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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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21 Opportunities

Member, Collaborative Services Committee (Kootenay Boundary)

Volunteer Opportunity Would you like a seat at the table transforming health care in the Kootenay Boundary? RSVP Now Lead Organization/Department Interior Health – Clinical Operations Aim The purpose is to have patient participation on the Collaborative Services Committee.

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region

Member, Northern Health/Specialist Services Committee Physician Quality Improvement and Spread Working Group

Volunteer Opportunity Are you passionate about quality improvement? Looking for ways to improve the care processes for patients? RSVP Now Lead Organization/Department Northern Health/Specialist Services Committee Physician Quality Improvement Aim The aim of including a patient partner on this working group is to assist in…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Northern Region

Patient Representative, Thompson South Cariboo Specialized Community Services Program

Volunteer Opportunity The Thompson South Cariboo region is changing the way that healthcare is delivered. We are looking to include the patient perspective to aid us in our client/patient focused delivery of healthcare. The focus will be on adults with complex medical conditions (with or without frailty) and people…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region

Attendee, Quality Forum 2022

Volunteer Opportunity The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is supporting 20 patient partners to attend Quality Forum 2022, one of the largest health quality conferences in Canada, which is taking place March 1–3, 2022 in Vancouver. RSVP Now Lead Organization/Department BC Patient Safety & Quality…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Provincial Region

Abstract Reviewer & Storyboard Judge, Quality Forum 2022

Volunteer Opportunity The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is inviting two patient partners to help review abstracts and act as storyboard judges for Quality Forum 2022, one of the largest health quality conferences in Canada, which is taking place March 1–3, 2022 in Vancouver. RSVP Now…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Provincial Region

Participant, Culturally Safe Engagement Circle: What Matters to Indigenous Patient Partners?

Volunteer Opportunity In order to work towards making engagement opportunities more culturally safe, the Council is looking to hear from Indigenous Patient Partners about “What Matters To You?” when you are participating in work with health care partners in engagements through the Patient Voices Network. RSVP Now…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

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, Vaginal Delivery Collaborative – St. Paul’s Hospital

Volunteer Opportunity Studies show having a vaginal birth typically leads to shorter hospital stays, a quicker recovery time, and benefits to your baby. The team at St. Paul’s Hospital is seeking a couple of moms who can share their recent delivery experience to help inform strategies that increase vaginal…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.