Member, Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFAC) – Penticton Regional Hospital

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Penticton Regional Hospital is looking for an energetic, community-minded patients and families who can contribute their voice to the improvement of hospital and community health services in Penticton. They are seeking four patient partners to be a part of our Patient & Family Advisory Council so that what matters to patients, families and caregivers is at the forefront of care happening in Penticton.

Open to: Patient partners from Interior Health region

Date
20201201

Volunteer Opportunity

Penticton Regional Hospital is looking for an energetic, community-minded patients and families who can contribute their voice to the improvement of hospital and community health services in Penticton. They are seeking four patient partners to be a part of our Patient & Family Advisory Council so that what matters to patients, families and caregivers is at the forefront of care happening in Penticton.

Lead Organization/Department

Interior Health – Penticton Regional Hospital

Aim

• To provide an opportunity for patients, families and caregivers to lend their experience to improving the quality of health care services in at Penticton Regional Hospital
Patient partners will work alongside the health care teams to have a PFAC that is responsive to the needs of the community and creates an on-going opportunity for input

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Eligibility

This invitation is being extended to patient partners in Penticton and surrounding community who
• Are someone who can speak to a lived experience;
• Are excited to share their story in front of healthcare providers and leaders; and
• Are willing to contribute their knowledge to a system-wide strategy

Logistics

• Number of patients: 4
• Time Commitment: Once a month, 2-3 hours, with ad hoc reading and emails between meetings
• Date/Time: To be shared with successful candidates
• Location: Virtual, with the opportunity to move to in person in guidance with pandemic public health guidelines

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking and public transit).

Background

There is a growing demand for patient, family and caregiver involvement in the design, evaluation and delivery of care at the local level. There is a desire in Penticton Regional Hospital to develop meaningful partnerships with patients, families and caregivers on key committees and important service planning initiatives.

Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFAC) are regular meetings that promote the development of meaningful partnerships between patient, family and caregivers and health care teams. Opportunities include advancing a patient and family centered approach to health and improving the patient experience. Also, important issues facing employees, patients and families in hospital and/or communities are examined. Health care teams can bring issues and items to the council to ensure a patient, family and caregiver perspective is considered.

Interested?

Open to patient partners from Interior Health region

If you have additional questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact:

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region
778.516.3308
cstathers@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
December 1, 2020