Consumer Rep Vacancy: Metro South Health Medicines Management Committee

Closed 6 May 2016

Opened 22 Apr 2016


The Metro South Health Medicines Management Committee invites members of the community to register their interest in joining their committee as a Consumer Representative. The Medicines Management Committee aims to oversee the use of medicines across the Metro South Health Service to make sure they are being used in a safe, effective and fair way. Metro South Health Service looks after the Princess Alexandra, Logan, Beaudesert, Redland, Wynnum and the Queen Elizabeth II hospitals along with a number of community services.  


  • To approve medicines-related documents for use across the Health Service.
  • To supervise the development and maintenance of a Health Service guideline to help prescribers to choose the best medicine for their patient.
  • To prepare for the new state laws which govern the use of medicines.
  • To facilitate and encourage standardisation of how medicines are managed across the service.
  • To build and maintain an electronic website for all medicines management procedures.
  • To provide a forum for examining controversial medicines and therapeutic issues and arriving at an agreed position or solution for the Health Service.
  • To optimise the use of medications and reduce unnecessary prescribing in the Health Service.
  • To support the judicious use of antibiotics within the Health Service.
  • Able to speak up and provide a consumer perspective for issues discussed by the Committee.
  • Able to respect and appreciate different perspectives expressed within the Committee.
  • Have enough time to participate in the work of the Committee. This will involve:
  • Attending a 2 hour meeting every 2-3 months.
  • Reading and reviewing documents in preparation for meetings.
  • Commenting via email on documents sent for review in between meetings.
  • Consent to a criminal history check prior to participation on the committee.

Currently the Committee meets every three months, but this may change to every 2 months depending on the amount of work the Committee needs to do.
Meetings are held in Building 5 or Building 19 of the Garden City Office Park, 2404 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains.

  1. Experience or a general interest in medicines.
  2. Good communication skills.
  3. Basic knowledge of healthcare systems.
  4. Have a patient focus.

This position is voluntary; however the successful applicant will be eligible to claim reimbursement for travel expenses to and from meetings.


If you are interested in joining this Committee please provide your written response to the selection criteria by clicking below. Applicants will be short-listed according to the selection criteria and then be invited to meet the Committee Chairperson for final selection.



  • All Areas


  • Community of Interest


  • Healthcare