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Patient Advisor, Critical Care Network Steering Committee

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

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Every patient intensive care unit across Fraser Health wants to have timely, appropriate, effective and safe care. Fraser Health is committed to providing excellent person-centred care and is seeking two patient partners to co-design quality improvement projects as members of their Critical Care Network.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health, Critical Care

Aim

The aim of this project is to develop quality improvement projects that focus efforts in improving a person-centred approach to critical care across Fraser Health. Patient partners will provide their lived experience into the development, implementation and evaluation of priorities for quality improvement projects in critical care.

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

  • Like to work in a team environment
  • Thrive in an idea-generating environment
  • Have experience in an intensive care or high acuity service in Fraser Health. Fraser Health offers critical services at the following locations: Royal Columbian Hospital, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital.
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: 2 Date, time: To be determined, in discussion with selected patient partners. Commitment: 2-3 hours, every month; one-year term Location: Combination of in-person and ad hoc telephone/emails. In-person meetings will be held at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Reimbursement

Pre-approved 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

The Critical Care Network Steering Committee membership is multi-disciplinary and includes Directors, Program Coordinators, Managers, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the Regional Medical Director. The committee aims to develop a consistent approach to quality improvement across Fraser Health and to facilitate communication and sharing for units offering critical care services in Fraser Health. Critical Care Network Goals and Vision include a focus on: • Creating Capacity to Care • Quality and Safety • Staff and Physician Engagement More information: Critical Care Network Structure  Terms of Reference

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind