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Member, Specialized Community Services Programs Steering Committee

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and surrounding area

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The Specialized Community Services Program Steering Committee is looking for up to three patient partners who would be interested in sitting on this committee to share their perspective. This work spans across complex medical and frail adults and adults living with mental health and substance use conditions.

Open to: Patient partners in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and surrounding area

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Primary Care

Aim

The SCSP Steering Committee provides a forum for cross program and operational health care leaders to collaborate, share information and make recommendations to support the organizational planning and development of Specialized Community Service Programs for CMF and MHSU adult populations across the Central Interior Rural area. The Ministry of Health is prioritizing moving toward a more person-centered approach to care that will better address the health needs of the population. The scope of this work is vast and requires input, collaboration and partnership with a multitude of stakeholders. Patient partners will play a key role in the work and will participate monthly to review information, working group material and other related documents to the planning and decision making process.

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

  • Experience working in large groups
  • Comfort in telling their story
  • Familiarity in policy and procedure as this relates to health care
  • Ability to read and understand health care material sent electronically in order to contribute to meaningful dialogue at the committee meeting

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 3
  • Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
The Steering Committee meets in-person on a monthly basis for approximately 2 hours, locations vary between Williams lake and 100 Mile House. Teleconference options may be available when needed, however, attending in-person is preferred. This work is expected to continue past one year.    

Reimbursement

Preapproved travel expenses such as mileage, parking and public transport will be reimbursed as per Interior Health Travel Policy

Background

Specialized Community Services Programs (SCSPs) are designed by the Health Authority to provide continuity, flexibility and rapid mobilization of a set of responsive services to meet the needs of a defined population of people. SCSPs will provide personalized relationships between providers and patients with their families and caregivers and it may have one or more teams, each with linkages to the health system and broader community. SCSPs are also intended to incorporate a range of health authority services that were once separate structures and incorporate them into a single program. Many other stakeholders will be part of this work including patients, families and caregivers, Health Authority staff, physicians, NP, First Nation partners, non government organizations and many others.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo and Kootenays
250.879.1077
jfoidart@bcpsqc.ca

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