Asst. Prof. Laurence Lloyd B. Parial, RN, MAN, a faculty member of the College of Nursing, was recognized as one of the best oral presenters (Public Health Nursing Category) in the 2021 East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars, held on April 16, 2021. Parial presented the research paper “Developing a Framework for the Implementation of Job Rotation program in the Philippine Department of Health: A Qualitative Benchmarking Analysis,” in behalf of his co-authors, Dr. Gian Carlo Torres, Prof. Alita R. Conde, Dr. Marica Estrada, and Mr. John Rey Masindo.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.” The study “determined the appropriate design of a DOH job rotation program in the national and regional offices” after conducting key informant interviews and focus 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.
After utilizing Ryan and Bernard’s cutting and sorting technique, 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.”The study was funded by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development. Parial is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Hongkong Polytechnic University on a scholarship grant