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Member, Revelstoke Collaborative Services Committee

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Revelstoke area

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A great opportunity awaits you to contribute to your local Revelstoke’s health care system! We’re excited to welcome two individuals living in the Revelstoke area to become valuable members of the Revelstoke Collaborative Services Committee. Your voices will help to identify opportunities to improve the access to quality care in the community across all ages and needs. If you enjoy thinking strategically and collaboratively, and can offer your enthusiasm, creativity, patience and time, please consider this engagement opportunity!

Open to: Patient partners in the Revelstoke area

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health and Revelstoke Chapter of the Rural & Remote Division of Family Practice – Collaborative Services Committee

Aim

The aim is to incorporate a patient voice on the Collaborative Services Committee (CSC). The Revelstoke CSC strives to embody a collaborative working relationship among all members. Through this committee, members identify and present clinical issues of concern for patient care outcomes; develop a common understanding of the issues and opportunities; co-determine priorities and co-design solutions, calling on additional voices from patients and the community. This collaborative process is intended to build on respective strengths to create a strong partnership.

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

  • Living in the Revelstoke area
  • Available to attend 2-4 hour afternoon meetings during the work week, four times per year, at the Queen Victoria Hospital
  • Committee experience and/or comfort speaking in groups
  • Comfort around health care professionals and senior leaders
  • Experience working at a strategic planning or systems level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Access to a computer with an email address

Logistics

Vacancies: 2 Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
  • 2-4 hour afternoon meetings during the work week
  • Four meetings per year
  • Meetings will be held at the Queen Victoria Hospital
  • The commitment will be over a year

Reimbursement

  • Lunch will be provided
  • Mileage will be reimbursed as per Interior Health policy and reimbursement may take up to 2-3 weeks

Background

The Collaborative Services Committee (CSC) is a joint committee of Interior Health, Revelstoke Chapter of the Rural & Remote Division of Family Practice and GPSC (Doctors of BC and Ministry of Health). The CSC is an important local partnership table to collaboratively address the complex, serious and interconnected issues facing the health care system, the delivery of care and the experience of care. It is an ongoing committee committed to engage community stakeholders to co-identify issues, co-design solutions, and monitor and evaluate the implementation of changes/initiatives to ensure a positive impact on the delivery of care. The Revelstoke CSC is in the early stages of forming and identifying members, assessing health care needs and gaps, and developing strategic priorities. Using their personal experiences, patient partners help inform and strengthen decision-making related to the planning, implementation and evaluation of changes to ensure outcomes lead to improved patient care. Their unique lens can help ensure health care programs and services are relevant, accessible, meaningful and centred around patients, families and caregivers. It is important that all committee members are aware that confidentiality is critical. Transformation Lead will provide an orientation with a division partner, and be available to review meeting content in advance of and following meetings, and to answer questions at any time.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

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