Waiting periods to see occupational health physician
In recent months, there have been longer waiting times for initial interviews with occupational health physicians. This is due to a national shortage of occupational health physicians, and it has affected structural staffing within the university’s AMD. As this is undesirable, the AMD has been examining its practices.
Occupational health support worker
It was decided to deploy occupational health support workers (MOB) in coordination with Radboud University. The occupational health physician can delegate specific tasks in relation to absenteeism counselling and reintegration to a support worker. The occupational health physician is and remains ultimately responsible. This working method will be implemented on 15 March.
Impact for employees
For employees, this means they can see both the occupational health support worker and the occupational health physician in a trajectory. The use of occupational health support workers provides employees with guidance on absenteeism faster. Employees can also be helped with questions related about prevention quicker.
Are you already in an absence counselling programme, and have only seen the occupational health physician so far? Then the occupational health physician will carefully consider whether the medical support worker can take over your counselling or parts of it. This is always done by mutual agreement.