HR Resources Newsletter Archives

HR Resources Newsletter Archives November 2009

Vol.2 No.22, November 5, 2009

Ontario's Hospitals Criticize Wage Award
November 4, 2009

TORONTO - Today, an Arbitration Board led by Owen Gray released its award in the matter between 44 Ontario hospitals and the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union (OPSEU). More.

National Study Reveals Metrics on HI and HIM Labour and Skills Shortages
Partners Stress the Immediate Need for a Human Resource Strategy
November 2, 2009

TORONTO, ON - A landmark economic study, Health Informatics and Health Information Management - Human Resources Report, identifies a serious need for increased labour and skills among Canadian Health Information (HI) and Health Information Management (HIM) professionals over the next five years. More.


Healthcare Quarterly, 4(1) 2000: 50-55
A Strategy for Recruiting and Retaining Health Information Management Professionals
Catherine Claiter and Irenewright

In the summer of 1998, the University Health Network (UHN) faced an acute personnel situation in which an exodus of skilled resources was taking place. The turnover of information management staff was increasing dramatically, and despite best efforts to recruit new employees, the vacancy rate remained at an unsustainable level. This case study reviews both the short- and longterm strategies that were employed to address these issues and to establish UHN as an employer of choice in health information management. Material in this article is based in part on papers presented at HIMSS 2000 and INFOCUS 2000 (Cameron, Claiter and Murphy 2000).

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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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Accenture Employees Can Finance Own Unpaid Leave
Bruce Shutan

While many employees might be reluctant to take an unpaid leave of absence, particularly in this economy, one creative solution to this conundrum may be found at a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company that has sought to help its employees strike a more careful work-life balance.

Today's Nurse Jobs:

Nurse Practitioner Clinical Director - Central East CCAC
Positions available across Canada for RNs; RPNs; LPNs
Your Life's Work…In Our Piece of Paradise - VIHA, Vancouver Island, BC
Six (6) Permanent PT RNs, Medicine Care - NBGH, North Bay, ON
Three (3) Permanent Pt Rns, Complex Continuing Care/Rehabilitation - NBGH, North Bay, ON
Six (6) Permanent PT RNs, Medicine Care - NBGH, North Bay, ON
Two (2) Permanent FT RNs + Two (2) Temporary FT RNs +One (1) Permanent PT RN, Acute Inpatient Psychiatry Unit - NBGH, North Bay, ON
Three (3) Permanent PT RNs, Surgery Care Centre - NBGH, North Bay, ON
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)
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
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
Program Director - Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, ON
Senior Director, Collaborative Practice - Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto. ON
Director, Diagnostic Imaging - PRHC, Peterborough, ON
Director, Renal Program & Outpatient Clinics - PRHC, Peterborough, ON
Director, Medicine & Emergency - PRHC, Peterborough, ON
Manager, Quality & Clinical Integration - Region of Durham, ON
President / Executive Director - NLHBA, St. John's, NL
Nursing Supervisor (RN) - Saint Elizabeth, Mississauga, ON
ODR Project Manager - SWLHIN, London, ON
SPIRE Change Management/Adoption Lead - SWLHIN, London, ON
SPIRE Project Manager - SWLHIN, London, ON
President and CEO - North York General Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON
Director - Nursing Education - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
Director, Finance and Administration - OACCAC, Toronto, ON
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
Skilled Webmaster - Longwoods Publishing, Toronto, ON
Vice President, Programs & Services - Accreditation Canada, Ottawa ON
Clinical Planning Analyst - Clinical Education - Sidra Medical & Research Center, the Doha Qatar
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

Visit our portal of more than 60 participating healthcare recruitment centres.
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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 24, 2009: Toronto, ON - "CIHR Café Scientifique: The Genetics of Mental Health" As with any diseases, mental health disorders can run in families suggesting that genetics plays a role. Three prominent panelists will discuss the current knowledge of genetics and mental health disorders and what the future seems likely to hold from research and ethical perspectives.  Does genetics hold the promise of improved treatment? Details.

November 26-28, 2009: Toronto, ON. 47th Annual Scientific Assembly presented by the Ontario College of Family Physicians, this event that gathers close to 1000 delegates including family physicians, residents, medical students, family practice nurses and other healthcare professionals from all over the province. The CPD program is designed "By Doctors - For Doctors" and includes current clinical topics, updates on previous popular topics and emerging clinic issues. Details.

December 1, 2009: Toronto, ON. Preventing Fraud and Misconduct. Don't let fraud, misconduct or corruption diminish the credibility of your organization. Hear from Aaron Beam, convicted fraudster and former HealthSouth Chief Financial Officer, and Jim McCarter Auditor General of Ontario. Details.

December 2, 2009: Toronto, ON. Community Engagement: Arriving at Solutions Differently. Some conference highlights include, challenges with implementing a community engagement strategy; conditions and drivers for success; and a "hands on" exercise on how to implement a community engagement plan. Register.

December 3, 2009: Toronto, ON. Skills Mix: Role Redesign Conference. With new demands on healthcare facilities and looking at cost-effective use of resources, utilizing the 'right' mix of health professionals is a challenge. Managers strive for the most effective use of staff to ensure patients get quality nursing care. Register.


November 3, 2009

Dr. George Pasut to Vice-President of Science and Public Health at the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, as of April 1, 2010
John Tooker is stepping down as the Executive VP and CEO of the American College of Physicians
Ron Noble, VP capital & facilities management at The Credit Valley Hospital was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
Ruby Brown to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Trillium Health Centre (Mississauga ON)
Tariq Asmi to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences as Vice President, Regional Services
Dr. Philip Klassento Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences as Vice President, Medical Affairs
Hugh O'Neill to President and Chief Executive Officer at Sanofi-Aventis Canada
Dr. Charlie Chan to Vice-President Medical Affairs and Quality, University Health Network (Toronto)
Emma Pavlov (Senior Vice-President ) adds the Medical Laboratories Program at University Health Network (Toronto) to her portfolio
Justine Jackson (Vice President Finance) adds Medical Imaging Program and Infrastructure at University Health Network (Toronto) to her portfolio
Dr. Robert Bell (CEO) takes direct executive responsibility for the integrated clinical programs at University Health Network (Toronto) working with clinic vice presidents Sarah Downey, Marnie Escaf, Jeanne Jabanoski, Scott McIntaggart and Kathy Sabo
Mary Ferguson-Paré to Minister Without Portfolio at University Health Network (Toronto) (additional responsibility)
Dr. Michael Baker to Minister Without Portfolio at University Health Network (Toronto) (additional responsibility)
Dr. Bryce Taylor to Minister Without Portfolio at University Health Network (Toronto) (additional responsibility)

Read all about the Three Hospitals- One Team program at UHN.

October 27, 2009

John Wright to President and CEO at Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Don Sieben to Co-Chair, community-based care Advisory Panel for Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Dennis Anderson to Co-Chair community-based care Advisory Panel for Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Fred Horne to member community-based care Advisory Panel for Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Sandra Harrison to member community-based care Advisory Panel for Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Doug Knight to member community-based care Advisory Panel for Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Sharon Sutherland to member community-based care Advisory Panel for Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Dr. Alberto Choy to member community-based care Advisory Panel for Alberta Hospital Edmonton
June Clark to member community-based care Advisory Panel for Alberta Hospital Edmonton

[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
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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.


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