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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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Can I get a second job?

Question: I work full time as an RN at a public hospital but am thinking of applying to do casual shifts at a local nursing home. Is this a problem? Answer: The NSW Health Code … Read More

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Bullying reported but no response

Question: I am an EN working in a public hospital. I recently lodged a complaint regarding being bullied in the workplace but not much seems to have happened. I am worried that without any action … Read More

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Deleted on maternity leave

Question: I am a nursing unit manager in a public hospital currently on maternity leave. I have been contacted and told that, as a result of a restructure, my position will be deleted. Can they … Read More

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Epilepsy examination

Question: I am an assistant in nursing working in a nursing home. I have epilepsy and recently had a seizure at work. Management have asked me to attend an independent medical examination. Is this reasonable? … Read More

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Bullying stress requires action

Question: I feel I have been bullied by my employer and need to take time off work. Can I take stress leave? Answer: There is no such thing as “stress leave” however your options are … Read More

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Service check register review

Question: I am an RN working at a public hospital. I have been placed on the service check register (SCR) following an allegation that was sustained in an investigation process. I also received a formal … Read More

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Excessive annual leave no excuse

Question: I have worked in the public hospital system for some decades. Recently I applied for long service leave (LSL) but was knocked back because other nurses in the ward had excessive annual leave and … Read More

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Conduct review cannot be avoided

Question: I am an RN working in a public hospital. I have been asked to attend a fact-finding interview to discuss certain allegations about my conduct. While I don’t believe I did anything wrong, I … Read More

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Support for additional study?

Question: I work in a hospital operated by Ramsay Health Care and am undertaking some additional study. Do I have any right to be supported? Answer: Clause 6.8 of the Ramsay Health Australia and NSWNMA/ANMF … Read More

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