The expectation from stakeholders that the specialist medical colleges obtain input to college activities from the perspective of external groups such as consumers is now well understood, and the value of such input appreciated. The appointment of community members to College entities is a regularly utilised source of such input.
Community Members provide the consumer perspective of non-clinician and prospective users of emergency care in Australia and New Zealand to inform the College’s governing bodies and their associated entities. Working closely with the Chair and other members of the governing body or entity, Community Members ensure balanced decisions are made that are in the best interests of the College, its members and trainees, and the community.
Policy on the Appointment and Remuneration of Community Members
This Policy outlines procedures for the selection, appointment, and remuneration of community members who participate in College activities in a formal capacity. Community Members are paid at the rate set by Ahpra for its Board and committee members. The daily rate is $712.00. Accordingly, for meetings of less than four hours, the rate is $356.
Community Members Position Description
The role of a Community Members is to provide a consumer perspective to the deliberations of the governing body or entity to which they are appointed. Read the position description.