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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province
We’ve got an exciting opportunity to share with you: four openings are available for patient partner representatives to join the Oversight and Advisory Committee for the Patient Voices Network.
Open to: Patient partners across the province
Lead Organization or DepartmentPatient Voices Network (BC Patient Safety & Quality Council)
AimThe Patient Voices Network (PVN) is guided by an Oversight & Advisory Committee which includes members from health authorities, health care organizations, the Ministry of Health, and BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (the Council), as well as an equal number of patient partner representatives from across the province. Patient partner representatives will contribute their ideas and experiences toward strategic decision-making for PVN.
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.
EligibilityThe Committee includes patient partner members who are diverse in age and cultural background, and representative of all regions in the province. We are looking for individuals who:
- Have a passion for patient and public engagement;
- Are seeking leadership opportunities to assist in guiding and supporting PVN;
- Have some experience in patient and public engagement with PVN;
- Have regular access to email and are comfortable with WebEx and teleconferences; and
- Are comfortable participating in discussion with high-level health professionals.
LogisticsTerm and Renewal: Term memberships for committee members are two years. Committee members who have completed their terms are welcome to reapply and their expression of interest will be considered with all new applicants. Time Commitment: Meeting times will be every two months for 90 minutes via teleconference, and 1-2 times a year with full-day in-person meetings in Vancouver. Meetings take place Monday – Friday between 900 - 1700. BC Patient Safety & Quality Council staff and two current or outgoing Oversight & Advisory patient partners will oversee the selection process. A shortlist will be created, and those selected will be invited to interview. Everyone who submitted a response will be contacted with the results of the selection process. Patient partners invited to interview will receive questions and all relevant information in advance to make the interview a comfortable and supportive process.
ReimbursementTravel expenses to in-person meetings will be covered.
BackgroundThe Patient Voices Network (PVN) is guided by an Oversight & Advisory Committee which includes members from health authorities, health care organizations, the Ministry of Health, and BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (the Council), as well as an equal number of patient partner representatives from across the province. The Committee was created to co-design, guide and support the activities of PVN. It provides guidance and recommendations to the Council in leading PVN and ensures the patient voice is included in the planning of PVN’s strategic directions and activities.
Health Care Partner Contact Information
Director, Patient & Public Engagement