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Member, Provincial Nursing Network, Ministry of Health

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Deadline: Open until filled

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners from across the province

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The Provincial Nursing Network is looking to include the patient voice to help advise and inform on various matters related to nursing, such as optimizing scope of practice and advancing nursing practices. Do you have a mind for strategy and a keen interest in advancing the nursing profession? If so, we want to hear from you!

Open to: Patient partners from across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Nursing Policy Secretariat, Ministry of Health

Aim

The Provincial Nursing Network provides advice and recommendations to the Nursing Policy Secretariat of the Ministry of Health on nursing practice, education, regulation, policy, and research including the implementation of the priority recommendations from the Nursing Policy Secretariat report.  The Provincial Nursing Network is accountable to the Chief Nurse Executive, Ministry of Health. The Network is looking to include the patient voice to help advise and inform on various matters related to nursing, such as optimizing scope of practice and advancing nursing practices. The patient volunteer will be asked to speak to experiences about the care they received from nurses and will be encouraged to actively participate in meetings and development of recommendations and plans.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate (at a local community or program level) on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will look to you for advice in decision making, developing alternatives, and solutions and include your recommendations into the decision as much as possible.

Eligibility

  • Must be a resident of BC
  • Ideally is a system level, innovative, future thinker
  • Experience with care delivered by nursing and can articulate what should be delivered by nursing / health professions in the future to support better care and outcomes,
  • Able to consider other perspectives and is curious and respectful
Please note: The placement process for this opportunity may include an informal interview between the volunteer and the health care partner. Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kathryn Proudfoot directly to see if accommodations may be possible.

Logistics

Number of Vacancies: 2 Date |Time | Location: Monthly meetings - in-person as well as telephone or video link options will be available. In-person location will be in the Vancouver area (e.g. downtown or Richmond). Meetings will be approximately 2 - 3 hours in length and there may be a few longer meetings. Commitment: Patient partners are asked to join the committee for a minimum of one year, with the option of extending as mutually agreed to by committee chair and patient partner.

Reimbursement

Mileage/parking costs to attend in-person meetings in Vancouver will be reimbursed for those who are local to the Vancouver area.  Patient partners outside of the Vancouver area will be asked to participate via teleconference or video conference (no expenses expected).  Please note, we hope to support 1-2 face-to-face meetings each year for all committee members, and pre-approved expenses would be reimbursed.

Background

The Provincial Nursing Network provides advice and recommendations to the Nursing Policy Secretariat of the Ministry of Health on nursing practice, education, regulation, policy, and research including the implementation of the priority recommendations from the Nursing Policy Secretariat report.  The Provincial Nursing Network is accountable to the Chief Nurse Executive, Ministry of Health.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Kathryn Proudfoot
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Provincial
604.668.8246

kproudfoot@bcpsqc.ca

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PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.