HR Resources Newsletter Archives

HR Resources Newsletter Archives January 2009

| Vol.2 No.1, January 15 2009 |

Scarcity of Health Human Resources: A Chronic National Disease
Thomas F. Ward

If one looks at the past and present concerns about health human resources in the country, it seems that the health human resource question might be characterized as a chronic national, now international, disease. As a disease, it causes much stress and attendant fatigue, and when there are acute exacerbations it debilitates our healthcare system. Management of this malady will require a committed national effort directed in several areas. These areas include establishment of an enhanced national database of healthcare professionals, further research into the areas of recruitment, retention and renewal, and the development of a national overarching framework for managing this complex problem . Finally, there is a need to clarify the roles of both the provincial and federal governments in bringing long-term stability to the health human resources workforce in Canada.

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Today's Jobs are sent to +40,000 people, including Canada's student nurses, each week.

Manager, Mental Health & Addictions - Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addictions, VCH, BC
Vice-President, Finance & Information Technology - Lakeridge Health Corporation
Senior Director of Corporate Services - South West CCAC
Editor/Writer, Health System Analysis - CIHI, Toronto, ON
Managers - The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, ON
Executive Director, Policy & Standards Development - The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Toronto, ON
Managers - The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto & Kingston,ON
Clinical Application Support Specialist - St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
Endowed Chair, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing - Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Program Manager, Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital, London Health Sciences, London, ON
Coordinator, Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital, London Health Sciences, London, ON
Nursing & Leadership Opportunities with the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC
Career Opportunities at Courtyard Group
Career Opportunities at Strata Health
Career Opportunities at London Health Sciences
Career Opportunities at Alberta Health Services
Career Opportunities at Vancouver Coastal Health
Career Opportunities at Fraser Health
Career Opportunities at CIHI


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Not Just Luck of the Draw
McLean Robbins

Although once thought of as alcohol and substance abuse management programs, employee assistance programs have grown over recent years to incorporate a much larger range of offerings - including helping employees manage legal, financial, wellness and stress issues.

Check out this blog: Cheezhead

Recent posts include:
Healthcare recruitment trends for 2009
Using MySpace to recruit candidates for jobs

TRANSITIONS | last two weeks

January 13, 2009
Dr. Penny Ballem
to City Manager of Vancouver
Dr. Sarah Kredentser to President, College of Family Physicians of Canada
Dr. Ruth Wilson to Past President, College of Family Physicians of Canada
Dr. Cathy MacLean to Secretary-Treasurer, College of Family Physicians of Canada
Dr. Rob Boulay to Member-at-Large, College of Family Physicians of Canada
Dr. Val Rachlis to Member-at-Large, College of Family Physicians of Canada
Dr. Harold Dion to Member-at-Large, College of Family Physicians of Canada

January 6, 2009
Jill Tettmann
to Acting Chief Executive Officer, North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN.
Dr. Simon Davidson to Regional Chief of the partnership of Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC) for child and youth mental health programs at both hospitals.
Karen Tataryn to Regional Director, Specialized Psychiatric and Mental Health Services for Children and Youth (CHEO/ROMHC).

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