The 2020, 2021 and 2022 OPE replacement tests and 2021 stabilization tests will be conducted between the months of July and November of this year, distributed between the UPV/EHU complex in Vitoria-Gasteiz and the BEC in Barakaldo, as on Tuesday Was declared. Gotzon Sagardui, Minister of Health, followed by the Governing Council. In this new public offer of employment, Osakidtza has divided a total of 7,639 positions into 110 different professional categories, making it “the most extensive process of stabilization and consolidation of public employment” in the history of the Basque public health.
A total of 109,029 people have formally registered themselves in this call, in which 6,082 out of a set of places are offered by competitive examination, i.e., by selective testing, and the rest (1,557), through assessment of merit.
According to the amount of places offered, the following stand out: Nursing, with 2,228; Nursing Assistant and Administrative Assistant, with 1,231 and 727 respectively; Warden, with 331; and service operators, with 497. With respect to the professional category of doctors, family medicine is the most with a total of 314 posts; the Emergency after them, 151; and anesthesia-resuscitation, with 135.
Sagradui highlights the “effort” of the Basque government, which promised to stabilize 4,000 jobs in this four-year period and “despite the pandemic”, with this OPE and the previous one from 2018-2019 – to the present. In the qualification evaluation phase- , it will reach 11,000 places, “which means a third of Osakidetza employees.” Precisely, the call, the consultant said, responds to Osakidetza employees’ “commitment to the consolidation of employment, with the aim of increasing the workforce to provide greater job stability.”
Following complaints from various unions in recent weeks, particularly nursing, the head of health has explained that these tests are planned in such a way that before a specialty is tested, at least a provisional list of results be known In the previous tests, corresponding to OPE 2018-2019, there were a total of 116,793 applicants. “The results will be published as they are finalised,” he said.
In this sense, Sagardui has ensured that Osakidtza is forced to reinforce its human resources teams to correct examinations, assess qualifications, provision resources or participate in the enlistment process.