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Health Care Partner Opportunities

Health care organizations value patients’, families’ and caregivers’ input to improve their quality of care. Over the past decade, PVN has seen a dramatic increase in opportunities from health care organizations who are reaching out to PVN to connect with you.

From committees to quality improvement projects, and everything in between, engagements are led by health care partners and supported by PVN.

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14 Opportunities

Patient Advisor, Heart Failure Self-Management Quality Improvement Project – Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH)

Volunteer Opportunity Heart patients who learn how to manage their health daily after leaving the hospital increase their chances of a healthy life. A team at RCH are asking one patient partner to provide input into their patient education materials to increase patients’ active participation in their care.

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

Member, Baby Friendly Practice Council – Fraser Health

Volunteer Opportunity Having a healthy start to life increases the chance for infants to thrive and mothers to be supported through their care experience. The Fraser Health Baby Friendly Practice Council are seeking 2 patient partners to share their new parent experience as they work to enhance the support…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

Participant, Optimizing the Northwestern Patient Experience in Medical Travel, Patient Journey Mapping

Volunteer Opportunity Have you had to leave your home community in Northwestern BC for medical care? Researchers at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) are conducting a study to learn what patients experience when they travel away from Northwestern BC to receive medical care in a larger centre.

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Northern Region

Member, Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition & Graded Exercise BC Working Group

Volunteer Opportunity Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, struggle with your weight? The Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition & Graded Exercise (CHANGE) BC is seeking patient partners to provide ongoing guidance in the development of several exciting initiatives to support community based healthy lifestyles! Help ensure…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Northern Region

Patient Panel Participant, Office of Virtual Health, PHSA

Volunteer Opportunity Have you had a virtual care experience? The Office of Virtual Health (Provincial Health Services Authority) is organizing our monthly provincial Zoom training for staff. We invite you to share with us your insights on how health care teams can best support you before, during, and after…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

Participant, Virtual circles [focus groups]- Increasing Indigenous Patient Safety Through Regulation of BC College of Physicians and Surgeons and BC College of Nurses and Midwives

Volunteer Opportunity Have you or your relatives ever had a challenging experience with a nurse, midwife or doctor and wished to raise a concern but did not know how or where to go? We are seeking Indigenous Patient Partners to join us in a virtual circle to talk…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

Member, Island Health Workstream Table: Ways of Being and Delivery Support

Volunteer Opportunity Do you have an interest in partnering with health care system leaders to further a change agenda that includes patient and family engagement, public engagement, anti-racism, innovation, research, budget management, change-management, and more? Read more to find out about the Ways of Being and Delivery Support workstream…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region

Focus Group Member, Patient Partnership Process Improvement Project

Volunteer Opportunity Island Health is looking to improve and streamline processes for enabling patient partners and health care partners to engage with one another. This is an opportunity to be part of a focus group to share your insights and experiences related to signing up and getting involved in…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region

Team Member, Patient Partnership Process Improvement Project

Volunteer Opportunity Do you have an interest in improving the process that enables patient partners and health care partners to engage with one another within Island Health. Read more to find out about the Patient Partnership Process Improvement Project! RSVP Now Lead Organization/Department Island Health, Patient…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region

Panel Member, Essential Imaging Webinar – BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Volunteer Opportunity Knowing when medical imaging is needed takes a combination of provider knowledge and patient education. If you are a patient partner who has felt you needed medical imaging that wasn’t provided, or someone who was provided medical imaging and it didn’t lessen your symptoms, please share your…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

From Our Community

Terri McKinlay

Patient Partner, Penticton

Terri McKinlay

The Patient Voices Network has provided Rylee and me the ability to channel our experience into positive change for others. Our voice in decision making, planning and partnerships for mental health care is having a profound impact on our healing process.