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Member, Regional Patient Advisory Council

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

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Fraser Health is looking for energetic, community-minded patients and families who can contribute their voice to the improvement of health care services across the region. We are seeking four to six patient advisors that are interested in working together with Fraser Health leaders to ensure the patient voice remains a critical part of any decisions.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health

Aim

  • Fraser Health Regional Patient Advisory Council (PAC) encourages community members to partner with Fraser Health, its senior leaders and health care providers to provide strategic advice on advancing a person-centred approach to care and services. The work of the PAC is supported by Fraser Health values of respect, caring and trust and the Our Shared Commitments document.
  • Patient partners’ feedback acknowledges the important role played by patients in developing improved health care services across Fraser Health.

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

  • You are passionate about improving health care services
  • A keen interest in working with senior leadership to find innovative opportunities for improvement
  • Great at working in a team environment
  • Are able to share health care experiences, with a lens of how it can support improvements at the health care system level
  • Can commit to meetings, in person and Skype for Business
Please note: a health care team/patient partner discussion will take place prior to placements 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: 4-6 Date/time: Monthly PAC meetings (minimum 10 meetings per calendar year). Dates/Times will be determined with successful applicants Location: Central City, Surrey or via Skype for Business Commitment: Two year. Members may be invited to apply for one additional two-year term.

Reimbursement

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

Background

Learn more about the opportunity.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

From Our Community

Laura Klein

Clinical Practice Consultant in Fraser Health

Laura Klein

Seeking the patient perspective doesn’t have to be complicated; it simply entails a commitment to ask and listen. Patient advisors not only bring a valuable perspective but also share original ideas and unique skills. Including the patient and family perspective changes the conversation and aligns the team’s focus towards common goals.