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Expression of Interest - Consumer Advisors

Expression of Interest - Consumer Advisors

Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) are seeking people who have been a patient or the carer of a patient in our health service and are willing to get involved to improve the service we deliver.

AWH recognises the value of the voice of our patients and their families and the need for their experience and expertise to help inform decisions about health care at the individual, service and system levels.   

There is evidence to support that the delivery of care that has incorporated consumers’ needs and preferences can lead to better health outcomes, better experiences for patients and their families and greater efficiency of care.

When healthcare professionals, managers and consumers work in partnership, the quality and safety of health care improves, errors decrease, healthcare professional satisfaction increases and patient care experience improves.

We are looking for people who feel they can bring a consumer perspective to the following areas at AWH by participating in the following committees or working groups;

  1. Advanced Care Planning
  2. Delirium and Cognition Care
  3. Falls Sub-Committee
  4. Other

 

Your Role as a Consumer Advisor on a Committee:

The role is to provide a consumer perspective on the issues being discussed and recommendations being made about healthcare policy, systems and service reform.

This involves:

  • Representing a health service users/carer’s views to the committee / group
  • Providing a perspective which reflects their health journey and the collective experience of health consumers
  • Helping the committee to think about things from a consumer perspective by raising the service user or a carer’s perspective.
  • Providing a broader community feedback rather than focus on one’s own individual experiences
  • To inform system and service level improvements
  • Being engaged with formal and informal consumer networks.
  • Attending and participating in committee meetings as agreed with the health service.
  • Maintaining confidentiality and disclosure of conflicts of interest.

 

Pre-requisite knowledge, skills and attributes include:

  • Experience as a patient and/or carer and/or relative of a person who has received health care
  • A broad understanding of the Australian health care system.
  • Capacity to reflect on current and broader issues rather than focusing on personal concerns /

agendas or individual issues.

  • Ability and willingness to participate on a regular basis in meetings.

 

AWH will undertake to provide support, orientation and training. These roles require a minimum of four hours per month. To express an interest, please email Elaine Hill at participation@awh.org.au  with your details and experience for a consumer advisor role by the 15/09/2019

Last updated: 03-09-2019