The assessments of public sector nurse and midwife unit manager roles must be complete by 25 January as part of the implementation of a new three-level classification structure.
ANMF is encouraging nurse and midwife unit managers to liaise with their director of nursing or midwifery who is responsible for the final assessment of their role. The assessment is of the role requirements, not the individual.
This work is a requirement of clause 81.5 of the 2016–20 public sector enterprise agreement. The new structure and pay rates will be implemented in April.
To decrease the potential for disputes over role assessments, it may be beneficial for directors of nursing and midwifery to undertake the assessment with the nurse or midwife unit manager undertaking the role.
What happens next?
The assessments will be provided to the Service Delivery Partnership Plan members – the ANMF (Vic Branch), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Victorian Hospitals’ Industrial Association – in the week commencing 28 January.
The Service Delivery Partnership Plan is explained in section 81 (page 102) of the 2016 Victorian public sector nurses and midwives enterprise agreement.
The Service Delivery Partnership Plan members will meet the following week to finalise the new three-level nurse and midwife unit manager structure.
The outcome will be communicated to nurse and midwife unit managers in writing between 15 and 28 February 2019.
The statewide classification committee will determine the outcome of disputes that cannot be resolved at the local level. ANMF members may seek advice and representation at the local level.
Pay increases will apply from the first pay period on or after 1 April 2019 with all existing nurse and midwife unit managers translating to either Nurse/Midwife Manager 3 or Nurse/Midwife Manager 4, even if the role is determined to be at Nurse/Midwife Manager 2.