Call for nominations for a community paediatrician to join the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee

29 Sep 2016 | Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking a Community Paediatrician to join the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee.

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee is a mortality review committee established under Section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The Committee is required to review and report on child and youth mortality and morbidity from 28 days up to 25 years as directed by the Commission Board, for the purposes of improving quality and safety and saving lives.

Collectively, the committee will have the following expertise:

  • One member will have relevant consumer experience and will provide a consumer perspective and be well networked to consumer groups.

The other members will have expertise that includes:

  • knowledge of mortality review systems
  • knowledge of issues affecting children and youth
  • knowledge and /or experience of the impact these mortalities have on families/whānau
  • knowledge of epidemiology, research and health systems
  • cultural expertise.

There is currently one position available. The Commission welcomes all applications from community paediatricians, particularly from those who offer experience in some of the following areas:

  • knowledge of developmental paediatrics
  • early and middle childhood expertise
  • Pacific peoples and immigrant populations cultural expertise
  • an interest in youth mental health and suicide
  • injury prevention research expertise.

The member will: 

  • work strategically
  • have credibility in relevant communities
  • be drawn from a range of disciplines and contexts including people representing Māori and Pacific peoples’ interests.

The member will also have:

  • wide professional or cultural networks
  • strong personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • commitment to the issues at the heart of the Committee’s business
  • critical appraisal skills
  • highly developed written and oral skills
  • broad life experience
  • respect of peers
  • appropriate clinical or professional experience
  • the ability to engage with the other members of the Committee and contribute constructively.

If you would like to nominate any suitable candidates, please email Dez McCormack.

If you would like to apply directly, without nomination, please complete the application form and provide your current curriculum vitae by email to Dez McCormack.

Nominations close on Friday 14 October 2016 at 5pm.

Last updated 29/09/2016