Patient Advisor, Critical Care Network Steering Committee

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Every patient intensive care unit across Fraser Health wants to have timely, appropriate, effective and safe care. Fraser Health is committed to providing excellent person-centred care and is seeking two patient partners to co-design quality improvement projects as members of their Critical Care Network.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Date
20190401

Volunteer Opportunity

Every patient intensive care units across Fraser Health wants to have timely, appropriate, effective and safe care. Fraser Health is committed to providing excellent person-centred care and is seeking two patient partners to co-design quality improvement projects as members of their Critical Care Network.

Lead Organization/Department

Fraser Health, Critical Care

Aim

The aim of this project is to develop quality improvement projects that focus efforts in improving a person-centred approach to critical care across Fraser Health. Patient partners will provide their lived experience into the development, implementation and evaluation of priorities for quality improvement projects in critical care.

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

  • Like to work in a team environment
  • Thrive in an idea-generating environment
  • Have experience in an intensive care or high acuity service in Fraser Health. Fraser Health offers critical services at the following locations: Royal Columbian Hospital, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital.

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 the engagement leader directly.

Logistics

Vacancies: 2

Date, time: To be determined, in discussion with selected patient partners.

Commitment: 2-3 hours, every month; one-year term

Location: Combination of in-person and ad hoc telephone/emails. In-person meetings will be held at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Reimbursement

Pre-approved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit).

Background

The Critical Care Network Steering Committee membership is multi-disciplinary and includes Directors, Program Coordinators, Managers, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the Regional Medical Director. The committee aims to develop a consistent approach to quality improvement across Fraser Health and to facilitate communication and sharing for units offering critical care services in Fraser Health.

Critical Care Network Goals and Vision include a focus on:
• Creating Capacity to Care
• Quality and Safety
• Staff and Physician Engagement

More information:

Critical Care Network Structure 

Terms of Reference

Interested?

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

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

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
April 1, 2019