Call for applications and nominations for the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group [closed]

20 Dec 2016 | Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Applications and nominations close 5pm, Monday 20 February 2017.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission wishes to appoint a general practitioner (GP) and a health professional working in maternal mental health to the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group.

The Maternal Mortality Review 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 Commission.

The working group is required to review and report to the PMMRC on maternal mortality and identify quality improvement initiatives aimed at reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal outcomes within the working group's scope.

Collectively, the working group has knowledge and expertise in the following areas: obstetrics and gynaecology, obstetric medicine, maternal mental health, midwifery, anaesthetics, primary care, pathology, clinical epidemiology, health quality and risk management, consumer engagement and understanding of Māori and Pacific health.

There are currently two positions available on the working group: (1) GP and (2) a health professional working in maternal mental health.

The Commission welcomes applications from:

  • GPs. Desirable attributes include knowledge and experience in maternal mental health, Māori and/or Pacific health and quality improvement practice.
  • Health professionals working in maternal mental health. Desirable attributes include knowledge and experience working across primary and secondary care, Māori and/or Pacific health and quality improvement practice.

All applicants will have:

  • knowledge and experience in 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 below and provide a current curriculum vitae. If you would like to nominate any suitable candidates, please complete the nomination form below and ask the nominee to complete the application form. Please forward all applications and nominations by email to Dez McCormack by 5pm, Monday 20 February 2017.

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Last updated 24/10/2017