|Title:||Enrolled Nurse Classification Structure|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0045/07|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 19 April 2007|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||Advice regarding the new classification structure for enrolled nurses and advanced skills enrolled nurses.|
|Applicable to:||State wide|
|Period of effect:||from 19 April 2007|
|Authorised by:||Dr Peter Flett, ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 19-Apr-2007|
|Print version:||View print version|
Enrolled Nurse Classification Structure
Clause 8. Workforce Development of the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU) Enrolled Nurses and Nursing Assistants Department of Health Industrial Agreement 2004 required the parties to undertake a review of the classification structure applicable to enrolled nurses. The objective of the review was to establish what changes may be required to ensure the structure reflects appropriate relativities between nursing assistants, enrolled nurses and registered nurses.
Agreement has now been reached with the LHMU on a new Classification Structure for Enrolled Nurses. The Classification Structure for Enrolled Nurses outlined below is to be implemented effective 1 September 2006.
The following replaces clause 15(1), 15 (2) and 15(3) of the current Industrial Agreement.
As this agreement establishes a lower entry rate to that currently applying to ASENs, existing ASENs will, on transition to this structure, move to the new ASEN 2 rate effective from 1 September 2006.
Existing Enrolled Nurses may make application for appointment to ASEN 1 by completing the requirements of the Advanced Skill Enrolled Nurse Competencies Workbook. Enrolled Nurses who submit a completed Workbook within 3 months of the date of this Circular, and who are assessed as meeting the requirements for appointment to ASEN 1, will be appointed from 1 September 2006. The operative date for any subsequent, successful application will be the date on which the completed Workbook was submitted.
The calculation of the higher duties allowance provided by clause 17(2) of the current Agreement is to continue to be made based on the weekly rate of $837.04.
A copy of the Advanced Skill Enrolled Nurse Competencies Workbook (March 2007) and the Advanced Skill Enrolled Nurse Classification Guide (March 2007) are attached. These documents are maintained by the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer.
Copies of the Competencies Workbook and Classification Guide referred to in this circular can also be accessed at http:/www.ocno.health.wa.gov.au/
Copies of the industrial instrument referred to in this circular can be accessed at http:/www.health.wa.gov.au/awardsandagreements/.
Any queries regarding this circular can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Peter Flett
This circular last updated: Thursday, 19 April 2007 at 9:55am