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Selection Panel Member, C.A.R.E. Network Selection Committee, Clinical Governance Improvement Initiative

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region

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Volunteer Opportunity
Island Health is taking meaningful steps towards a clear, simple, and transparent clinical governance and accountability. We are looking for 6-8 patient partners to join panels that will select members for 13 new governance structures focused on quality improvement.

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Lead Organization/Department
Island Health, Clinical Governance Improvement Initiative

Aim
C.A.R.E. Networks are regional structures within the new clinical governance model, for shared decision-making that define, monitor and enable quality of care for the services within. The goal of the Networks is to ensure that all point-of care teams are striving to the same standards of care, and improving health equity of the population, regardless of where the person receives care. The patient voice and perspective on who will be sitting at these new, shared-decision making tables reflects the values behind the new governance structure and ensures people-centred care remains the focus of our work.

The goal of the selection panel is to ensure that everyone who wants to be involved in clinical governance can do so in a way that best aligns to their expertise. Staff will be asked to submit expressions of interest and the selection panel will select the appropriate staff for each position using a scoring rubric, or pre-defined grading method. There are 13 C.A.R.E. Networks, each Network consists of 2 committees, and there will be approximately 20 members per committee. We are looking for 6-8 patient partners to ensure there are 2 patient partners to participate in each of the 3 cohorts.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

Eligibility
• Open to patient partners from: Island Health region
• Comfortable sharing own opinion in a group setting (there will be approximately 15 people on the selection panel).
• Previous hiring experience could be an asset, although is not required.
• Please note:
– This opportunity is not open to staff members or patient partners who are currently employed by this health authority.
– As connection and relationship building is important, we may like to meet with short listed patient partners as part of our selection process in an informal interview between the patient partner and the health care partner.
– Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Patient Partner Commitments form. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Charmaine Niebergall directly to see if accommodations may be possible.

Logistics
• Number of vacancies: 6-8
• Date/Time: The 13 C.A.R.E. Networks have been divided in to 3 cohorts:
– Cohort 1 – consists of 4 C.A.R.E. Networks (Community Health Services, Emergency Department, Laboratory and Adult ICU) approximately 20 hours of volunteer time required (it could be less depending on how many expressions of interest are received). This includes the pre-reading and scoring, and 4-8 hours of total meeting time. The meetings will be held between May 15 to 26. Exact dates and times are yet to be determined but the patient partner’s personal schedule will be factored in when planning for meetings.
– Cohort 2 – consists of 5 C.A.R.E Networks (Restorative Health, MHSU, Medical Imaging, Medicine, Primary Care) approximately 25 hours of volunteer time required (it could be less depending on how many expressions of interest are received). This includes the pre-reading and scoring, and 6-10 hours of total meeting time. The meetings will be held between May 29 – June 9. Exact dates and times are yet to be determined but the patient partner’s personal schedule will be factored in when planning for meetings.
– Cohort 3 – consists of 4 C.A.R.E Networks ( Surgical, Perinatal, Long Term Care, Pediatric) with approximately 20 hours of volunteer time required (it could be less depending on how many expressions of interest are received). This includes the pre-reading and scoring, and 4-8 hours of total meeting time. The meetings will be held from June 12-23. Exact dates and times are yet to be determined but the patient partner’s personal schedule will be factored in when planning for meetings.
• Location: Virtually using Zoom
• Commitment: up to 25 hours over 2 months

Reimbursement
No out-of-pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. However, if you meet the eligibility criteria but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Charmaine Niebergall cniebergall@bcpsqc.ca to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation.

BackgroundOther members of the Clinical Governance Selection Committee will include representatives from:
• C.A.R.E. Network Work Stream Leads
• Medical Staff Association
• Nursing and Allied Health Advisory Committee (NAHAC)
• Human Resources
• Quality, Implementation Sciences
• Professional Practice
• C.A.R.E Network specific Executive Directors and Executive Medical Directors

For more background on this engagement, please see this PDF.

For more information on the selection process, please see this this PDF.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Charmaine Niebergall Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Vancouver Island Region 778-700-2064 cniebergall@bcpsqc.ca

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