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Working conditions in the care sector 2018: Key facts

Working conditions in the care sector 2018: Key facts

September 26, 2018

38% of the participants work in Berlin. Followed by NRW with 23%.

Almost one half of the participants are certified nurses. They are followed by certified caregivers with 23%.

Almost one half of the participants works in big cities.

The average working experience of the participants is around 15 years. Almost 1/3 of the participants have been working for over 20 years.

The majority of the participants work for private or public carriers.

Almost 1/3 of all participants works for small facilities with less than 100 beds.

1/3 of the participants work in hospitals. Followed by inpatient care facilities where around 32% of the participants work.

A majority of the participants states to feel appreciated by the patients. Only 6% do not feel appreciated.

However, only 1/4 of all participants feels appreciated by the employer.

Similarly only 1/4 of all participants feel appreciated by the society.

Only 4% of all participants are fully satisfied with the working conditions. Almost one half is dissatisfied.

With around 89%, the majority of the participants is at least partially satisfied with the own working quality.

Although the majority of the participants is dissatisfied with the working conditions, over 70% of them enjoy the work in itself.

Around 39% of the participants think that the major part of the medical staff is not sufficiently qualified.

Around 39% of the participants state that almost one half of all their activities comprise tasks not related to care.

The majority of the participants claims that during the early shift on average one nurse is responsible for eight patients.

Around one half of the participants states that there exist almost no team events.

Similarly, other team-building activities are almost not existent as well.

However, around 42% of all participants state to have a strong cohesion in the team.

Over one half of the participants is satisfied with the team. Only 14% are not satisfied.

However, 1/3 of the participants claims that the supervisor is not interested in feedback.

45% of the participants state that preferences with regards to certain shifts are taken into consideration. However, around 20% state the opposite.

Around 45% of the participants get the roster sufficiently in advance.

Around 37% of the participants are not able to plan their vacation as they wish. The major part is able to plan it partially.

In case of sick leaves, from around 71% of the participants it is expected to work spontaneusly.

From one half of the participants it is expected to work overtime.

In emergency situations around 41% of the participants claims to work together with leasing companies. Around 29% of the participants claim the opposite.

Over 70% of the participants state that the employer does not attach enough importance to work safety.

However, protective equipment is provided sufficiently in most cases. Only 8% of the participants claimed the opposite.

Around one half of the participants is satisfied with the cleanliness in the ward.

Around 38% of the participants are not satisfied with the qualification of the cleaning staff.

In case of an emergency around 28% of the participants claim to not meet the hygiene requirements.

For over one half of the participants fresh laundry is always available.

Over 86% of all participants always have access to sufficient desinfectants.