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

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 13 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.

Deadline: January 21, 2020

Member, Patient Alliance for Patient Safety

Would you like to join a national alliance that focuses on improving the safety of patient care journeys? If yes, this could be the opportunity for you!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Deadline: January 24, 2020
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Member, Quality Of Life Measurement Working Group For Mandarin-Speaking People With Thyroid Disease

Are you a thyroid patient? Have you taken care of a loved one with a thyroid diagnosis? Do you have an interest in helping to improve the quality of life of patients with thyroid disease who speak Mandarin? We need you!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Deadline: January 10, 2020

Workshop Participant, Putting Health Care Processes on the Map

Mapping is a powerful tool that allows people to visually represent the current state of a health care process or journey and used often as a first step to health care improvements. We are seeking two patient partners to join us as we explore these important tools in our “Putting Health Care Processes on the Map” Workshop.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Deadline: January 22, 2020

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

Deadline: January 22, 2020

Patient Partner, Abbotsford Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit Nutrition Study

Are you interested in improving how nutrition is provided to patients in Intensive Care Units, and would you like to be part of a research team exploring how many calories certain patients use? If yes, complete the RSVP form to collaborate with our team!

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Deadline: January 24, 2020

Member, Regional Primary and Community Care Working Group

Having primary and community care meet the needs of patients and families with consistency and coordination across the region is the goal of the Regional Primary and Community Care Working Group. They 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 in Fraser Health communities

Deadline: January 28, 2020

Reviewer, Clinician Online Learning Module: Patient Rights under the BC Mental Health Act

Online learning modules provide an opportunity for clinicians to understand patient rights under the Mental Health Act so that they can better inform patients and families. Providence Health Care seeks two patient partners to review the content and test the modules.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Deadline: January 29, 2020
Interior Region

Member, North Shore Primary and Community Care Patient Advisory Council

Patient partners are needed to help advise and support operational decisions for Kamloops North Shore Primary and Community Care. This newly forming committee will consist of care providers, additional relevant Interior Health employees, patient partners and leadership members to bring a well-rounded perspective to this important work.

Open to: Patient partners in the Kamloops area

Deadline: January 20, 2020

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 in the Interior region

Deadline: January 20, 2020

Collaborator, Patient Care Quality Office/Patient Safety Investigations

Interior Health’s Patient Care Quality Office is working to ensure our processes are patient-centred and informed by patient perspectives. We are seeking patient voices to help us build compassion, empathy, and acceptable outcomes into our concern resolution program for patients and families. In addition, there is an opportunity to collaborate on our process to review and revise the way we respond to harm (manage incidents) in Interior Health.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region

Deadline: February 3, 2020
Northern Region

Member, Perinatal Program Council

Have you given birth within the last five years? Do you have an interest in helping to improve the quality of perinatal – prenatal, delivery and postpartum – services as part of an ongoing advisory council?

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern region

Deadline: January 22, 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

Deadline: Open until filled

Member, Medicine Sepsis Working Group

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. If Sepsis isn’t recognized early and treated right away, a patient’s condition can quickly worsen and they may die. We’re looking for a patient partner who has lived experience of sepsis to join the Medicine Sepsis Working Group!

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region

Deadline: January 17, 2020

Reviewer, Victoria Hospice Family-Centred Information for Caregivers

Victoria Hospice is developing new ways for distributing information about end-of-life issues for patients and their caregivers. They are looking for up to two patient partners from the region to review the content!

Open to: Patient partners in the Greater Victoria area

Deadline: January 31, 2020

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

Deadline: February 20, 2020