Patient Advisor, Comox Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) Measurement and Evaluation Working Group

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Do you have knowledge, experience or an interest in data, information management or evaluation? Comox Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) has an opportunity for patient partners to support the development of an implementation and evaluation plan.

Open to: Patient partners from Comox Valley region

Date
20201102

Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have knowledge, experience or an interest in data, information management or evaluation? Comox Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) has an opportunity for patient partners to support the development of an implementation and evaluation plan.

Lead Organization/Department

Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

Aim

The goal is to create a coordinated delivery system for primary and community care that is person-centred, effective in meeting patient and population needs, and delivers a high quality of service experience for patients and their families.

This is an opportunity for patient partners to 1) ensure survey questions will gather rich data to improve overall outcomes and experiences in accessing primary care and 2) that meaningful outcomes are reported on in an accessible way. Patient partners will attend working group meetings, listen to and make recommendations, engage in discussion and be a part of the decision making process.

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

Open to patient partners from the Comox Valley
Experience working in a group setting
Some familiarity with data analysis would be ideal
Comfortable sharing your story/experience

If you feel you have limited experience but are still interested, we welcome you to RSVP!

Please note:

  • This opportunity is not open to patient partners who are currently employed by Island Health
  • The placement process for this opportunity may include an informal interview between the volunteer and the health care partner.
  • Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ashley Clark directly to see if accommodations may be possible.

Logistics

Number of vacancies:
Date/Time: Monthly 2 hour meetings October 2020 to October 2021
– Meetings typically take place during business hours, however we are able to accommodate to the availability of patient partners
Location: Meetings will take place virtually (via Zoom) and might shift to in-person meetings in the Comox Valley if appropriate
Commitment:

Reimbursement

Pre-approved transportation & parking costs to attend meetings will be reimbursed if meetings shift to in-person.

Background

The vision for an integrated system of care is to create a coordinated delivery system for primary and community care that is person-centred, effective in meeting population and patient needs, and delivers quality service experience for patients and their families – a system that is easy to understand for those who use it and those who work in it. Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are foundational to achieving this goal.

Patient partners will be an integral part of the decision making process that will effect patient care in the Comox Valley by helping to guide the design, collect, and report on primary care patient experiences and outcomes.

The working group will work with three partners: Division of Family Practice, Island Health, and the First Nations Health Authority. Other members of the working group include the PCN Program Manager, PCN Measurement & Evaluation Lead, Island Health and other stakeholders.

Interested?

Open to patient partners from Comox Valley region

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

Ashley Clark
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Vancouver Island
250.812.8908
aclark@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
November 2, 2020