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Patient Partner, Provincial Patient-Centred Measurement Steering Committee

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Asking the right questions about health care helps ensure that improvements are about what matters to patients and families. A provincial Ministry-Health Authority Patient-Centred Measurement Steering Committee is seeking 2 patient partners to provide strategic advice to a patient-centred measurement program and other related topics.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Ministry of Health, Research and Innovation Branch

Aim

  • To help ensure the patient voice is heard and the perspectives of patients are taken into consideration in health system design and delivery to support the best health outcomes for patients
  • Patient partners will provide input and advice, based on their lived experience as a patient and/or family member/caregiver, on patient survey strategies and related topics so that the survey program and use of the results are informed by the patient perspective.

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 patient partners in BC who: • Have experience with working on committees • Are comfortable sharing their health care experience with a lens on how to measure activities to improve care Previous experience working in government policy or research, health, education or other social sectors is not required, but considered an asset 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: Two-hour teleconferences, approximately every six weeks
  • Location: Annual, in person meeting, October 1 in Vancouver
  • Commitment: One year, with a possibility of renewal. One in-person meeting in Vancouver (October 1). Some advance reading will be required

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Ministry of Health Travel policy.

Background

Please see role description for more information. Patient partners will receive an orientation, some ongoing mentoring and will have an opportunity to build their knowledge of the subject area over time. To see past provincial survey results, please click on the following link: ttps://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/partners/health-authorities/patient-experience-survey-results

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.