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Patient Partner, Patient Engagement Workshop Planning Team

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

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Being prepared to meaningfully engage with the public to improve health care takes preparation and support. The BC SUPPORT – Fraser Centre and Fraser Health are working together and seeking two patient partners to lend their expertise in quality improvement and/or research to inform the development of a patient engagement workshop.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

BC SUPPORT Unit – Fraser Centre

Aim

To develop a patient engagement workshop that focuses on building capacity in health care teams, researchers and patient partners for meaningful engagement. Patient partners will share their thoughts and experience as part of the team to ensure the workshop is reflective of patients’ and families’ needs.

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

Open to volunteers with experience and/or interest in:
  • Working as part of a team
  • Telling your story
  • Creating capacity for patient engagement
  • Planning or delivering patient engagement presentations
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 with patient partners
  • Location: Via telephone, web conferences and in-person (Central City, Surrey)
  • Commitment: Once a month, 2-3 hours, for up to 6 months

Reimbursement

Out of pocket expenses (mileage, transit fares, parking) will be reimbursed. In addition, compensation will be discussed with the patient partner on an individual basis.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Alia Januwalla
BC SUPPORT Unit – Fraser Centre
604-587-4600 ext. 765870
alia.januwalla@fraserhealth.ca

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