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Longwoods Publishing presents the HR Resources Newsletter – access to: a database of best practices; Longwoods recruitment sites; key employer recruitment portals; a history of leadership transitions and appointments; current employment opportunities and more.

Vol.3 No.18 | September 9, 2010

The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from: Odgers Berndtson


Neil Seeman

From the HR Resources Database

Interdependence of the Health and Education Sectors in Meeting Health Human Resource Needs

Stephen Duckett


The health sector is dynamic with change endemic. But role assignment in the workplace is varying little by little because of the rigidities associated with professional demarcations, the long training times for many health professions and the pace and ability of educational institutions to respond to changes in the health workforce. In their article, Tzountzouris and Gilbert identify a number of issues that could inform educational institutions’ response to emerging health human resource needs. This commentary discusses limitations on our thinking, the intertwined relationships between the educational and health sectors and three critical steps to take in health sector human resource planning.

From the Longwoods Archives

HealthcarePapers, 10(2) 2010

Invited Essay
Internationally Educated Health Professionals: Workforce Integration and Retention

Andrea Baumann, Jennifer Blythe and Dana Ross


It is essential that internationally educated healthcare professionals (IEHPs) residing in Canada re-enter and remain in their profession. To make the most of this important supply of healthcare professionals, it is vital to understand who IEHPs are, the challenges they face and how to facilitate their entry and integration into the workforce. In this article, after a summary of what is known of IEHPs who migrate to Canada, common problems of entry and integration into the workforce are discussed. Profession-specific challenges are considered, including how roles in certain professions vary globally and the importance of cultural and communication competencies. Resources to assist physicians and nurses are described and compared with those available for other professions. Finally, future possibilities and strategies for workforce integration are considered. Although the focus in this paper is on one province, the issues and strategies discussed are relevant to other provincial and international jurisdictions that are struggling with shortages and trying to capitalize on potential sources of workforce supply

Today’s Nurse Jobs

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Healthcare Facilities are invited to post positions for Front Line Nurses on the Nursing JobSheet web page at no charge. Recruiting agencies can post a nursing position free on Find a Nurse if they are also posting a leadership position on the Longwoods Healthcare JobSheet.
Here’s how it works. Click here. Then scroll down and click the “POST” button and follow the instructions. Find a Nurse will be promoted in the Longwoods eLetter, which goes out every Tuesday morning to over 30,000+ healthcare readers.
The small print: Please put only one position per posting. The postings can be up to 150 words, plus URL to the webpage of your choice. There will be no charge for Front Line Nursing positions. For all other positions, please contact Susan Hale for rates and details or see the information here.

Leadership Careers

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September 7, 2010

Dr. Brock J. Wright (Assistant Professor and Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and Senior Vice-President Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) to the Board of Directors, TearLab Corporation

Dr. Robert Olson, a radiation oncologist to first physician at the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North.

Dr. Cecil H. Rorabeck, Professor (Emeritus) of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON to Ontario to Board Chair, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Dr. Dindial Ramotar, Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine, awarded Guyana Award

Mr. Peter Brown to the North Simcoe Muskoka (ON) Local Health Integration Network’s Board of Directors.

Ms. Karen Graham to the North Simcoe Muskoka (ON) Local Health Integration Network’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Brian Jeffs to the North Simcoe Muskoka (ON) Local Health Integration Network’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Donald Mitchell to the North Simcoe Muskoka (ON) Local Health Integration Network’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Shafique Shamji to the Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors

Ms. Margery Cunningham to Trustee, Extendicare Real Estate Investment Trust

Mr. Alain Champagne to Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations, McKesson Canada

August 31, 2010

Bonnie Adamson to President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON

Dr. Bruce McManus to inaugural Director of the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Nicola Shaw to Health Informatics Research Chair and Scientific Director for the Health Informatics Institute, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Dr. John Haggie to President-Elect of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. Haggie is a general and vascular surgeon from Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Arthur Sweetman to inaugural Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources at McMaster University

Darrel Reid to Executive Director, the Manning Centre

Dr. Neil Maresky to Vice-President of Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca Canada Inc.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer to Chief of Surgery at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC

Dr. Jeff Turnbull to President of the Canadian Medical Association

David Clements to Director, Corporate Planning and Accountability, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Review all recently reported Transitions here.

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Recruiters find the Longwoods Healthcare JobSheet  gives very good return for healthcare positions. Posting is easy.Here are the details:

The JobSheet is simple: cheap, fast, efficient, & very effective. Cost is $1.00 a word per week (net + gst). Minimum $75.00 (net + gst) per posting. Logos can be included for an additional $20.00 (net + gst) each.
Positions are posted on the JobSheet and promoted in the weekly Longwoods eLetter, which goes out every Tuesday morning to over 40,000+ healthcare readers. Archives.
Note: Discounts apply for multiple week postings (i.e. 10% for 2 weeks, 15% for 3 weeks, 20% for 4 weeks). Postings are billed per week based on word count. All of our recruiting rates are net.
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