June 19, 2020
Cape Breton Island, NS – The Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health (CBSRH) has opened applications for a Navigator to support the recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals in the Strait-Richmond area of Cape Breton Island.
The new Healthcare Professional Recruitment & Retention Navigator will play a key role in developing and delivering initiatives falling under the five key strategic directions of the CBSRH: Advocacy, Readiness, Recruitment, Retention, and Emergency Preparedness.
“Our group has been very active over the last 6 months, arranging visits from a number of physicians from outside the area, embarking on a branding exercise, and conducting a fact-finding survey process to identify the specific medical professional needs of our communities,” says Dr. Trevor Boudreau, Co-Chair of Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health. “These efforts have never been as important as they are now with the current pandemic and its impact locally as well as globally.”
Funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, the position will further the efforts of the CBSRH, a joint partnership of the Municipality of the County of Richmond and the Town of Port Hawkesbury with support from the Strait Richmond Hospital, Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Center, St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Center, Strait Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Breton Partnership, and other partners. The group was established in January 2020 as a regional approach focused on building on the strengths of local communities and providing a more collaborative environment to attract physicians and other healthcare professionals.
“We are excited to provide this job opportunity and are eager to have a Navigator working with us to support all health care practitioners and our whole community,” says Juanita Mombourquette, Co-Chair of Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the job description, available at https://bit.ly/CBSRH-NavigatorHealthcareRecruitmentRetention, and apply by the June 26th deadline.
Dr. Trevor Boudreau