Recently there has been a review into the rostering system under which paramedics work.
Paramedics, whom provide the face to face emergency functions of Ambulance Victoria are already known to be suffering under a horrendous workload.
They have suicide relates many time higher than the general population, they are the most injured profession in Australia.
Ambulance Victoria is the most injurious employer to its staff in the state.
Well recently the results of the restructure have been released to staff.
It is full of statements such as,
“managing the resourcing of short-term operational vacancies to ensure they are filled in the most efficient and effective manner without placing AV at risk.”
“efficient and effective manner that supports service levels of a 24/7 emergency operation.”
“leading the development and implementation of key Operational Resourcing performance measures”
“driving the implementation of key rostering system related projects and initiatives that will support AV’s business requirements”
Throughout the document as I read it is one glaring omission!
There is certainly one thing missing in the document, and that is AV’s most valuable resource, even if they refuse to acknowledge it, paramedics!
No mention of work life balance, no mention of family friendly, no mention of the extraordinary fatigue under which paramedics work. Total omission of any reference to the Occupational Health and Safety to paramedics, the ones actually providing the service.
AV keeps forcing what is calls it’s values down the staffs throats, working together, being respectful and openly communicating.
It’s just a shame they cannot seem to abide by them themselves.
It’s no wonder the relationship between staff and management is so toxic.
The total disregard for staff goes a long way to explaining why six to eight hundred of AV’s staff were rallying outside the Premier’s office last week.