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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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Payout of additional annual leave

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. One of my colleagues said I might be able to cash out some of my annual leave. Is that correct?Under Clause 30(xi)(b) (Annual Leave) of … Read More

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Mandatory training in a Healthscope Hospital

I recently started working in a hospital operated by Healthscope. I note that attendance at mandatory training will be required. I have no issue with this but how is it dealt with pay wise?Clause 12 … Read More

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Workloads at Columbia

I work in an aged care facility run by Columbia Aged Care. How do we discuss concerns regarding workloads?Under Clause 11 (Workload Management) of the Columbia Aged Care Group, NSWNMA, ANMF NSW Branch and HSU … Read More

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Displaying a roster

I am an enrolled nurse in a public hospital. Our roster seems to be provided to us increasingly late. What is the minimum notice period for it be provided to us?Clause 8 (Rosters) of the … Read More

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Day worker at Estia

I recently applied for a job as a registered nurse in a nursing home operated by Estia Health. The ad said that it would be a day worker position. What does that mean?Schedule 1 (Dictionary) … Read More

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Learning and development leave in a public hospital

I am a registered midwife working in a public hospital. I am thinking of doing some additional studies. What support can I expect from the District?Clause 55 of the Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ … Read More

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Are all nurses in the ward included in nursing hours per patient day?

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. The ward I work in has a staffing arrangement of 6 nursing hours per patient day (NHPPD). Are all nurses working in the ward included … Read More

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Workload management in a Healthscope hospital

I recently started working in a hospital operated by Healthscope after starting my career in the public health system. What is in place to assist with managing workloads in this hospital?Clause 40 of the Healthscope … Read More

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Discussing workload issues at RSL Lifecare

I recently commenced work as a registered nurse in a nursing home operated by RSL LifeCare. At a recent staff meeting, mention was made of workload issues being a standing agenda item. I have not … Read More

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