Engagement with Consumers and the Community - Yorke and Northern Local Health Network
Under the Health Care Act, the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network governing board will be developing, implementing and monitoring a community and consumer engagement strategy, and consult with the community and consumers to develop a Yorke and Northern Local Health Network Engagement Strategy.
Health Advisory Councils
In regional areas of South Australia HACs ensure that the strong link between communities and their health services are maintained.
There are eight Health Advisory Councils in the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network:
Consumer and Community Engagement Operations Work Group
The Yorke and Northern Local Health Network are excited to announce that they have two new consumer representative vacancies available for our new Consumer and Community Engagement Operations Work group.
Having your voice at the table is essential, as your voice ensures we make service decisions that are informed by the very people we care for.
If you are someone who lives or works in the Yorke and Northern LHN region and uses or has used our health services, we encourage you to apply!
You can also be a family member or carer of someone who has used our service.
We are seeking two consumer representatives, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The purpose of the Consumer and Community Engagement Operational Workgroup is:
Support the provision of information, data and recommendations through the Yorke and Northern LHN Executive Committee to the Yorke and Northern LHN Consumer and Community Engagement Board Committee (CCEBC)
Develop and implement a sustainable governance structure to underpin the Consumer and Community Engagement Board Committee
Advise and support strategies to enhance and promote consumer and community participation in the development of the Yorke and Northern LHN Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy.
Consider and propose best practice oversight of compliance and continuous improvement with all accreditation requirements related to consumer participation.
The role of the Consumer Representative is to:
Promote the interests of consumers, present how consumers may feel and think about certain issues
Contribute to the consumer experience
Ensure the committee recognises consumer concerns
Report activities of the committee to consumers
Ensure accountability to consumers
Act as an advocate for issues affecting consumers by providing the committee information on any issues affecting consumers
Flag the need for the committee to undertake consumer consultation where necessary e.g. with marginalised groups.
Required Skills and Experience of the Consumer Representative
Experience in consumer advocacy or participation in committees and forums as a consumer advocate or representative
Communication and relationship building skills with community and organisational roles
Established links with a broad range of community networks in Yorke and Northern LHN
Ability to seek, understand and advocate for a range of viewpoints, that may not always be your own
Understanding of the health and aged care systems.
Meetings are planned to commence on the 15th July 2020 and will be held on a monthly basis.
The average time commitment is 1.5 to 2 hours per month with approximately 1 hour pre-meeting reading/preparation time.
Video conference facilities will be available from any YNLHN site.
Consumer representative roles will be for a maximum 2 year term
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