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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from Kootenay area
The Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital believes in empowering patients and their families as integral participants of the health-care team to support quality care, optimal patient experience and health outcomes, join us on our new advisory committee!
Interior Health, Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
The goal of the KBRH Person and Family Centred Advisory Committee is to ensure the planning, implementation and evaluation of existing and future care and services within this regional hospital include the necessary input of patients and families of this community. This committee will be guided by the principles of trust, dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration.
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.
Familiarity with the Trail and surrounding communities as a current or former resident
• Personal experience within the KBRH health care system as a patient or caregiver
• Be able to work with others effectively, and appreciate different perspectives and opinions.
• Have a willingness and confidence to actively participate in evaluation and planning of services.
• Experience working on a Board, Steering or Advisory committee level would be a benefit but is not mandatory.
• English proficiency .Comfort in reading, writing and editing policies
• Access to telephone/computer for meetings if unable to attend meetings in person
• Number of patients: 5
• Meetings are expected to be held monthly between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm depending on the members availability
• In addition, committee members may be asked to participate in ad hoc consultations when required
• Details of working group meetings will be decided as needed
• At the launch of this committee, 3 hour strategic planning session will be held with expectations of this being an annual event.
• Meetings will be held by zoom or phone option is also available
• It is expected that this work will be ongoing for over a year
No expense should be incurred at this time due to the virtual format. Once travel and in-person meetings resume, mileage will be reimbursed based on the IH travel expense policy. Any out-of-pocket expense (daycare) will be discussed for reimbursement as needed.
Although there is a PFCC Steering Committee within IH, there has not been a local KBRH PFCC Advisory Committee.
There are a number of health care service initiatives that necessitate active engagement of patients and families who reside in this community. The first few initiatives of focus will be:
I. Supporting the planning of a newly located multifaith room.
2. Providing important input into an ‘End PJ Paralysis’ Pilot (providing patients opportunities to wear their own cloths, mobilize with the objectives of maintaining physical strength and reducing length of stay).
3. A site wide review from the lens of how we can enhance PFCC (eg. review the patient journey from entering the front entrance to being a patient on the medical unit. What improvements can be made to support patient dignity, autonomy, empowerment)
This committee will be supported by the Director of Care within KBRH.
Health Care Partner Contact InformationCarol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region