The Liaison, Patients as Partners| Patient Voices Network (PasP I PVN) is responsible for recruiting, orienting and supporting patient partners to engage in primary health care transformation in collaboration with diverse stakeholders including health authorities, physician collaborative committees, NGOs, universities and other partners. This role will cover the northern part of Vancouver Island ideally based in the Nanaimo or Courtney/Comox region.
Reporting to the Manager, Patient and Public Engagement, the Liaison, PasP I PVN will work as part of a team to develop and sustain a province-wide Patient Voices Network to engage and support citizens to participate in primary healthcare system changes at the local, regional and provincial levels. The Patient Voices Network is a community of BC patients, families, caregivers, and others who wish to use their experiences for positive change to the health care system.
The Liaison, PasP I PVN demonstrates a leadership style that emphasizes a collaborative, community development approach. This position oversees the development of a network of engaged citizens within a designated health authority working with the Ministry of Health, Health Authorities, patients, physicians, academic partners and other health improvement organizations to support patient engagement in system and program redesign. This position integrates quality improvement tools and techniques through inter-departmental collaboration and communication.
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