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HR Resources Newsletter Archives September 2009

Vol.2 No.19, September 24, 2009

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IN THE USA. . . . all the bright, ambitious immigrants . . . are leaving the United States and returning home, especially to India and China. That is the topic of a report, "America's Loss Is the World's Gain" (PDF) from the Kauffman Foundation. In the last two decades, 50,000 immigrants left the United States and returned to India and China. In the next five years, researchers project that 100,000 more will make the return trip. Here's Why: Economics, is the main engine of the shift. Researchers surveyed 1,203 Indian and Chinese workers who had studied or worked in the United States for a year or more before returning home. Growing demand for their skills and shining career opportunities back home were cited by 87 percent of the Chinese and 79 percent of the Indians as the major professional reason for returning. Most also cited the lure of being close to family and friends. | MacLean's suggests: Given Canada's strength, this may be our time to pull out of America's shadow. Yet, developing countries still serve as a readily available source of trained nurses for developed countries in Europe, North America and parts of Oceania and According to CIHI, the Percent of Physicians in Canada Who Are International Medical Graduates (IMGs), by Province and Territory, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007(PDF) has been on the decrease since 1977.
HealthcarePapers, 3(2) 2002: 76-79
Canadian Healthcare: Time to Plan for the Providers
Michael Decter

No issue will have as profound an effect on the future of healthcare services in Canada as how well, or poorly, we plan and manage our health human resources. If we fail as a nation to train the providers we need and to retain sufficient numbers of them within the health system, little else will matter.While long-term, sustainable financing is essential to quality healthcare services, it is not sufficient. If we are short of nurses and then add money to the health system, we get rapid growth in nursing pay rather than more nurses.

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Breakfast with the Chiefs (presented Tuesday, April 21, 2009): Investment as a Deficit Reduction Strategy - Getting to No Vacancies in a Global Nursing Shortage

Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré,Vice President, Professional Affairs and Chief Nurse Executive, UHN

Running time: 34:03 minutes

From the HR Resources Database ....

The downside of work in Canadian long-term care facilities

A new study led by York University researchers reveals that a staggering number of Canadians working in long-term care facilities suffer violence on the job.

Today's Nurse Jobs:

RN positions at Rouge Valley Health System
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
Nurses, Bachelor Nurses/Candidates To The Profession Of Nursing Practice (Cpnp) - The Jewish General Hospital. Montreal
And more ..

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Today's Leadership Positions
Dynamic Nurse Leader needed - Unionville Home Society, Unionville, ON
Chief Operating Officer - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, ON
Operations Manager, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team - Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, ON
Chief Executive Officer - Interior Health Authority, Kelowna, BC
Human Resource Manager(s) - Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON
Manager, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness - Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON
Senior Policy Adviser - MOHLTC, Toronto, ON
Senior Consultant - LHINC, Toronto, ON
Project Consultant - LHINC, Toronto, ON
Project Lead, Hospital Reports - CIHI, Toronto, ON
Manager, Health Reports - CIHI, Toronto, ON
Manager, Labs & Diagnostics - MOHLTC - Toronto, ON
Policy Lead, Analysis and Reporting - Health Council of Canada, Toronto, ON
Executive Vice-President & CMO - Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria, BC
Executive Vice-President & COO - Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria, BC
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
CEO - Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Eastern Ontario
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
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

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September 22, 2009
Mike Canzoneri to the Ethicon Endo Surgical group at Johnson and Johnson Canada
Paul-Émile Cloutier to Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Medical Association
Dr. Natasha Sharpe to Chair of the Board of Directors, Kensington Health Centre, Toronto (ON)
Elaine M. Paterson to Chair, Board of Governors North York (ON) General Hospital Foundation
Elyse Lackie, Heather Palm, Jennifer Bronsem, Mabel Ho, Mitch Frazer to Governors, North York (ON) General Hospital Foundation
Stacey Empson to Partner responsible for Courtyard Group U.S. operation
Mark Omoto to Biogen Idec as President and General Manager

September 15, 2009
Tanya Flanagan to Project Lead, Client Support and Stakeholder Engagement, Primary Health Care Information at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
Dr. Farrukh Khan to medical director of the adult diabetes program at Rough Valley Health System.
Mark Omoto to Biogen Idec as President and General Manager
Michael Cooper to the board of Cancer Care Ontario
Linda Haslam-Stroud acclaimed as President of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA)
Stanley Yaren to president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association
Chantale Simard to Deputy Director General, CSSS de Portneuf

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