Extensive changes have been made to the collective bargaining agreement for TV doctors TdL by the Marburger Bund and the collective bargaining association of German states. These new regulations complicate the drafting of the duty roster and present hospitals with new challenges. In our online seminar, Prof. Dr. Manfred Blobner from Klinikum rechts der Isar showed what changes when creating duty rosters and how to deal with them in practice.
In the last collective bargaining round for TV doctors TdL, the Marburger Bund and the collective bargaining community of German states came to an agreement in March 2020. The result is a new version of the collective agreement, which contains an adjustment of the wages as well as agreements on the design of duty rosters. From the point of view of the employers’ representatives, the changes are drastic: “The university clinics are just able to manage the degree,” said Reinhold Hilbers, chief negotiator for the federal states and Lower Saxony’s finance minister. There are some new challenges for the design of duty rosters, especially in the area of on-call duty and weekend work. By limiting this special type of work, the solution space for a permissible duty roster is significantly restricted. The workload for creating a plan increases further. In particular, creating a feasible plan without hiring additional doctors is no longer trivial. How can this complexity be made manageable for roster planners in hospitals?
Prof. Dr. Manfred Blobner
Our speaker Prof. Dr. Manfred Blobner from the Klinikum rechts der Isar at the Technical University of Munich has been busy creating duty rosters and structuring this process for years. Based on the new changes in the collective agreement TV-Ärzte TdL, he shows what changes when creating duty rosters and explains how to deal with them in practice.