HR Resources Newsletter Archives

HR Resources Newsletter Archives September 2009

| Vol.2 No.18, September 10, 2009 |

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Articles of interest

Read This Before Recruiting a Young Workforce
Retooling The Hiring Process For Today's Market

Please note: These articles have not been reviewed by Longwoods Publishing and therefore we cannot recommend or endorse the contents. The links are supplied for your interest only.

HealthcarePapers, 7(Sp) 2007: 6-25
Healthy Workplaces for Health Workers in Canada: Knowledge Transfer and Uptake in Policy and Practice
Judith Shamian, Fadi El-Jardali

he World Health Report launched the Health Workforce Decade (2006-2015), with high priority given for countries to develop effective workforce strategies including healthy workplaces for health workers. Evidence shows that healthy workplaces improve recruitment and retention, workers' health and well-being, quality of care and patient safety, organizational performance and societal outcomes. Over the past few years, healthy workplace issues in Canada have been on the agenda of many governments and employers.

Read the entire special issue here.

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Patient Safety Leadership Walkarounds: How Organizations are Enhancing Patient Safety Culture, Part One
Cathy O'Neill and Guna Budrevics

Patient Safety Leadership Walkarounds (PSLWA) have been identified in the literature as a powerful tool to develop patient safety culture by connecting senior leaders and front line staff in open dialogues about patient safety. (Leonard et al, 2004) Many organizations report that this strategy promotes teamwork, facilitates communication and offers an opportunity for constructive dialogue on collective approaches to improve patient, and in some cases, client safety.

Running time: 34:43 minutes

From the HR Resources Database ....

Workplace presenteeism is rampant
Carly Foster

Almost half of Canadian workers (42%) went to work sick or exhausted at least once in 2007, according to Desjardins Financial Security's study, The Survey on Health released to coincide with Mental Health Week.

Today's Nurse Jobs:

Patient & Staff Off Shift Coodinator - Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, ON
Professional Practice - Nursing - Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, ON
Clinical Practice Consultant - The Cardiac Care Network, Toronto, ON
Community Visiting Nurses- RNs and RPNs - Multiple Ontario locations
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
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.

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Today's Leadership Positions
Program Director, Algoma District Cancer Program & Regional Renal Program - Sault Area Hospital, ON
Clinical Director - Primary Care Programs - Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON
President and CEO - Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford, ON
Home and Community Program Manager - Northern Health, Terrace, BC
Director of Patient Care Services - Northern Health, Fort St. John, BC
Manager, PGRH Diagnostic Services - Northern Health, BC
Operations Manager, BIRT - Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, ON
Director of Long Term Care Operations -  Unionville Home Society,  Unionville, ON
Vice President, Research and Analysis - CIHI, Ottawa, ON
Manager, Corporate Services - Central LHIN, Markham, ON
CEO - Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Eastern Ontario
Vice President, Science and Public Health - OAHPP. Toronto, ON
Clinical Planning Analyst - Clinical Education - Sidra Medical & Research Center, the Doha Qatar
Director, Quality and Utilization Improvement - Providence Health Care BC
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

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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.

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Positions are posted on theJobSheet and promoted in the weekly Longwoods eLetter, which goes out every Tuesday morning to over 40,000+ healthcare readers. Archives.

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September 9, 2009
Murray Martin,President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences, to supervisor for Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) to address governance, management and financial issues
Ray Brown
to CIO, Queensland Health to implement the State's e-health agenda
Dr. Colin Lee to the Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control group at the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
Dr. Colin Leereceived a special recognition award from the American Medical Writers Association for co-authoring with Dr. Vincent Lam Pandemic Flu and You: A Guide, a book on pandemic preparedness for the general public
Dr. Shelley Deeks to the Surveillance and Epidemiology group at the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
Corrine Johnston to Director of Health Sciences (Nursing, Oral Health, Health Services Management and Health and Wellness), George Brown College, Toronto

September 1, 2009
Helen Antoniouto Associate Director General, Public Affairs and Strategic Planning, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
Dr. Scott Halperin to head up the PHAC/CIHR Influenza Research Network (PCIRN).
Karen Michell to Executive Director of CAHO, effective October 1, 2009

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For a three-year searchable history of leadership transitions and appointments across the country, organized by date, here. Or visit Longwoods Transitions in Healthcare Blog for recent healthcare transitions.


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