I work in a public hospital ICU and we do 12-hour shifts. I am starting to feel that this is not the best way for me to work. Can I opt out?
Under Clause 5(v)(l) of the Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award, an individual employee has the right to withdraw from the 12-hour shift system. If you plan to withdraw, notice equivalent to the roster period is required.
In the case of demonstrated pressing necessity, this notice period can be reduced.
You'll automatically become a member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation