be engaged in a workshop to review the simulation and provide feedback for consideration in setting the direction and priorities from a digital perspective to ensure we have a prepared workforce for both the immediate and future service needs.

The simulation and workshop will be held at the Digital Academy in the Clinical Skills Development Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Level 5 Block 6, Herston, Herston on Tuesday 21 May 2019. Parking will also be provided, with a short walk required to the simulation and workshop location. Parking will be at 15 Butterfield Street, Herston.

Remuneration and support

Consumers will be remunerated at the full day fee of $374, in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s guidelines.

For metro consumers, parking will be supplied. For rural and remote consumers, all travel fees to attend the simulation and workshop will be covered.

How To Apply

Please complete this Expression of Interest and return it to [email protected] by Tuesday 30, April 2019. For assistance completing this Expression of Interest please contact Michael Taylor via [email protected],or by phone on 07 3012 9090.

For queries relating to the Digital Simulation and Workshop, please contact Lindsey Hutchinson, Department of Health, on 07 3328 9250 or email [email protected]

*** We request that completed Expressions of Interest are sent only to Health Consumers Queensland **