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Lloydminster hospital now hiring

By October 19, 2022No Comments
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Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is calling for healthcare workers with more than 175 new full-time openings, including approximately 10 positions to fill in the Lloydminster Hospital.

The employment campaign, in collaboration between the Ministry of Health and SHA, is part of the Province’s commitment to creating more full-time positions in rural and northern communities across the province. 

More than 125 new, full-time, frontline healthcare positions have been posted on the HealthCareersInSask.ca website and 50 existing part-time positions have been upgraded to full-time.

The Lloydminster Hospital is looking for two full-time registered nurses and two part-time RNs. 

There are also openings for a full-time continuing care assistant at the hospital and for a manager of health information management along with a full-time medical lab technologist.

The hospital is also searching for a part-time clinical nurse educator and a casual unit clerk.

Lloydminster Home Care has an opening for a full-time volunteer coordinator. 

Creating more full-time positions and enhancing existing positions that are difficult to recruit in rural and northern communities is a key pillar of Saskatchewan’s Health Human Resources Action Plan.

SHA is actively recruiting nationally and internationally through multiple channels. 

Many positions qualify for new incentives provided by the Province as part of the Action Plan. 

The goal of the plan is to recruit, train, incentivize and retain more healthcare workers to strengthen the provincial healthcare system.

The details were included in an Oct. 14 news release.

A new one-time incentive of up to $50,000 is available to attract new employees to targeted positions in rural and remote areas. The incentive packages will range from $30,000 to $50,000 depending on the position.

“We have heard directly from frontline healthcare workers that more permanent full-time positions are integral to enhancing healthcare services across our province,” said Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley.

“By offering competitive incentive packages and focusing on key retention practices, we will expand our healthcare workforce, stabilize healthcare services across the province, and build a stronger healthcare system ready to meet the needs of a growing province.”

The province also offers a suite of financial incentives including loan forgiveness programs, bursaries and supports to those interested in a healthcare career in Saskatchewan, particularly in rural and northern communities.

The new and enhanced positions span 49 communities across the province, and include registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses, continuing care aides, medical radiation technologists, medical laboratory assistants, and combined lab and X-ray technicians.

“Bolstering our healthcare workforce through our aggressive Health Human Resources Action Plan will serve to attract more health professionals to practice in communities where they are most needed,” said Health Minister Paul Merriman.

“The creation of more permanent, full-time positions will lead to better retention of our healthcare workforce in these rural and northern areas.”