Call for nominations for the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee [closed]

20 Feb 2018 | Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission wishes to appoint an anaesthetist representative to the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee.

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 23 March 2018.

Candidates with expertise and knowledge of Māori/Pacific peoples will be of particular interest.

The Perioperative 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 perioperative deaths, which are defined as:

  • a death that occurred during or after an operative procedure

  • within 30 days of an operative procedure

  • after 30 days of an operative procedure but before discharge from hospital to home or a rehabilitation facility

  • a death that occurred whilst under the care of a surgeon in hospital even though an operation was not undertaken

  • a death that occurred during or after an anaesthetic (local, regional or general) or sedation.

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 seven members will have expertise that includes the following:

    • substantial clinical experience and national credibility in one or more of the following: anaesthesia; surgery; obstetrics and gynaecology; intensive care; surgical nursing; and procedural internal medicine (eg, cardiology).

    • knowledge of and experience in clinical epidemiology.

    • knowledge of quality and risk management, in particular quality improvement in the health sector.

    • knowledge of data and information gathering systems and analysis.

    • senior level health service provision and management, both public and private

    • knowledge of Māori health.

All applicants are required to have the following skills:

  • 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

  • wide life experience

  • respect of peers

  • appropriate clinical or professional experience

  • ability to engage with the other members of the committee and contribute constructively.

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