Occupational Health Unit staff to begin training for a new program that is expected to boost the state’s Occupational Medicine workforce.
The Office of Occupational Medical Examiners (OEME) will expand its medical workforce by 100 positions over the next three years, which will include providing training to medical professionals and occupational health workers, the state Department of Health and Human Services said in a release Thursday.
The goal is to create 1,000 new jobs and help improve access to medical care for the state population.
This new program will allow employees to earn more and get paid more for their work.
OEME is looking to recruit medical professionals from across the state to train.
“We’re excited to bring medical staff and occupational therapists together with our community to work together on a common goal to improve access and quality of care for our state population,” OEMC Director Jennifer Gaskill said.OEMC currently has approximately 1,800 medical residents in the state, but the state is hoping to expand the program to more than 3,000.
The program will focus on the medical workforce and will offer occupational health and physical health training, health and safety training, occupational nutrition and health education, and the training of occupational medicine specialists.
The state will use the training to identify, recruit, train, and recruit new medical personnel, as well as support the transition of existing medical professionals to the new program.
“This new training will help to ensure that the state has the medical professionals it needs in order to serve the patients and communities of Massachusetts,” Gov.
Charlie Baker said.
“The OMEE is committed to providing the best health care and patient outcomes to our residents.”
The program, called the Occupational Rehabilitation Training Program, is being funded by the state Office of Personnel Management.
It was developed with input from the OPM and the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
The Occupational Therapy program will train a group of occupational therapists to provide medical care to people in the community.
It will also be used to help with patient rehabilitation and rehabilitation.
The program will be overseen by a team of occupational therapy professionals who will be supported by occupational health nurses and occupational therapy technicians.
The OPM expects to hire more than 400 full-time and part-time occupational therapy employees over the course of the next year.