Member, Primary Care Patient Reference Group (Penticton)

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Would you like to have an impact on Primary Care Transformation in your area? If you live in Penticton or surrounding areas and have an interest in impacting changes in health care and you are willing to be part of our Primary Care Patient Reference Group, this is the opportunity for you!

Open to: Patient partners from Penticton area

Date
20210112

Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to have an impact on Primary Care Transformation in your area? If you live in Penticton or surrounding areas and have an interest in impacting changes in health care and you are willing to be part of our Primary Care Patient Reference Group, this is the opportunity for you!

Lead Organization/Department

Interior Health – Primary and Community Care, South Okanagan

Aim

The aim is to incorporate the patient voice to support Primary Care Transformation by creating a Primary Care, Patient Reference Group in Penticton.  As a participant of the Reference Group, patient partners will engage on a variety of topics including the development of clinical pathways, communications, cultural safety and the creation of welcoming spaces, among other topics. This collaborative Reference Group will build on respective strengths to create strong partnerships and sustainable outcomes.

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 partners must reside within the South Okanagan, preferably in Penticton
• Experienced in navigating primary care services as a patient, family member or caregiver in Penticton/Summerland
• It is hoped that diverse perspectives and experiences will be included in this group such as including a patient partner who identifies as Aboriginal or Metis and a patient partner with a chronic condition who is not attached to a family physician
• Comfort sharing your experience and able to contribute ideas for change
• Ability/interest in reading documents and staying on top of information/requests for input
• A willingness to contribute but also be able to reflect on the contribution of others
• 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 Carol Stathers

Logistics

• Number of vacancies: 2

Location:

  • Meetings will be held by Zoom or Teleconference

Date and Time:

  • Monthly meetings will be 1 to 1.5 hours in length
  • Meetings will be held during business hours
  • The meeting times and dates are subject to change based on availability of team members
  • It is anticipated that this work will continue for up to one year

Reimbursement

There are no expenses anticipated for this engagement opportunity.

Background

This initiative is occurring as direction from the Ministry of Health to provide wrap around care for our patient population. The Primary Care Patient Reference Group will give help to influence our local Implementation Committee, which in comprised of local primary care providers (GP/NP), health authority clinicians, directors, managers and operational leads.

All personal information shared within the working group will remain confidential and will not be shared outside of the meeting itself. Terms of Reference, Ministry Policies and any other background information will be shared with those who express interest in the opportunity.
The opportunity focuses on the Primary Care Transformation in Penticton and surrounding area. Patient partners new to Interior Health initiatives will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Interested?

Open to patient partners from Penticton area

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
January 12, 2021