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Patient Engagement Specialist, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

Posting Number 1223897

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage strategically with partners? Join us at Fraser Health as the Patient Engagement Specialist, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) based in Surrey, BC. This role is responsible for implementing and evaluating the patient engagement strategy for patient-oriented health research in the Fraser region with all research stakeholders, including patients, family and friend caregivers, academic researchers, clinicians, policy makers, decision-makers, other health organizations, academic institutions, and not-for-profit community organizations. This role directly supports research teams in patient engagement planning and implementation, including team training and patient partner recruitment.

In this full time position, your responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate a patient engagement strategy in alignment with the Regional Centres overall operating plan so that the continuum of patient engagement is represented
  • Develop and/or implement standard operating procedures for patient engagement according to national and international standards in the Fraser Regional Centre
  • Provide team building support to SPOR partners for engaging in patient-orientated research by ensuring the roles and responsibilities of the participating patients are clearly defined and that the patients are reimbursed and compensated according to guidelines
  • Mentor and consult with research teams and Department of Evaluation & Research Services (DERS) staff to develop research proposals that are aligned with external and internal funding requirements

Here is what we would like you to have:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in a health science related field;
  • 5 years’ recent, related experience in program evaluation, community capacity building or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
  • Valid BC Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for business related purposes.

We will give preferences to those who have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of citizen/community engagement strategies and methods.
  • Project management experience including planning, implementation, reporting, observing and evaluation.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and workshops and to deliver learning materials.

This Temporary Full Time position is located at Central City in Surrey, B.C.

Do you take responsibility for your own performance and seek to model integrity, resilience and confidence? You are passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals!

We encourage to take the next step and apply online, so we can continue the conversation about you joining Fraser Health!

Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 26,000 employees, 2,900 physicians and nearly 8,000 volunteers, we serve more than 1.8 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia.

Fraser Health has twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable places to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

We are proud of the innovation, dedication, partnership and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.

We value diversity in the work force and maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.



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