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HR Resources Newsletter Archives June 2009

| Vol.2 No.11, June 4, 2009 |

FEATURED ARTICLE

HealthcarePapers, 9(2) 2009: 6-19
Role of Educational Institutions in Identifying and Responding to Emerging Health Human Resources Needs
John-Paul Tzountzouris and John H.V. Gilbert

Abstract:
The healthcare system continues to evolve, requiring innovation to promote patient-centred, fiscally responsible healthcare delivery. This evolution includes changes to the skills and competencies required of the health human resources (HHR), both regulated and unregulated, who are central supports to healthcare delivery. This has become a priority agenda item at the international, national, provincial, regional and local levels. This paper describes the system factors that drive the emergence of HHR skill and competency needs, and explores the roles of various institutions in the identification of and response to HHR needs. Educational institutions play an important role in responding to emerging HHR needs. Their actual response to HHR skill and competency needs will ultimately depend on the risk posed to the organizations of either addressing, or not addressing, these needs. These decisions are complex and are balanced against strategic, operational and educational risks, benefits and realities within each given educational institution. Educational institutions - through their linkages with the workplace, industry, professional organizations and government - have a unique view and understanding of many facets of the complexity of HHR planning. This paper proposes that educational institutions play a pivotal role as levers in a more coordinated response to emerging HHR needs and, as such, should be intimately involved in comprehensive HHR planning.

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From the HR Resources Database ....

The Yin and Yang of Change
Graham S. Lowe

Abstract:
The key to a better workplace is achieving balance between the structural and cultural forces at play.

One of the great truisms of 21st-century workplaces is that change is relentless. As management experts observe, in a world of heightened risk and uncertainty, the expectation of constant workplace change almost becomes comforting. The downsizing, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions that so many Canadian employees have experienced firsthand are proof enough that change has become the norm.
But something's wrong with this popular image of workplaces being incessantly remoulded, like silly putty in the hands of a six-year-old.

Read the article here.


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Pediatric Program Manager - Ottawa, ON
Chief Executive Officer - Central LHIN, Markham, ON
Executive Director - Planned Parenthood Toronto
Director Client Services - Central West CCAC, Brampton, ON
Director, Professional Education - Canadian Diabetes Association
Chief Executive Officer - Alzheimer Society of Ontario
Regional Vice President, Cancer Services - Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, ON
Executive Director, ACEN - Ottawa, ON
Senior Director, Participation & Inclusion - Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, ON
Actuarial Associate - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, ON
Program Director - Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, Saskatoon SK
Quality Assurance Consultant - College of Registered Nurses of BC
Manager, Supply Chain Management, Surgery Services - LHSC, London, ON
Program Manager, Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital, LHSC, 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 Northern Health
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TRANSITIONS

June 2, 2009

Bertha Paulse to interim Chief Executive Officer, Sudbury Regional Hospital (ON)
Dr. Wahbi Hammouda to Head, Division of Hematopathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto)
Cara Flemming to The Scarborough Hospital (ON)
Dr. David Zelt to Chief of Staff and Vice President Medical Administration, Kingston General Hospital
Maureen Soleckito President and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services (ON)
Edward Garrard to President of the SickKids Foundation
Elizabeth Dodds leaving her position of chief of staff to Public Safety Minister Van Loan
Danielle Shaw leaving her position of chief of staff to Canada's Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq
Laurie Throness leaving her position of policy advisor to Canada's Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq
Dr. Daniel Weeks to Vice-President (Research), University of Lethbridge
Digvir Jayas to Vice-President (Research), University of Manitoba
Joanne Keselman to Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, University of Manitoba

May 26, 2009
Tom McHugh to CEO, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and Alexandra Hospital

[Don't forget, we don't make these up. Please send your promotions, appointments, retirements and other transitions to publisher@longwoods.com.] Our transitions come from sources we believe to be reliable. We do not guarantee that they are correct. But we are rarely wrong.

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