After our recent discussions about high workloads and the flow-on effects at the MCH OT department, we talked with your NUM about plans to remedy the problem.
It appears that there has been some movement in the background, and Grace has been in contact with other relevant managers who have been interviewing candidates for roles in their areas in an attempt to fill vacancies in the OT area. While this may still need some time to process, there have been two potential starters.
Vacant FTE that cannot be filled for various reasons, staff conflicts and short-term contracts are all barriers that hinder us from solving the problem. A suitable candidate was identified recently, but since they were pursuing a full-time position that couldn’t be offered, they withdrew from the application process.
We also talked about the injuries or fatigue that some staff have been getting from additional, heavier workloads. We believe manual handling training with staff can be a possible interim solution. Grace has already been looking into some manual handling training and we hope that this will happen very soon.
We’ll continue to speak to relevant managers about progressing with the recruitment.
We know you have gone above and beyond in your roles for an extended time now and we hope workloads can now start moving in the right direction.
We'll keep you updated, but if you want to talk to us in the meantime, please contact HACSUassist.