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Deadline: Open until filled
Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from the Cariboo Chilcotin area
Do you have an interest in participating in innovative health care redesign projects and partnering with health care leaders? We are looking for seven patient partners to support work with respect to our health services in the Central Interior Rural Service area.
Open to: Patient partners from the Cariboo Chilcotin area
Lead Organization or DepartmentInterior Health, Primary and Community Care and the Divisions of Family Practice
AimThe Patient Medical Home is the hub for the coordination of access and delivery of primary care. The comprehensive primary care needs of patients will be met in patient medical homes by in-practice interdisciplinary teams. Participants in the Patient Reference Group will provide input to the work of the Patient Medical Home and occasionally provide input on the Patient Medical Home Advisory Committee. This work may roll into future patient reference needs with the Primary Care Network.
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.
- Experience working within small groups with various disciplines and backgrounds
- Comfort in telling stories and sharing perspectives
- Knowledge of mental health, maternity and child care
- Diverse perspectives are important to this work along with the inclusion of Indigenous voices and knowledge of unique needs of First Nations communities
- Access to email
- Live in the communities of the Cariboo and Chilcotin Region and are patients in this region
- Ability to get to and from meetings (teleconference may be an option)
LogisticsNumber of vacancies: 7 Location, Date, Time and Frequency: Meetings will be held once every two months as needed, however as the work gains momentum in early fall, the meetings may be more frequent. The Patient Medical Home Team may seek input one on one if the patient relates to one of our projects. We may ask them to speak at our Patient Medical Home Advisory Committee. Meeting dates, location and times will be set to meet the availability of the majority of participants. Commitment: To March 2019
ReimbursementMeals at the in-person meetings are provided. Travel to and from meetings, hotel if required and meals if not provided as per government requirements listed in Expense Claim Forms provided to volunteers.
BackgroundThe focus of work will align with the Ministry of Health Policy Papers and will include work related to the Patient Medical Home. Within the Geographic Service area, the Patient Medical Home Team is focused on several projects including but not limited to:
- Identifying knowledge gaps in accessing mental health care;
- Assessing nutritional resources;
- Improving access to prenatal care for rural patients;
- Exploring opportunities to enhance communication between physicians and practitioners in First Nation communities; and
- Decreasing paper work burden placed on physicians by Human Resource Department requirements in Industry.
Health Care Partner Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo Kootenays
This opportunity will be open until it is filled.