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Member, Kootenay Boundary Collaborative Services Committee

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Deadline: Open until filled

Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Kootenay Boundary region (Nelson, Kaslo, Nakusp, Castlegar Salmo, Greater Trail)

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Do you enjoy working with high level systems thinkers to tackle the wicked health care problems in our area and improve health care services?

Open to: Patient partners in the Kootenay Boundary region (Nelson, Kaslo, Nakusp, Castlegar Salmo, Greater Trail)


Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Primary and Community Care


The purpose is to have patient participation on the Collaborative Services Committee. This committee is a joint committee between IH, KB Divisions of Family Practice and GPSC. The Kootenay Boundary CSC embodies the collaborative working relationship among the Partners. Here the partners will identify and present clinical issues of concern for patient care outcomes; develop a common understanding of the issues and opportunities; co-determine priorities and co-design solutions, calling on additional voices from patients and the community. This collaborative process is intended to build on the respective strengths to create a strong partnership. As part of this role, the Patient Partner will also act as the Co-Chair for the Kootenay Boundary Patient Advisory Committee.

Level of Engagement

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


  • Living in the Kootenay Boundary
  • able to attend a 3 hour morning meeting Thursday mornings once per month, excluding July and August
  • experience working at a strategic level
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • email address with access to a computer
  • Patient representatives with personal experience in the public service and/or mid level to senior management, affording them a higher degree of knowledge of systems, their complexity and the ability to relate to the challenges faced by local leaders in our health system, will be considered an asset.
  • this opportunity is not open to employees of Interior Health


  • Vacancies: 1
  • Meetings will be held the second Thursday of each month from 8:20-11:30, in Castlegar
  • Format: in-person
  • Commitment: over a year


  • breakfast is served at the meeting
  • mileage will be reimbursed


The opportunity came about as a result of the desire to improve patient engagement within our work. We have had two patient partners for approximately 2 years. One of the patient partners has moved on to another opportunity and we would like to continue with having 2 patient partners at the CSC. The Collaborative Services Committee is comprised of the Divisions of Family Practice (physicians (GP), Division staff) and Interior Health staff ( KB Executive Director/Director/Administrator as well as select managers, all from Acute, Community, Residential, Mental Health and Allied(physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietitians to name a few). Confidentiality is important and will be discussed during an orientation with the Transformation Lead and a Division partner. The Transformation Lead will be available to answer questions at anytime and will provide opportunity to review content of each meeting. Terms of Reference.  

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan and Kootenays


This opportunity will be open until it is filled.


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