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Member, Alberni Clayoquot Health Services Quality Committee

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners from Port Alberni and West Coast areas

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The Alberni Clayoquot Health Services Quality Committee is actively seeking a patient perspective to inform quality improvement initiatives for both acute and community health services within the region. Be a part of this exciting work as we move towards an integrated system of care.

Open to: Patient partners from Port Alberni and West Coast areas

Lead Organization or Department

Island Health, Community Health and Care

Aim

The aim of this initiative is to help ensure our health care services are safe, culturally sensitive, and grounded in patient and family focused care. The patient partner will be expected to actively participate in discussions to inform processes and decisions, attend meetings on a regular basis and bring both their own, and the broader perspective, to the table, as applicable.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

Eligibility

  • Experience working in large groups
  • Some familiarity with data analysis
  • Experience with the health care system as either a patient or care provider
  • Familiarity with local communities, services and challenges
  • Experience with quality initiatives would be an asset
Please note: This opportunity is not open to patient partners who are currently employed by Island Health. Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ryan Sidorchuk directly to see if accommodations may be possible.

Logistics

Vacancies: 2 Time, Date: Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 0830-1000 Location: In-person at West Coast General Hospital or teleconference /video conference Commitment: One year or more

Reimbursement

Local travel (mileage/parking) expenses as applicable according to Island Health rates will be reimbursed.

Background

Island Health has an expectation that the patient voice is included in operations committees so that the patient perspective contributes to and informs decision-making across the continuum. Regional and Acute Care Directors, physicians, program managers and coordinators are a part of this committee. Please find Terms of Reference here. The work of this committee is directly related to acute (hospital) care, community and residential services.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Ryan Sidorchuk
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Central & North Vancouver Island
250.951.4850
rsidorchuk@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.