EOI – NQPHN Clinical Governance Committee – Call for external member – Mental He

Date listed: 16/11/2019
Cairns City Full Time

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is committed to ensuring that Northern Queenslanders live happier, healthier and longer lives. Its purpose is to drive change within and support primary health care to improve individual and community health. NQPHN is responsible for acting in a commissioning capacity to address national and local health priorities and key objectives which are to:

• Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes

• Improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

The Northern Queensland Primary Healthcare Network (NQPHN) Clinical Governance Committee provides the NQPHN Board with contemporary advice and recommendations on matters of clinical governance, commissioning (specifically, planning and design of services), stakeholder engagement and continuing development and refinement of the Health Needs Assessment (HNA) and related strategic planning documents.

The committee has the delegated responsibility of the NQPHN Board to meet the clinical governance requirements within the framework of overall corporate governance. The Clinical governance committee has the responsibility for ensuring that the Clinical Governance Framework of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards is embedded into all commissioning activities undertaken by the organisation operating in partnership with the other governance committees which inform the corporate governance of the organisation.

Call for nominations The NQPHN Clinical Governance Committee seeks nominations to appoint one (1) independent external mental health and/or Indigenous health professional to the NQPHN Clinical Governance Committee, an external role in this new committee established to assist the NQPHN Board to fulfil its obligations and to support quality enterprise growth and organisational maturity.


The current vacancy specifically seeks a qualified and registered clinician with professional mental health and/or Indigenous health expertise and contemporary experience in the northern Queensland region. Role description information for nominees The Committee is comprised of directors and external members who collectively have the skills, knowledge, and experience and attributes to provide the NQPHN Board with the appropriate Clinical Governance advice and recommendations to govern and direct the organisation. When considering vacancies, the Committee takes into account a nominee’s capacity to enhance the mix of skills and experience of the Committee as aligned with the NQPHN Board Skills Matrix. The current vacancy specifically seeks an appropriately qualified clinician with professional mental health and/or Indigenous health expertise and contemporary experience.

The role of independent committee member of the NQPHN Clinical Governance Committee will be appointed for a term of up to two (2) years. The appointment will be subject to the NQPHN Constitution and any necessary resolution of directors. Members will be involved in a number of committee meetings each year. Most meetings for the Clinical Governance Committee are virtual using digital technology. NQPHN Clinical Governance Committee meets every six weeks for a meeting of approximately 90 minutes duration.

Pre-reading for any meeting will take approximately one (1) hour, it is anticipated there will be two (2) face to face half-day meetings per year. The independent member of the Clinical Governance Committee is remunerated with an annual fixed honorary fee exclusive of superannuation 9.5 per cent. NQPHN will reimburse members for all reasonable and properly documented expenses incurred while performing the role. All information acquired during the term on the NQPHN Clinical Governance Committee is confidential to the organisation and should not be released either during the appointment or following termination (by whatever means), to third parties without prior written clearance from the Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee. The appointment is covered within the Company director’s and officer’s liability insurance. All Board Directors and external Committee Members must be eligible for appointment and commit to undertake their duties as a ‘responsible person’ according to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) governance standards. On appointment, external committee members are required to sign the following documents:

1. Consent to Act

2. Director’s Deed of Confidentiality

3. Declaration of Conflict of Interest

To nominate

• Submit a cover letter (max 2 pages) detailing the skills, experience, and personal attributes you possess and how they can contribute to the NQPHN Clinical Governance Committee effectiveness and a copy of your current resume.

• Scan and email your nomination to Clinical Governance Committee via CGC@nqphn.com.au by 5pm AEDT 1 December 2019

• Late nominations may not be accepted

For more information, contact CGC@nqphn.com.au

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