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Member, Enterprise Risk Management Committee, Island Health

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners in Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula & western communities

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By appropriately managing risks, Island Health is able to provide a better experience for patients, families and clients. Island Health is setting up a new committee, reporting to Executive Leadership, that will review all organization-wide strategic level risks that may affect the operations of the health authority. Patient partners are an integral component of this committee; thoughtful, well-spoken, big-picture thinkers are needed!

Open to: Patient partners in Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula & western communities

Lead Organization or Department

Island Health, Enterprise Risk Management & Legal Services


The Island Health Enterprise Risk Management Department helps to identify and manage organization-wide risks, determine what level of risk is acceptable, mitigate the impact of adverse events that may occur, and handle insurance matters. The new Enterprise Risk Management Committee will be comprised of health authority executives who will validate (or negate) strategic level risks regarding all operations of Island Health. Risks and proposed mitigation strategies will be elevated to this new committee from front-line programs and Quality Councils. Committee members will review and discuss risks, and provide feedback on how the issues may influence quality, safety and patient care, or Island Health’s ability to achieve its strategic priorities, goals and objectives. As members of the committee, patient partners will be asked to provide the patient/family/public lens on the risks and proposed actions that are discussed.

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.  


  • Live within Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, and western communities
  • Experience (personal or family) receiving care from Island Health
  • Experience with senior project management or specifically risk management would be considered an asset
  • Current or past experience of working in leadership roles within a large organization would be considered an asset
  • Comfortable and confident to speak up and share opinions in a large group of senior leaders
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 Kira Tozer directly to see if accommodations may be possible.  


Vacancies: 2 Location: Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.  In person participation is preferred, although teleconference is available if necessary. Date/Time: 1 hour meetings will be held monthly, starting September 13th from 1300 — 1400. Please note: there may be some exceptions to the schedule. Every effort will be made to give ample notice to patient partners if a meeting needs to be rescheduled. Commitment: Patient partners are asked to join the committee for a minimum of 1 year, with the option of extending for an additional year as mutually agreed to by the patient partner and committee chair.


Pre-approved travel & parking costs to attend meetings will be reimbursed.


The scope of this committee is enterprise/organization wide so it is directed at all care settings and operations of the Health Authority. Terms of Reference will be available to selected patient partners.  The Committee will be chaired by the Enterprise Risk Management Specialist, and membership includes senior representatives from: Island Health Board, Medicine Quality and Academic Affairs, Clinical Service Delivery, Priority Populations & Initiatives, Engagement to Experience; Innovation and Analytics; Operations & Support; Legal and Financial Operations; and Strategic Planning and Communications.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kira Tozer
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Vancouver Island


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