The council works with MidCentral to support the DHB’s vision for Quality Living, Healthy Lives and Well Communities by providing clinical advice on services, projects and initiatives.
Established in 2017, the council is a vehicle for clinicians to provide strategic clinical insight and a collective voice when it comes to planning, designing and delivering services in the MidCentral rohe.
Due to recent resignations, MidCentral DHB is seeking two new clinicians who are enthusiastic, driven and proactive in their engagement with the Council, the wider DHB and the community.
The Council is chaired by Dr Simon Allan, also the director of palliative care at Arohanui Hospice, who has more than 40 years of working in the palliative field.
Dr Allan said the Clinical Council had the ability to identify significant clinical issues, either of service improvement or of risk.
“The Council has a duty to our population to ensure equitable and quality services are provided. We all expect to be treated with dignity and to have care appropriately provided in our best interests.
Therefore, the Clinical Council will listen carefully to and work with the Consumer Council to integrate care across the district.”
The Council is independent of MidCentral DHB and THINK Hauora, and provides opinions on DHB plans and strategic initiatives.
Clinicians residing in the MidCentral rohe are encouraged to apply by sending a CV and cover letter to committee administrator Jodie Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information, including the Clinical Council terms of reference can be found on the MDHB website or via the Committee Administrator.
Applications close on 30 April 2021.