|Title:||Application Of Medical Practitioners Industrial Agreements - Leave|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 2026/06|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 2 February 2006|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||Following extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, the payment/clearance of leave entitlements for Junior Practitioners has been amended.|
|Period of effect:||from 3 February 2006|
|Authorised by:||Dr Neale Fong, Director General, Department of Health, 02-Feb-2006|
|Print version:||View print version|
|Supersedes in part:||
|Supersedes in part:||
Application Of Medical Practitioners Industrial Agreements - Leave
Operational Circular OP1957/05 clarified the application of certain provisions of the undermentioned Agreements, primarily with respect to Junior Practitioners, levels 1-12:
Following extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, the payment/clearance of leave entitlements for Junior Practitioners has been amended from that prescribed in Circular OP1957/05. As a consequence, this Circular replaces the section titled LEAVE of Circular OP1957/05.
Clause 14 HOURS OF DUTY states at (1):
(a) “A practitioner’s ordinary hours of duty shall be 40 hours per week to be rostered in accordance with Clause 15 – Rosters”.
NOTE: From 1 November 2006, the ordinary hours of duty reduce from 40 to 38 hours per week.
This circular prescribes the method of payment of leave for junior practitioners employed pursuant to Clause 9. Contract of Service of the Agreements, specifically in relation to:
Clause 18 Professional Development Leave
Where a junior practitioner clears any form of leave, payment will be made on an hourly basis up to a maximum of 8 hours in a day (7.6 hours in a day from 1 November 2006) and up to a maximum of 40 hours in a week (38 hours in a week from 1 November 2006). This method of payment is made on the premise that one day’s leave is 1/5th of a week (i.e. 1/5th of 40 hours or 38 hours from 1 November 2006). An employee taking one week of leave is entitled to 7 consecutive days off (unless there is agreement to return to work earlier).
The application prescribed above, is applicable to full-time and pro-rata to part-time practitioners.
Notwithstanding the provisions above, the Employer guarantees that junior practitioners will receive payment for their contracted hours of duty up to 40 hours per week.
Payment for leave is at the rate/s prescribed in the relevant salaries clause of the Agreements and includes Professional Expenses Allowance, and any commuted allowances. It does not include shift, weekend, and public holiday or overtime penalties.
Any queries regarding this circular can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Neale Fong
This circular last updated: Thursday, 2 February 2006 at 12:28pm