Are you passionate about healthcare in your local community?
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is appointed by, and reports to, the Board of Directors of Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH).
CHRH has been a part of the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shire for over 160 years. Our purpose is to deliver Best Care to our communities. Our services include rural hospitals in Kyneton, Creswick and Daylesford, Residential Aged Care facilities in Daylesford, Trentham and Creswick, and Community Nursing and Community Health services across the region including Clunes.
The role of CAC is to advise the Board on effective consumer partnering and participation; advocate on behalf of the community and consumers on new initiatives to deal with current or emerging health issues; and, to provide direction and leadership in relation to the integration of consumer, carer and community member views into all levels of CHRH service operations, planning, and policy development. We welcome community representatives who are passionate about local healthcare and live in the Macedon Ranges or Hepburn Shire. CAC meets four times a year, usually on a Monday.
Skills and experience required:
- Strong commitment to improving consumer experience and partnerships.
- Lived experience as patient, family member or carer of CHRH is highly valued, but not essential.
- Able to use your strong community networks and good understanding of local issues to inform your participation on the committee, and bring the voices of your community/communities into the work of the Committee.
- Willing to promote the work of CHRH across your local networks and communities.
- Willing to participate thoughtfully and collaboratively as a member of the committee.
The health service recognises that encouraging consumers to step up to such forums and enabling them to contribute requires ongoing support and training.
CHRH commits to providing consumers with:
- Orientation (briefing on the hospital and work of the committee, outline of hospital values and confidentiality requirements, discussion of support expectations, and introduction to key persons).
- A dedicated staff member to be a regular point of contact.
- Pre-meeting opportunity to ask questions about agenda items, or other information required, and a post-meeting debrief.
- Access to relevant training.
For more information please visit: www.chrh.org.au/about-us/board-subcommittees to see the Terms of Reference (TOR) or call Maree Cuddihy on 03 5422 9920 to discuss the role in more detail.
We encourage you to read the 2021 CHRH Annual Report and the CHRH Strategic Plan, available on our website www.chrh.org.au/about-us/publications
How to apply:
If you would like to apply to be a member of the CHRH Community Advisory Committee, please write a short application that outlines:
Your interest in being a member of the Community Advisory Committee
Any relevant experience and skills, as detailed above.
Applications close 30 September 2022.
Please submit your application to Elise Hart via email: firstname.lastname@example.org