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Member, Medical Imaging Advisory Committee

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Have you ever needed medical imaging or have a family member who needed it? Your perspective could help to inform the conversation, policies, programs and the overall patient experience of medical imaging for all British Columbians.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Ministry of Health, Hospital Diagnostic and Clinical Services Division, Access Strategy Branch

Aim

Patient partners will be regular members of the Medical Imaging Advisory Committee and aid in the discussions by providing a patient perspective for a wide range of medical imaging topics.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Eligibility

  • Preference is for a patient or family member who has lived experienced with outpatient (non-emergency) medical imaging, particularly for those who have experienced or have a family member who has experienced non-emergency Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
  • Comfortable sharing your experiences and voicing your ideas, concerns, past experiences with a large group of policy makers, health administrators and physicians to improve the patient experience of medical imaging.
  • Comfortable in fast-paced and respectful group settings, with an ability to articulate effectively and succinctly.
If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.

Logistics

Vacancies: 2 Date/Location: Full day meetings, typically from 10am to 4pm, are scheduled every 4 months in downtown Vancouver. The first meeting with patient partners will be in January 2019. A toll-free teleconference is available, however, given the length of meetings, attending face-to-face in Vancouver is preferred. Commitment: We are looking for someone who can commit to attend all meetings for a full year, with possibility of extension. To ensure that everyone can attend meetings, all dates are scheduled by the beginning of the calendar year. All members are expected to maintain full confidentiality regarding materials and committee discussions. A signed confidentiality agreement may be required.

Reimbursement

Pre-approved expenses related to travel (i.e. transit, parking, approved mileage) with in the greater Vancouver area. Lunch and coffee/tea is provided if you live in the greater Vancouver area and are able to attend in person. A toll-free telephone number is available if you cannot attend in Vancouver in person.

Background

The Medical Imaging Advisory Committee provides expert advice and recommendations to the Ministry of Health to support continuous improvement in medical imaging. Committee membership includes: the Ministry of Health, Health Authority administrators with responsibility for medical imaging departments, radiologists from all health authorities, the president of the BC Radiological Society, a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC with responsibility for the Diagnostic Accreditation Program, UBC Faculty of Medicine representative, and a Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee member who is an ordering physician.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Kathryn Proudfoot
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Provincial
604.668.8246
kproudfoot@bcpsqc.ca

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