Closing date: Monday, 11 January 2021
Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is offering one health consumer representative a unique opportunity to join the Statewide Trauma Clinical Network (STCN) Steering Committee as a member.
Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) partners with Hospital and Health Services (HHSs), clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through the continual pursuit of excellence. CEQ does this by identifying, monitoring and promoting improvements in the quality of health services delivered by service providers (both HHSs and private health facilities, globally and within Queensland), and supporting and facilitating the dissemination of best-practice clinical standards and processes that achieve better outcomes for our patients. For more information see https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/index.php/
Statewide Clinical Networks provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to Queensland Health with the aim of improving consumer outcomes and experience. They work collaboratively across Queensland to develop and implement evidence-based practice in a coordinated way to achieve high quality healthcare. Find more information on the Statewide Clinical Networks here.
Definition of Trauma
For the purposes of the core work of the STCN, trauma is defined as any physical injury sustained by a physical mechanism. Although physical injury can be associated with emotional or psychological injury, the health consumer experience of the initial physical trauma journey is of most relevance within the STCN.
The STCN is a group of clinicians from multiple disciplines that help provide expert direction and advice on the delivery and enhancement of trauma services in Queensland. The STCN reports to the Executive Director of the Healthcare Improvement Unit, within Clinical Excellence Queensland, Queensland Health. More information on the network can be found on the STCN website.
The STCN is a leading strategic advisory group for matters relating to trauma service delivery in Queensland. Clinicians provide leadership to the broader advisory groups and trauma services across Queensland to achieve improvements in clinical practice, service access and the trauma patient journey.
Key areas of focus include clinical service provision, evidence-based practice, research and quality improvement, education and training, data collection and reporting.
The STCN Steering Committee membership includes clinicians experienced in trauma care across the continuum of care and also includes external representatives such as a consumer and representatives from General Practice, research institutes, pre-hospital and retrieval services and the Australian Defence Force.
The STCN Terms of Reference are located here.
Role of the consumer
The role of the successful applicant will be to:
- Attend all STCN Steering Committee meetings
- Actively participate in Steering Committee activities including pre-meeting reading, discussions and the provision of feedback and advice.
- Provide strategic advice to the STCN and working groups from a consumer perspective as required.
- Adhere to the Terms of Reference and same guidelines as expected of all other members of the network.
- Participate as an equal member of the network.
Who is it for?
This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representative who has been involved in trauma care, with at least 6 months committee or educational experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service, or statewide level.