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August 22, 2022, Longlac: – NorWest Community Health Centres is launching a recruitment initiative for a new physician to join its Longlac inter-professional health care team.
As a key provider of primary health care services in Longlac, NorWest Community Health Centres is committed to filling the role, which will become vacant in spring 2023, with a high-quality physician.
Says Juanita Lawson, CEO of NorWest Community Health Centres, “Given the shortages of physicians in rural communities across the country, we are starting the search for a physician to serve the Longlac community now. We are confident that we will attract a candidate who can continue to provide excellent care to clients served in the community of Longlac.”
NorWest Community Health Centres works proactively to ensure rural communities have access to the best primary care solutions and professionals. Today, the organization is also announcing the successful hiring of a new Nurse Practitioner for its Longlac site. Elizabeth Sears starts her new role in August 2022 and will work rotating weeks on site in the community and virtually.
Elizabeth graduated with a Masters of Nursing (NP Program) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is originally from Summerside, Newfoundland and has worked as a Registered Nurse in various rural and remote Manitoba locations in the fields of Emergency, Stroke and Cardiac.
Continues Juanita Lawson, “We are pleased to have recruited Elizabeth as a new Nurse Practitioner for Longlac. Elizabeth is relocating from Winnipeg and understands the local health and wellness issues facing northern people and communities. She is passionate about providing holistic care to underserved and marginalized populations. I know she will be warmly welcomed by the residents of Longlac.”
Longlac is a bilingual English-French community located approximately 3 hours drive from the City of Thunder Bay. The community is home to 1,800 residents.