Member, Patient Engagement Toolkit Working Group

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Would you like to join the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and other health care partners to work on developing a patient engagement toolkit to support Team Based Primary Care? If yes, this could be the opportunity for you!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Date
20210124

Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to join the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and other health care partners to work on developing a patient engagement toolkit to support Team Based Primary Care? If yes, this could be the opportunity for you!

Lead Organization/Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)

Aim

The BCPSQC is interested in developing a patient engagement toolkit for Team Based Primary Care. We want to support health care providers, Primary Care Networks and patients to ensure that those who are participating in engagement opportunities understand the principles of authentic engagement and feel fully prepared and knowledgeable on how to facilitate and carry out engagements in a culturally safe way.

Patient Partners will work with health care partners to review existing patient engagement resources for the toolkit and will have the opportunity to co-design new resources if any gaps are identified.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

Eligibility

Open to patient partners from across the province who:
• Have a passion for patient and public engagement and principles of authentic engagement
• Have an interest in resource development
• Have access to and are comfortable using technology to join Zoom meetings
• Have varying degrees of understanding/experience of Primary Care and Team Based Care

The Working Group is looking for patient partners who can bring diverse voices to the group, including voices from Indigenous communities, people of colour, LGBTQ2SIA+ community, and represent diverse ages and all regions across the province.

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cassy Mitchell.

Logistics

• Number of vacancies: 3
• Date and Time: Meeting schedule to be determined based on patient partner availability, but it is anticipated that bi-weekly meetings up to 1.5hrs each in duration will occur, with additional time (up to one hour) required between meetings to review and edit resources
• Location: Online meetings via Zoom
• Commitment: 4 months

Reimbursement

If you would like to participate in this opportunity but have concerns about your internet provider and data limit, please contact Cassy Mitchell (cmitchell@bcpsqc.ca), otherwise, no expenses are anticipated.

Background

The Patient Voices Network (PVN), administered by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is a community of patients, families and caregivers working together with health care partners to improve BC’s health care system. PVN connects patient partners with health care partners who are seeking to engage the patient voice in their efforts to improve quality of care. PVN’s patient and health care partners are supported by our Patient & Public Engagement Team, with team members located throughout British Columbia. The team’s engagement leaders recruit, orient and support patients as they engage in health system transformation, as well as support health care partners to coordinate and facilitate engagement opportunities.

The need for this working group was identified by the Provincial Team Based Care Advisory Group to support and build capacity for health care partners and patients to participate in engagement opportunities in the development of Team Based Primary Care. We will be co-creating a patient engagement toolkit to ensure that both health care partners and patient partners understand the principles of authentic engagement and feel fully prepared and knowledgeable on how to participate in engagement opportunities in a culturally safe way.

For additional information on Team Based Care PLEASE CLICK HERE

Interested?

Open to patient partners across the province

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

Cassy Mitchell
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement
250.279.0717
cmitchell@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
January 24, 2021