Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Nurse job ads up and teacher ads down, latest statistics show

In the same week an Accord is signed to address unsafe nursing levels, the latest statistics show nurse online job ads are steeply up – and teacher ads down. Nursing Review looks at the job statistics and DHB nurse sick leave and accrued annual leave trends.

Nurse and clinic censured after wrong vaccine given to girl

A medical centre’s policy has been updated following being censured after an unauthorized vaccinator assumed and gave Boostrix rather than Gardasil to a 12-year-old girl.

Voting underway today on fifth DHB offer by wary, weary and frustrated nurses

Online voting for the fifth DHB offer is underway following the signing of the safe staffing Accord with nurses’ response varying from sceptical to warily hopeful that it will make a difference to understaffing.

Minister announces new Safe Staffing accord in advance of nurses’ vote

The Minister of Health is calling for safe staffing commitments to be written into the performance expectations of DHB CEOs and the Director-General of Health in support of a new safe staffing Accord announced today.

‘Pay jolt’ negotiator on pay talks then and now

Nursing Review talks to Glenda Alexander – the lead NZNO negotiator of the historic 2004 ‘pay jolt’ for DHB nurses – about the differences and similarities between those talks and now. And why she believes the DHBs’ 5th offer deserves to be ratified.

DHBs’ tweaked fifth offer goes to vote – mixed response from nurses

Whether the DHBs’ 5th pay offer to NZNO nurses has been ‘tweaked’ enough post-strike to get it over the line will be voted on next week – early nurse feedback is very mixed.

No news yet on DHB’s 5th offer – but Ministers confirm defence nurses used...

An update on the DHBs’ 5th offer to nurses is expected tomorrow afternoon – meanwhile the Health Minister confirmed today that defence nurses worked in hospitals nationwide during the nurses’ strike.

MH college launches new branches for specialties

Addiction nurses and disability nurses were recently welcomed into Te Ao Māramatanga – New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses with the launch of two new national branches.

Understand nurses’ frustration but don’t forget pay equity, says former minister

The former health minister who oversaw the last ‘pay jolt’ for nurses back in 2004 says she understands nurses’ frustration but they also shouldn’t forget pay equity is on the way.

Migrant nurses in New Zealand face racism daily, with experts saying ‘it’s time to...

Migrant nurses spoken to by New Zealand Herald reporter Emma Russell back a just-released study finding internationally qualified nurses face racism daily.

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