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Patient Partner, Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) Steering Committee

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health communities who can travel to Central City, Surrey

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Integrating the patients’ voice, alongside physicians, in health care quality improvement action takes a lot of work behind the scenes.  The Physician Quality Improvement Steering Committee is looking for two patient partners to bring their unique view of improving health care into the development and implementation of quality improvement training for physicians across Fraser Health.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities who can travel to Central City, Surrey

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health, in partnership with Doctors of BC & the Specialist Services Committee


The intention of the initiative is to build understanding, knowledge and access to quality improvement resources within the FH physician group.  Involving patients in the steering committee ensures that the development and implementation of physician quality improvement training is meaningful, appropriate and VIA (valid, important and applicable) to those that access services and receive treatment/support within the FH Health System.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the research partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.  


This engagement is ideal for patient partners who:
  • Have experience with the health care system, or another quality/customer service industry;
  • Would add diversity to the PQI Steering Committee by bringing an underrepresented background perspective to the Committee.
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.


Vacancies: 2 Date/Time: Nov 8, 2018 from 4-5:30pm (Central City, Cedar Room, 4th Floor). The 2019 schedule has not been confirmed. Meetings are bi-monthly and efforts will be made to ensure video conferencing (however in-person is preferred). Location: Central City, Surrey Commitment: One year, with the opportunity to renew for two years


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).


Physician Quality Improvement (PQI), a partnership between FH and Doctors of BC/Specialist Services Committee, is an initiative to engage physicians and build capacity in the areas of quality improvement, leadership, project and change management. It seeks to address gaps in quality structures relating to physician participation in quality improvement (QI) activities and to ensure those physicians have adequate technical, administrative, and educational supports. The mission is to have physician-led QI for patient care within Fraser Health and, more specifically seeks to:
  • Build capacity amongst physicians in QI through learning opportunities
  • Support physicians to undertake self-identified QI projects
  • Enable physicians to participate in the Fraser Health QI structure
  • Develop and promote a culture of engagement and continuous QI amongst physicians

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley

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Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.