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Member, Care in the Community Advisory Committee

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners in Northern Region

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Interested in providing a patient advisory voice to help plan supports for seniors across the North? We are looking for a visionary, strategic thinking patient!

Open to: Patient partners in Northern Region

Lead Organization or Department

Interdivisional Steering Committee - Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice

Aim

The focus of the Care in the Community Advisory Committee is to help to plan for the future in terms of seniors care. The patient partner will be a committee member among representatives from the Divisions of Family Practice, Northern Health, and First Nations Health authority. The role of the patient partner will be to share their perspective during committee discussions and suggested plans.

Level of Engagement

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

Eligibility

  • Experience working in large groups
  • Comfortable  telling your story
  • Some familiarity with data analysis is an asset
  • Strategic thinker
  • 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 please contact Cathy Almost
  • Open to Volunteers from the Northern Region (looking for one Northwest area and one Northeast)

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • Twice a month Monday mornings from 7:30-8:30am via Teleconference
  • Commitment: one week to six months

Reimbursement

No anticipated expenses as meeting are via teleconference.

Background

  • Why has this opportunity come about? To improve supports for seniors
  • Who else will be involved? Divisions of Family Practice, First Nations Health, Northern Health Leaders , Patients, and other community partners at the determination of the committee
  • A summary of the work already discussed on the committee will be provided once individuals come on board

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC
250.615.9932
calmost@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.