Detail of the article – Veneto Region

(AVN) – Venice, July 8, 2022

“In the next three years, almost 500 OSS are expected to retire in the Ulss companies alone and around 1,100 in the structures for the elderly and the disability area. Both values ​​are destined to increase in the coming years with the growth of the average age and these are not the only indicators that affect the scarcity of these professional figures in our structures. The Region is now able to respond further to this need. An important response, through training aimed at the needs of the territories directly.

With these words, the Councilor for Health and Social Policies, Manuela Lanzarin, outlines the positive effects on Venetian health of the provision launched by the Board of Palazzo Balbi in which, to counter the lack of OSS, it is made more flexible. ‘training offer oriented to concretion. in obtaining the qualification certificate, issued by the training bodies accredited by the Region. An innovation aimed at guaranteeing among the staff those figures of support and assistance essential for a complete response in personal care in hospitals, in intermediates, in care and socio-health structures for the care of the elderly and the elderly. with disabilities, as well as in those of rehabilitation and educational.

“Due to the great need for operators that arises in both hospitals and territorial structures, the opportunity to make the training offer more flexible was valued,” said Commissioner Lanzarin. To further facilitate access to this profession, courses will be organized according to local requests. This allows to reach contexts considered less attractive and to favor the encounter between the supply and the demand. It is known that the health and socio-health sector suffers from a shortage of staff at different levels, starting with specialist doctors and nurses. But it is a difficulty that also affects the SDGs. With reference to the 2021/2022 biennium, for the social and health system of the Veneto, an estimated need for training of 1,950 qualified workers and 65 courses have been started. For the 2022/2023 biennium we are witnessing an increase in demand. “

“In the coming months, new OSS courses will be activated in the territories,” concludes the councilor. Once communicated, the interested parties must have fulfilled the right and duty to vocational training in accordance with current legislation or have a minimum age of 18 years and be in possession of an intermediate degree. They will be able to obtain the admission to the formative cycle after a selective test of the candidates by means of proof and interview. Principles and criteria for the recognition of educational credits are also foreseen ”.

Two training courses are defined:

– Type 1 – OSS

– Type 2 – OSS-IP (Professional institutes that address the Health and Social Assistance Services and Social Health Services Address).

The training course is divided into 1,000 hours:

– OSS: 480 hours of training and 520 of internships and cannot last less than 9 months and more than 18 months.

– OSS-IP: 703 hours of which 283 hours of training, 420 hours of practice and 297 (197 hours of theory and 100 hours of training) of training credit for school attendance. Training course not exceeding 24 months.

Facilities and services and internship schedules:

– Hospitalization: from 80 to 100 hours in hospital facilities, community hospital, rehabilitation units, hospice;

– Residence: from 220 to 280 hours in facilities for the elderly;

– Day / community service: from 80 to 100 hours in services for people with disabilities, mental health and addictions, social and school integration;

– Home or community housing: 80 to 100 hours of home care or community housing.

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