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HR Resources Newsletter Archives August 2009

| Vol.2 No.17, August 27, 2009 |

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Critical Issues in Healthcare: the nursing perspective
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Nursing Leadership (CJNL), 22(2) 2009: 58-72
The Primary Healthcare Nurse Practitioner in Ontario: A Workforce Study
Mary van Soeren, Christina Hurlock-Chorostecki, Sharon Goodwin and Elizabeth Baker

The role of the primary healthcare nurse practitioner (NP-PHC) has a long history in Ontario. In this paper, we describe the evolution of the role with a focus on geographic distribution, a profile of client populations and the services provided by NP-PHCs. Comparisons will be made to findings from previous studies and reports on the NP-PHC role in Ontario.

In 2004 and 2005, two-thirds of the nurse practitioners registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario responded to a descriptive self-reporting survey. The data collected revealed that NP-PHCs work throughout the healthcare system, including with underserviced and marginalized populations, in community health centres and in outpatient areas within acute care hospitals.

Read the article here.

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From the HR Resources Database ....

Nova Scotia Leads the Way in Workplace Health
Andrea Davis

Results from a comprehensive workplace wellness study in Nova Scotia reveal health improvements for employees, a reduction in the average number of lifestyle risk factors, and an overall improvement in staff morale.

Read the article here.

PATIENT SAFETY PAPERS 4 (Volume 12 of Healthcare Quarterly)
The Fourth Annual Issue of the journal Patient Safety Papers is now available online. Here are 7 of 33 papers selected by the editor for publication + some editorial comments.
  1. Editorial
    G. Ross Baker
  2. Perspectives
    Philip Hassen, John G. Abbott, Wendy Nicklin
  3. Effect of Ambient Workload in the Intensive Care Unit on Mortality and Time to Discharge Alive
    Scot A. Mountain, S. Mora Hammed, Naïf T. Ayes, Monica Novena, Dean R. Chit tock, Hubert Wong and Peter Dude
  4. Computed Tomography Radiation Dose: A Primer for Administrators
    David A. Keswick, Chance S. Domain, Nada S. Side and Derek A. Flatland
  5. Safety of Discharge of Seniors from the Emergency Department to the Community
    Jane McCaskey, Daniele Ruberg, Alain Vadeboncoeur and Josée Verdon
  6. Impact of Adverse Events on Hospital Disposition in Community-Dwelling Seniors Admitted to Acute Care
    Stacy Ackroyd-Stolarz, Judith Read Guernsey, Neil J. MacKinnon and George Kovacs
  7. Identification of Safety Outcomes for Canadian Home Care Clients: Evidence from the Resident Assessment Instrument - Home Care reporting system concerning emergency room visits
    Diane M. Doran, John Hirdes, Jeff Poss, Micaela Jantzi, Régis Blais, G. Ross Baker and Jennie Pickard
  8. Ensuring the Safety of Health Information Systems: Using Heuristics for Patient Safety
    Christopher J. Carvalho, Elizabeth M. Borycki and Andre Kushniruk
  9. Self-Reported Medical Errors in Seven Countries: Implications for Canada
    Joshua O'Hagan, Neil J. MacKinnon, David Persaud and Holly Etchegary

The print version of Patient Saftey Papers Volume 12 (+160 pages) has been sent to all print subscribers. If you are not a subscriber and would like a print copy, please order it here.

Today's Nurse Jobs:

RNs, Emergency Room - Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON
RNs, Complex Continuing Care Unit - Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON
RNs, Intensive Care Unit - Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON
Nurse Practitioners - Central East Community Care Access Centre
Registered Nurse - Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Ottawa, ON
Registered Nurse - Schizophrenia Program, ACT Team, Ottawa, ON
Registered Nurses - Opportunities in Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke, Oakville and Milton
Critical Care Nurses - Fraser Health, BC
Emergency Room Nurses - Fraser Health, BC
Operating Room / Post-Anesthetic Care Nurses - Fraser Health, BC
Neonatal Nurses - Fraser Health, BC
Perinatal Nurses - Fraser Health, BC
RN, Critical Care Trauma Centre - Victoria Hospital, LHSC, London, ON
RN, Clinical Neurosciences Department - University Hospital, LHSC, London, ON
RN, Operating Room - Perioperative Care Program - Victoria Hospital, LHSC, London, ON
Nurse Practitioners - Central East Community Care Access Centre
Clinical Planning Analyst - Clinical Education - Sidra Medical and Research Center, the Doha Qatar
Nurses, Bachelor Nurses/Candidates To The Profession Of Nursing Practice (Cpnp) - The Jewish General Hospital. Montreal
Infirmières, Infirmières Bachelières/Candidates À L'exercice De La Profession D'infirmière (Cepi) - L'Hôpital général juif . Montreal
RN: Chronic Disease Prevention & Management - Guelph Family Health Team
Operating Room RN - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Registered Nurse, Operating Room- Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Emergency Registered Nurses & Obstetric Registered Nurses - Penticton Regional Hospital, BC
Ambulatory Care Clinic - Hamilton. ON
Registered Nurses - Opportunities in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville including: Smiths Falls, Napanee and Perth
Registered Practical Nurses - Opportunities in Port Hope and Cobourg area
RNs & RPNs - Visiting Nursing positions - Opportunities in Thunder Bay
RNs & RPNs - Opportunities in Ottawa & Eastern Counties: including: Nepean, Carleton Place, Cornwall, Glengarry and Rockland
Registered Practical Nurses - Opportunities in Niagara Region including: Niagara Falls, Welland, St. Catharines & Port Colborne
Registered Nurses - Opportunities in Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Clarington, Port Perry and Beaverton
Community RNs for the Home Chemotherapy Team - Peel Region - Mississauga & Brampton
Positions available across Canada for RN/Registered Nurses; RPN/Registered Practical Nurses; LPN/Licensed Practical Nurses
Registered Nurses - Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Nurse, Acute Care Program - Thompson General Hospital, MB
And more ..

For other positions in Healthcare, go to the Longwoods Healthcare JobSheet.

Healthcare Facilities are invited to post positions for Front Line Nurses on theFind a Nurse web page. 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 - email the words in a Word document to Susan Hale. We will post the nursing ad on this web page at no charge. Find a Nurse will be promoted in the Longwoods eLetter, which goes out every Tuesday morning to over 40,000+ healthcare readers.

The small print: Please send 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.

CAREERS: sent to +40,000 people including Canada's student nurses.

Today's Leadership Positions
Senior Director, Planning, Integration & Community Engagement - Central LHIN, Markham, ON
Vice President, Science and Public Health - OAHPP. Toronto, ON
Deployment Coordinator - PITO, Vancouver, BC
Senior Healthcare Professionals - KPMG, Toronto, ON
Clinical Planning Analyst - Clinical Education - Sidra Medical & Research Center, the Doha Qatar
Director, Programs - The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Director, Quality and Utilization Improvement - Providence Health Care BC
Manager of Regional Renal Program - Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough. ON
Manager of Nephrology/Medicine Inpatients - Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough. ON
Clinical Nurse Leader/Patient Educator - St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care BC
Executive Director, ACEN - Ottawa, ON
Nursing & Leadership Opportunities with the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC
Career Opportunities at Strata Health
Career Opportunities at Northern 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 Providence Health Care BC
Career Opportunities at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

Visit our portal of more than 60 participating healthcare recruitment centres.
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Are you trying to recruit senior administrators? Are you looking for recognized leaders in healthcare? Do you need to recruit Nurses? Post your positions on the LONGWOODS HEALTHCARE JOBSHEET.

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Members of the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) receive free online access to, the Longwoods Healthcare JobSheet, and The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (CJNL).

CNSA has selected the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (CJNL) as their journal of choice as it contains peer-reviewed articles and they must reference peer reviewed articles in their courses. We also have more than 400 colleges and universities providing students worldwide online access to our publications.

Information regarding other recruiting rates can be found here.

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 theJobSheet and promoted in the weekly Longwoods eLetter, which goes out every Tuesday morning to over 40,000+ healthcare readers.Click here for our eLetter 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.

Here's how it works - Send me the words and logo in a Word document. I will send you a quote, then I will post the ad online and send you a URL for proofing. We will invoice by mail unless a different method is requested.

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August 25, 2009
Dr. David Pichorafrom Chief of Staff to acting CEO to CEO Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, ON
Roger Walker
to President and Chief Executive Officer Timmins and District Hospital
Susan Kwolek
to Senior Vice President Patient Care Programs and Services at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON
Kathryn Hayward-Murray to Vice President, Strategy, Quality and Organizational Performance at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON
Wyanne Law of Mississauga, Ont., 2009 recipients of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award.
David Kim of Nanaimo, BC, 2009 recipients of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award.
Danica Kindrachuk of Moose Jaw, Sask., 2009 recipients of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award.
Heidi Dixon of Gander, NL. 2009 recipients of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award.

August 18, 2009
Christian Pair to Center Hospitallier de L'Université de Montréal as Executive Director
David Sculthorpe to Chief Executive Office, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Steve Bradie to Green Shield Canada as President and Chief Executive Officer
Keith Dee to Director of Membership, Community Living Ontario
Patrick Dumelie to President and Chief Executive Officer, Covenant Health
Ted Garrard to President and CEO, SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON
Dr. Mark A. Wainberg recipient of Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Medal of Honour. For his study of HIV/AIDS and tireless global advocate for funding of HIV intervention programs.
Dr. Nuala Kenny, recipient of the 2009 Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics from the Canadian Medical Association
Dr. Donald Rix recipient of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) 2009 F.N.G. Starr Award to businessman, philanthropist and community volunteer
Dr. Catharine Whiteside, the first female dean of medicine at University of Toronto, recipient of the 2009 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors
Juliet Emamaullee from Edmonton, Alberta and Charlotte Kfoury of Pointe-Claire, Québec, Dr. Devesh Varma of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Dr. Jordan Cohen of Calgary are recipients of the CMA 2009 Award for Young Leaders
Karen Michell to Executive Director of CAHO, effective October 1, 2009

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