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Posted on 22 Dec 2023
Maternity and newborn

The Maternity and Newborn Learning Health Network (MNLHN) aims to bring together consumers, clinicians, health service leaders, academics and other thought leaders to support quality improvement work to improve experiences and outcomes for women and their families receiving maternity care in Victoria.

Who should apply?

We're looking for 2 consumers with lived experience in receiving maternity care (ideally within the last 5 years), who can advocate for others and want to work with us to make sure that consumer experiences and perspectives are pivotal to all our MNLHN quality improvement activities.

Are you someone who is:

  • passionate about improving consumer engagement and participation in health care?
  • recognised for your understanding of the experiences of consumers in maternity settings and your commitment to improving safety and quality of health care in Victoria?
  • an effective communicator with strong stakeholder engagement and collaboration skills? 
  • identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, comes from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and/or resides in regional or rural Victoria?

If this is you, we’d love to hear from you!  

Why you should apply

This opportunity will enable you to:

  • use your valuable lived experience in receiving maternity care to provide a consumer focus in our approach 
  • to influence better outcomes and experiences for consumers receiving maternity care across Victoria
  • participate in networking within SCV and the Victorian maternity healthcare sector.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact maternityandnewbornlhn@safercare.vic.gov.au or call us on (03) 8633 4604.

How to apply

Please read the MNLHN Advisory Group Terms of Reference before submitting your application. You can also review our Frequently asked questions.

To apply, please email maternityandnewbornlhn@safercare.vic.gov.au, include ‘Consumer – MNLHN Advisory Group’ in the subject line, and attach a completed Application form.

Please respond to the following questions in the application form:

  • what is your lived experience in receiving maternity care?
  • what skills and experience would you bring to the role?
  • have you had any experience working with others to improve care for consumers?

Applications close at midnight 31 January 2024.

For further information please, email maternityandnewbornlhn@safercare.vic.gov.au