Member, Practice Council – Fraser Health

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Fraser Health is committed to improving the safety, appropriateness and quality of health care services across the region. Including the patients’ voice highlights the importance of mutually beneficial partnerships to improve health care. We are seeking 2-3 patient advisors to join our Practice Council.

Open to: Patient partners from Fraser Health communities

Date
20201104

Volunteer Opportunity

Fraser Health is committed to improving the safety, appropriateness and quality of health care services across the region. Including the patients’ voice highlights the importance of mutually beneficial partnerships to improve health care. We are seeking 2-3 patient advisors to join our Practice Council.

Lead Organization/Department

Fraser Health Professional Practice, Patient Experience

Aim

• To make recommendations to Fraser Health Leadership and individual practice councils that support healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care that supports improved health outcomes and exceptional patient, family and healthcare team experiences
• Patient advisors will be informed of Fraser Health work, provide advice and advocate for practices that enhance safe, quality healthcare and improve the patient, family, staff and clinician experiences

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

Patient Advisors from Fraser Health Communities who are interested in learning about Fraser Health, building new skills and
• Can speak to a lived experience with Fraser Health programs and services, either as a patient, family or caregiver
• Are positive and solution-focused
• Experience in large groups
• Understanding of council or committee work

Please note: RSVP follow up will include an informal conversation about the opportunity and determination of the best fit for both patient and health care partners prior to placement

Logistics

• Vacancies: 2-3
• Date/Time: 4th Thursday every 2 months from 1300-1600 (six meetings per calendar year).
• Location: Virtual – Via Teleconference and/or Video Conferencing (Microsoft Teams)
• Commitment: One-year term (with an option for renewal)

In addiction, there could be opportunities to participate in working groups (Shared Work Teams) developed to achieve identified goals and objectives.

Reimbursement

No anticipated reimbursements currently. However, if the there is a change to in person, preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage each way, parking and public transit).

Background

Our mission is to make recommendations to Fraser Health (FH) Leadership and individual practice councils that support healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care that supports improved health outcomes and exceptional patient, family and healthcare team experiences.

Our Goals are:
• Promote person-centred practices throughout all levels of the health system to support FH in achieving its purpose [https://www.fraserhealth.ca/aboutus/strategic-direction/strategic-direction].
• Support the healthcare team by providing learning opportunities that align with the FH strategic and operational plan and accreditation requirements.
• Provide input into the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of FH clinical decision support tools (CDSTs), policies and regional accreditation efforts.
• Provide a venue for discussion of clinical challenges and opportunities for improvement and a platform for future follow up.

Please see the terms of reference for more information.

Interested?

Open to patient partners from Fraser Health communities

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

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
November 4, 2020