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Member, Capital Plan Prioritization Committee

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners in the Island Health region

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Help us review our capital planning prioritization process! As part of the annual budget process, Island Health is prioritizing its 2020/2021 Capital Plan for minor projects and equipment. We are looking for a patient partner to provide advice regarding our annual process and make recommendations.

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region

Lead Organization or Department

Capital Planning & Leasing, Island Health

Aim

Our aim is to (1) develop a Capital Plan for 2020/2021, (2) provide a perspective that we have not considered previously, and (3) initially review the process for the 2020/2021 Capital Planning process and participate in two prioritization meetings for 2021/2022 with program leadership.

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

  • Open to patient partners from Victoria (specifically those who have accessed services from a Vancouver Island Health Authority site across the Island)
  • Please note:
    • This opportunity is not open to patient partners who are currently employed by Island Health
    • The placement process for this opportunity may include an informal interview between the volunteer and the health care partner.
    • 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 Ashley Clark directly to see if accommodations may be possible.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date/time: to begin before February 15 at Royal Jubilee Hospital with four meetings annually
  • Commitment: One year with the possibility of renewal

Reimbursement

Pre-approved transportation & parking costs to attend meetings will be reimbursed by Island Health. Up to $100 can be reimbursed for required travel and food - per meeting, as required.

Background

Capital Planning involves deciding where to spend money in the future. For 2020/21, Island Health has used evaluation criteria for prioritizing routine equipment and project requests. The intention is to make every effort to ensure each available dollar is allocated to the organization’s top priorities. Although the prioritization process is nearly complete for 2020/21, it would be helpful for a patient advisor to be informed of the process and provide comments that could be used in the 2020/21 process, as well as participate in the 2021/22 process. The Corporate Director, Capital Management & Finance Projects and the department is developing a 5-year roadmap and wishes to include patient partners throughout this process.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Ashley Clark
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Vancouver Island
250.812.8908
aclark@bcpsqc.ca

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