Call for CQ Health Consumer Representatives

Closes 31 Dec 2020

Opened 6 Nov 2019

Overview

We are calling for patients, carers and health consumers (past or present) in the Central Queensland health region to be involved in our established strategic committees. These roles require the valuable input of a formal health consumer representative.

You will need to volunteer a few hours of your time each month for reading and committee work. These roles are formal health consumer representative positions. This means you will need to go through an application and selection process and if successful be offered the ability to claim reasonable out of pocket expenses and a formal committee participation fee while in the role.

Health consumer representatives have a unique and essential role in our health service. Without our health consumer representatives there is often no-one on a committee who can represent a non-medical person and, in many cases, a broader community perspective. The health consumer has an important role in consumer and community engagement and will assist the health service with service planning and decision-making.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive health consumer representation, reflective of our community.

You will not be required to have any specialist skills or health knowledge - let us focus on this.

Most strategic committees meet once a month, held in Rockhampton and have phone and video conference available.

Do I have the skills?

  • Have you been a consumer or carer in any service provided by CQ Health?
  • Would you be able to represent yourself as a consumer or carer?
  • Would you be able to work in a team and have the confidence to speak in a group to get your views across?
  • Would you be available to volunteer several hours of your time?
  • Would you be able to commit to meeting as a committee once a month?
  • Would you be happy to receive support throughout your involvement?

If yes, we need you!

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Young People
  • Carers
  • Families
  • General Public
  • Older people
  • Community of interest
  • Community Advisory Networks and Groups
  • Baralaba
  • Biloela
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton
  • Capricorn Coast
  • Theodore
  • Moura
  • Tieri
  • Capella
  • Springsure
  • Woorabinda
  • Cracow
  • Mount Morgan
  • Blackwater
  • ATSI Organisations
  • CALD Community Organisations
  • Education and Training Organisations
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • Local Governments
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
  • Cultural & Linguistically Diverse
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People with a disability
  • Refugees

Interests

  • Healthcare