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Member, Maternal Infant Child & Youth Program Quality Management Committee

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

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Fraser Health strives to ensure a great start to life and support excellent health care services for women, infants, children and youth. They are seeking two patient advisors to share their health care experiences as they focus their efforts on improving quality for all services.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

Maternal, Infant, Child & Youth Program, Fraser Health

Aim

The committee has accountability and responsibility for continuous improvement efforts of maternal, infant, child & youth health care services across Fraser Health. Patient advisors will be equal partners at the table, providing their lived experience as innovative efforts are discussed and implemented to improve the quality of services provided in this portfolio.

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.

Eligibility

Patient advisors from Fraser Health Communities who are:
  • a patient, or family member in one of the program units (Perinatal, Neonatal, Pediatrics) – ideally within the last two years
  • positive and solution-focused
  • comfortable working with senior leaders and as part of a team that regularly reviews delicate, confidential subject matter
If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.

Logistics

Vacancies: 2 Date/time: Second Tuesday of the month, 6 times a year, starting April 2019, 9:30-11:30am Location: Central City, Surrey Commitment: One-year term (with an option for renewal up to two years)

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage each way, parking and public transit)

Background

The Maternal Infant Child and Youth (MICY) Program Quality Management Committee is a standing committee to discuss quality and service deliver, advance patient and family centred care, improve the patient experience, and strengthen program operations. This committee offers recommendations and oversight with accountability and responsibility of select key performance indicators.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

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Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.