Apply to become a Consumer Representative on one of our Statewide Clinical Networks
Are you passionate about improving palliative, surgical, perioperative or urgent care?
We are seeking people with lived experiences as patients, carers or community members to join our Statewide Clinical Networks.
We are seeking applicants who:
- are passionate about improving care and experiences for consumers and their families
- can communicate effectively, work well in a team and be good problem solvers
- have a recent experience as a patient or carer or community members relevant to the above mentioned clinical network
- have not previously worked /are not currently working as a health professional
- are available to participate in activities of the Steering Committee, including face to face meetings, working groups and some work conducted between meetings (including the community of consumer committee).
What do I need to know?
The Statewide Clinical Network Leads and the CEIH Networks Director will select the new steering committee members.
If selected, you will also need to submit a completed conflict of interest and confidentiality declaration form.
Applications close 30 April 2023.
FAQs - Consumer Representative on Statewide Clinical Networks
What is a Consumer / Carer / Community Member?
Consumers and/or carers are people who use or are potential users of healthcare services. Consumers may participate as individuals, groups, organisations of consumers, consumer representatives or communities.
A Carer means a person who provides care and support for their parent, partner, child or friend who has a disability, is frail, or who has a chronic mental or physical illness. An individual is not a carer merely because he or she is the spouse, de facto partner, parent, guardian, child or other relative of an individual, or lives with an individual who requires care. Carers can include parents and guardians caring for children and children caring for parents and guardians.
What is a Statewide Clinical Network Steering Committee?
The Steering Committee will provide oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of the network’s activities.
Steering Committee members will have a demonstrated passion for the clinical field, be strategic thinkers, excellent communicators and have the ability to influence change in service delivery.
The Steering Committee will be led by a Statewide Clinical Network Lead who will report to the Commissioner.
What time commitment is required?
Steering Committee meetings generally occur monthly, but some networks meet less frequently. There may be other forums and planning sessions that members are asked to attend. Members may also be asked to contribute to working groups to progress time limited priority projects for the network. There is also likely to be some out-of-session work and actions that arise from meetings that members will need to contribute to.
How will the Steering Committees be supported?
Each Clinical Network has a Statewide Clinical Network (SCN) Lead who will provide leadership to the network. The Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health (CEIH) will provide a project manager for each network who will work closely with the SCN Lead and the Steering Committee to manage the overall program of work for the network. The CEIH will also have a supporting role in guiding the work of the network by providing expertise in clinical informatics and improvement methodologies. Administrative support will also be provided.
I haven’t been on a committee like this before. Can I still apply?
Yes! We welcome applications from those who are passionate about improving care for patients and have experience as a patient or carer relevant to the network.
What other opportunities will there be to be involved with the network?
The Steering Committee will be limited to approximately 8 to 12 members and we recognise that there will be many passionate and dynamic people who are not selected. There will be opportunities to participate in working groups, sub-committees and workshops that will be established to progress the work program developed by the Steering Committee.
Will I be paid for my time?
Consumers and private clinicians will be remunerated as per CEIH and SA Health remuneration policies.
Reimbursement Policy Sitting Fees and Reimbursement for External Individuals
SA Health and SA Government staff and staff representing an organisation will not be provided with remuneration, participation on the steering committee will be considered part of your existing duties.
Can I apply if I live in a regional or rural area?
Yes. Membership will be constructed to reflect the necessary mix of knowledge, experience and skills to support the Statewide Clinical Network to fulfil its responsibilities. A balance of experience across metropolitan and rural settings and from within and out of hospital sectors will be sought.
Will teleconference or video conference be available for meetings?
Yes. The meeting format will be a combination of teleconference, video conference and face to face to support participation of members living in regional and rural areas and to comply with COVID-19 social distancing recommendations. It is the responsibility of members using these arrangements to ensure they are in a private location where information/discussions can remain confidential. Members are expected to attend at least 75% of meetings.
How to apply?
Submit your application by filling in the form below.
Please ensure you have reviewed the following documentation.