HR Resources Newsletter Archives

HR Resources Newsletter Archives October 2009

Vol.2 No.21, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 7 p.m. With all the challenges of being "new" to Canada, how do immigrants and refugees get help with mental health concerns? If you are in Toronto come to the Gladstone at1214 Queen Street W., Toronto. Moderator: Kwame McKenzie, md, mrcpsych. Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Professor, University of Toronto and University of Lancashire. For more information download this: Stranger in a Strange Land. Cafe Scientifique RSVP.


Nursing Leadership (CJNL), 20(2) 2007: 51-69
A Survey of Oncology Advanced Practice Nurses in Ontario: Profile and Predictors of Job Satisfaction Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Esther Green, Margaret Fitch, Gail Macartney, Linda Robb-Blenderman, Sandra McFarlane, Kwadwo Bosompra, Alba DiCenso, Susan Matthews, Harry Milne

The purpose of this study was to examine role structures and processes and their impact on job satisfaction for oncology advanced practice nurses (APNs) in Ontario. APNs caring for adult, paediatric or palliative patients in integrated regional cancer programs, tertiary care hospitals or community hospitals and agencies were invited to complete a mailed self-report questionnaire.

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Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) fellowship program
Here is the call for applications (PDF) from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation in partnership with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives; the Canadian Medical Association; the Canadian Nurses Association and a consortium of Quebec partners represented by l'Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé (AETMIS). En français (PDF).
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Satisfaction with Staff Scheduling Software Varies Widely Among Hospital Departments. New KLAS report looks at the differing needs of nursing, finance and IT when choosing a solution.


Breakfast with the Chiefs:What is the research telling us about the quality of work-life for nurses and its implications for their retention and recruitment?
Linda O'Brien-Pallas and Tom Closson

Running time: 60 minutes and 45 seconds

Post your NURSE position free on!

From the HR Resources Database ....

The Evolution of Flexible Work

Most businesses already understand the value of equipping staff with wireless technology as a means of increasing productivity outside of the office. However, without effective change management strategies, organizations may find that employees feel the pressure of a 24-hour work cycle, leading to reduced employee satisfaction.

Today's Nurse Jobs:

Registered Nurse - The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Registered Nurses - Opportunities in London / Middlesex & Huron County
Palliative / Oncology Nurses (RNs) - North Simcoe Muskoka (Based in Barrie)
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Director - Central East LHIN
Occupational Health Nurse - Rouge Valley Health System , Ajax, ON
Paediatric RNs in Wellington County including: Guelph, Puslinch, Clifford, Palmerston, Mount Forest and Erin
Mental Health Nurses in Wellington County including: Guelph, Puslinch, Clifford, Mount Forest & Palmerston
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
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
Director of Analysis & Reporting - Health Council of Canada (HCC)
Executive Director - The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, ON
Manager of Maternal Child & Ambulatory Services - St Joseph's General Hospital, Comox, BC
Privacy Officer - OAHPP, Toronto, ON
Skilled Webmaster - Longwoods Publishing, Toronto, ON
Vice President, Programs & Services - Accreditation Canada, Ottawa ON
Manager, Operating Room - Rouge Valley Health System, Scarborough, ON
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.
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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 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.

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. Healthcare stakeholders can build on this momentum and seek solutions that will ensure safe care.

October 20, 2009
James Stonehouseto Managing Partner, Toronto, Odgers Berndtson
Philip Hassen
has advised the board of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute that he will retire as soon as they find another CEO. He is President-elect of the board of the International Society for Quality in Health Care
Patrick Deane
to President of McMaster University, Hamilton
Donald A. Pether
to Chair of the Board of Governors of McMaster University, Hamilton
Dr. Catherine Zahn
to President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto
Bill Tholl
to inaugural Executive Director of Canadian Health Leadership Network
Dr. Phil Gold CC OQ
,to fellow Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Dr. Alan C. Burton
MBE, to fellow Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Dr. William A. Cochrane OC
, to fellow Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Dr. James C. Hogg OC,
to fellow Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Dr. Vera Peters OC
to fellow Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Dr. Calvin R. Stiller
to fellow Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Greg Cummings
to President and Chief Executive Officer ,The Heartland Regional Health Authority (HRHA), SK
Norm Gamble,
chair of the South West Local Health Integration Network board of directors, has resigned

October 13, 2009
Marc Filion to COO and General Manager, TELUS Health and TELUS Financial Solutions
Norm Gamble resigned the Chair of the South West Local Health Integration Network
Will Falk resigned as Chair of the the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Health Board.
Will Falk from Managing Partner for Health and Life Sciences Canada at Accenture to a new global leadership role at Accenture
Michael Green to Chairman (pro tem) the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Health Board

[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.

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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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.

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