Engagement Opportunities

We are closely following the COVID-19 pandemic and recognize that during this time, some engagement opportunities may not proceed in their original timelines due to the system’s response. Please contact your Engagement Leader if you have any questions or concerns. We thank you for taking steps to keep yourself, your community and your loved ones safe and healthy.

For accurate, up-to-date COVID-19 information, please refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control. The Ministry of Health has also developed a BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool that you can use to determine if you need further assessment or testing.

Open Opportunities:

PVN Internal

As the administer of Patient Voices Network, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (The Council), aims to keep patient and health care team partnerships at the heart of its work. As an organization dedicated to learning and accelerating improvements, the Council is working behind the scenes with our partners to improve how PVN functions.

PVN Internal opportunities provides patient partners with the option to be a part of growing and improving the network.

Health Care Partner Engagements

Patient Partner Research

In addition to the engagement opportunities offered by our health care partners, we support health researchers through our partnership with REACH BC.
REACH BC is a new online platform that connects researchers to the public and to patients who are interested in participating in health research opportunities. The platform will house an online listing of all recruiting health research projects and patient partner research opportunities. Patient partner research opportunities will be cross-posted here on our PVN website if requested by the health researcher.

External Engagements

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

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 out the RSVP forms, make sure to read this brief list.

Learn more about what it’s like to be involved in PVN, in the words of a patient partner.

Provincial

Reviewer, Knowledge Translation Material Review Group

Would you like to provide feedback on COVID-19 materials before they are released to the public? The BC Centre for Disease Control and other health care partners are developing materials to share important and timely information with the public and would love your feedback to ensure the messages are clear and impactful.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

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Deadline: Open until filled

Attendee, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN, is committed to cultural safety and humility. As part of that commitment, the Council is sponsoring an opportunity for 29 patient partners to participate in San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training! Attendees will learn about Indigenous history, cultural safety and strategies for empathy through a series of online modules and discussions to increase cultural understanding and diversity in our network.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

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Deadline: March 5, 2021
Fraser - Vancouver Coastal

Member, Mission Primary Care Network (PCN) – Steering Committee

To shape primary health care, a variety of experiences and voices at the table are needed. The Mission PCN team are seeking two patient partners to assist with developing partnerships and identifying opportunities to improve how community members can access good, quality health care in their community, across all ages and needs.

Open to: Patient partners from Fraser Health region

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Deadline: March 31, 2021
Interior

Steering Committee Member – Kootenay Boundary Coordinated Chronic Pain Care Project

A collaborative group of general practitioners, specialists, health authority leaders and allied health professionals are working to improve care for adults with chronic pain. Our steering committee is looking for a patient partner with lived experience with chronic pain to join this committee and help inform this work.

Open to: Patient partners from Kootenay Boundary area

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Deadline: March 14, 2021

Member, PRH Surgical Quality Committee

The Penticton Regional Hospital Surgical Quality Committee is established to support, develop and coordinate a comprehensive patient-centered approach to quality concerns in the peri operative processes at PRH. Help provide the patient lens in this work!

Open to: Patient partners from Penticton area

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Deadline: March 14, 2021

Member, PRH Quality & Patient Safety Committee

This committee focuses on local and regional quality improvement and patient safety opportunities. We are hoping to engage the patient voice as this committee makes recommendations, removes barriers as able and tracks actions to support the team with improving systems of care.

Open to: Patient partners from Penticton area

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Deadline: March 14, 2021

Member, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit Working Group

Are you a patient partner who is interested in participating in the vision and development of a new acute care unit to serve the mental health and substance use needs of children and youth for short-term admissions? We would like to invite you to be part of this opportunity to build the service to meet the needs of our patients, families and those who support them.

Open to: Patient partner from Kelowna and surrounding areas

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Deadline: March 14, 2021

Reviewer, Patient Power Brochure

Are you interested in reviewing a new information brochure created by patient partners for Interior Health? Join us as part of our review team!

Open to: Patient partners from Interior Health region

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

Patient Partner, Specialized Community Services Program Steering Committee

The East Kootenay Health Service Area is seeking patient partners to join the Specialized Community Services Program (SCSP) Steering Committee. If you have experience navigating community-based services and would like to provide input in shaping person-centred, culturally safe and quality care services, then come join us in our project work.

Open to: Patient partners from East Kootenay area

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Deadline: March 22, 2021

Participant, Virtual Care Patient Satisfaction Survey and Help Desk Engagement

Interior Health is looking to improve its virtual care Zoom appointments for patients. Join us as by providing feedback on our patient help desk and external website!

Open to: Patient partners from Interior Health region

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Deadline: April 6, 2021

Member, Patient Family Advisory Counsel, Royal Inland Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

You can make an impact and improve the patient experience in the neonatal intensive care unit at Royal Inland Hospital!

Open to: Patient partners from Kamloops and surrounding areas

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Deadline: April 30, 2021
Northern

Member, Lab Outpatient Services Improvement Project – Northern Health

Rapid changes to laboratory services due to COVID-19 have added a significant burden to the already strained resources of Northern Health Laboratory Services. To improve the effectiveness of lab services, Northern Health are seeking input from two patient partners as they work to increase public and physicians’ awareness on how to interact with the new service delivery options.

Open to: Patient partners from Northern Health region

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Deadline: March 30, 2021
Vancouver Island

Member, Island Health Hiring Panel

Would you like to participate as a member of a hiring panel when Island Health interviews and hires new senior leadership for Executive level or Director/Medical Director positions? If so, we want to hear from you!

Open to: Patient partners across the Island Health region

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Deadline: March 7, 2021

Member, Community Health Services – Quality Committee and Clinical Practice Committee

Island Health’s Community Health Services Clinical Practice and Quality Committees are looking for two client partners to join our committee. We are looking for patient partners who can provide their perspective as we develop the strategy for delivering home care services across Island Health.

Open to: Patient partners from the Greater Victoria area

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Deadline: March 8, 2021

Patient Advisor, Vancouver Island Eating Disorder Client & Family Advisory Committee

Do you have experience accessing care for treatment of an eating disorder on Vancouver Island? Would you be interested in lending your voice to enhance the development and provision of eating disorder services provided by Island Health and the Ministry of Children and Family Development? Your voice is needed!

Open to: Patient partners across Island Health region

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Deadline: March 8, 2021

Member, Collaborative Services Committee (Partners for Better Health)

Would you like to work alongside a diverse group of stakeholders to improve health care in your community? Would you like to a part of decisions that directly affect health care in your community? If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, this could be the opportunity for you.

Open to:  Patient partners from Saanich Peninsula or Western community regions of Victoria (including Esquimalt and View Royal)

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Deadline: March 9, 2021

Member, Island Health Information Governance Council

Do you have some knowledge of information governance or data management? Are you interested in improving how health care information is collected, managed, used and shared? Join us on Island Health’s Information Governance Council!

Open to: Patient partners across Island Health region

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Deadline: March 16, 2021