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Member, PVN Orientation Working Group

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Open to Provincial Region,  Patient partners within BC

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Over the past few months we have heard great interest in opportunities to enhance the PVN community which was confirmed again in our recent COVID-19 Idea Sprint survey responses. PVN currently has four focus areas we would love to work with members on to enhance our PVN community: PVN Connections, PVN Orientations, PVN Ambassador Development and PVN Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. This is opportunity will focus on PVN Orientations. Please consider joining this working group if you have a strong passion for enhancing our process for on-boarding and initial support of PVN partners.

 

Open to: Patient partners within BC

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Aim

The aim of this working group is to enhance the PVN orientation to best prepare our partners for the patient engagement experience. This working group will take a phased approach. Phase one: Assessment and minor interim adjustments to current orientation materials. Phase two: Explore potential for enhanced patient partner orientation process, planning, implementation and resource development for enhanced process. Phase Three: Evaluation and appropriate adjustments to the enhanced process. In addition, PVN would like to consult this working group regarding future health care partner PVN orientation materials. Due to the draw on the health care system at this time, and the importance of engaging our health care partners in this piece of work, the scope of this consultation will be limited to an initial consultation until the system is ready to move forward with health care partner engagement.    

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

Under the administration of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, PVN believes that decision making is enhanced through diversity. The Working Group will be guided by a principle of diversity among members, including geographic, cultural, experience, age, and gender.   This opportunity is open to patient partners from across the province who:
  • Have completed a PVN orientation and signed a volunteer agreement
  • Comfortable participating in the working group by webinar
  • Available to review materials outside of the webinar meetings
The selection process may include an informal interview

Logistics

Number of vacancies: 5 Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
  • Meetings will be held by webinar
  • Commitment: 1 year term
  • Meeting times and frequency will be decided at first meeting

Reimbursement

There are no reimbursable expenses associated with this opportunity.

Background

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is committed to ensuring that all the programs and services it supports provide opportunities for meaningful involvement of patient partners. In our administration role for Patient Voices Network, our team is committed to increasing those opportunities so that the Network reflects a true partnership between health care and patient partners. To make that happen, we recognize the value in having patient partners work with the Council team to ensure our resources and processes are created in partnership and meet the needs of those using them. The scope of the working group is to consider the following activities while ensuring alignment with PVN’s financial policies and responsibilities related to sharing of personal information:
  • Phase one: Assessment and minor interim adjustments to current orientation materials.
  • Phase two: Explore potential for enhanced patient partner orientation process, planning, implementation and resource development for enhanced process.
  • Phase Three: Evaluation and appropriate adjustments to the enhanced process.
  • Provide initial input into ideas for future health care partner PVN orientation materials. Due to the draw on the health care system at this time, and the importance of engaging our health care partners in this piece of work, the scope of this consultation will be limited to an initial consultation until the system is ready to move forward with health care partner engagement.
PVN is administered by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (the Council) and guided by an Oversight & Advisory (O&A) Committee which has equal membership representation from patient and health care partners. Recommendations resulting from this working group will be reviewed by the O&A Committee for feedback before decision by the Council.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region
778.516.3308
cstathers@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.