Call for nominations for three positions on the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

14 Mar 2018 | Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Applications close Monday, 9 April 2018

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Board is seeking three new members to join the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee. The members will be from perinatal and maternal related disciplines of midwifery, obstetrics, neonatology, or primary care; and those with knowledge and experience in health service provision to Māori. 

The Perinatal and Maternal 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 infant (up to 28 days) and maternal mortality and morbidity, as directed by the Board, for the purposes of improving care, quality and safety, and saving lives.

There are three positions available. We are requesting nominations for, and applications from, practitioners with expertise in the areas of maternal and perinatal care, midwifery, and primary care, and with knowledge and experience in health service provision to Māori.

All applicants are required to have the following:

  • wide professional or cultural networks
  • credibility in relevant communities and respect of peers
  • 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, strategic thinking
  • experience in working with Māori and Pacific peoples
  • broad life experience
  • appropriate clinical or professional experience
  • ability to engage with the other members of the committee and contribute constructively.

Collectively, the committee must have the following expertise:

  • quality improvement and risk management; quality assurance in the health sector
  • data and information gathering systems and analysis
  • clinical epidemiology
  • DHB service provision and management
  • clinical experience in neonatal paediatrics, perinatal pathology, obstetrics, midwifery and other clinical expertise relevant to the PMMRC’s function
  • Māori health
  • knowledge of the health of other ethnicities, particularly those at higher risk
  • consumer participation and representation.

If you would like to nominate suitable candidates, please complete the nomination form below and email it to Dez McCormack.

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

Downloadable documents

Application for appointment (472 KB, doc)
Nomination form (435 KB, doc)

Last updated 04/04/2018