Can A Multidisciplinary Preoperative Assessment Be Completed From Home?
Opportunity Details
Position type: Patient Partner
Number of positions available: 1
Organization: University of Saskatchewan
Role overview: Can A Multidisciplinary Preoperative Assessment Be Completed From Home? Virtually, nearly 10,000 Saskatchewan residents receive a multidisciplinary preoperative assessment yearly. Currently, this important part of a patient’s surgical journey requires in-person attendance at a health care facility, most often in Regina and Saskatoon. This in-person attendance is a potential burden for patients and their caregivers for many reasons including schedule disruption, travel, navigating the medical facility, and travel cost. For nearly 1/3 of Saskatchewan’s population who reside in rural and remote settings, these challenges may be amplified. Additionally, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has further heightened the importance of virtual care, as all levels of government and the Saskatchewan Health Authority are encouraging social distancing to minimize the spread and impact of the disease.
Our Patient Partner will be involved in bi-weekly meetings with the research team, analysis of interview transcripts, results interpretation, and sharing of knowledge with patients and end-users. We will inform Saskatchewan residents regarding results of our study with direction and guidance from our patient partner in order to determine the most effective distribution methods and platforms for knowledge translation. Active feedback is sought and incorporated during meetings of our research team from all members including clinical experts, policy makers, trainees, and Patient Partner(s). 
Knowledge, experience, skills required: Knowledge surrounding preoperative assessments and experience with preoperative consultation is an asset. Prior engagement with virtual methods of care is also valuable. 
Time commitment: Patient Partners are engaged throughout the entire research process. The research team meets bi-weekly for 2 hours. The expected time commitment is 1-2 hours/week. The opportunity for Patient Partner involvement begins April 1, 2021. 
Location: WebEx/virtual meetings
What you can expect from staff: Our multidisciplinary research team includes clinicians, researchers, policy makers, knowledge-users, and a patient partner. We will engage and empower the diverse members of our team to contribute to the planning and execution of this research project. This will ensure that the input of all of these important stakeholder groups are represented. Our patient partner(s) will continue to inform the research protocols and direction including the identification of important outcomes and barriers. Our team is always available via phone or email for support and questions. 
Supports available to participate: Honoraria
Submission of interest deadline: May 31st, 2021
Contact information
Contact name:  Robin Manaloor
Email address: 
Phone number:  587-784-0047
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