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Public Representative Opportunity: Interior Health – Quality Management Committee (QMC) Public Member Position



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region


We are currently seeking a new enthusiastic Public Representative to join the IH Quality Management Committee (QMC) to participate in monthly meetings – typically scheduled on a Wednesday morning. Meetings are almost always held virtually – and should an in-person meeting is scheduled, there will be a virtual option.

The QMC is a senior committee that is committed to ensuring that the patient’s voice is heard when strategic decisions are made regarding patient safety and quality of care issues at the organizational level.

Members on this committee review briefing notes and reports related to quality and patient safety, and recommend measures to improve organizational policies and procedures that enhance patient care.

For more information, a detailed Terms of Reference is available.

The QMC establishes and articulates the vision for quality and patient safety on behalf of the IH Senior Executive Team.

QMC sets the clinical service strategy, identifies clinical innovation, establishes and provides recommendations on and monitors the implementation of Interior Health’s Quality and Patient Safety Plan, and provides oversight of organization-level measures related to quality improvement and patient safety.

Public Representatives are appointed by the QMC Co-Chairs for a maximum term of 3 years.

Decisions shall be brought through consensus where members develop and agree to support a decision in the best interest of the whole.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Previous committee/working group experience
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kristine Macleod
Executive Assistant, Quality, Research and Academic Affairs | Interior Health
(250) 868-5200

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.