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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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Termination payments at Estia

I work at a nursing home operated by Estia but am finishing up shortly. When should my termination payments be made?  If you have provided relevant notice of your departure, Clause 63(i) of the Estia … Read More

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Counting nursing service for salary level

I am considering applying for a job in a public hospital as a registered nurse. I have been working as a RN for a few years in private hospitals. Will this service count to determine … Read More

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Medical certificate when sick

I work in a Bupa nursing home. When do I have to produce evidence of being sick from work? Clause 35.5 of the Bupa Aged Care Australia, NSWNMA, ANMF (NSW Branch) and HSU NSW Branch, … Read More

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Roster changes at Healthscope

I am employed as an RN in a hospital operated by Healthscope. The roster has just been posted but I may need to change a shift due to something that may be coming up. Can … Read More

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Transferring back to public health

I was an RN working at Mona Vale Hospital but transferred over to the Northern Beaches Hospital. If I want to go back to the public health system and keep my sick leave, when would … Read More

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Meal breaks at Whiddon

I work in a nursing home run by the Whiddon Group. What are my meal break rights?Under Clause 25 of The Whiddon Group Agreement 2017, you are entitled to an unpaid meal break of between … Read More

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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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