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Posted on 06 Apr 2023

We’re seeking expressions of interest for the Chairperson of the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) for 2–3 years. 

CCOPMM is an independent advisory body that reviews cases of maternal, perinatal and paediatric mortality and morbidity. It collects health and personal information so that it can conduct studies, research and analysis into the incidence and causes of maternal deaths, stillbirths, and the deaths of children under the age of 18 in Victoria.

The council’s objective is to identify key patient harm themes, through the collection and investigation of data from Victoria, to make recommendations improving health services' clinical practice and quality and safe patient care to prevent similar incidents from occurring.

About the role

The Chair of the council is responsible for:

  • setting the agenda for matters to be considered by the council and its subcommittees
  • ensuring information provided to the council is relevant, accurate, timely and sufficient to keep the council appropriately informed of matters related to its legislated functions
  • ensuring communication with stakeholders, regulators and the public is timely, accurate and relevant
  • facilitating open and constructive communication among council members and encouraging their contribution to deliberations
  • overseeing and facilitating council, subcommittee and member evaluation reviews and succession planning
  • liaising with the CEO of Safer Care Victoria as the primary contact between the council and the department as required
  • liaising with related consultative councils and relevant organisations including the Coroner’s Court of Victoria
  • facilitating and contributing to regular reporting, including the council’s annual report
  • representing the council on relevant national bodies
  • advising the Minister for Health on matters relevant to the council’s functions as required.

Who we're looking for

The successful Chairperson will be instrumental in leading the processes, scope and functions of this Council, to enable it to provide efficient and effective oversight of perioperative care, identify gaps and recommend system improvements to the sector, and provide timely, accurate and strategic advice to key stakeholders, including the Minister for Health.

Applications close at midnight 21 April 2023.

Find out more about the role and how and to apply