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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province
Have you previously participated in health care improvements? Would you like to share your ‘patient partner’ insights with a local health authority board of directors who are keen to expand their knowledge and skills in governing for quality and safety?
Open to: Patient partners across the province
Lead Organization or DepartmentBC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC), Learning & Strategic Initiatives Department
AimA one-day ‘Board Training Program for Governance of Quality and Safety’ is being offered to a number of health authority boards in December 2017 and early 2018. A key part of this training will be a one-hour introductory session focusing on patient- and family-centred care. By the end of that session the objectives are for participants to be able to:
- Describe patient- and family-centred care;
- Realize the critical importance of understanding the patient journey; and
- Reflect the augmented view of quality generated through insight and experience of patients, families, caregivers and the public within the board and throughout the organization.
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.
EligibilityThis opportunity is ideal for patient partners who have: • Identified examples of the impact patient engagement brings to broadening leadership and improvement team perspectives while enhancing service for patients. • Comfort speaking in front of large groups with the use of a microphone (Interior = 20 people, Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley = 80 People) 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 Jacquelyne Foidart directly.
- Vacancies: 2 per regional training session (10 total)
- Interior Health Board Training Session - Dec 6 in Kelowna
- Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, Fraser Health and Provincial Health Services Authority Board Training Session - Dec 8 in Richmond
- Northern Health Board Training Session - TBD, 2018
- Vancouver Island Health Board Training Session - TBD, 2018
- First Nation Health Authority Board Training Session - TBD, 2018
ReimbursementExpenses related to travel (i.e. transit, parking, mileage) to attend the session will be reimbursed in accordance with provincial government travel policy.
BackgroundThe goal of the Board Training Program for Governance of Quality and Safety is to increase the overall knowledge and skills of board members with regards to governing the quality and safety of health services being delivered by their organization. This program will be provided through an interactive one-day session, with a goal of ensuring a common base of knowledge and skills in governing quality and safety of care throughout the province. The initial iterations will focus on delivering the program to all existing health authority board members through a series of regional workshops. By the end of the training, the objectives are for attendees to be able to: 1. Articulate their responsibilities as board members of a health service delivery organization for the quality of care provided; 2. Have confidence in assessing and strategically questioning the performance of the organization; 3. Comprehend their role in shaping the culture of the organization and supporting improvement; and 4. Recognize the necessity of and strategies for engaging with patients and families.
Engagement Leader Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo