BreastScreen Victoria consumer roles

BreastScreen Victoria (BSV) seeks one consumer for their Victorian State Quality Committee (VSQC); and two consumers for the Client Centric Care (CCC) Project Steering Committee.

What is the opportunity?

BreastScreen Victoria (BSV) is part of a national breast cancer screening program inviting women aged 50 and over to free screening mammograms every two years.

BSV seeks consumer representatives to help improve the delivery of service, based on insights informed by their experience of the program. They’re looking for:

  • One consumer for the Victorian State Quality Committee (VSQC); and
  • Two consumers for the Client Centric Care (CCC) Project Steering Committee

Who should apply for these opportunities?

Women who have had some interaction with the BreastScreen Program, including those who have:

  • Been invited to screen but never attended
  • Attended a screening mammogram
  • Attended screening and an assessment clinic with an all clear result or a diagnosis of breast cancer

What sort of activities will you be involved in?

These consumer roles will require you to:

  • Attend and prepare for meetings
  • Complete tasks that may arise from meetings
  • Contribute to decisions and recommendations on how BSV may develop its services quality systems around the needs of its clients

What is the time commitment and where will meetings be held?

These are 12-month voluntary positions with meetings taking place at BSV offices in Carlton, and occasionally other venues. The time commitment will be at least three hours per quarter, plus meeting preparation and follow up activities.

Who else is on the committee?

Other members include clinicians, representatives from service providers and staff in the BreastScreen Coordination Unit. 

What training and support will be provided?

Consumers will report to the Director Quality, who will undertake induction, training and feedback regarding the role. Consumers will be provided with orientation and ongoing support to ensure they can be an effective voice on these committees.

What’s the closing date and how do I apply?

HIC is supporting BSV with shortlisting candidates, and BSV will conduct interviews and notify successful candidates.

The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd April 2018, and application is by Expression of Interest (EOI).

For any queries about these roles, contact Belinda MacLeod-Smith, Manager, Consumer Engagement at Health Issues Centre - b.macleod-smith@healthissuescentre.org.au

What should I include in my EOI, and where do I send it?

Send your EOI to b.macleod-smith@healthissuescentre.org.au, with ‘BSV Application’ in the subject line.

Your EOI should be a letter that explains:

  1. Which committee you’re interested in (VSQC or CCC).
  2. Why you’re interested in the role, with an outline of the experience, skills and knowledge you would bring to BSV as a consumer representative.
  3. A statement addressing the key selection criteria. These criteria can be found in the position descriptions below:

Victorian State Quality Committee (VSQC) Position Description 

Client Centric Care (CCC) Position Description 

HIC is coordinating this process on behalf of BSV.

Any questions about these roles and the submission of your expression of interest can be directed to Belinda MacLeod-Smith, Manager, Consumer Engagement at Health Issues Centre – b.macleod-smith@healthissuescentre.org.au

Subscribe to Full Circle

Our monthly newsletter