Hurunui Community Representative
Wanted: Hurunui Community Representative for the RCPHO Board
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and interested people to representative the Hurunui district on the Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation (RCPHO) Board.
The appointment is for a 3 year term. You will need a good appreciation of the rural health environment and preferably be involved in the health sector.
RCPHO operates as a charitable company and trust. It has a governance board of 12 members, 4 of which are community representatives. Each Board member contributes according to their background and all report back to their representative groups on PHO activities. They are also available to the public as a link to ensure relevant health issues are brought forward to the PHO. The Board holds monthly meetings, usually the fourth Tuesday of each month and usually in Christchurch. Board members are paid $500 per meeting.
For further information, go to www.rcpho.org or contact Audrey van der Monde on 03 3140012.
To apply, please write outlining your relevant experience with your CV. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close on Sunday 3 May 2015.
About the RCPHO Board:
RCPHO Vision Statement
The Rural Canterbury PHO will strive to maintain and improve the health of its population and will encourage access to effective health services that help to reduce inequalities. We will do this by ensuring services are of a high quality through effective communication. We will treat people with respect, valuing individual, cultural and professional diversity. We will seek to establish agreed goals and values and respect the rights of all who belong and subcontract to the organisation.
RCPHO STRATEGIC GOALS
- To achieve the best possible health status for the population of our area, within accepted policy settings and working within available resources.
- To lessen health inequalities within our area by targeting those with special needs eg Maori and Pacific Island people, and those with disabilities and chronic illness.
- To establish and maintain excellent relationships with the communities we serve, acknowledging their rurality and ethnic characteristics.
- To establish and maintain excellent relationships with those organisations and individuals contracted to deliver services, and with the Canterbury District Health Board, our funder.
- To work with other key providers of primary care within our area to achieve the best level of integrated service provision possible, by way of an appropriately skilled and supported workforce.
- To ensure that the services we contract for are of a high quality, and are an effective and efficient use of resources.
- To be recognised by the Ministry of Health as a “high performing Primary Health Organisation”, according to valid criteria.