Exploring Opportunities in Long Term Care

February 26, 2024

Three Shannex team members were guest speakers at the Centre of Excellence for Health to share their career paths and why they chose to work in long term care.

Bruce Lutes – Recruitment Specialist, New Brunswick  

Bruce Lutes has been with Shannex for almost three years and is a Recruitment Specialist, Bruce is involved in many projects from working to attract team members to our new communities to supporting recruitment events that happen across the province of New Brunswick.   

As an expert in recruitment Bruce shared information on our different service lines, the many roles available at Shannex, our Employee Total Rewards Program, professional development opportunities and the benefits of working in long term care, like: 

  • Working to your full scope of practice  
  • The meaningful connections with residents and families  
  • Teamwork environment – always someone willing to lend a hand  
  • Career progression opportunities 

“Working in a long term care community is a rewarding challenge, and the people that you meet become your family,” says Bruce. “If you are interested in working in a nursing home, volunteer with us and see what it’s all about.” 

View Bruces’s presentation at: https://centresofexcellencenb.ca/health/?speaker_series=ltc-week-exploring-opportunities-in-long-term-care-with-a-shannex-recruitment-specialist  

Morgan Lambert – Work and Learn Educator, Fredericton  

Morgan Lambert has been working at Shannex for nearly nine years in a variety of roles. Her path with Shannex started as a Personal Support Worker, where she worked for a year and a half while she studied to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). After graduation, she started caring for residents as an LPN right away. She then became a Rehabilitation LPN and she enjoyed this position for three and a half years before moving into her current role as an instructor. 

Morgan feels that the possibilities are endless when it comes to the nursing field and encourages people to try as many things as possible when navigating career opportunities. 

“When I was younger, I always wanted to be a nurse as I had a lot of nurses around me in my family,” she said. “The thought of another career path truly never crossed my mind. My mom was an LPN and was my career mentor.”  

View Morgans’s presentation at: LTC Week – Rehabilitation Licensed Practical Nurse with Shannex | Centre of Excellence for Health (centresofexcellencenb.ca)

Alex Gagné – Activity Coordinator – Pavillon Richard, Faubourg du Mascaret 

Alex Gagné is an Activity Coordinator at Pavillon Richard, a licensed nursing home located on the Faubourg du Mascaret campus in Moncton, NB. She has been a part of the Shannex team of Great People for seven years. Alex initially joined Shannex as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) in 2017, and quickly realized that this is where she wanted to be.  

“It was one of my work placements that introduced me to the idea of working in a nursing home,” she said. “After that experience, I realized that I love working with the seniors.”  

As an Activity Coordinator, Alex is responsible for creating engaging, interesting, and eventful activities that keep residents active and social. She works with residents, families, loved ones, and team members to make everyone’s day fun. 

She adds, “If you are looking for an exciting and engaging job that fills your day with amazing people, this is the position for you. You get to make a real difference in others’ lives. I love what I do.”  


Related News