HR Resources Newsletter Archives

HR Resources Newsletter Archives October 2009

Vol.2 No.20, October 8, 2009

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Maximizing Health Human Resources: Valuing Unregulated Health Workers, Highlights of the 2009 Pan-Canadian Symposium (PDF). This report, funded by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program, identifies five priority issues, shared across disciplines, jurisdictions and practice settings, and gives a sense of strategic direction to address these issues. Health-care stakeholders can build on this momentum and seek solutions that will ensure safe care.

Does your organization promote quality of worklife? What steps is your organization taking towards improving the health of the healthcare work environment? If you have an improvement story to share, we want to hear about it! The QWQHC invites you to submit a brief proposal to present at a concurrent session and/or to participate in an initiatives showcase at its 4th annual Summit. As a complement to the sessions, the showcase is an excellent opportunity to discuss projects or initiatives with colleagues from the field and to share experiences and resources. To learn more about the Summit, visit last year's post-Summit site:

Interactive concurrent sessions are 90 minutes in length and the showcase will remain accessible to participants throughout the Summit.
To enter a submission, please go to: Deadline to submit an abstract is October 13, 2009.


Healthcare Quarterly, 8(1) 2005: 60-63
Raising the Bar for People Practices: Helping All Health Organizations Become "Preferred Employers"
Graham S. Lowe

There is a growing consensus that Canada's health system employers must do more to support and develop their staff within healthy and positive work environments. Human resources are the single largest budget line in any healthcare organization. But employees are not costs; rather, they must be viewed by managers, boards and governments as the core assets of the system. Leadership in health human resources means investing in people, supporting them to deliver excellent patient care and related services and developing their capabilities for the long-term.

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Breakfast with the Chiefs: "What Do Patients Want? A Critical Look at Health Care Delivery in Canada."

André Picard
Award-winning journalist, The Globe and Mail

Running time: 46:03 minutes

From the HR Resources Database ....

Wrestling with Workload Woes
Judith MacBride-King

Work overload takes its toll on organizations, not just on individuals. Organizations are feeling the pain in very costly ways-higher rates of absenteeism and errors, diminished innovative capability, lower employee morale and job satisfaction, and skyrocketing health benefit and long-term disability costs.

Today's Nurse Jobs:

Nurse Practitioner - Adult - Mental Health Program - St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Trauma & Neurosurgery - St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
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
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
Vice President, Programs & Services - Accreditation Canada, Ottawa ON
Manager, Operating Room - Rouge Valley Health System, Scarborough, ON
Dynamic Nurse Leader needed - Unionville Home Society, Unionville, ON
Manager of Maternal Child & Ambulatory Services - St Joseph's General Hospital, Comox, BC
Chief Executive Officer - Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Senior Financial Analyst - Toronto Rehab, Toronto, ON
Patient Care Manager, Orthopedic Activation, Bridgepoint Health, 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
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

Visit our portal of more than 60 participating healthcare recruitment centres.
[Send your career opportunities to Susan Hale at]

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.

Our web traffic is pretty dynamic on

Number of pages visited per month [September 2009] - 613,931
Number of hits per month [September 2009] - 2,396,986
Number of visits per month [September 2009] - 270,509
Number of unique visitors per month [September 2009] - 61,423

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. 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.

Want to know more? Contact Susan Hale by email or call 416-864-9667 x 104.


October 28-30, 2009: Toronto, ON. The 4th annual Canadian Congress on Mental Health and the Workplace is the leading Canadian forum dedicated to exchanging scientific evidence to improve the working environment and the mental health of workers. During this two and a half day Congress, hundreds of researchers, business leaders, policy-makers, service providers and workers will gather to share information on the latest research and practical, evidence-based policies, programs and tools. Details.

November 14-15, 2009: Vancouver, BC. Workshop on Discrete Event Simulation Modeling in Health Care. Discrete Event Simulation Modeling (DES) allows health care decision makers to test "what-if" scenarios and evaluate a variety of outcomes prior to implementing any changes to actual practice. Attendees of this workshop will learn how to model complex health care processes using a popular DES software package. Details.

November 16-18, 2009: Toronto, ON. HealthAchieve2009, the largest health care conference of its kind in North America at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Offering high-impact, value-oriented educational opportunities for health-care professionals; HealthAchieve has learning opportunities in every discipline and level. This year's key note speakers include Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Michael Moore, Newt Gingrich and more. Details.

November 18-20, 2009: Adelaide, Australia. Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention Ripples to Revolution: from bench to bedsidewill bring together evidence-based researchers and reviewers, guideline developers, clinicians, educators, policy makers, administrators and consumers from all over the world to work toward an integrated approach to improving global health care using evidence-based guidelines. Delegates will focus on envisioning the future so that the rippling effect of practical change in clinical settings can continue to help improve healthcare across the world. Details.

November 24-25, 2009: Boucherville, QC. Medical Laboratory Management. Improving Patient Safety through effective Leadership. Laboratory professionals must be leaders in ensuring patient safety within the laboratory environment. This leadership begins with developing a culture centered on patient safety and quality management within the laboratory. Join us for this two day forum and gain a better understanding of the critical components of a good laboratory management program. Details.


October 6, 2009
Dr. Roderick McInnes to Director of Research, the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal
Stacey Empson to Partner of Courtyard Group leading U.S. operations
Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti to President-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Dr. Philippe Couillard to the Board of Directors, Amorfix Life Sciences
Diane Beattie gone as Integrated Vice President and CIO London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care

September 29, 2009
Tariq Asmi to Vice-President, Regional Services, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores)
Dr. Philip Klassen to Vice-President, Medical Affairs, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores)
Paul Darby is retiring as CEO, Peterborough (ON) Regional Health Centre
Ken Tremblay to CEO, Peterborough (ON) Regional Health Centre
Ron Saddington is retiring as CEO of Thunder Bay (ON) Regional Health Sciences Centre
Julie Giraldi seconded to eHealth Ontario to help align their human resources function
Hugh O'Neill to President and CEO of Sanofi-aventis (Canada)
Dr. James Talbot to Senior Provincial Medical Officer for Alberta
Dr. Martin Lavoie to Senior Provincial Medical Officer for Alberta
City of Toronto has announced the naming of Paul E. Garfinkel Park
Dr. Najaf Al-Awadhi to director of the Farwaniya hospital, Kuwait
Dr Muna Abdul Samad to director of maternity hospital, Kuwait
Dr. Dalal Al-Wadaeni as Director of Holistic Healing, Kuwait.
[The appointment of three women as hospital directors is a "first" for Kuwait.]

[Don't forget, we don't make these up. Please send your promotions, appointments, retirements and other transitions to]

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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