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Member, IH Cancer Care Network Council

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region

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Volunteer Opportunity

Interior Health is excited to be forming its first ever Cancer Care Network Council. We are looking for patient partners to contribute to the important work of improving cancer care services!

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Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health, Cancer Care Network

Aim

The Council will be responsible for improving the quality of cancer care services within the geographical boundaries of Interior Health. As a Council member, patient partners will share in this responsibility and will contribute to selecting focus areas for improvement and contributing to the design and development of ideas for change.

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 or receiving care within the cancer care system either personally or as a support person
• Experience or interest in strategic planning and improvement work
• It is hoped that patient representation will include experience living or working in a rural community and/or connection with a First Nations Community or Metis Chartered Community as well as a patient partner living or working in an urban community
• Council members (approximately 12 with 3 patient partners) will include individuals including senior leaders and teams involved in cancer care services across the care continuum (including BC Cancer)

Logistics
• Number of vacancies: 3
– Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
• The first meeting will occur late January, early February 2022 the first meeting date is not yet set
• Meetings will be 3 hours in length and held quarterly
• Meetings will be held by Zoom
• It is anticipated that this work will continue for over a period of a year

Reimbursement
There are no expenses anticipated with this opportunity. Any expenses will require pre-approval and based on IH policy.

Background

The IH Cancer Care Network is a new Clinical Strategic Network in Interior Health. To support the Network mandate to lead, coordinate, monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of cancer care services across IH, a health authority wide, multi-stakeholder council is necessary to support the translation of strategy into practice and to ensure changes initiated at the level of care delivery are strategically aligned and well supported.

Terms of Reference are in development and will be shared at the first meeting.

The Council will focus on the care continuum from prevention/promotion, cancer care screening, diagnostics, treatment, survivorship, end of life and palliative care.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region
778.516.3308
cstathers@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Agnes Black

Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation – Providence Health Care

Agnes Black

It’s really hard to make changes in health care. When a PVN patient partner says, ‘This is important to us’ it keeps us grounded on why a change is needed and keeps us motivated to keep going on projects.