/ 18 April 2021

A FACULTY member from the University of Santo Tomas College of Nursing was recognized as one of the best oral presenters on Public Health Nursing Category in the 2021 East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars.

Assistant Professor Laurence Lloyd Parial presented a research paper entitled “Developing a Framework for the Implementation of Job Rotation program in the Philippine Department of Health: A Qualitative Benchmarking Analysis,” during the competition.

“The qualitative analysis recognized the importance of job rotation, or the systematic movement of employees, as a mechanism employed by institutions to achieve different benefits,” Parial said.

“The study determined the appropriate design of a DOH job rotation program in the national and regional offices after conducting key informant interviews and focused group discussions with human resource managers, immediate supervisors, peers of rotated employees, and rotated employees from 17 government and private healthcare and non-healthcare organizations in Metro Manila,” he added.

After utilizing ‘Ryan and Bernard’s cutting and sorting technique’, Parial said the study generated the ‘Job Rotation Wheel’, a conceptual model encapsulating the different elements in designing and implementing a job rotation program.

“This symbolic representation emphasizes the importance of job rotation culture, requisite provision, rotator role transition, and result evaluation in implementing job rotation,” Parial said.

The study was funded by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development.

Co-authors of Parial in the research paper were Dr. Gian Carlo Torres, Prof. Alita Conde, Dr. Marica Estrada, and John Rey Masindo.

Parial is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Hongkong Polytechnic University on a scholarship grant.