Physiotherapy Advisory Committee REF CU00680

Are you interested in physiotherapy? Curtin University is looking for another community member to join the Physiotherapy Advisory Committee to bring a community perspective to the committee.

Applications close: 31st October 2017

 

Physiotherapy services have long-recognised the importance of a patient-centred approach to care. Strengthening the focus on the patient, their individual needs and unique experience will be central to all aspects of the Service of the Future. Consumers and the community will expect greater quality, choice, and value for money from their physiotherapy services. Success will require the physiotherapy Service of the Future to be:

  • centred on the holistic needs of the patient
  • leading the development of the physiotherapy evidence base
  • able to deliver greater value to patients and systems            

About the Committee

The Physiotherapy Advisory Committee from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University is made up of School staff and students/graduates, Physiotherapy representatives from the public and private sectors, the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Health Department of Western Australia, as well as community representation.

About the position

Curtin University is looking for another community member to join the Physiotherapy Advisory Committee to bring a community perspective to the committee. The committee has a long standing experienced consumer involved who is looking to pass on their knowledge and expertise to a new consumer.

What am I expected to do?

Reference Group members will:

  • Advise on emerging practices, trends, needs and priorities relating to physiotherapy and health care in general
  • Assist the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science in developing and sustaining links with Physiotherapy professionals, other healthcare professions and governing bodies, government and the community
  • Provide advocacy to both community and industry on behalf of the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science among Physiotherapy professionals and people who use their services
  • Consider and provide feedback on changes to the courses and the introduction of new courses
  • Contribute to course reviews
  • Consider and contribute to course accreditation

What skills or experience do I need?

An interest in health, education and care, particularly in relation to physiotherapy.

What is the time commitment?

Three years. Two meetings per year. Starting in November 2017.

Where will meetings be held?

School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

What support is offered?

$30 honorarium per hour for meetings attended. Free training and mentoring is offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.

Applications close: 31st October 2017