Health

Occupation specific claims for workers in the Department of Health.

Claim 49: All Employees
That employees be provided access to flexitime.

 

Claim 50: Allied Health Professionals

  • Progression through AHP1 – AHP3 with a review of levels so there is a maximum of 12 levels across this three Band range.
  • Rules for determining the level for appointment be agreed, including minimum levels based on experience, length of degree, post-grad qualifications and regional incentives.
  • Recognition of Australian Quality Framework national classification levels and improved progression via clinical/education and management streams at L4-5 and accelerated progression through the attainment of post graduate study at all levels. 
  • Extend and amend the PUGS upgrade scheme for a non-healthcare setting.
  • Payment of a Mentoring/preceptor allowance for AHPs supporting student placements.
  • Incentive payments for chronically understaffed areas (to attract & retain).
  • Increase to Professional Development Fund; widen scope and improved clarity about what it can be used for.

 

Claim 51: Pharmacy

  • Employing over establishment to address high turnover and provide leave relief
  • Establish training fund for Pharmacy technicians.
  • Insert an Appendix in HAHSA that includes a broadbanded classification structure for both Pharmacists and Pharmacy technicians.
  • Accelerated progression to address retention issues for both Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.
  • Flexibility in overtime worked; currently does not allow for any hours between 8 and 12 hours.

 

Claim 52: Pathology

  • Employing over establishment to address high turnover and provide leave relief.
  • Establish a training fund for technicians across departments.
  • Insert an Appendix in HAHSA that includes a broadbanded classification structure for scientists and technicians across Bands 2 to 4.
  • Accelerated progression to address retention issues for both scientists and technicians.
  • Introduce minimum research time allocations to address retention issues.
  • Flexibility in overtime worked; currently does not allow for any hours between 8 and 12 hours.