Member, Patient Engagement Project Advisory Council

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Do you want to help co-create meaningful engagement support services? Do you have experience with patient and public engagement in quality improvement and research? Interior Health, together with BC SUPPORT Unit, needs patient partners to be involved in this patient engagement advisory council.

Open to: Patient partners from the Interior region

Date
20190131

Volunteer Opportunity

Do you want to help co-create meaningful engagement support services? Do you have experience with patient and public engagement in quality improvement and research? Interior Health, together with BC SUPPORT Unit, needs patient partners to be involved in this patient engagement advisory council.

Lead Organization/Department

Research Department, Interior Health; BC SUPPORT Unit Interior Centre

Aim

Patient involvement in health care improvement and research projects is not a new idea, but investments, requirements and incentives for doing this are new. Despite the best intentions by Interior Health, it is unclear how to best involve patient partners with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and how work with patients is actually working toward quality improvement and research practices in this setting.

The purpose of the Patient Engagement Project Advisory Council is to work together with the research team to provide feedback, and help set priorities, on specific elements of the study. These elements are recruitment strategy, study logistics and knowledge mobilization or sharing strategy.

The role of the patient partner is to provide active and constructive contributions to the Advisory Council’s work, and to support the research team to successfully complete this one-year project.

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

  • Experience working together with researchers, patient partners, and Interior Health staff would be preferred
  • Comfortable using computer to join online meetings

Logistics

Vacancies: 5

Location, Date, Time and Frequency: There will be two to three one-hour meetings a year. Meetings will be online via Interior Health’s Webex System (see Background section for more information about Webex). An in-person meeting will be held in the fall or winter of 2019.

Commitment: Approximately one year

Reimbursement

Patient partners will receive an honorarium of $85 per full-day project meeting (of which there are five total), per Interior Health’s patient appreciation policy. Mileage, meals and accommodation for in-person meetings will be reimbursed.

Background

The Patient Engagement Project Advisory Council is established to provide feedback and guidance to the research team on strategies and activities to develop a framework for the meaningful engagement of patients in quality improvement and health care research at Interior Health towards the interaction between the patient and the research environment, and healthcare delivery system in tackling health care challenges.

Webex: Interior Health’s Webex System is an online meeting that allows you to virtually meet with other people, without leaving your home or office. Webex meetings require a computer with Internet access and a separate phone line. By logging into the meeting via the Internet, you will be able to see the presenter’s computer screen teleconference and web sessions.

Interested?

Open to: Patient partners from the Interior region

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

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo
250.879.1077
jfoidart@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
January 31, 2019