St Lucia: The Board of the Millennium Heights Medical Complex (MHMC) has commenced phase two of its activities towards the hypothesis of complete operational management, with the precise engagement of all Staff and their Unions.
Initiating the third week of March, staff of the Owen King European Union Hospital, National Mental Wellness Centre and Turning Point Rehabilitation Centre will be notified of the options available to them as the Board endeavours to transition employees from the Public Service to the MHMC Senior Management organisation commencing April 1.
One of the vital decisive goals of this exercise is to build an effective workforce supporting clinical effectiveness and in pursuance of international measures of best practice in health care.
The MHMC Management team has operated diligently alongside the three institutions’ current administration teams to match staff to roles within the new MHMC construction aimed at maximizing existing skillsets and qualifications with the Complex elements.
All MHMC employees will be granted the employment options available to them and will be supported in making individual decisions that best suit their career objects.
The Board and Management are fully authorised to ensuring that all staff understand the options presented to them and are supported in making informed decisions to allow a win for all parties involved.
The Board and senior administration team at MHMC are committed to staff development, and no effort has been spared in the exercise to identify internal resources to fill new roles.
In the formulation of the new organizational arrangement, an opportunity for upward movement and career and personal development of the staff were kept at the fore.
Additionally, staff training requirements will be prioritized with the inclusion of a new learning and development unit in the MHMC structure.
According to the Senior Manager- Human Resources, Mrs Charmaine Anthony, the Senior Management team has ensured that personal development remains top precedence where growth and cross-developmental training opportunities will be available.
She added, “Although we will be evaluating each employee’s work and skill record closely, we will allow each person to express their career interests and endeavour to boost their personal development. This level of transparency will aid in providing a more accurate assessment of our current talent pool and guarantee a rewarding employee experience moving forward.”
Moreover, she added that continuation management would be critical in short to medium term to guarantee effective transfer of institutional knowledge whilst building our team’s overall competencies. Further, she said, for the MHMC to meet and sustain international standards of best practice in health care, the focus must continue; human capital growth.