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EMC TeleHealth Patient and Family Advisory Committee (Volunteer Advisory Committee Member – EMC TeleHealth Patient and Family Advisory Committee)

Organization Name: EMC TeleHealth Patient and Family Advisory Committee
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Advisory Committee Member – EMC TeleHealth Patient and Family Advisory Committee
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: June 17, 2019
End Date: May 1, 2021

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

  Volunteer Advisory Committee Member   (EMC TeleHealth Patient and Family Advisory Committee) Our health care system learns from your experience. Help us shape the future.   Emergency Medical Care Inc. has made a commitment to involve citizens in establishing priorities and making decisions that matter to them and impact their lives, our community and the sustainability of our health care system. The EMC TeleHealth Patient and Family Advisory Committee is committed to providing excellent care for the patients and families of our communities. We are looking for Patient and Family Advisors to provide input to our TeleHealth Services. We are seeking 2-4 community-minded individuals to bring a patient and/or family/caregiver point of view and voice. No special knowledge or skills are needed. The ideal person is someone who can use their experience as a patient or family member/caregiver to help shape the care we provide. Those selected will have one or more of the qualifications below: Personal or family/caregiver experience with TeleHealth Services (Nova Scotia 811, Prince Edward Island 811, Nova Scotia Gambling Support Network, Tobacco Free Nova Scotia) within the last 12 months. Be 18 years of age or older. Can look at issues from more than one point of view. Can share honest points of view in a respectful way. Be reflective of diverse populations and perspectives in our community. Previous volunteer experience is an asset. Interested in making a positive contribution to health care services.   Additional requirements: Sign a confidentiality agreement. Have or be willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check. Declare any potential conflicts of interest. Be available to attend daytime and/or evening meetings in Dartmouth with an option of attending remotely by Webex/teleconference. Be able to commit to attend (3-6) meetings annually. Meetings are typically held in Dartmouth (Webex/Teleconference an option) during daytime business hours.   Please note: These are volunteer positions. Current EMC staff, community health board members and elected officials are not eligible to apply. If this opportunity is of interest, send a letter and/ or resume telling us why you are interested and why you believe you should be selected to join the EMC TeleHealth Patient and Family Advisory Committee. Applications can be emailed to The deadline for applications is June 10, 2019.

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