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Surveyors – Patient Partners, Aboriginal Health Services

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Do you have lived experience accessing healthcare services as a patient or caregiver?

Accreditation Canada (AC) is looking to engage First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Patient Partners who share our passion for achieving quality health services for all. We are working towards improvements in the survey experience by increasing Indigenous partner engagement to improve our capacity to conduct our business in a manner that improves cultural safety for all persons involved in the survey experience.

Patient Partners can be people with lived experience as a patient, family member, or caregiver. They bring a unique perspective to discussions and enhance the quality of programs and services.

Surveyors are reviewers who assess the performance of health organizations against standards of care and identify opportunities for improvement. Patient Partners are trained as surveyors and play a key role in assessing criteria related to people-centred care. Having a patient lens brings that crucial perspective on patient experience and people-centred care.

If you are looking to participate in highlighting and furthering Indigenous perspectives on quality, health and wellness in a meaningful way this position could be for you.

Application deadline: August 31st, 2022

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From Our Community

Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.