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

Reviewer, Patient Resources on Preparing to Stop Dialysis

Would you be interested in reviewing materials for patients who are currently on a life-sustaining dialysis treatment? BC Renal is looking for patients or caregivers to provide feedback on resources for patients who might be considering stopping dialysis. We’d love to hear from you!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: March 22, 2019

Member, Integrated Palliative Nephrology Working Group

We need your help to improve palliative care for those living with kidney disease! BC Renal is looking for patients or family caregivers to work with kidney care professionals in advancing palliative care for those living with chronic kidney disease in BC. If you are interested in improving the quality of care at end of life for your peers, come and join us!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: March 22, 2019

Patient Advisor, Trauma Tiers of Service Working Group

The Provincial Health Services Authority is developing a plan for how to best care for severely injured patients and their families. We are looking for a patient who has received care for a major injury, or who has been a caregiver to someone who has, to advise us about their experience of the system and how they think it could be improved. We are looking for volunteers to attend an in-person meeting in Vancouver or to connect with us by video or phone!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: March 27, 2019

Member, Quality Forum 2020 Steering Committee

Would you like to help plan one of the largest health quality conferences in Canada? This is your chance! The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is inviting two patient partners to join the steering committee responsible for planning Quality Forum 2020. This annual event takes place in Vancouver during the month of February and will feature three days of presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics related to improving quality across the continuum of care.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: March 27, 2019

Participant, Patient Care Quality Review Board Service Experience Survey Development

The Patient Care Quality Review Board is developing a client satisfaction survey that will be distributed to people who have gone through the review board process. We are looking to connect with patient partners from across the province who can share their experiences with the review board program and collaborate on the development of the survey!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

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Deadline: March 29, 2019

Member and Advisor, Paramedics and Palliative Care Project Working Group

BC Emergency Health Services is committed to providing appropriate palliative and end-of-life care according to the patient’s wishes. Paramedics require the appropriate knowledge, tools, and support to do this successfully. We need your insight and experience in order to best understand how we can support patients that call 911 from home and wish to be treated in place, rather than transported to the Emergency Department.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: April 1, 2019

Member, BC Baby-Friendly Network

Have you welcomed a new baby into your family in the past few years? Want to contribute to the implementation of strategies that support breastfeeding women? If so, your voice is needed on the BC Baby-Friendly Network.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: April 15, 2019
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Attendee, Geriatric Services Conference

Would you like the opportunity to network in an inspiring atmosphere with 250 interdisciplinary health care professionals from across the province to discuss care services for older adults? If yes, attending this conference is the opportunity for you!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: March 22, 2019

Member, Regional Patient Advisory Council

Fraser Health is looking for energetic, community-minded patients and families who can contribute their voice to the improvement of health care services across the region. We are seeking four to six patient advisors that are interested in working together with Fraser Health leaders to ensure the patient voice remains a critical part of any decisions.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: March 22, 2019

Patient Partner, Stroke Research Project Working Group

Every minute counts when you’re having a stroke. Understanding the lived experience of you or your loved one who has had a stroke helps improve stroke care, so Simon Fraser University and Fraser Health are inviting two patient partners to co-design their stroke research project.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: March 22, 2019

Member, Maternal Infant Child & Youth Program Quality Management Committee

Fraser Health strives to ensure a great start to life and support excellent health care services for women, infants, children and youth. They are seeking two patient advisors to share their health care experiences as they focus their efforts on improving quality for all services.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: March 25, 2019

Member, Langley Memorial Hospital Patient Advisory Council

Fraser Health is looking for energetic, community-minded patients and families who can contribute their voice to the improvement of hospital services in Langley. They are seeking six patient partners to help co-design their patient advisory council so that what matters to patients is at the forefront of work happening at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Open to: Patient partners in the Langley area

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Deadline: April 1, 2019

Patient Advisor, Critical Care Network Steering Committee

Every patient intensive care unit across Fraser Health wants to have timely, appropriate, effective and safe care. Fraser Health is committed to providing excellent person-centred care and is seeking two patient partners to co-design quality improvement projects as members of their Critical Care Network.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: April 1, 2019
Interior Region

Participant, Interior Health Harm Reduction Policy Development Team

Interior Health is working to implement a harm reduction policy to support patients and family members in feeling safe, non-stigmatized and accommodated when seeking health services. Perspectives of patients and family members with experience in accessing Interior Health services and harm reduction services are vital to the development and implementation of this policy. The working group is requesting patient and family engagement in this work and will discuss the best way to do that with those who are interested.

Open to: Patient partners from Interior Region
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Deadline: March 21, 2019

Member, Kootenay Boundary Primary Care Network Steering Committee

The Kootenay Boundary region of Interior Health is embarking on the next phase of primary care transformation – implementation – and invites you to be part of this exciting journey as a member of the steering committee responsible for the establishment and ongoing operation of the Primary Care Network.

Open to: Patient partners in the Kootenay Boundary area
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Deadline: March 28, 2019

Member, Steering Committee for Mental Health and Substance Use Specialized Community Service Programs Development

Interior Health is working towards an integrated system of care that improves ease of access for patients, family members and caregivers with mental health and/or substance use concerns. The work is based on the principle that the patient should receive “the right care, at the right time, in the right place.” We value and invite your perspective in the development of health care services.

Open to: Patient partners in Kelowna and surrounding area
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Deadline: March 29, 2019

Member, Specialized Community Service Programs Project

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 Kelowna and surrounding area
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Deadline: March 29, 2019

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 in the Interior region
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Deadline: April 30, 2019
Northern Region

Participant, Palliative Care Needs Assessment Interview

Would you like to be involved in developing change in palliative care services in Terrace? This opportunity allows you to do so through participating in a one-on-one interview of patient needs assessment and understanding current strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Open to: Patient partners from Northwest region
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Deadline: March 20, 2019

Reviewer, Palliative Care Needs Assessment Materials

Help inform change in palliative care services in Terrace by using your patient perspective as you review a needs assessment with the goal to understand current strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Open to: Patient partners from Northwest region
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Deadline: March 20, 2019

Guest Speaker and Attendee, Northeast Frontline Leaders Forum

Northern Health Leaders in the Northeast invite you to share your patient partner experiences in an afternoon of World Café table top discussions. If you are comfortable in talking about your patient partner role and bringing your patient voice to the discussions, this could be the opportunity for you!

Open to: Patient partners in Dawson Creek (more…)

Deadline: April 5, 2019
Vancouver Island Region

Speaker/Panel Member, Island Health Quality Showcase

Island Health is showcasing and demonstrating the quality improvement efforts and achievements of all staff within the health authority. As part of this day, we would like to invite you to share your story with us!

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region
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Deadline: March 25, 2019

Member, Intensive Care Unit Design Committee

Island Health is designing a new Intensive Care Unit building at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and needs patient partners to attend several user group design meetings in person in Nanaimo to help positively influence the design. Help ensure the new building will incorporate the patient perspective!

Open to: Patient partners in the Nanaimo area (more…)

Deadline: March 25, 2019

Member, West Coast General Hospital Ambulatory Care Redesign Initiative

The West Coast General Hospital care team is revamping ambulatory care services to better meet the needs of, and treatment environment for our patients; also to improve the work environment for our staff and physicians. We are seeking patient partners, preferably with previous patient experience in ambulatory care, to help us design a functional, efficient, user-friendly environment.

Open to: Patient partners in Port Alberni and area (more…)

Deadline: April 2, 2019

Member, Disclosure Learning and Support Strategy Project Team

Island Health is committed to ensuring that disclosure of patient safety incidents occur in a timely, transparent and supportive manner. An Island Health disclosure working group has recently started developing a learning and support strategy to guide staff and clinicians in these important conversations with patients and families. This is your opportunity to ensure the patient and family perspective is represented in the disclosure materials and education!

Open to: Patient partners across the Island Health region

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Deadline: April 8, 2019