Councilor Lanzarin: “A response based on the needs of the territories”.
“In the next three years, in the Ulss alone, companies are expected to retire about 500 obs and about 1,100 in the structures of the area of the elderly and disabled. 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 Manuela Lanzarin (photo), Councilor for Health and Social Policies of the Veneto regionexposes the positive repercussions on local health of the provision with which the Government, to counter the lack of bonesmakes the offer of the specific training aimed at obtaining the qualification certificate, issued by training institutions accredited by the same Region. According to the commissioner, an innovation aimed at guaranteeing those figures of support and assistance essential for a complete response in personal care in hospitals, intermediate structures, care and health care for the care of the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as in rehabilitation and education.
“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 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 bone. With reference to the 2021/2022 biennium, there was an estimated need for training of 1,950 qualified workers for the social health system of the Veneto and 65 courses have been created. For the 2022/2023 biennium we are witnessing an increase in demand. ”
The commissioner concludes: “In the coming months, new bone courses will be activated in the territories. Once communicated, the interested parties must have fulfilled the right and duty to vocational training in accordance with current legislation, or be at least 18 years old and have 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 health and social assistance services and that address social and health services).
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 training hours), 420 training hours and 297 (197 theoretical hours and 100 training hours) of training credit for school attendance. Training course not exceeding 24 months.
Facilities, services and internship hours:
– 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.
Nurse Times editorial team