HR Resources Newsletter Archives

HR Resources Newsletter Archives November 2009

Vol.2 No.23, November 19, 2009

Nursing Human Resources: What Do We Know?
Paul Sajan and Francine Anne Roy

Health human resources (HHR) is recognized by key decision-makers and researchers as a top priority in healthcare. Recently, seven priority information needs for HHR management were identified ...


Nursing Leadership (CJNL), 22(3) 2009: 48-67
Effects of Leadership and Span of Control on Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Patient Satisfaction
Amy Sanchez McCutcheon, Diane Doran, Martin Evans, Linda McGillis Hall and Dorothy Pringle

Background: Hospital restructuring has resulted in nurse managers' having direct responsibility for a greatly expanded number of units and staff. However, very little research has examined the impact of these larger spans of control on nurse and patient outcomes.
Objective: This study examined the relationships between leadership style, span of control, nurses' job satisfaction and patient satisfaction, as well as the moderating effect of span of control on the relationship between leadership style and the two outcomes.

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Are you ready to tap older workers' talents?
Graham Lowe
This is the second of a two-part series on older employees. Part one, which ran in the Feb. 13 issue of Canadian HR Reporter, looked at career development for older workers.

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Today's Nurse Jobs:

Registered Nurses, OBS/Rehab - West Parry Sound Health Centre
Registered Practical Nurses - Durham Region, Fairview Lodge - Whitby, ON
Registered Practical Nurses - Durham Region, Lakeview Manor - Beaverton, ON
RN & RPN positions - Homewood Health Centre, Guelph, ON
RN, Diabetic Education Centre, Centenary Site - RVHS, Scarborough, ON
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
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
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
VP, Forensic Services - BC Mental Health & Addiction Services, Vancouver, BC
Senior Clinical Project Manager - St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
Performance Lead - South West Local Health Integration Network
National Health Practice Leader - Sierra Systems, Toronto, ON
Executive Director - Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, ON
VP, Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive - Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, ON
President & CEO, Quinte Health Care, Quinte (Belleville, Quinte West, Picton and North Hastings), ON
Clinical Director , Emergency Services - Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
Manager, Finance - Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
Professional Conduct Review Consultant - College of Registered Nurses of BC
Chief Information Officer - Sault Area Hospital, Sault Ste Marie, ON
Program Director - Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, ON
Director, Diagnostic Imaging - PRHC, Peterborough, ON
Director, Renal Program & Outpatient Clinics - PRHC, Peterborough, ON
Director, Medicine & Emergency - PRHC, Peterborough, ON
Skilled Webmaster - Longwoods Publishing, Toronto, 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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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.

February 24-25, 2010: Toronto ON. The Hospitalist Model. As the hospitalist model has become more widely adopted, many of the challenges identified early on are being resolved, while others are reaching a critical stage. This informative two day event will explore common issues and provide practical solutions to real-word issues facing hospital medicine programs. Register before November 20th to save $200. Details.

February 25-26, 2010: Ottawa, ON. Healthy Workplaces in Action: Working Together to Deliver Quality Care. The 2010 QWQHC Summit is an excellent opportunity to increase your understanding of the importance of healthy workplace environments; learn from and be inspired by individuals and organizations taking action; strengthen networks and connect with colleagues to share experiences, practical strategies, and resources. Early bird deadline ends on November 30th. Register now by clicking here.

Février 25-26, 2010: Ottawa, ON. Pour des lieux de travail sains: Agir ensemble pour des soins de qualité. Le Sommet de 2010 de la CQVT-SSQ est une excellente occasion pour mieux comprendre l'importance de milieux de travail sains; apprendre ce que font concrètement les autres pour améliorer la qualité de vie au travail et vous en inspirer; renforcer vos réseaux et établir des contacts avec des collègues pour partager vos expériences, vos stratégies concrètes et vos es ressources. Enrégistrez.

April 22-24, 2010: Toronto ON. Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership presents "How Effective Leaders Solve Complex Problems". Join the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Society of Physician Executives to explore solutions to common challenges. Details.


November 17, 2009

Kevin Smith to Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association
Robin Tonna
leaves as Vice President of eHealth Ontario
Deanna Allen leaves as Vice President of eHealth Ontario
Ron Sapsford resigns as Deputy Minister of Health for Ontario
Malcolm Maxwell to the Board of the Ontario Hospital Association
Marcia Visser to the Board of the Ontario Hospital Association
Dick Mannisto to the Board of the Ontario Hospital Association
Murray Martinto the Board of the Ontario Hospital Association
Sherri McCullough to the Board of the Ontario Hospital Association
David Sutherland to the Board of the Ontario Hospital Association
Leslee Thompson to the Board of the Ontario Hospital Association
Jennifer Wilson to the Board of the Ontario Hospital Association
Dr. Gillian Nesbitt, cardiologist, to Rouge Valley Health System, Ajax/Scarbourough, ON
Dr. Raymond Yan, cardiologist, to Rouge Valley Health System, Ajax/Scarbourough, ON
Dr. Steven M. Paul to retire from Lilly as Executive Vice President
Bonnie Adamsonto the board of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
Adalsteinn Brown
to the board of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
André Lalonde
to the board of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)

November 10, 2009

Dr. Denis Richard-Roy to President and CEO of Sudbury Regional Hospital.
Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Jadad to Chair of the Canadian Association for People-Centred Health (CAPCH) Academic Research Collaborative. More
Peter Duffield to Chair, The Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, BC
Prince George Regional Hospital renamed The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
Lynn Nagle to Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership See: (CJNL) Announces New Associate Editor

[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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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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