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, Promoting Ethical Design of Clinical Trials Working Group

Randomized controlled trials are a great way to research policy and health service delivery but can be very complicated. There are many ways that people can become involved in research and many questions about how best to obtain consent from participants and how their data should be managed. Come join a working group to help guide researchers develop better ways of balancing the needs of researchers, ethics board members and research participants in doing clinical research that improves health care.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 6, 2019

Advisory Group Member, BC Surgical Quality Action Network

Passionate about improving surgical care quality in BC? Become an advisory group member for the Surigcal Quality Action Network!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 16, 2019

Member, Public Awareness and Education Advisory Committee

Would you like to help the BC Centre for Palliative Care with their public awareness and education activities? If yes, by joining this Advisory Committee you can offer a patient perspective to help guide and support projects around palliative care.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 16, 2019

Co-designer, Patient Engagement Workshop

Have you participated as a patient partner on engagements and seen things that have gone well, and had experiences where things have not met your expectations? The Council is designing a new full day workshop for health care partners and patient partners to learn about how to ensure they create meaningful roles for patient partners in their initiatives. Join us in planning the workshop for health care and patient partners to learn how to do it better!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 16, 2019

Attendee, Surgical Quality Action Network (SQAN) Day

Interested in improving surgical care in BC? Attend Surgical Quality Action Network (SQAN) Day for an interactive and action-oriented event aimed at improving the quality of care for patients across the province.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 23, 2019

Storyteller, World Sepsis Day Collaboration and Campaign

For World Sepsis Day on September 13, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council will be promoting early recognition and treatment of sepsis in hospitals. We invite you to share your story of surviving sepsis as part of the global movement to raise awareness of sepsis.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 26, 2019

Attendee, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

Looking to expand your knowledge and skills about quality improvement practices in health care? Read on to learn about the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Basic Certificate! As part of building capacity in the Patient Voices Network, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is sponsoring 25 patient partners to participate in this online learning opportunity to gain essential training and tools on the topics of improvement methods, measuring change, patient safety and more!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 28, 2019

Member, Patient Safety Incident Review Provincial Guidelines Working Group

BC is committed to improving the quality of health care services through ensuring a consistent approach to learning from patient safety events and sharing the results. The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) is seeking two patient partners to share their patient safety experience to inform the development of provincial patient safety event review guidelines.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 30, 2019
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Focus Group, Working Group and/or Advisory Group Participants, Advance Care Planning in Chinese and South Asian Communities Project

Seeking members of the Chinese and South Asian communities to join the Advisory Committee, Working Groups or Focus Groups for our project to adapt public Advance Care Planning Education for these communities. Provide your input to make sure that the adapted education serves the needs of these communities!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland
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Deadline: August 16, 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 from Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: August 19, 2019

Participant, Design Thinking Workshop

If you want to take your solutions and ideas to new heights, join us at Design Thinking: A Human-Centred Approach to Health Care Improvement! We will curate recent knowledge around innovation and design thinking, and provide the opportunity to apply design thinking methodology to real-life health care challenges. This interactive session will help you do things differently!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland region
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Deadline: August 25, 2019

Advocate and Speaker, World Sepsis Day Booth

World Sepsis Day is held every year as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. If you have experienced sepsis, we want you to join a sepsis advocacy booth in downtown Vancouver on Friday, September 13, and participate in engaging the public by sharing your experience of surviving sepsis and providing education materials that describe possible signs of sepsis.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: August 26, 2019

Patient Partner, Health Companion Mobile App Feedback Process

Smartphones are fast becoming an important tool in being healthy. A team at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are seeking two patient partners to share their health care experience as they develop an app that provides individualized health recommendations based on a patient’s health background.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
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Deadline: August 29, 2019

Working Group Member, Health Care Team Use of Patient-Centred Assessment Data

Health care teams using patient-centred assessment data well can make or break a project. We are seeking four patient partners to work in partnership with our team as we develop resources to assist health care teams to make better use of this important data.

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

Patient Partner, Respite Services Redesign Consultation

Respite services are an important part of ensuring caregivers are provided a short period of rest and relief as they go through the emotional and physical demands of giving care for their loved one. Fraser Health is seeking two patient partners to assist them in looking at how they can talk with the public about these services and how to easily access them.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: August 30, 2019
Interior Region

Member, Revelstoke Maternity Interprofessional Collaboration Project Working Group

The Revelstoke Maternity Project team is working to find ways to enhance local maternity care. An essential part of this work is gaining a first-hand understanding of the wants and needs of women in the community. Help ensure maternity care in town is the best it can be!

Open to: Patient partners in Revelstoke and surrounding area
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Deadline: Open until filled

Member, Trauma-Informed Spaces Working Group

Interior Health Mental Health & Substance Use Services recognize the profound impact that trauma may have had on many of the people who access our programs. As a patient partner, your voice and lived experience is essential in making our spaces feel safe and inviting. We are seeking two patient partners to join us as we transform our waiting room into a welcoming, accepting and calming space for everyone.

Open to: Patient partners in Penticton or surrounding areas
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Deadline: August 20, 2019

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
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Deadline: August 27, 2019

Member, Specialized Community Service Programs Patient Advisory Focus Group

Interior Health is seeking a patient partner to be part of a committee that will inform the work around specialized community services for people with complex medical issues. Patient input is highly valued in understanding the patient experience in the health care system.

Open to: Patient partners in the East Kootenay area
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Deadline: September 20, 2019
Northern Region

Member, G.R. Baker Hospital Emergency Department/Intensive Care Unit Capital Project Advisory Committee

Do you live in Quesnel and enjoy thinking strategically? Here’s a great opportunity for you: work alongside committee members in the business planning stage of redeveloping the G.R. Baker Hospital Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. Northern Health welcomes your experience, advice and recommendations on aspects of the design of these facilities from a patient perspective!

Open to: Patient partners in Quesnel
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Deadline: August 2, 2019

Member, Stuart Lake Hospital Redevelopment Capital Project Advisory Committee

Are you interested in participating in the business planning stage of redeveloping Stuart Lake Hospital? The role of the patient partner will be to work alongside committee members to provide advice and recommendations on aspects of the design of the hospital from a patient perspective. If you enjoy thinking strategically and collaboratively, and can offer your enthusiasm, creativity, patience and time, please consider this engagement opportunity!

Open to: Patient partners in Fort St. James
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Deadline: August 2, 2019

Participant, Kidney Care Goal Setting Focus Group

Are you receiving kidney or dialysis care with Northern Health’s Renal Program? If yes, we would love for you to attend our focus group to hear your opinions about setting health-related goals in your care.

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern region
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Deadline: August 16, 2019

Member, Primary Care Network Development Committee

Do you want to help improve Nisga’a Primary Care services and help with the development? Here is an opportunity to be on the Primary Care Network Development Committee and contribute to future plans.

Open to: Patient partners from Nisga’a Valley
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Deadline: August 19, 2019

Member, Vanderhoof Alternative Senior Housing Facility Design Committee

Northern Health, in partnership with BC Housing and Nechako Valley Community Services, is looking to design and build an alternative seniors housing complex in Vanderhoof. We are looking for patient partners who have an interest in seniors housing for people, particularly dementia care, to provide recommendations around the design of the building.

Open to: Patient partners in the Vanderhoof area
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Deadline: August 31, 2019
Vancouver Island Region

Participant, Renal Voices Matter – Listening Workshop

Are you receiving kidney or dialysis care in Island Health’s Renal Program? Do you want to help us improve care delivery and patient experience in renal services? Come join us for the Listening Workshop!

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region
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Deadline: August 28, 2019