The DP "Healthy Health Service" aims to obtain workability of employees in health service and to provide support and solutions so that they can stay in the working process (in the system). Another aim is to point out the problems at system level and at the various tasks of the different hierarchies which, in the long run, lead to mental damages and could make the employees redundant.
Initial situation :
The health industry employs app. 330.00 persons. There is a great manpower shortage caused by the demographic development worldwide and the early resign of health service personnel (average length of stay: 6 years) aggravate the situation. Additionally premature retirement of health service staff is existed based on difficult working conditions, lack of vocational training and career management. The re-orientation of these job leavers is very difficult because they have very specific competences. A new start of employment often is hindered by advanced symptoms of stress.
The Austrian DP “Healthy Health Service” aims at the employees in the health system service, in particular in the hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centres. The principal aim is to obtain workability of employees and to provide support and solutions so that they can stay in the working process (within the health care system). Another aim is to point out the problems at system level and at the various tasks of the different hierarchies which, in the long run, lead to mental damages and could make the employees redundant.
Raising of a higher acceptance of work-conditions, consequences of diseases with regard to quality assurance and costs of work-conditions
Raising awareness and new assessment of the system‘s weak points
Stimulating of self reflection and empowering the employees to actively plan their career
Improvement of good health of employees
The target groups are persons in health and care professions with special focus on employees who are threatened by unemployment or starting disability and elder employees.
Five modules are designed to work on different levels and with different target groups. It should be achieved that all professions will be involved in the process.
Forum Human Ressource Development (networking)
Establishing a network/platform HR-managers of Austrian hospitals/nursing homes/providers aiming at promoting of exchange of realizable models to continue employment of already affected employees. A further purpose is the offer of strategic consulting for the management.
Screen Your Competence (development)
Developing of an online screening method to empower nurses in planing their career (potentials, coping mechanism, personal suitability). The tool will be designed to find out potentials of employees.
Training course “Abteilungscoach” (qualification)
Developing of a specific curriculum to qualify selected employees (nurses) for becoming department coaches. Possibly they will be using mobile phones and internet consulting.
Let it be (improvement of quality of work)
Developing and testing of models to improve work conditions as well as job satisfaction. This takes place within a working group with all profession´s members: physicians, nurses, hospital managers etc. They are developing strategies for their own institution pursuing the purpose to create a successful communication basis for the various professions.
Health wins (qualification)
Developing and implementing of qualification tools that will be focussed on health promotion and preventive measures: employees should be authorised – in the meaning of empowerment – to set long-term preventive measures in their work routine to reflect their well being and to work against worsening.