The Health Service has stabilized 86 health technical specialists with interim or long-term positions. Specifically, these are 62 interim positions and 14 long-term positions. This action is part of the staff consolidation process carried out by the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, which will reduce casualization and precariousness, consolidate the workforce and build loyalty among public health professionals.
In total, there are four stabilized categories: 30 positions for radiodiagnostic technicians; 31 for laboratory technicians, 11 for pathological anatomy technicians and 4 for radiotherapy technicians. By islands, the positions are distributed as follows: 67 positions in Mallorca, 3 in Menorca and 6 in Ibiza and Formentera.
This labour consolidation plan began at the end of last year, with the public call for nurses, with which a total of 643 professionals were consolidated with interim and long-term positions, to which were added 592 more contracts for auxiliary nursing care technicians and 204 administrative assistants. In total, 1,515 positions have been consolidated so far.
In this first phase, the Health Service stabilizes the workforce by focusing on positions occupied by temporary staff with more than two years of seniority and transforms them into interim staff. Once this process has been completed, and after analyzing the needs of the workforce, the Health Service will initiate a second phase in which it will implement interim processes for jobs that until now have been filled by temporary workers.
At the end of these two phases, these positions will be eligible to be included in the competitive examination processes already planned or in other future ones. These actions imply an important transformation of the jobs from temporary to structural. This will provide greater stability and solidity to the public health system.