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HSPBA tentative agreement details: voting begins January 7

Details of the tentative agreement reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia (HEABC) for the term of April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 are now available for review by members.
 

Bargaining Update #4: Health Science Professionals

Negotiating teams head back into talks next week to continue bargaining for a new collective agreement for the province’s 18,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities around the province.
 
The bargaining teams have been working solidly in the three weeks since the last update to members, and significant progress is being made at the table on a number of issues. Next week, the focus shifts to workload and shortages solutions, finding effective strategies for ensuring occupational health and safety, and optimizing benefit provisions
 

Contract negotiations for BC’s health science professionals get underway this week

Bargaining for a new collective agreement for BC’s 18,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities throughout the province gets underway this week as bargaining representatives for the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) are set to begin contract negotiations tomorrow in Vancouver.

New $3-million professional development fund to help address health science professions shortages in BC

 

The Health Sciences Association of BC is pleased to announce a new $3-million professional development fund aimed at supporting members of the health care team to undertake professional development to increase specialization, improve health care service to rural and remote areas of BC, and meet ongoing requirements for professional development. The fund is available to health science professionals who work under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association collective agreement.

Health care providers invited to register with Emergency Health Provider Registry


Health Emergency Management BC has activated the provincial Emergency Health Provider Registry to assist in the coordination of relief staffing for health care providers in areas impacted by the hundreds of wildfires burning across BC. Any Health Authority is able to access the registry when local emergencies create additional staffing needs.

New diagnostic medical sonography program opens in Prince George

After several years of advocacy efforts by HSA, British Columbians will see the launch of the College of New Caledonia (CNC)’s Northern Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, scheduled to begin in Prince George in January 2019.

Sonographers form a critical part of the public health team through producing sonographic images to assist medical practitioners in the diagnosis of a variety of medical conditions. An increase in training spaces in sonography will help to reduce waitlists for ultrasounds and improve patient care across BC.

CancerAndWork.ca: A new resource for health practitioners, patients, employers

Research demonstrates that 62 per cent of working-age individuals return to work within the first year of receiving a cancer diagnosis. Yet navigating the return to work process can be challenging for cancer survivors, employers, and heath care practitioners, who all play a vital role facilitating a patient’s smooth transition back to work, to new employment, or to modified work.

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