Solving the healthcare workforce crisis: practical solutions with Dr. Joseph Occhino

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Solving the healthcare workforce crisis: practical solutions with Dr. Joseph Occhino

About the speaker
  • Dr Joseph Occhino
    Dr Joseph Occhino
    Assistant Deputy Director-General at Queensland Health
    Dr. Occhino specializes in large-scale workforce transformation at Queensland Health. As Assistant Deputy-Director General Workforce Strategy, he leads strategic initiatives to improve health services across the state. Dr. Occhino collaborates with stakeholders, including universities and industry partners, to attract, build, and retain workforce resources. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland and contributes to international conferences and publications on organizational performance.

Key takeaways

Australia is significantly impacted, facing challenges such as reduced workforce working hours

There is a crucial need to shift focus towards retaining existing staff.

The introduction of non-clinical roles, such as ""students in medicine,"" has proven effective in providing more time for clinical staff to focus on patient care.