Call for applications and nominations for the Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group

15 Dec 2016 | Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Applications and nominations are now closed.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission wishes to appoint an obstetrician, a neonatologist and a neonatal nurse practitioner to the Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group.

The Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group is a working group of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC), appointed under section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

The Working Group is required to review and report to the PMMRC on neonatal encephalopathy mortality and morbidity and identify quality improvement initiatives aimed at reducing the prevalence and severity of neonatal encephalopathy and improving quality of services and outcomes for babies.

Collectively, the Working Group has knowledge and expertise in the following areas: paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, clinical epidemiology, midwifery, neonatal nursing, neonatology, health quality and risk management, consumer engagement and cultural understanding of Māori and Pacific health.

There are currently three positions available on the Working Group: obstetrician (1), neonatologist (1) and neonatal nurse practitioner (1). The Commission welcomes applications from clinicians in these three areas, particularly from those who offer knowledge and experience in quality improvement practice, Māori and Pacific health and research methods (especially clinical epidemiology).

All applicants will have:

  • knowledge and credibility in New Zealand’s maternity systems
  • wide professional or cultural networks
  • strong personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • commitment to the issues at heart of the Working Group’s business
  • critical appraisal skills
  • highly developed written and oral skills
  • wide life experience
  • respect of peers
  • ability to engage with the other members of the Working Group and contribute constructively
  • ability to work strategically.

Consideration will be given to whether an applicant has been nominated by a professional body. DHB employees must have their application supported by their DHB (to allow for, for example, time away from work).

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and provide a current curriculum vitae. If you would like to nominate any suitable candidates, please complete the nomination form and ask the nominee to complete the application form.

Please forward all applications and nominations to Dez McCormack by 5pm, Monday 13 February 2017.

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Applications and nominations are now closed.

Last updated 16/02/2017