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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners from Victoria
Are you interested in the distribution of funding used for promoting better engagement between physicians and their health authority colleagues in the south island? Help us ensure this funding is allocated with patient perspectives and priorities in mind!
Open to: Patient partners from Victoria
Lead Organization or DepartmentSouth Island Medical Staff Association
AimThe South Island Facility Engagement Initiative Working Group makes decisions about how to allocate funding to physician-led initiatives to promote engagement with fellow physicians, health authority colleagues, and allied health care providers, and helps to improve patient care. We are looking for a patient partner to sit on the Working Group of the South Island FEI Society (a mirror organization of the MSA) to provide the patient’s perspective of these initiatives and help us continue to promote better patient care.
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.
Eligibility• Open to patient partners from the Victoria area • Adult, 18 years or older • A keen interest in improving the quality of health care and supporting local, physician-led quality improvement projects • Comfort and experience working in large groups • Ability to join meetings by video or teleconference • Please note:
- The placement process for this opportunity may include an informal interview between the volunteer and the health care partner (a member of the South Island MSA Executive).
- 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 Ashley Clark directly to see if accommodations may be possible.
Logistics• Number of vacancies: 1 • Date/Time: Meetings are three/four times a year in the evening (6:00-7:30pm). Pre-readings are required. • Location: Teleconference/videoconference at this time. In-person meetings may resume in the future depending on health policy guidelines, which take place in the Victoria • Commitment: Up to 12 months
ReimbursementPre-approved dinner (during any Working Group meetings) and parking costs (for in-person meetings only) will be reimbursed within two weeks.
BackgroundThe Facility Engagement Initiatives (FEI) is a provincial-level funding opportunity designed to promote better engagement between physicians and their health authority colleagues. At Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital in Victoria, the South Island Medical Staff Association (MSA) has used the FEI funding to implement a wide variety of engagement, quality improvement, and wellness initiatives. South Island Facility Engagement Initiative Working Group Terms of Reference. More information on the provincial Facility Engagement Initiative can be found here: https://facilityengagement.ca/ The South Island Medical Staff Association website can be found here: https://www.southislandmsa.ca/
Engagement Leader Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Vancouver Island