|Title:||P 18 of 2003 Hospital Salaried Officers Award 1968- Health Professionals Work Value Review- Implementation, Translation and Retrospective Payments|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 2070/06|
|Date of issue:||Friday, 16 June 2006|
|Description:||On 12 December 2005, the WA Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) varied the award to reflect the agreed outcomes of the Work Value Claim for all specified callings. The outcomes provided for an increase of one classification level for all employees classified level 3/5 and level 6 and an agreed process for individual review of employees classified level 7 and above and identified generic positions. The implementation process can now commence with the translation of all level 3/5 and level 6 employees to level 4/6 and level 7 respectively and all agreed L7 and above positions and generic positions in accordance with the translation schedule.The translation for all Health Professional L3/5, L6 and agreed L7 and above and generic positions will occur in this financial year.Retrospective payments for the above employees will occur in next financial year.The Translation Schedule provides for all L3/5 Health Professionals transferring to the new classification structure to maintain their existing anniversary dates and Pharmacists L6/7 to translate consistent with all L6 and above positions to the first incremental step of the next highest level.|
|Applicable to:||The Health Corporate Network and All Health Services|
|Period of effect:||from 17 June 2006|
|Authorised by:||Dr Neale Fong, Director General, Department of Health, 16-Jun-2006|
|Print version:||View print version|
P 18 of 2003 Hospital Salaried Officers Award 1968- Health Professionals Work Value Review- Implementation, Translation and Retrospective Payments
On 12 December 2005, the WA Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued orders varying the Hospital Salaried Officers Award 1968 to reflect the agreed outcomes of P 18 of 2003 - Health Professionals Work Value Claim.
The Health Professionals covered by the claim are Audiologists, Bio-Engineers, Certified Clinical Perfusionists, Dietitians, Librarians, Medical Imaging Technologists, Medical Scientists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Occupational Therapists, Orthoptists, Orthotists and Prosthetists, Pharmacists, Physicists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Radiation Therapists, Scientific Officers (Respiratory Science, Exercise Physiology, Sleep Technology), Social Workers, Speech Pathologists and Ultra-Sonographers.
The outcomes of the of the claim are as follows:
The effective date for the translation to the new classifications is 6 August 2003 for all Health Services employees, 15 July 2005 for PathWest employees and 12 August 2005 for Breast Clinic and Cervical Cancer Prevention, Donate West, Tuberculosis, Migrant Health and Immunisation Clinic employees.
Staff who have terminated since the respective effective date will be required to make formal claims for their retrospective payments.
Level 3/5 and Level 6 Positions
It is the responsibility of the respective Health Service to ensure that only eligible employees receive the benefit of the claim. Eligible employees are those employed in the specified callings listed above or meeting the criteria for inclusion set out in Attachment B.
Level 7 and above and Generic Positions
A listing of all Level 7 and above and generic positions agreed to be increased one classification level is contained in Attachment C.
Timing of Translation and Retrospective Payments
Health Services and Health Corporate Network are authorised to translate to the new classifications, all eligible Level 3/5 and Level 6 employees and the positions listed in Attachment C, in the current (2005/06) financial year.
Retrospective payments for the above positions will commence in the next (2006/07) financial year.
Those Level 7 and above positions determined as not meeting the work value assessment will be subject to further discussion between the Union and the Department of Health (DOH) and, if no agreement is reached, will have appeal rights to the DOH Classification Review Committee and if necessary to the WAIRC.
The generic positions not included will also be subject to further discussions between the Union and the DOH and, if agreed as in scope, will be processed through the individual review process
Health Services and HCN will be advised on a weekly basis of any further positions agreed to be increased one classification level.
Health Services will be required to update Job Description Forms consistent with the work value and classification changes by December 2006.
Dr Neale Fong
This circular last updated: Friday, 23 June 2006 at 3:05pm