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NSWNMA members can submit questions to gensec@nswnma.asn.au or in the form below. Past questions and answers can be read below – your question might already have been answered. If your query is urgent, contact your branch officials or the Information team at NSWNMA.
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Single days of annual leave

I work at a hospital run by Healthe Care.  Can I take annual leave in single days? Clause 27(xiv), Annual Leave and Public Holidays, of the Healthe Care Pty Ltd (New South Wales Hospitals) and … Read More

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Qualifications for a CNC job

I am considering applying for a job in a public hospital advertised as a Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 2.  Whilst I have post-graduate qualifications and meet the expected criteria, the job ad asks for a … Read More

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Nurse Educator role

I am employed as a Clinical Nurse Educator in a hospital operated by Healthscope.  Should I routinely be involved in providing clinical care to patients in this role?  Clause 5, Definitions, of the Healthscope – … Read More

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Like-for-like replacement

I currently work at a hospital operated by St John of God.  What is the like-for-like replacement policy when absences occur? Clause A8(c) of the St John of God Health Care Hawkesbury District Health Service … Read More

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Roster pattern for 12-hour shifts

We work in a public hospital and have been approached to introduce a 12-hour shift system.  However, the hours don’t add up on the draft proposal for full-time employees.  What is the roster pattern to … Read More

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Increasing contracted hours

I have worked part time at a nursing home operated by RSL LifeCare for about two years.  I am always doing extra shifts.  Can this be recognised in some way? Clause 11.3(d) of the RSL LifeCare, … Read More

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Extra shifts at Bupa

I work part time at a nursing home run by Bupa. There are always vacant shifts going due to absences. Do part-timers get first go at filling them? Clause 25.6(i) of the Bupa Aged Care … Read More

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Starting at Estia

Recently I was successful in getting a part-time job at a nursing home operated by Estia. How will my working hours be set out? Clause 11.2 of the Estia Health NSW Enterprise Agreement 2016 sets … Read More

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Complaint about a clinician

I have been told about a complaint regarding my performance. My NUM said it would be dealt with via a Ministry of Health policy called managing complaints on clinicians. The complaint seems trivial and hardly … Read More

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