Occupational stress due to additional tasks of procurement of goods and services in provincial health office, East Java, Indonesia

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Abstract

Hospitals under the coordination of the Provincial Health Office do not have particular employees to manage the procurement of goods and services so that the task charged to the existing employee as an additional task. Among them, 56.25% were health workers, and 43.75% were non-health workers. Preliminary studies show that 100% of procurement officials in the Technical Implementation Unit (well known in Bahasa as Unit Pelaksana Teknis, UPT), Health Office, experience job stress and it potentially continuously occurred, specifically in the UPT of East Java Provincial Health Office as the locus of this research, if it not adequately controlled. Therefore, this study aims to understand and explore the sources of work stress on employees who concurrently become procurement officials in hospitals at the East Java Provincial Health Office. This study uses qualitative-approach and the data analyzed using content analysis. The study was held during April and May 2019 by collecting data from six people who met the inclusion criteria through in-depth interviews to understand the job stressors experienced by procurement officials. Job stress on procurement officials originates from workloads, role conflicts, unfit person jobs, stagnation of roles, and interpersonal demands. Furthermore, findings of the sources of work stress on procurement officials, can be considered as a strategy for organizational approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1719-1723
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Job fit
  • Job stress
  • Role conflict
  • Role stagnation
  • Work-related stress
  • Workload

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