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

Member, Smoking Cessation Quality Improvement Project Team

If you had surgery in the last few years, and happen to be or were someone who smokes cigarettes , we want to learn from you! Our surgeon-led team is looking for patient perspectives to help develop information for patients getting ready for surgery who want to improve their healing by quitting smoking before surgery. Join our team and share your thoughts!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

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Deadline: January 18, 2019

Member, Co-design of Cultural Safety and Humility Health Standard

Health standards need to be developed with and by the people who are most impacted by the standard. We are looking for Indigenous people from across BC with significant and recent experience accessing health services and care (for yourself or as a carer) to develop a standard with other stakeholders that will increase the cultural safety and humility of our caring environments.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: February 1, 2019
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Member, Care Experience Advisory Committee

Providence Health Care has re-envisioned our Care Experience Advisory Committee. We are looking for more patient partners to join this group in providing oversight and direction on patient- and family-centred care to the organization.

Open to: Patient partners from Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: January 22, 2019

Attendee, Game On! Using Gamification to Maximize Motivation and Engagement for Health Improvement Workshop

Gamification is rapidly spreading internationally as an exciting way to engage people in change. So what is gamification? It means to use designs and elements of games in non-gaming contexts such as health care. If you are interested in attending an educational workshop on how gamification can be applied to a health improvement context, please read further!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland
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Deadline: January 23, 2019

Member, Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Working Group(s)

Burnaby Hospital is being redesigned and needs your help to make sure those changes reflect the needs of this growing community! Six patient partners are being sought to join working groups on diagnostics, emergency, inpatient units, surgery, maternity and public spaces.

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

Member, Connecting Patients with Community Doctors Quality Improvement Committee

Who better than patients can describe the challenging and enabling factors involved in finding a family doctor? A group of physicians in Chilliwack is reviewing the current Patient Attachment Mechanism program with the hopes of encouraging more physicians to participate. The project committee needs patient input to identify new areas for improvement in the physician-engagement process.

Open to: Patient partners in Chilliwack and surrounding communities

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Deadline: January 31, 2019

Patient Advisor, Engagement Techniques Tips and Tools Working Group

Engaging people in a meaningful way can happen in a variety of ways. Fraser Health’s Patient Experience team is working together with Patient Voices Network, and is seeking two patient partners to help develop some simple-to-use tools for health care teams to expand their horizons into different techniques to engage patients.

Open to: Patient partners from Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: January 31, 2019

Patient Advisor, Managing Chronic Pain for Long-Term Care Residents Working Group

Chronic pain interferes with a good quality of life for those living in long-term care and their caregivers. Fraser Health is seeking two patient partners to join their team as they revise the persistent pain clinical practice guideline so that support staff can better identify and manage pain for residents in long-term care.

Open to: Patient partners Fraser Health communities

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Deadline: January 31, 2019
Interior Region

Participant, Patient Reference Group, Central Interior Rural area

Do you have an interest in participating in innovative health care redesign projects and partnering with health care leaders? We are looking for seven patient partners to support work with respect to our health services in the Central Interior Rural Service area.

Open to: Patient partners from the Cariboo Chilcotin area
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Deadline: Open until filled

Member, Patient Engagement Project Advisory Council

Do you want to help co-create meaningful engagement support services? Do you have experience with patient and public engagement in quality improvement and research? Interior Health, together with BC SUPPORT Unit, needs patient partners to be involved in this patient engagement advisory council.

Open to: Patient partners from the Interior region
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Deadline: January 31, 2019

Participant, Adult Day Services and Respite Care Advisory Committee

Have you had experience with Adult Day Services or Respite Care?  If so, we need your help.

We are looking for input on experiences with Adult Day Services or Respite Care, what went well and how we can improve this service.

Open to: Patient partners from the Interior region
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Deadline: February 1, 2019

Participant, Mental Health and Substance Use Referral Management Solution Focus Group

Help us use technology to revamp our referral system! We’re looking for patient partners who have personally been referred to mental health and substance use programs or those who have had family members experience the referral system within Interior Health. Attend a two-hour in-person session in Kelowna in January 2019 to brainstorm how to improve referrals and find potential technological solutions!

Open to: Patient partners from the Kelowna area
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Deadline: February 4, 2019

Member, Patient and Family Advisory Council for Royal Inland Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Integrating the patient and family voice into patient experience improvements of intensive care services in Royal Inland Hospital is a priority for all involved in this work. Lend your voice and partner with the team at Royal Inland Hospital as part of their Intensive Care Unit Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region
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Deadline: February 6, 2019

Participant, Process Flow Charting Improvement Workshop

If you have experienced a transition from acute care at Penticton Regional Hospital to hospice care at Moog and Friends Hospice House, we invite you to attend a two-day process mapping session to look at opportunities to improve the patient journey.

Open to: Patient partners from Penticton and the surrounding area
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Deadline: February 6, 2019
Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

Member, Patient Flow Steering Committee

Island Health is seeking a patient partner to participate in an executive-level Patient Flow Steering Committee. The focus of the committee is to develop and inform regional patient flow initiatives and improvement work in the areas of acute care, community care, long-term care, primary care, mental health and substance use.

Open to: Patient partners in the Greater Victoria area

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Deadline: January 22, 2019

Member, Mental Health and Substance Use Quality Council

Island Health is looking to enhance the person- and family-centred care experience by incorporating the voice of people with lived experiences and their families in the activities of the Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Quality Council.

Open to: Patient partners across the Island Health region
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Deadline: January 22, 2019

Patient Assessors, Site Environmental Assessments

Good environments matter. Island Health believes that everyone should be cared for with compassion and dignity within a clean, safe environment.  This an opportunity for patient partners to have a stronger voice in shaping environments that promote exceptional experiences for all who live, visit or work within Island Health care facilities.  If you have an interest in having a positive contribution to continuous improvement in non-clinical support services (such as building maintenance, housekeeping, food services), this one is for you!

Open to: Patient partners across the Island Health region

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Deadline: February 1, 2019

Member, Virtual Care Enhancement Initiative

Island Health is transforming the way we deliver virtual care and we welcome your input. Do you have an interest in a virtual care tool that allows video visits with clinicians to be used any time, anywhere? If so, please join our team and be a voice for patients in this new and exciting area of health care! Your participation will help us design and expand Telehealth, improving the patient experience and access to health care.

Open to: Patient partners across the Island Health region (more…)

Deadline: February 5, 2019