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Member, BC Renal Pharmacy Services Committee

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Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection methods: Virtual, Hybrid

Open to Provincial Region

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Role description
The BC Renal Pharmacy Services Committee determines a list of most appropriate drugs and nutritional supplements, as well as promotes medication best practices and safe community pharmacy care for patients living with chronic kidney disease. The Committee ultimately works to ensure safe and cost-effective delivery of drugs and nutritional supplements for the patients across BC.

Committee membership includes patient partners, pharmacists, and other clinical and administrative leaders from provincial and regional health authorities and BC Renal staff. Members work together by sharing their perspectives on drugs, nutritional supplements, medication practices and community pharmacy care. Patient partners brings unique perspective to the Committee in optimizing access to various therapies in kidney care.

Level of engagement
Collaborate: BC Renal will work together with all members in decision making, developing alternatives and solutions, and include your recommendations in each decision as much as possible.

Requirements
• Person (patients or family caregivers) who have lived experience of non-dialysis care at a Kidney Care Clinic, and/or dialysis care (i.e. hemodialysis and/or peritoneal dialysis).
• A pharmaceutical or clinical background and knowledge is an asset.
• Experience working and sharing perspectives with diverse groups of people.
• A strong interest in partnering and working together with health professionals to improve the quality of life of people living with chronic kidney disease.

We are hoping to recruit diverse voices and welcome patient partners of various ages, genders, kidney
disease experiences, and cultural backgrounds from across the province.

Number of positions available
2 (one with lived experience of non-dialysis kidney care at a Kidney Care Clinic, and one with lived experience of dialysis care)

Commitment
• Minimum 3 meetings a year: meetings are 1.5 hours each via web-conference during typical work day hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
• Term membership will be for 3 years with the possibility of extension.

Compensation
Expenses for travel and accommodation, if needed, will be reimbursed.

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Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind