Engagement Opportunities

Here are the engagement opportunities that are currently open.

To RSVP for opportunities, and to receive newsletters that will notify you of new ones, sign up as a patient partner with the Patient Voices Network. For tips on how to fill up the RSVP forms, make sure to read this brief list.

If you have received information about an opportunity not listed below, please contact pvn@bcpsqc.ca, 604.668.8240 or 1.877.282.1919.

In addition to the engagement opportunities below that are offered by our health care partners, we list external engagement opportunities administered and supported by other organizations that are also looking for deeply committed patient partners to improve BC’s health system.

Provincial Opportunities

Research Partner, Assessing Birth Control Counselling in Bariatric Surgery Clinics

Almost 80% of Canadians choosing bariatric surgery are women and for some, the decision to have this surgery impacts the safety and timing of future pregnancies. Help a research team to better understand the information women need to make an informed decision.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

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Deadline: October 18, 2017

Change Day BC Ambassador

Do you have an interest in helping create a ripple effect of positive change across the province through Change Day BC? If you are passionate about fostering change, please join us as a Change Day BC Ambassador!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: October 24, 2017

Member, Provincial Infection Prevention & Control Framework Reference Group

There is a growing recognition of the importance of infection prevention and control, especially in light of high profile threats like SARS, H1N1 and Ebola. To ensure BC is prepared for emergent and routine infectious diseases, the Ministry of Health is seeking patient partners interested in supporting creation of a new Provincial Infection Prevention and Control Framework!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: October 31, 2017

Focus Group Member, Patient Hand Cleaning

We know that preventing health care acquired infections is highly reliant on clean hands. But connecting the dots between our patients and effective hand cleaning is an area we want to understand better. Providence Health Care wants to hear about how you and your family were able to clean your hands during a hospital stay or in a residential care facility and how to improve this experience.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: October 31, 2017
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Working Group Member, Critical Care in Residential Care Homes

It can be a challenge to provide critical care in residential care homes in a way that meets the expectations of family and friends while ensuring the most optimal patient experience. That’s why being able to identify what is most meaningful to patients and families is critical to future care planning. The Critical Care Team at Surrey Memorial Hospital is seeking input from those families and friends who have experience with this issue to co-create a research study on improving the patients’ experience in taking care of a chronic illness at residential care homes.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
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Deadline: October 17, 2017

Training Participant, Interview Pannel for Providence Health Care

Are you interested in helping interview applicants for jobs at Providence Health Care? Come join our training session so you can be part of the interview team and engage in the hiring process!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
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Deadline: October 21, 2017

Committee Member, Fraser Health Regional Cancer Care Council

Each day across British Columbia, patients and families are touched by cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, on average, 565 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day. The Fraser Health Regional Cancer Care Council provides a forum for discussions, planning and decision-making related to cancer care services between BC Cancer Agency and Regional Health Authorities. They are seeking two patient partners to join them in improving care services across the region.

Open to: Patient partners in the Fraser Health region.
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Deadline: October 27, 2017
Interior Region

Member, Patient- and Family-Centred Care Steering Committee

Dignity and respect are key components of patient- and family-centred care! Interior Health welcomes up to three additional patient partners to join their steering committee.

Open to: Patient partners in in the Interior Health region
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Deadline: October 27, 2017
Northern Region

Educational Workshop Participant, Data-Driven Improvement: How to Use Data to Drive Meaningful Change

Measurement and the effective use of data are cornerstones of any improvement effort, from incremental changes to radical transformations, but it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve planned a one-day, in-person workshop on data-driven improvement. The workshop will explore how data can be used to drive the improvements we wish to see – setting up measurement systems that work, analyzing data to uncover new insights and monitoring improvements over time.

Open to: Patient partners in Prince George
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Deadline: October 18, 2017

Speaker, Patient Panel on Authentic Engagement

Share your authentic patient engagement story with a group of Northern Health staff studying quality improvement.

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern Health region
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Deadline: October 25, 2017

Member, Northern Health Medication Reconciliation Interprofessional Development Team

Are you interested in improving Northerners’ medication safety when they are admitted to hospital and discharged home ? If so, then you are invited to join the Medication Reconciliation Development Team.

Open to Patient Partners from across northern BC

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Focus Group Participant, Patient Safety Pamphlet, Northern Health Quality Improvement

Patient safety matters! Patients and family members are active partners in ensuring safe care every day. Northern Health is looking for patient and family input to potentially redesign a key patient safety pamphlet.

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern Health region
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Deadline: October 31, 2017
Vancouver Island Region

Member, Geography 4 Quality Council – Island Health

Geography 4 (Greater Victoria, Westshore, Sooke and Esquimalt) is seeking patient partners to join their Quality Council to help ensure the patient voice is represented when quality initiatives are discussed and decisions made. If you live in this area, read on and learn how you can get involved

Open to: Patient partners in the Greater Victoria, Sooke, West Shore or Esquimalt

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Deadline: October 15, 2017

Patient Representatives, Transition from Hospital to Community Working Group

We’d like to include you in a working group committed to improving the experience of patients and families as they return home after a hospital stay or emergency department visit. If you or someone you care for has required support after returning home to the Saanich Peninsula or relied on services offered through their Community Health Services team, please read on!

Open to: Patient partners living in or receiving health services in the Saanich Peninsula area

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Deadline: October 15, 2017

Member, Adult Intensive Care Unit Quality Governance Council

Are you interested in being a part of the team coordinating some of the most advanced healthcare on the island? Your help is needed to monitor and improve the quality and safety of Island Health’s Adult Intensive Care Program by ensuring that patient voices are included at the Council table!

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region
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Deadline: October 29, 2017

Member, Saanich Peninsula & Gulf Islands Quality Council

We are seeking patient partners to join the Saanich Peninsula Gulf Islands Quality Council to help ensure the patient voice is represented when quality initiatives are discussed and decisions made. If you live in this area, read on and learn how to get involved!

Open to: Patient partners in Saanich Peninsula & Gulf Islands
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Deadline: October 29, 2017

Member, Medical Surgical Clinical Care Alignment Working Group

Have you been admitted to the hospital for a condition such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, knee/hip/leg surgery, hysterectomy, appendicitis, etc? Do you have an interest in helping identify regional standardized clinical care nursing practices throughout the island? Join this working group to help ensure the patient voice is represented in discussions and decisions!

Open to: Patient partners on Vancouver Island
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Deadline: October 30, 2017