Volunteer Opportunity: Patient Advisors – MSSU Oversight Committee

The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit proposes to address patient‐oriented health issues through research by increasing the use of routinely collected administrative health data, patient and treatment registries and, eventually, to incorporate electronic medical chart information into research and evaluation.

The Strategy for Patient‐Oriented Research (SPOR) is a CIHR (Canadian Institute of Health Research) led coalition dedicated to integrating research into care that is comprised of various support units. Patientoriented research encompasses a diverse scientific array, all of which seeks to improve diagnosis, management, and treatment at the point of care to enhance health outcomes. Patient‐oriented research also seeks to help the provinces and territories ensure rapid access to high‐quality and cost effective health care, and make that care available in a manner consistent with Canadians values.

Our vision is that the Maritimes will serve as a Canadian model for evidence‐based care and as a centre of excellence in stewardship and management of the health care system. The mission is to efficiently use scarce research resources to build capacity to address critical health issues in patient‐oriented and health services research

The Patient Advisors will join the Oversight Committee and provide the Committee with a unique, patientbased perspective. The Committee will be comprised of Patient Advisors from each of the Maritime Provinces. The advisors will contribute to the Committee by providing direction to the Executive Committee regarding implementation and administration of the Unit including funding allocations and financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and patient engagement. This committee sets policies and guidelines for the Unit, approves annual reports and resolves issues that cannot be decided at the executive level. The Oversight Committee plays an advocacy role for the Unit and its work.

If this volunteer opportunity is of interest, please send a letter and resume. Applications can be emailed to jonathan.dyer@cdha.nshealth.ca, or mailed/dropped off to 3825Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS, B3L 4R6.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014. Successful applicants will begin participation in April 2014. For more information, contact Jonathan Dyer 902‐487‐3531. 

UPDATE: This opportunity is now closed. Thank you for your consideration.

For more information please view the attached PDF below.