Medical Practitioners Award 2010

Medical Practitioners Award 2010

This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 29 July 2017 (PR583033).

Clause(s) affected by the most recent variation(s):

28Annual leave

Current review matter(s):AM2014/47;AM2014/190;AM2014/196;AM2014/197;AM2014/206;AM2014/300;AM2014/301;AM2015/1;AM2015/2;AM2016/8;AM2016/15

Table of Contents

[Varied by PR988399,PR532630,PR544519,PR546288,PR557581,PR573679,PR583033]

Part 1—Application and Operation

1. Title

2. Commencement and transitional

3. Definitions and interpretation

4. Coverage

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

7. Award flexibility

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

8. Consultation

9. Dispute resolution

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

10. Types of employment

11. Termination of employment

12. Redundancy

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

13. Classification definitions

14. Minimum annual salaries

15. Progression through pay points

16. Allowances

17. District allowances

18. Accident pay

19. Superannuation

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

20. Ordinary hours of work

21. Span of hours

22. Rest period between periods of duty—Community Medical Practitioners

23. Saturday and Sunday work

24. Overtime penalty rates

25. Shiftwork

26. Rostering

27. Higher duties allowance

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

28. Annual leave

29. Public holidays

30. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

31. Community service leave

Schedule A—Classification Definitions

Schedule B—2016 Part-day Public Holidays

Schedule C—Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance

Schedule D—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave

Part 1—Application and Operation

1. Title

2. Commencement and transitional

3. Definitions and interpretation

4. Coverage

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

7. Award flexibility

1. Title

This award is the Medical Practitioners Award 2010.

2. Commencement and transitional

[Varied by PR988399,PR542151]

2.1 This award commences on 1 January 2010.

2.2 The monetary obligations imposed on employers by this award may be absorbed into overaward payments. Nothing in this award requires an employer to maintain or increase any overaward payment.

2.3 This award contains transitional arrangements which specify when particular parts of the award come into effect.

[2.4 varied by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

2.4 Neither the making of this award nor the operation of any transitional arrangements is intended to result in a reduction in the take-home pay of employees covered by the award. On application by or on behalf of an employee who suffers a reduction in take-home pay as a result of the making of this award or the operation of any transitional arrangements,the Fair Work Commission may make any order it considers appropriate to remedy the situation.

[2.5 varied by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

2.5 The Fair Work Commission may review the transitional arrangements in this award and make a determination varying the award.

[2.5 varied by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

2.6 The Fair Work Commission may review the transitional arrangements:

    (a) on its own initiative;or

    (b) on application by an employer,employee,organisation or outworker entity covered by the modern award;or

    (c) on application by an organisation that is entitled to represent the industrial interests of one or more employers or employees that are covered by the modern award;or

    (d) in relation to outworker arrangements,on application by an organisation that is entitled to represent the industrial interests of one or more outworkers to whom the arrangements relate.

3. Definitions and interpretation

[Varied by PR994544,PR997772,PR503640,PR545999]

3.1 In this award,unless the contrary intention appears:

[Definition of Act substituted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of agreement-based transitional instrument inserted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    agreement-based transitional instrument has the meaning in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of award-based transitional instrument inserted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    award-based transitional instrument has the meaning in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of Commission deleted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    daily rate means the employee’s minimum annual salary for the class of work performed divided by 260

[Definition of default fund employee inserted by PR545999 ppc 01Jan14]

    default fund employee means an employee who has no chosen fund within the meaning of the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth)

[Definition of defined benefit member inserted by PR545999 ppc 01Jan14]

    defined benefit member has the meaning given by the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth)

[Definition of Division 2B State award inserted by PR503640 ppc 01Jan11]

    Division 2B State award has the meaning in Schedule 3A of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of Division 2B State employment agreement inserted by PR503640 ppc 01Jan11]

    Division 2B State employment agreement has the meaning in Schedule 3A of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

    doctor in training means an Intern,Resident Medical Practitioner,Registrar or Senior Registrar

[Definition of employee substituted by PR994544,PR997772 from 01Jan10]

    employee means national system employee within the meaning of the Act

[Definition of employer substituted by PR994544,PR997772 from 01Jan10]

    employer means national system employer within the meaning of the Act

[Definition of enterprise award deleted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

[Definition of enterprise award-based instrument inserted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    enterprise award-based instrument has the meaning in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of exempt public sector superannuation scheme inserted by PR545999 ppc 01Jan14]

    exempt public sector superannuation scheme has the meaning given by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth)

[Definition of enterprise NAPSA deleted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    medical practitioner means a person who is employed as a medical practitioner in hospitals,hospices,benevolent homes,day procedure centres,aboriginal health services,community health centres,the Red Cross Blood Service,the South Australian Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science,the Victorian Cytology Service or the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

    medical practitioner—non specialist means a Career Medical Practitioner,Senior Career Medical Practitioner or Community Medical Practitioner

[Definition of MySuper inserted by PR545999 ppc 01Jan14]

    MySuper product has the meaning given by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth)

[Definition of NAPSA deleted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

[Definition of NES substituted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    NES means the National Employment Standards as contained in sections 59 to 131 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of on-hire inserted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    on-hire means the on-hire of an employee by their employer to a client,where such employee works under the general guidance and instruction of the client or a representative of the client

    senior doctor means a Specialist,Senior Specialist,Principal Specialist,Senior Principal Specialist,Deputy Director of Medical Services or Director of Medical Services

    standard rate means the annual minimum salary for a Senior Specialist—Pay point 1 in clause 14.9

[Definition of transitional minimum wage instrument inserted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    transitional minimum wage instrument has the meaning in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

    weekly rate means the employee’s minimum annual salary for the class of work performed divided by 52

3.2 Where this award refers to a condition of employment provided for in the NES,the NES definition applies.

4. Coverage

[Varied by PR994544]

[4.1 varied by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

4.1 This occupational award covers employers of medical practitioners throughout Australia in the classifications listed in clause 14Minimum annual salaries to the exclusion of any other modern award.

4.2 The award does not cover an employee excluded from award coverage by the Act.

[4.3 substituted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

4.3 The award does not cover employees who are covered by a modern enterprise award,or an enterprise instrument (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)),or employers in relation to those employees.

[New 4.4 inserted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

4.4 The award does not cover employees who are covered by a State reference public sector modern award,or a State reference public sector transitional award (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)),or employers in relation to those employees.

[4.5 inserted by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

4.5 This award covers any employer which supplies on-hire employees in classifications set out in clause 14 and those on-hire employees,if the employer is not covered by another modern award containing a classification which is more appropriate to the work performed by the employee. This subclause operates subject to the exclusions from coverage in this award.

[4.4 renumbered as 4.6 by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

4.6 Where an employer is covered by more than one award,an employee of that employer is covered by the award classification which is most appropriate to the work performed by the employee and to the environment in which the employee normally performs the work.

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

The employer must ensure that copies of this award and the NES are available to all employees to whom they apply either on a noticeboard which is conveniently located at or near the workplace or through electronic means,whichever makes them more accessible.

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

The NES and this award contain the minimum conditions of employment for employees covered by this award.

7. Award flexibility

[Varied by PR542151]

7.1 Notwithstanding any other provision of this award,an employer and an individual employee may agree to vary the application of certain terms of this award to meet the genuine individual needs of the employer and the individual employee. The terms the employer and the individual employee may agree to vary the application of are those concerning:

    (a) arrangements for when work is performed;

    (b) overtime rates;

    (c) penalty rates;

    (d) allowances;and

    (e) leave loading.

[7.2 varied by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

7.2 The employer and the individual employee must have genuinely made the agreement without coercion or duress. An agreement under this clause can only be entered into after the individual employee has commenced employment with the employer.

7.3 The agreement between the employer and the individual employee must:

    (a) be confined to a variation in the application of one or more of the terms listed in clause 7.1;and

[7.3(b) varied by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

    (b) result in the employee being better off overall at the time the agreement is made than the employee would have been if no individual flexibility agreement had been agreed to.

7.4 The agreement between the employer and the individual employee must also:

    (a) be in writing,name the parties to the agreement and be signed by the employer and the individual employee and,if the employee is under 18 years of age,the employee’s parent or guardian;

    (b) state each term of this award that the employer and the individual employee have agreed to vary;

    (c) detail how the application of each term has been varied by agreement between the employer and the individual employee;

    (d) detail how the agreement results in the individual employee being better off overall in relation to the individual employee’s terms and conditions of employment;and

    (e) state the date the agreement commences to operate.

7.5 The employer must give the individual employee a copy of the agreement and keep the agreement as a time and wages record.

7.6 Except as provided in clause 7.4(a) the agreement must not require the approval or consent of a person other than the employer and the individual employee.

7.7 An employer seeking to enter into an agreement must provide a written proposal to the employee. Where the employee’s understanding of written English is limited the employer must take measures,including translation into an appropriate language,to ensure the employee understands the proposal.

7.8 The agreement may be terminated:

[7.8(a) varied by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

    (a) by the employer or the individual employee giving 13 weeks’notice of termination,in writing,to the other party and the agreement ceasing to operate at the end of the notice period;or

    (b) at any time,by written agreement between the employer and the individual employee.

[Note inserted by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

    Note:If any of the requirements of s.144(4),which are reflected in the requirements of this clause,are not met then the agreement may be terminated by either the employee or the employer,giving written notice of not more than 28 days (see s.145 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)).

[New 7.9 inserted by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

7.9 The notice provisions in clause 7.8(a) only apply to an agreement entered into from the first full pay period commencing on or after 4 December 2013. An agreement entered into before that date may be terminated in accordance with clause 7.8(a),subject to four weeks’notice of termination.

[7.9 renumbered as 7.10 by PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

7.10 The right to make an agreement pursuant to this clause is in addition to,and is not intended to otherwise affect,any provision for an agreement between an employer and an individual employee contained in any other term of this award.

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

8. Consultation

9. Dispute resolution

8. Consultation

[8—Consultation regarding major workplace change renamed and substituted by PR546288 ppc 01Jan14]

8.1 Consultation regarding major workplace change

    (a) Employer to notify

      (i) Where an employer has made a definite decision to introduce major changes in production,program,organisation,structure or technology that are likely to have significant effects on employees,the employer must notify the employees who may be affected by the proposed changes and their representatives,if any.

      (ii) Significant effects include termination of employment;major changes in the composition,operation or size of the employer’s workforce or in the skills required;the elimination or diminution of job opportunities,promotion opportunities or job tenure;the alteration of hours of work;the need for retraining or transfer of employees to other work or locations;and the restructuring of jobs. Provided that where this award makes provision for alteration of any of these matters an alteration is deemed not to have significant effect.

    (b) Employer to discuss change

      (i) The employer must discuss with the employees affected and their representatives,if any,the introduction of the changes referred to in clause 8.1(a),the effects the changes are likely to have on employees and measures to avert or mitigate the adverse effects of such changes on employees and must give prompt consideration to matters raised by the employees and/or their representatives in relation to the changes.

      (ii) The discussions must commence as early as practicable after a definite decision has been made by the employer to make the changes referred to in clause 8.1(a).

      (iii) For the purposes of such discussion,the employer must provide in writing to the employees concerned and their representatives,if any,all relevant information about the changes including the nature of the changes proposed,the expected effects of the changes on employees and any other matters likely to affect employees provided that no employer is required to disclose confidential information the disclosure of which would be contrary to the employer’s interests.

8.2 Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

    (a) Where an employer proposes to change an employee’s regular roster or ordinary hours of work,the employer must consult with the employee or employees affected and their representatives,if any,about the proposed change.

    (b) The employer must:

      (i) provide to the employee or employees affected and their representatives,if any,information about the proposed change (for example,information about the nature of the change to the employee’s regular roster or ordinary hours of work and when that change is proposed to commence);

      (ii) invite the employee or employees affected and their representatives,if any,to give their views about the impact of the proposed change (including any impact in relation to their family or caring responsibilities);and

      (iii) give consideration to any views about the impact of the proposed change that are given by the employee or employees concerned and/or their representatives.

    (c) The requirement to consult under this clause does not apply where an employee has irregular,sporadic or unpredictable working hours.

    (d) These provisions are to be read in conjunction with other award provisions concerning the scheduling of work and notice requirements.

9. Dispute resolution

[Varied by PR994544,PR542151]

9.1 In the event of a dispute about a matter under this award,or a dispute in relation to the NES,in the first instance the parties must attempt to resolve the matter at the workplace by discussions between the employee or employees concerned and the relevant supervisor. If such discussions do not resolve the dispute,the parties will endeavour to resolve the dispute in a timely manner by discussions between the employee or employees concerned and more senior levels of management as appropriate.

[9.2 varied by PR994544,PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

9.2 If a dispute about a matter arising under this award or a dispute in relation to the NES is unable to be resolved at the workplace,and all appropriate steps under clause 9.1 have been taken,a party to the dispute may refer the dispute to the Fair Work Commission.

[9.3 varied by PR994544,PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

9.3 The parties may agree on the process to be utilised by the Fair Work Commission including mediation,conciliation and consent arbitration.

[9.4 varied by PR994544,PR542151 ppc 04Dec13]

9.4 Where the matter in dispute remains unresolved,the Fair Work Commission may exercise any method of dispute resolution permitted by the Act that it considers appropriate to ensure the settlement of the dispute.

9.5 An employer or employee may appoint another person,organisation or association to accompany and/or represent them for the purposes of this clause.

9.6 While the dispute resolution procedure is being conducted,work must continue in accordance with this award and the Act. Subject to applicable occupational health and safety legislation,an employee must not unreasonably fail to comply with a direction by the employer to perform work,whether at the same or another workplace,that is safe and appropriate for the employee to perform.

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

10. Types of employment

11. Termination of employment

12. Redundancy

10. Types of employment

10.1 Employment categories

    (a) Employees under this award will be employed in any one of the following categories:

      (i) full-time;

      (ii) part-time;or

      (iii) casual.

10.2 Full-time employment

    A full-time employee is an employee who is engaged to work an average of 38 hours per week.

10.3 Part-time employment

    A part-time employee is an employee who is engaged to work less than the full-time hours on a reasonably predictable basis. A part-time employee is entitled,on a pro rata basis,to the equivalent pay and conditions of a full-time employee.

10.4 Casual employment

    (a) A casual employee is an employee who is engaged as such and is paid on an hourly basis.

    (b) A casual employee will be paid per hour worked at the rate of 1/38th of the weekly salary prescribed for the class of work performed. In addition,a loading of 25% of that rate will be paid.

11. Termination of employment

11.1 Notice of termination is provided for in the NES.

11.2 Notice of termination by an employee

    The notice of termination required to be given by an employee is the same as that required of an employer except that there is no requirement on the employee to give additional notice based on the age of the employee concerned. If an employee fails to give the required notice the employer may withhold from any monies due to the employee on termination under this award or the NES,an amount not exceeding the amount the employee would have been paid under this award in respect of the period of notice required by this clause less any period of notice actually given by the employee.

11.3 Job search entitlement

    Where an employer has given notice of termination to an employee,an employee must be allowed up to one day’s time off without loss of pay for the purpose of seeking other employment. The time off is to be taken at times that are convenient to the employee after consultation with the employer.

12. Redundancy

[Varied by PR994544,PR503640,PR561478]

12.1 Redundancy pay is provided for in the NES.

12.2 Transfer to lower paid duties

    Where an employee is transferred to lower paid duties by reason of redundancy,the same period of notice must be given as the employee would have been entitled to if the employment had been terminated and the employer may,at the employer’s option,make payment instead of an amount equal to the difference between the former ordinary time rate of pay and the ordinary time rate of pay for the number of weeks of notice still owing.

12.3 Employee leaving during notice period

    An employee given notice of termination in circumstances of redundancy may terminate their employment during the period of notice. The employee is entitled to receive the benefits and payments they would have received under this clause had they remained in employment until the expiry of the notice,but is not entitled to payment instead of notice.

12.4 Job search entitlement

    (a) An employee given notice of termination in circumstances of redundancy must be allowed up to one day’s time off without loss of pay during each week of notice for the purpose of seeking other employment.

    (b) If the employee has been allowed paid leave for more than one day during the notice period for the purpose of seeking other employment,the employee must,at the request of the employer,produce proof of attendance at an interview or they will not be entitled to payment for the time absent. For this purpose a statutory declaration is sufficient.

    (c) This entitlement applies instead of clause 11.3.

12.5 Transitional provisions –NAPSA employees

[12.5 varied byPR994544;renamed by PR503640;deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

12.6 Transitional provisions –Division 2B State employees

[12.6 inserted by PR503640;deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

13. Classification definitions

14. Minimum annual salaries

15. Progression through pay points

16. Allowances

17. District allowances

18. Accident pay

19. Superannuation

13. Classification definitions

The classification definitions are contained in Schedule A—Classification Definitions. Employers must advise their employees in writing of their classification upon commencement and of any subsequent changes to their classification.

14. Minimum annual salaries

[Varied by PR994544,PR997961,PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127]

14.1 Intern minimum annual salary

[14.1 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    An Intern will be paid $48,023 per annum.

14.2 Resident Medical Practitioner

[14.2 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    50,985

    Pay point 2

    53,038

    Pay point 3

    53,554

14.3 Registrar

[14.3 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    58,011

    Pay point 2

    60,388

    Pay point 3

    63,144

    Pay point 4

    65,072

14.4 Senior Registrar

[14.4 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    75,812

    Pay point 2

    78,802

14.5 Career Medical Practitioner

[14.5 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    76,591

    Pay point 2

    79,434

    Pay point 3

    81,010

    Pay point 4

    83,989

14.6 Senior Career Medical Practitioner

[14.6 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    86,640

    Pay point 2

    89,395

    Pay point 3

    92,397

    Pay point 4

    95,207

14.7 Community Medical Practitioner

[14.7 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    76,575

    Pay point 2

    79,374

    Pay point 3

    81,937

    Pay point 4

    83,987

    Pay point 5

    86,625

    Pay point 6

    89,360

    Pay point 7

    92,351

    Pay point 8

    95,149

14.8 Specialist annual minimum salary

[14.8 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    A Specialist will be paid $87,856 per annum.

14.9 Senior Specialist

[14.9 varied by PR994544;substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    93,941

    Pay point 2

    97,167

    Pay point 3

    100,492

    Pay point 4

    107,615

    Pay point 5

    109,144

14.10 Principal Specialist annual minimum salary

[14.10 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    A Principal Specialist will be paid $111,369 per annum.

14.11 Senior Principal Specialist annual minimum salary

[14.11 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    A Senior Principal Specialist will be paid $115,312 per annum.

14.12 Deputy Director of Medical Services

[14.12 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    77,593

    Pay point 2

    85,099

    Pay point 3

    93,941

    Pay point 4

    103,990

14.13 Director of Medical Services

[14.13 substituted by PR997961 from 01Jul10;varied by PR509062,PR522893,PR536696,PR551619,PR566701,PR579793,PR592127 ppc 01Jul17]

    Pay points

    Per annum

     

    $

    Pay point 1

    87,834

    Pay point 2

    97,122

    Pay point 3

    111,369

    Pay point 4

    120,465

   

15. Progression through pay points

Progression for all classifications for which there is more than one pay point will be by annual movement to the next pay point having regard to the acquisition and use of skills,or in the case of a part-time or casual employee,1824 hours of similar experience.

16. Allowances

To view the current monetary amounts of work-related allowances refer to the Allowances Sheet.

[Varied by PR994544,PR998165,PR509184,PR523014,PR536817,PR551740,PR566841,PR579536,PR592290]

16.1 Adjustment of expense related allowances

    (a) At the time of any adjustment to the standard rate,each expense related allowance will be increased by the relevant adjustment factor. The relevant adjustment factor for this purpose is the percentage movement in the applicable index figure most recently published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics since the allowance was last adjusted.

[16.1(b) varied by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    (b) The applicable index figure is the index figure published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the Eight Capitals Consumer Price Index (Cat No. 6401.0),as follows:

    Allowance

    Applicable Consumer Price Index figure

    Vehicle allowance

    Private motoring sub-group

    Board and lodging

    Domestic holiday travel and accommodation sub-group

    Meal allowance

    Take away and fast foods sub-group

16.2 Deduction for board and lodging

[16.2 varied by PR998165,PR523014,PR536817, PR551740,PR566841 ppc 01Jul15]

    Where the employer provides board and lodging,the annual minimum salaries prescribed in this award will be reduced by $60.04 per week.

16.3 Managerial allowance per annum for Senior Doctors only

    (a) To be eligible for payment of this allowance,the additional management responsibilities will include direct line responsibility for a unit,department or service and involvement in a number of,but not necessarily all of the following:

      ●cost centre management including budget preparation and management of allocated budget;

      ●participation in planning and policy development;

      ●responsibility for the co-ordination of research,training or teaching programs;or

      ●membership and participation in senior executive management teams.

    (b) A Level 1 allowance is payable to Senior Doctors who satisfy the criteria in clause 16.3(a) and who are specifically required by the employer to undertake these additional managerial responsibilities. It is expected that a Senior Doctor receiving a Level 1 allowance will as a minimum perform human resource management responsibilities which include the direct supervision of staff,allocation of duties,approval of staff rosters,monitoring of hours worked and other performance management matters. It is also expected that a Senior Doctor receiving a Level 1 allowance will be responsible for ensuring that quality improvement and clinical governance activities are implemented.

    (c) A Level 2 allowance is payable to those Senior Doctors satisfying the criteria in clauses 16.3(a) and (b) who,in the assessment of the employer,have significant additional managerial responsibilities involving multiple units,services or departments.

    (d) A Level 3 allowance is payable to those Senior Doctors who,in addition to satisfying the criteria in clause 16.3(b),have a level of managerial responsibility deemed by the employer to require an allowance at the Level 3 rate. It is recognised that managerial responsibilities at this level may not involve the duties at a department or unit level outlined in clause 16.3(b).

16.4

16.5 Meal allowance

[16.4 varied by PR998165,PR509184,PR523014,PR536817, PR551740,PR566841,PR579536,PR592290 ppc 01Jul17]

    When an employee is rostered to work in excess of 10 continuous hours,the employee will be supplied with an adequate meal free of charge or will be paid $12.62 as a meal allowance. Provided that where the continuous period exceeds 15 hours,a further meal free of charge will be supplied or a further $12.62 as a meal allowance.

16.6 Telephone allowance

    Where the employer requires an employee to install and/or maintain a telephone for the purpose of being on call,the employer will refund the installation costs and the subsequent rental charges on production of receipted account(s).

16.7 Travelling,transport and fares

[16.6(a) varied by PR523014,PR536817, PR551740 ppc 01Jul14]

    (a) An employee required and authorised to use their own motor vehicle in the course of their duties will be paid an allowance of not less than $0.78 per kilometre.

    (b) When an employee is involved in travelling on duty,if the employer cannot provide the appropriate transport,all reasonably incurred expenses in respect to fares,meals and accommodation will be met by the employer on production of receipted account(s) or other evidence acceptable to the employer.

    (c) Provided further that the employee will not be entitled to reimbursement for expenses referred to in clause 16.7(b),which exceed the mode of transport,meals or the standard of accommodation agreed with the employer,for these purposes.

17. District allowances

[Varied by PR994544;deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

18. Accident pay

[Varied by PR994544,PR503640;deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

19. Superannuation

[Varied by PR994544,PR545999,PR549544]

19.1 Superannuation legislation

    (a) Superannuation legislation,including the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth),the Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992 (Cth),the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) and the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993 (Cth),deals with the superannuation rights and obligations of employers and employees. Under superannuation legislation individual employees generally have the opportunity to choose their own superannuation fund. If an employee does not choose a superannuation fund,any superannuation fund nominated in the award covering the employee applies.

    (b) The rights and obligations in these clauses supplement those in superannuation legislation.

19.2 Employer contributions

    An employer must make such superannuation contributions to a superannuation fund for the benefit of an employee as will avoid the employer being required to pay the superannuation guarantee charge under superannuation legislation with respect to that employee.

19.3 Voluntary employee contributions

    (a) Subject to the governing rules of the relevant superannuation fund,an employee may,in writing,authorise their employer to pay on behalf of the employee a specified amount from the post-taxation wages of the employee into the same superannuation fund as the employer makes the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 19.2.

    (b) An employee may adjust the amount the employee has authorised their employer to pay from the wages of the employee from the first of the month following the giving of three months’written notice to their employer.

    (c) The employer must pay the amount authorised under clauses 19.3(a) or (b) no later than 28 days after the end of the month in which the deduction authorised under clauses 19.3(a) or (b) was made.

19.4 Superannuation fund

[19.4 varied by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    Unless,to comply with superannuation legislation,the employer is required to make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 19.2 to another superannuation fund that is chosen by the employee,the employer must make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 19.2 and pay the amount authorised under clauses 19.3(a) or (b) to one of the following superannuation funds or its successor:

[19.4(a) deleted by PR545999 ppc 01Jan14]

[New 19.4(a) inserted by PR549544 ppc 01Jan14]

    (a) Health Super Fund;

[19.4(b) renumbered as 19.4(a) and varied by PR545999 ppc 01Jan14;renumbered as 19.4(b) by PR549544 ppc 01Jan14]

    (b) any superannuation fund to which the employer was making superannuation contributions for the benefit of its employees before 12 September 2008,provided the superannuation fund is an eligible choice fund and is a fund that offers a MySuper product or is an exempt public sector scheme;or

[New 19.4(b) inserted by PR545999 ppc 01Jan14;renumbered as 19.4(c) by PR549544 ppc 01Jan14]

    (c) a superannuation fund or scheme which the employee is a defined benefit member of.

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

20. Ordinary hours of work

21. Span of hours

22. Rest period between periods of duty—Community Medical Practitioners

23. Saturday and Sunday work

24. Overtime penalty rates

25. Shiftwork

26. Rostering

27. Higher duties allowance

20. Ordinary hours of work

20.1 The ordinary hours of work for an employee will be an average of 38 hours per week and may be worked by agreement between the employer and employee in one of the following ways:

    (a) over five days per week or over 19 days per four week period;

    (b) over 40 hours in any period of seven consecutive days or 80 hours in any period of 14 consecutive days;or

    (c) 38 hours per week or 10 sessions per week over five days per week or,as agreed between the employee and the employer,averaged over four days per week or a longer roster period.

20.2 Senior Career Medical Practitioners,Career Medical Practitioners and Doctors in training

    The following provisions apply to these classifications:

    (a) These medical practitioners will be free from ordinary hours of duty for not less than two days in each week or where this is not practicable,four days in each fortnight. Where practicable,the days off will be consecutive.

    (b) Additional rostered days off will be granted to the extent of one day per calendar month which may accumulate to a maximum of 12 days and which will be granted for periods ranging from one day to two weeks.

    (c) Upon termination of employment,any untaken rostered leave will be paid at the medical practitioner’s ordinary time rate.

21. Span of hours

21.1 The span of hours for full-time day work Medical Practitioners except Senior Doctors is 6.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday.

21.2 The span of hours for Senior Doctors is between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Where normal duties are averaged over a roster period longer than one week,as provided for in clause 20.1,normal duties may be worked between Monday and Friday inclusive.

22. Rest period between periods of duty—Community Medical Practitioners

Community Medical Practitioners will be allowed eight hours off duty between successive periods of duty.

23. Saturday and Sunday work

Payment for all ordinary work performed between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday will be paid at the rate of time and a half.

24. Overtime penalty rates

[24 varied by PR994544,PR587176]

24.1 Overtime rates

    (a) For all Medical Practitioners,except Senior Doctors,hours worked in excess of 38 per week will be deemed overtime. Such hours between Monday and Saturday will be paid at the rate of time and a half for the first two hours and double time thereafter.

    (b) Overtime worked on a Sunday will be paid at the rate of double time.

    (c) Overtime worked on a public holiday will be paid at the rate of double time and a half.

[24.1(d) deleted by PR587176 ppc 14Dec16]

24.2 On call

    (a) Medical Practitioners,except for Senior Doctors,required by the employer to be on call will be paid an allowance equal to 10% of their daily rate for each day on call.

    (b) Senior Doctors will be available for reasonable on call and recall duties. Wherever practicable,on call rosters should align with rostered normal duties.

    (c) Senior Doctors will remain on duty when patient needs require,notwithstanding the occurrence of normal meal breaks,conferences or the expiration of their normal hours and will be paid an allowance of 10% of their annual base salary. This allowance will be regarded as part of salary for all purposes,including leave entitlements and superannuation.

24.3 Recall

    When a Medical Practitioner is recalled for duty,they will be paid an amount equal to 1/38th of their weekly rate as payment for travelling time. In addition,payment for the time worked will be made at the rate of time and a half on weekdays and double time on weekends and public holidays with a minimum payment of three hours.

24.4 Sleepover arrangement—Doctors in training

    Where the employer requires a Doctor in training to sleepover,the following provisions will apply:

[24.4(a) varied by PR994544 from 01Jan10]

    (a) the employees will be entitled to an amount of 0.08% of the standard rate for each sleepover period. Payment will be deemed to provide compensation for the sleepover and also include compensation for all work necessarily undertaken by an employee up to a total of one hour duration;

    (b) any work performed by the Doctor in training in excess of one hour during their sleepover will attract the appropriate overtime payment as specified in clause 24.1;and

    (c) if,during the course of the sleepover,the Doctor in training is called to active duty more than five times,the entire period of the sleepover will be paid as active duty at the appropriate rate instead of the payment prescribed in clause 24.4(a) above.

24.5 Time off instead of payment for overtime

[24.5 inserted by PR587176 ppc 14Dec16]

    (a) An employee and employer may agree in writing to the employee taking time off instead of being paid for a particular amount of overtime that has been worked by the employee.

    (b) Any amount of overtime that has been worked by an employee in a particular pay period and that is to be taken as time off instead of the employee being paid for it must be the subject of a separate agreement under clause 24.5.

    (c) The period of time off that an employee is entitled to take is the same as the number of overtime hours worked.

      EXAMPLE:By making an agreement under clause 24.5 an employee who worked 2 overtime hours is entitled to 2 hours’time off.

    (d) Time off must be taken:

      (i) within the period of four weeks after the overtime is worked;and

      (ii) at a time or times within that period of four weeks agreed by the employee and employer.

    (e) If the employee requests at any time,to be paid for overtime covered by an agreement under clause 24.5 but not taken as time off,the employer must pay the employee for the overtime,in the next pay period following the request,at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

    (f) If time off for overtime that has been worked is not taken within the period of four weeks mentioned in paragraph (d),the employer must pay the employee for the overtime,in the next pay period following those four weeks,at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

    (g) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 24.5 as an employee record.

    (h) An employer must not exert undue influence or undue pressure on an employee in relation to a decision by the employee to make,or not make,an agreement to take time off instead of payment for overtime.

    (i) An employee may,under section 65 of the Act,request to take time off,at a time or times specified in the request or to be subsequently agreed by the employer and the employee,instead of being paid for overtime worked by the employee. If the employer agrees to the request then clause 24.5 will apply,including the requirement for separate written agreements under paragraph (b) for overtime that has been worked.

      Note:If an employee makes a request under section 65 of the Act for a change in working arrangements,the employer may only refuse that request on reasonable business grounds (see section 65(5) of the Act).

    (j) If,on the termination of the employee’s employment,time off for overtime worked by the employee to which clause 24.5 applies has not been taken,the employer must pay the employee for the overtime at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

      Note:Under section 345(1) of the Act,a person must not knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading representation about the workplace rights of another person under clause 24.5.

25. Shiftwork

25.1 A shiftworker is an employee who is regularly rostered to work their ordinary hours outside the ordinary hours of work of a day worker as defined in clause 21.1.

25.2 Payment of shift penalties

    (a) Doctors in training

      (i) A Doctor in training whose rostered hours of ordinary duty commence or end between the hours of 9.00 pm and 6.00 am will be paid an additional 2.5% of the weekly rate for each such occasion in addition to payment for the hours worked.

      (ii) For the purpose of this clause,the pay for the calculations will be based on the rate for first year of experience of each respective classification.

    (b) Career Medical Practitioners and Senior Career Medical Practitioners

      For ordinary hours worked between the following times,payment will be made at ordinary time plus the appropriate penalty:

      (i) between 6.00 pm and midnight Monday to Friday—12.5%;

      (ii) between midnight and 8.00 am,midnight Sunday to midnight Friday—25%;

      (iii) between midnight Friday and midnight Saturday—50%;or

      (iv) between midnight Saturday and midnight Sunday—75%.

    (c) Senior Doctors

      For ordinary hours worked between the following times,payment will be made at ordinary time plus the appropriate penalty:

      (i) between 6.00 pm and midnight Monday to Friday—12.5%;

      (ii) between 7.00 am and midnight Saturday—50%;

      (iii) between 7.00 am and midnight Sunday—75%;or

      (iv) all hours worked on public holidays—150%.

    (d) Community Medical Practitioners

      For ordinary hours worked between the following times payment will be made at ordinary time plus the appropriate penalty:

      (i) for any shift starting between 5.00 am and before 6.30 am and or finishing between 6.00 pm and before midnight—2.5%;

      (ii) for any shift or part of a shift which is rostered between midnight and 5.00 am—4%;or

      (iii) for shifts permanently worked within the times set out in clause 25.2(d)(ii);permanently worked means any period in excess of four consecutive weeks—5%.

    (e) Where duty performed attracts more than one penalty,only the higher penalty will apply. For the purposes of this clause,the term penalty will include overtime.

25.3 Shift length—Doctors in training

    (a) No shift will be less than eight hours in length on a week day or less than four hours in length on Saturday,Sunday or a public holiday.

    (b) No broken or split shifts will be worked.

    (c) All time worked in excess of 10 hours in any one shift will be paid as overtime.

26. Rostering

26.1 Doctors in training

    (a) Doctors in training will be given at least two weeks’notice of rosters to be worked in relation to ordinary hours. Where practicable,this will include additional (overtime) rostered hours,provided that the employer may change the rosters without notice to meet any emergency situation. This clause will not apply to additional roster leave granted by the employer.

    (b) Time worked does not include breaks allowed and actually taken for meals.

    (c) Time worked means the time when the Doctor in training is required by the employer to be in attendance.

26.2 Senior Doctors

    (a) Development of rosters

      The employer,when developing rosters,will ensure that:

      (i) Senior Doctors will be consulted and regard will be given to any family,carer or other personal and professional concerns and responsibilities identified by the Senior Doctor to ensure,where practicable,that the Senior Doctor is not adversely affected and that alternative arrangements can be made if possible (e.g. change of childcare or outside practice arrangements);

      (ii) Rosters will identify the general nature of the work to be performed on each shift (clinical/direct patient care,administrative,teaching,research or quality improvement) and the facility at which the shift is to be worked;and

      (iii) Wherever practicable,the usual pattern of normal duties will be consistent from one roster period to the next.

    (b) Notice of changes

      (i) Wherever possible,the following notice periods will apply to changes to the normal duties roster:

        ●three months’notice of an ongoing change;or

        ●one month’s notice of short-term change (e.g. to cover a planned absence or one-off event).

      (ii) These provisions do not prevent the employer from varying the roster of normal duties at short notice in an emergency,in response to an unplanned event or to cover an unplanned absence.

      (iii) Shifts are to be shared equally amongst the Senior Doctors unless otherwise agreed.

27. Higher duties allowance

Where an employee temporarily occupies a position in a higher classification for a period of more than three days,that employee must be paid not less than the difference between the salary of the employee temporarily filling the position and the minimum salary attaching to the position they are temporarily occupying,including any relevant managerial allowance.

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

28. Annual leave

29. Public holidays

30. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

31. Community service leave

[Varied by PR583033]

28. Annual leave

Annual leave is provided for in the NES. This clause contains additional provisions.

28.1 Quantum of leave

    A Medical Practitioner required to work shifts including weekends is entitled to an additional week’s annual leave.

28.2 Public holidays falling during annual leave

    An additional day will be added to a Medical Practitioner’s annual leave entitlement for any public holiday which falls during the period of annual leave.

28.3 Annual leave loading

    (a) At the time of taking leave,a Medical Practitioner will be paid a loading of 17.5% of the weekly wage based on a maximum of four weeks’annual leave.

    (b) A shiftworker,in addition to their ordinary pay,will be paid the higher of the annual leave loading or the weekend and shift penalties the employee would have received had they not been on leave during the relevant period.

28.4 Annual leave in advance

[28.4 inserted by PR583033 ppc 29Jul16]

    (a) An employer and employee may agree in writing to the employee taking a period of paid annual leave before the employee has accrued an entitlement to the leave.

    (b) An agreement must:

      (i) state the amount of leave to be taken in advance and the date on which leave is to commence;and

      (ii) be signed by the employer and employee and,if the employee is under 18 years of age,by the employee’s parent or guardian.

      Note:An example of the type of agreement required by clause 28.4 is set out at Schedule C. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule C.

    (c) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 28.4 as an employee record.

    (d) If,on the termination of the employee’s employment,the employee has not accrued an entitlement to all of a period of paid annual leave already taken in accordance with an agreement under clause 28.4,the employer may deduct from any money due to the employee on termination an amount equal to the amount that was paid to the employee in respect of any part of the period of annual leave taken in advance to which an entitlement has not been accrued.

28.5 Cashing out of annual leave

[28.5 inserted by PR583033 ppc 29Jul16]

    (a) Paid annual leave must not be cashed out except in accordance with an agreement under clause 28.5.

    (b) Each cashing out of a particular amount of paid annual leave must be the subject of a separate agreement under clause 28.5.

    (c) An employer and an employee may agree in writing to the cashing out of a particular amount of accrued paid annual leave by the employee.

    (d) An agreement under clause 28.5 must state:

      (i) the amount of leave to be cashed out and the payment to be made to the employee for it;and

      (ii) the date on which the payment is to be made.

    (e) An agreement under clause 28.5 must be signed by the employer and employee and,if the employee is under 18 years of age,by the employee’s parent or guardian.

    (f) The payment must not be less than the amount that would have been payable had the employee taken the leave at the time the payment is made.

    (g) An agreement must not result in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being less than 4 weeks.

    (h) The maximum amount of accrued paid annual leave that may be cashed out in any period of 12 months is 2 weeks.

    (i) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 28.5 as an employee record.

    Note 1:Under section 344 of the Fair Work Act,an employer must not exert undue influence or undue pressure on an employee to make,or not make,an agreement under clause 28.5.

    Note 2:Under section 345(1) of the Fair Work Act,a person must not knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading representation about the workplace rights of another person under clause 28.5.

    Note 3:An example of the type of agreement required by clause 28.5 is set out at Schedule D. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule D.

28.6 Excessive leave accruals:general provision

[28.6 inserted by PR583033 ppc 29Jul16]

    Note:Clauses 28.6 to 28.8 contain provisions,additional to the National Employment Standards,about the taking of paid annual leave as a way of dealing with the accrual of excessive paid annual leave. See Part 2.2,Division 6 of the Fair Work Act.

    (a) An employee has an excessive leave accrual if the employee has accrued more than 8 weeks’paid annual leave (or 10 weeks’paid annual leave for a shiftworker,as defined by clause 25.1).

    (b) If an employee has an excessive leave accrual,the employer or the employee may seek to confer with the other and genuinely try to reach agreement on how to reduce or eliminate the excessive leave accrual.

    (c) Clause 28.7 sets out how an employer may direct an employee who has an excessive leave accrual to take paid annual leave.

    (d) Clause 28.8 sets out how an employee who has an excessive leave accrual may require an employer to grant paid annual leave requested by the employee.

28.7 Excessive leave accruals:direction by employer that leave be taken

[28.7 inserted by PR583033 ppc 29Jul16]

    (a) If an employer has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employee under clause 28.6(a) but agreement is not reached (including because the employee refuses to confer),the employer may direct the employee in writing to take one or more periods of paid annual leave. Any discussions should take into account the employee’s workload,the availability of suitable relief staff,and in the case of a doctor in training,the doctor’s training requirements.

    (b) However,a direction by the employer under paragraph (a):

      (i) is of no effect if it would result at any time in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being less than 6 weeks when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 28.6,28.7 or 28.8 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account;and

      (ii) must not require the employee to take any period of paid annual leave of less than one week;and

      (iii) must not require the employee to take a period of paid annual leave beginning less than 8 weeks,or more than 12 months,after the direction is given;and

      (iv) must not be inconsistent with any leave arrangement agreed by the employer and employee.

    (c) The employee must take paid annual leave in accordance with a direction under paragraph (a) that is in effect.

    (d) An employee to whom a direction has been given under paragraph (a) may request to take a period of paid annual leave as if the direction had not been given.

Note 1:Paid annual leave arising from a request mentioned in paragraph (d) may result in the direction ceasing to have effect. See clause 28.7(b)(i).

Note 2:Under section 88(2) of the Fair Work Act,the employer must not unreasonably refuse to agree to a request by the employee to take paid annual leave.

28.8 Excessive leave accruals:request by employee for leave

[28.8 inserted by PR583033;substituted by PR583033 ppc 29Jul17]

    (a) If an employee has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employer under clause 28.6(a) but agreement is not reached (including because the employer refuses to confer),the employee may give a written notice to the employer requesting to take one or more periods of paid annual leave.

    (b) However,an employee may only give a notice to the employer under paragraph (a) if:

      (i) the employee has had an excessive leave accrual for more than 6 months at the time of giving the notice;and

      (ii) the employee has not been given a direction under clause 28.7(a) that,when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 28.6,28.7 or 28.8 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account,would eliminate the employee’s excessive leave accrual.

    (c) A notice given by an employee under paragraph (a) must not:

      (i) if granted,result in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being at any time less than 6 weeks when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 28.6,28.7 or 28.8 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account;or

      (ii) provide for the employee to take any period of paid annual leave of less than one week;or

      (iii) provide for the employee to take a period of paid annual leave beginning less than 8 weeks,or more than 12 months,after the notice is given;or

      (iv) be inconsistent with any leave arrangement agreed by the employer and employee.

    (d) An employee is not entitled to request by a notice under paragraph (a) more than 4 weeks’paid annual leave (or 5 weeks’paid annual leave for a shiftworker,as defined by clause 25.1) in any period of 12 months.

    (e) The employer must grant paid annual leave requested by a notice under paragraph (a).

29. Public holidays

Public holidays are provided for in the NES. This clause contains additional provisions.

29.1 Payment for working on a public holiday

    (a) A Medical Practitioner who is required to work on a public holiday will receive one of the following:

      (i) payment at the rate of double time and a half;

      (ii) payment at the rate of time and a half,and one day will be added to their annual leave entitlement;or

      (iii) payment at the rate of ordinary time,and one and a half days will be added to their annual leave entitlement or taken at another time,by agreement between the employer and employee.

30. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave are provided for in the NES.

31. Community service leave

Community service leave is provided for in the NES.

Schedule A—Classification Definitions

A.1 Intern is a medical practitioner in the first postgraduate year of clinical experience.

A.2 Resident Medical Practitioner is a medical practitioner in the second or any subsequent post-graduate year of clinical experience. An RMP must complete 12 months of clinical experience to advance to the next pay point.

A.3 Registrar is a medical practitioner admitted to an Australian Medical Council accredited vocational training program leading to a fellowship of a Medical College including those of General Practice and Rural and Remote Medicine.

A.4 Senior Registrar is a medical practitioner who has successfully completed examinational requirements for appointment as a Fellow of an Australian or Australasian Specialists College and is awaiting granting of the fellowship.

A.5 Career Medical Practitioner is a medical practitioner with not less than four completed years of post-graduate clinical experience who is appointed as such.

A.6 Senior Career Medical Practitioner is a medical practitioner not enrolled in a vocational training program,who has 10 or more years of clinical experience or who has sufficient experience to satisfy the employer.

A.7 Community Medical Practitioner is a medical practitioner who has completed not less than four years of post-graduate experience who is employed to practise in community health centres or in general medical practice.

A.8 Specialist is a medical practitioner who has successfully completed a recognised specialist training program,and has been admitted as a fellow of the relevant college,provided that a practitioner may be appointed a Specialist if the practitioner has had sufficient experience in the specialty to satisfy the employer.

A.9 Senior Specialist means a medical practitioner who possesses a higher qualification appropriate to the specialty in which they are employed and has had not less than three years practical experience in the relevant specialty.

A.10 Principal Specialist means a medical practitioner who possesses a higher qualification appropriate to the specialty in which they are employed and has had not less than eight years practical experience in that specialty after obtaining the highest qualification. Notwithstanding an officer not having such years of experience,an officer may be appointed as a Principal Specialist if they have had sufficient experience in their specialty to satisfy the employer.

A.11 Senior Principal Specialist means a medical practitioner appointed as a head of a department or section in a Teaching Hospital who meets all requirements specified for employment as a Principal Specialist.

A.12 Deputy Director of Medical Services means a medical practitioner appointed as deputy to a Director of Medical Services.

A.13 Director of Medical Services means a medical practitioner appointed as the Director of Medical Services (however styled) of a hospital or other organisation,provided that a Director of Medical Services will require a higher qualification appropriate to the specialty of medical administration,or will be able to satisfy the employer that the medical practitioner has sufficient experience in the specialty.

Schedule B—2016 Part-day Public Holidays

[Sched B inserted by PR532630 ppc 23Nov12;renamed and varied by PR544519 ppc 21Nov13;renamed and varied by PR557581,PR573679,PR580863 ppc 31May16]

This schedule operates where this award otherwise contains provisions dealing with public holidays that supplement the NES.

B.1 Where a part-day public holiday is declared or prescribed between 7.00 pm and midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December 2016) or New Year’s Eve (31 December 2016) the following will apply on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will override any provision in this award relating to public holidays to the extent of the inconsistency:

    (a) All employees will have the right to refuse to work on the part-day public holiday if the request to work is not reasonable or the refusal is reasonable as provided for in the NES.

    (b) Where a part-time or full-time employee is usually rostered to work ordinary hours between 7.00 pm and midnight but as a result of exercising their right under the NES does not work,they will be paid their ordinary rate of pay for such hours not worked.

    (c) Where a part-time or full-time employee is usually rostered to work ordinary hours between 7.00 pm and midnight but as a result of being on annual leave does not work,they will be taken not to be on annual leave between those hours of 7.00 pm and midnight that they would have usually been rostered to work and will be paid their ordinary rate of pay for such hours.

    (d) Where a part-time or full-time employee is usually rostered to work ordinary hours between 7.00 pm and midnight,but as a result of having a rostered day off (RDO) provided under this award,does not work,the employee will be taken to be on a public holiday for such hours and paid their ordinary rate of pay for those hours.

    (e) Excluding annualised salaried employees to whom clause B.1(f) applies,where an employee works any hours between 7.00 pm and midnight they will be entitled to the appropriate public holiday penalty rate (if any) in this award for those hours worked.

    (f) Where an employee is paid an annualised salary under the provisions of this award and is entitled under this award to time off in lieu or additional annual leave for work on a public holiday,they will be entitled to time off in lieu or pro-rata annual leave equivalent to the time worked between 7.00 pm and midnight.

    (g) An employee not rostered to work between 7.00 pm and midnight,other than an employee who has exercised their right in accordance with clause B.1(a),will not be entitled to another day off,another day’s pay or another day of annual leave as a result of the part-day public holiday.

This schedule is not intended to detract from or supplement the NES.

This schedule is an interim provision and subject to further review.

Schedule C—Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance

[Sched C inserted by PR583033 ppc 29Jul16]

Link to PDF copy of Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance.

Name of employee:_____________________________________________

Name of employer:_____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree that the employee will take a period of paid annual leave before the employee has accrued an entitlement to the leave:

The amount of leave to be taken in advance is:____ hours/days

The leave in advance will commence on:___/___/20___

Signature of employee:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Name of employer
representative:________________________________________

Signature of employer
representative:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

[If the employee is under 18 years of age - include:]

I agree that:

if,on termination of the employee’s employment,the employee has not accrued an entitlement to all of a period of paid annual leave already taken under this agreement,then the employer may deduct from any money due to the employee on termination an amount equal to the amount that was paid to the employee in respect of any part of the period of annual leave taken in advance to which an entitlement has not been accrued.

Name of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Signature of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Schedule D—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave

[Sched D inserted by PR583033 ppc 29Jul16]

Link to PDF copy of Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave.

Name of employee:_____________________________________________

Name of employer:_____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree to the employee cashing out a particular amount of the employee’s accrued paid annual leave:

The amount of leave to be cashed out is:____ hours/days

The payment to be made to the employee for the leave is:$_______ subject to deduction of income tax/after deduction of income tax (strike out where not applicable)

The payment will be made to the employee on:___/___/20___

Signature of employee:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Name of employer
representative:________________________________________

Signature of employer
representative:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Include if the employee is under 18 years of age:

Name of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Signature of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

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Title:
Medical Practitioners Award 2010
Effective:
29 Jul 2017
Updated:
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Instrument Type:
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