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-Oriented Research Team Member, Implementing a Hands-On Methods-Based Research Study

We are seeking patient partners to help improve patient outcomes and health care practice through their involvement in a hands-on research study examining how “overview of reviews” are conducted. They will be leaders in the study, make decisions with the team at every stage of the research and having a hands-on role in conducting the study, which starts in May 2020. Make a difference and learn about how to conduct research!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: November 13, 2019

Member, Medical Imaging Appropriateness Faculty Team

BC is committed to improving the safety, appropriateness and quality of health care services by ensuring that health care teams are adapting to existing knowledge of when to use medical imaging. The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, are seeking two patient partners to share their medical imaging experience to inform the development of a provincial virtual learning initiative.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: November 19, 2019
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Member, Tri-Cities-New West Primary Care Network Steering Committee

In order to shape primary health care in the Tri-Cities, a variety of experiences and voices at the table are needed. The Tri-Cities Primary Health Care Network brings together community stakeholders to create partnerships and identify opportunities to improve how community members can access good quality health care in their community, across all ages and needs. They are looking for 2 patient partners to join them in their efforts by providing feedback on Primary Care Network portfolios.

Open to: Patient partners in the Tri-Cities-New West
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Deadline: November 12, 2019

Patient Partner, Older Adult Wearable Technology Falls Prevention Research Project

The use of wearable technology, such as hip protectors, by older adults has been shown to prevent falls and improve the quality of life in Fraser Health. A team at Simon Fraser University is seeking two patient partners to join their research project as they seek to learn from that experience and expand its use to other areas across Canada.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: November 15, 2019

Member, Cross Canada Breastfeeding Initiative

St. Paul’s Hospital maternal and newborn health team is participating in putting best practices into action and needs volunteers to join the team. Be part of a team committed to giving the best start possible to newborns through early attachment with human milk for babies.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland
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Deadline: November 15, 2019

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: November 22, 2019

Patient Partner, Delirium Quality Improvement Project – Royal Columbian Hospital

Delirium is a common complication for many hospitalized patients and can lead to drastically longer length of stay, loss of function and possibly death. Royal Columbian Hospital is seeking two patient partners to help develop care strategies for patients experiencing delirium in the hospital.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: November 26, 2019

Patient Partner, Prescription Opioid Misuse Research Program

Prescription opioid misuse destroys lives, families and communities. Finding ways to prevent and intervene when people need support is the goal of a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia. They are seeking two patient partners with lived experience to ensure that this research is meaningful and respectful to those that have experienced opioid misuse.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: November 28, 2019

Patient Advisor, Long-Term Care Physician Services Task Force

Providing support and compassion in long-term care takes a 24/7 consistent focus. Fraser Health is seeking two patient partners to share their lived experience with long-term care to inform a consistent approach in how services are delivered across all of Fraser Health long-term care.

Open to: Patient partners Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: November 30, 2019

Patient Advisor, Fraser Health Quality & Patient Safety

Fraser Health is committed to improving the safety, appropriateness and quality of health care services across the region. Including the patient voice in those discussions highlights the importance of mutually beneficial partnerships to improve health care. They are seeking two patient partners to join their Quality and Patient Safety team.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: November 30, 2019

Patient Partner, Better Care for Epilepsy Research Project

Neurologists are key team members in diagnostic work-up, prognosis and successful treatment of epilepsy. To improve neurological assessment of patients, a collaborative team at Simon Fraser University and Fraser Health Authority is seeking two patient partners to share their lived experience with epilepsy to help develop a decision support system that highlights medical emergencies through the reading of electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings enhanced through artificial intelligence.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
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Deadline: November 30, 2019

Patient Partner, Decision-Making in Patient-Oriented Research: What Works Team

We all want to work together as a team to improve health care research. The question is: how? UBC Okanagan is seeking two patient partners to share their experience in creating more inclusive practices for collective decision-making in patient-oriented research.

Open to: Patient partners preferably from Abbotsford or Surrey
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Deadline: November 30, 2019
Interior Region

Participant, Analysis of Patient Experiences in Cardiac Sciences Working Group

The Cardiac Sciences department is developing a discharge survey that captures patient and family experiences prior to discharge. The opportunity for patient partners is required to ensure accurate survey questions are developed so that rich data may be obtained to improve overall outcomes and lived experiences.

Open to: Patient partners in Kelowna
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Deadline: November 11, 2019

Presenter, Interior Health Board Quality Committee Presentation on Emergency Department Experience

Interior Health’s Board Quality Committee wants to hear from a patient partner whose experience includes care in the emergency department.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Health region
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Deadline: November 15, 2019

Participant, Interior Health’s Vision, Mission and Values Refresh Online Survey

It’s been almost 20 years and we’re ready for an update! Interior Health has begun a process to refresh our vision, mission and values. Help us ensure these statements reflect your ideas as a patient and community member.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Health region
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Deadline: November 20, 2019
Northern Region

No current opportunities

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

Member, Development and Implementation Committee, Primary Care Initiatives

Island Health is expanding access to primary care by developing exciting, innovative, team-based care sites. Will you be accessing these sites? Join us to ensure we are developing the appropriate services for the community!

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region
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Deadline: November 8, 2019

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: November 14, 2019

Member, Westshore Urgent Primary Care Centre Local Quality Council

Island Health is committed to quality care and quality improvement. As such, we are developing a local Quality Council for our Westshore Urgent Primary Care Centre where we will identify and address quality issues affecting the care of our Western Communities citizens.

Open to: Patient partners in the Vancouver Island region
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Deadline: November 15, 2019

Member, Primary Care Quality Committee

Do you have an interest in supporting quality assurance and improvement in primary care through Island Health? Your voice is needed!

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region
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Deadline: November 15, 2019

Member, Community & Primary Care Steering Committee

Island Health’s Primary and Community Care program is inviting two patient partners to help achieve systems transformation through collaborating with all parts of the health system!

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region
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Deadline: November 15, 2019