Engagement Opportunities

Here are the engagement opportunities that are currently open:

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 up 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 Opportunities

Patient Advisor, Examining Home Health Services Economic Research Project

Developing a patient-centred economic model to support funding decisions for seniors’ home health services requires input from those that are impacted by the decisions made. A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health is interested in talking with three patient partners who have experience with home health as they design their project.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: February 25, 2020

Interviewee, Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Teams Policy Development

Help Primary Health Care (PHC) Teams Policy Project in improving the integrated health system for patients with complex needs living in BC! This research study will conduct interviews with patients with two or more chronic health conditions and their family members or caregivers to understand their involvement in policy development/implementation in team-based care in PHC settings.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: February 28, 2020

Participant, Reversing the Course of Type 2 Diabetes, Dialogue Session

Are you interested in the discussions regarding prevention, management and reversal of type 2 diabetes? The Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability, along with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, is looking for patient partners to participate in a full-day dialogue session along with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and community developers.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: March 3, 2020
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Member, Family Presence and Respectful Clinical Areas Working Group

Balancing a supportive family presence policy while ensuring a safe, respectful work and clinical care area is an ongoing challenge at St Paul’s Hospital. We are seeking four patient partners to join us in a working group designed to create safe and respectful work flows and guidelines, that are person- and family-centred, to ensure a safe space to work and receive care and treatments.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
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Deadline: March 3, 2020

Member, Providence Health Care General Orientation Working Group

Creating a welcoming environment, where patients and families feel valued and good about the care they receive, is a critical part of new employees’ orientation. Providence Health Care is looking for two patient partners to assist in revising their orientation, specifically in the hospital setting, that acknowledges the important role patients and families play in providing good quality health care.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
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Deadline: March 3, 2020

Member, Active Transportation Injuries and Recovery Outcomes Research Team

Have you, or someone close to you, been injured as a pedestrian or cyclist? If so, your experience may help to develop a research study looking at injury circumstances and recovery outcomes of patients involved in active transportation, including walking or cycling on public places. The Road Safety and Public Health Team from the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia, is looking to partner with two patients who have experienced injury as a pedestrian or cyclist to develop active transportation safety research.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
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Deadline: March 3, 2020

Online Reviewer, Effective And Seamlessly Integrated (EASI) Maternity Care Project

The Effective And Seamlessly Integrated (EASI) Maternity Project is creating an online information hub that aims to be a trusted and useful “one-stop shop”, connecting people and families to healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting information. Play an important role in helping to create a user-friendly and easy-to-navigate website!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
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Deadline: March 31, 2020
Interior Region

Member, Clearwater Local Collaborative Health Planning Committee

Having primary and community care meet the needs of patients and families with consistency and coordinated access across this geographic region is the goal of the Clearwater Local Collaborative Health Planning Committee. A variety of experiences and voices is needed at the table. We currently have an opening for two patient partners who can provide the patient perspective for this health planning.

Open to: Patient partners in the Clearwater area
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Deadline: March 2, 2020

Member, Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Steering Committee – Regional Cancer Care Project

The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice/Shared Care needs patient partners to attend a series of strategic meetings to provide input on cancer care services in our region. We know that high-quality cancer care takes a village and having people or family members with direct experience contribute to this conversation is an essential ingredient to improving the system.

Open to: Patient partners in the Kootenay Boundary area
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Deadline: March 2, 2020

Member, Patient Engagement in Research Committee of the BC SUPPORT Unit Interior Centre

Does patient engagement in research interest you? Read more about this exciting opportunity to give input as a patient partner on the Interior Centre Committee!

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region

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Deadline: March 3, 2020

Patient Advisor, Cardiology Testing Journey

The Cardiology department moved into its new space in May 2019 and needs feedback from patients on how the new area is functioning and if we are meeting their needs. We invested much of our time thinking about physical layout and would now like to check in with our patients to hear how the space works for them, and if we are meeting our goals for person-centred care.

Open to: Patient partners from Penticton Regional Hospital Cardiology Department
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Deadline: March 3, 2020

Participant, Kamloops Home Health Patient and Family Information Package Team

Kamloops Home Health is revamping its patient and family information package. We’re seeking Home Health clients and family members to provide input into the package contents to ensure that they are cost-effective and relevant to patient and family needs.

Open to: Patient partners in Kamloops
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Deadline: March 4, 2020
Northern Region

Steering Committee Member and Advisor, Northern Lights Patient Portal Project

Are you interested in enhancing online access for patients? Northern Health is actively pursuing a patient portal project and is looking for a patient representative for its steering committee and advisor for its project team.

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern Health region
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Deadline: February 27, 2020
Vancouver Island Region

Participant, Cowichan Valley Health & Care Plan Focus Groups

Island Health is looking to engage patient partners and family caregivers to learn how we can improve services and care for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, frail individuals, and people needing palliative or end-of-life care.

Open to: Patient partners in the Cowichan Valley area
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Deadline: Open until filled

Patient Advisor, The Ladysmith Family Practice Clinic – Frailty, Linkages and Improved Outcomes for Seniors

As a patient advisor, you will be instrumental in redesigning how older adults with frailty are communicated with, assessed and connected to community resource supports in the Ladysmith area!

Open to: Patient partners in Ladysmith or Cowichan area
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Deadline: February 20, 2020