Patient Advisor, Comox Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) Team Based Care Working Group

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Team-based primary care is coming to the Comox Valley through the development of a Primary Care Network. Are you interested in helping us develop an integrated primary health system for primary and community care that is person centred and delivers quality service experiences for individuals and their families? If yes, join our working group!

Open to: Patient partners from Comox Valley region

Date
20201102

Volunteer Opportunity

Team-based primary care is coming to the Comox Valley through the development of a Primary Care Network. Are you interested in helping us develop an integrated primary health system for primary and community care that is person centred and delivers quality service experiences for individuals and their families? If yes, join our working group!

Lead Organization/Department

Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

Aim

The vision for the 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 a quality service experience for patients and their families. Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are foundational to achieving this vision.

Patient partners will attend working group meetings, listen to and make recommendations, engage in discussion and be 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 in the Comox Valley region
• Experience working in a group setting
• Comfortable sharing your story/experience

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

• Please note:

  • 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: 1
• Date/Time: Monthly 2 hour meetings between October 2020 to October 2021
• Location: Meetings are virtual (via Zoom) or may switch to in-person in the Comox Valley if appropriate
• Commitment: One year

Reimbursement

Pre-approved transportation & parking costs to attend meetings will be reimbursed if meetings shift to in-person as per Divisions of Family Practice reimbursement policy.

Background

A primary care network is an integrated health system for primary and community care that is person centred, and delivers quality service experiences for individuals and their families by providing team-based care. Team-based care involves multiple health providers working together to provide comprehensive health services for patients.

Comox Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) Team Based Care Working Group include the following positions:

• Physician Lead
• Community Health Care Managers
• Indigenous Health representatives
• Professional Practice Support
• Health Authority Human Resources

Patient partners will be an integral part of the decision-making process that will effect patient care in the Comox Valley. The working group will work with three partners: Division of Family Practice, Island Health, and the First Nations Health Authority, among other community 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