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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior Health region
Interior Health’s Emergency Network is seeking patient voices with varied emergency experiences for selected projects to ensure they work with, rather than ‘to’ the patient population. Join this team to share your thoughts on projects around policy/clinical care practice development and feedback aligning with pediatrics, sexual assault care, mental health, substance use and elderly populations.
Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Health region
Lead Organization or DepartmentInterior Health, Emergency Network
AimThe aim of this project is to involve patients on strategic direction and/or the development of various emergency services, educational tools along with the evaluation of many of these services. The Emergency Network would like to ensure their processes are person- and family-centered.
Level of EngagementThis 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.
- Some familiarity with policy
- Emergency department care experiences
- Comfortable sharing your experience
- Wide range of interests re: emergency care (policy, patient care processes)
- Accreditation Canada experience is an asset
LogisticsVacancies: 5 Date, Time, Frequency: as soon as possible and ongoing. We will work with you on suitable times for discussion. All meetings will take place Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Frequency of meetings depends on the project. Commitment: Due to the nature of each of these projects the commitment could range from 1 meeting to frequent meetings every week/bi-monthly for a period of upwards of one year. Some of our projects have already started; we will work with you to ensure you are made current in the work and if needed allow opportunities for change in work already started. Location: Meetings will be held by teleconference or webinar
ReimbursementNo expenses are anticipated for this opportunity
BackgroundThe Emergency Network provides quality leadership and expertise and coordinates the implementation of Emergency Department initiatives across Interior Health. The network ensures the provision of evidence-based, patient-centred emergency department care with multidisciplinary representation from physician, nursing/clinical leads across the entire region including pre- and inter-hospital transport, community and tertiary facilities, quality and risk management. Rather than making improvements based on patient complaints the Emergency Network acknowledges that patient and family experiences are paramount to improving emergency care and processes in our departments across Interior Health and we would like to improve our strategic direction/planning to ensure we are including patient voices in selected, key deliverables. The Core Network team is the Network Director, Medical Director and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Working groups within the Emergency Network include: Group of Emergency Managers, Group of Emergency Department Heads, Group of Emergency Educators, Mental Health project teams, Sexual Assault working groups
Health Care Partner Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region