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Project Advisor, Hand Hygiene Quality Improvement Project

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

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Put your ideas to work on how to increase patient hand hygiene in hospitals by providing your input into a quality improvement project that aims to increase patient knowledge of the importance of patient hand hygiene in preventing health care acquired infections. This team is looking to test some ideas, with patient input, that influence change in health care providers, visitors and patients.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health Infection Prevention & Control Program


To include patient partner input that will help us understand the patient experience as it relates to hand hygiene and test out some new ideas for better compliance.

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.


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: 1-2
  • Date/Time: Flexible, based on patient partner schedules, preferably on a Friday
  • Commitment: 3-4 months, no more than a couple of hours a month


Preapproved 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).


Infection Prevention and Control is a regional program that provides education, and support across Fraser Health.  Included in this work is the development of patient education as well as patient centered care.  The IPC program is made up of consultants, site practitioners, epidemiologists, medical microbiologists, senior clinical leader and clinical nurse specialist.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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


From Our Community

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.