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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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Overflows from EDs

Question: Are public hospital Emergency Department Short Stay Units supposed to be used as general overflow areas if other areas in the Emergency Department become full? Answer: No. The relevant policy directive (Emergency Department Short … Read More

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Job transfers due to pregnancy

Question: I am employed in the public sector on a permanent part-time basis and am experiencing difficulties with my pregnancy. My GP advises that I cannot continue to work in my current role. What are … Read More

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Can I convert to permanent employment?

Question: I am an EN and work casually at a regional public hospital. I have worked regular shifts at the hospital for about 18 months. Someone mentioned to me recently that I should convert to … Read More

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Rights at Healthshare

Question: I am a RN working in non emergency patient transport services at a public hospital. We have just been told we are going to be transferred to HealthShare. Although I would like to keep … Read More

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Obligations with workplace change

Question: I am an EN working in an aged care facility. The manager has informed us that we will need to cut back on hours and change start/finish times of shifts. Can these changes just … Read More

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Reviewing a job outcome

Question: I work full time as a RN at a public hospital. Recently I applied for a position but was unsuccessful. Can I challenge the outcome? Answer: The relevant policy directive (Recruitment and Selection of … Read More

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Called in over Christmas

Question: I am an EN working in a nursing home. I was asked to come in during my annual leave over Christmas and work some shifts. Do I get paid for both the annual leave … Read More

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Will I lose long service if I leave?

Question: I have been working as an AiN in a nursing home for eight years. I am thinking of leaving but worried I will lose my long service leave, as under my enterprise agreement I … Read More

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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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