Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council - Member

Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council (VPCC) | Public administration

Overview

Role length:
Sessional, 2-3 years
Meetings:
Quarterly, Half day meetings
Location:
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
Salary:
Sessional rates

About the board

The Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council (VPCC) was established as a multidisciplinary council in 2019 to improve public health and wellbeing by identifying causes and themes of preventable harm in perioperative care across the Victorian health sector; and to disseminate relevant information and practical strategies to improve care before, during and after surgery and interventional procedures.

The principal function of the council is to identify and report on issues relating to perioperative care in Victoria, and to make recommendations to help health services and medical practitioners improve clinical practice and systems of care.

About the role

We are looking for members with the following qualifications:

  • Anaesthetist x 1
  • Forensic Pathologist x 1

Council members of the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council (VPCC) will assist the council’s work in monitoring, reviewing and improving the quality and safety of perioperative care in Victoria. Members will be instrumental in providing efficient and effective oversight of perioperative care, identifying gaps, recommending system improvements, and providing timely, accurate and strategic advice to the Minister for Health, and other key stakeholders

Who we're looking for

As an Anaesthetists, you:

Possess significant expertise, qualifications and affiliations that would be advantageous to the operation of the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council and provision of advice on the prevention of perioperative mortality and morbidity.

Have integrity and a high standing in the community or amongst your peers.

Appreciate and understand the broader policy context and issues surrounding the delivery and planning of perioperative services, including contemporary quality and safety principles.

Have a good working knowledge and understanding of accountability relationships and corporate governance, including the separation of governance and management, and the roles, duties and obligations of members on Consultative Councils.

Demonstrate strategic thinking, planning and leadership skills, and experience at high-level decision-making.

As a forensic pathologist, you:

Possess significant expertise, qualifications and affiliations that would be advantageous to the operation of the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council and provision of advice on the prevention of perioperative mortality and morbidity.

Have a significant understanding of forensic and coronial processes in the state of Victoria, and how they relate to perioperative mortality review.

Have integrity and a high standing in the community or amongst your peers.

Have a good working knowledge and understanding of accountability relationships and corporate governance, including the separation of governance and management, and the roles, duties and obligations of members on Consultative Councils.

What you need to apply

To apply, select the ‘Apply Now' button and provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter summarising your skills and relevant experience. Applications close at midnight 6/2/2024.

If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact Erin Smith via email at erin.x.smith@safercare.vic.gov.au or phone call on (03) 8850 7827.

Please note: Application Guidance including Data Collection and Privacy Information is available in the Application Guidelines.

Applicants will be recommended to the Minister for Health. The Minister for Health will decide the final membership.

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