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Apr 15, 2021 – Queensland Health must provide an urgent state-wide audit on fit testing of PPE used by frontline nurses working directly with COVID-19 positive patients, following the intervention of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) today.
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Apr 14, 2021 – The NMBA is considering a Registration standard for Registered Nurses prescribing. The Endorsement would enable RNs to prescribe within their scope of practice under the supervision of an authorised autonomous prescriber.
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Apr 14, 2021 – In just a few weeks, the Morrison Government will decide whether or not to take a once in a generation opportunity to fix our work health and safety laws.
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Apr 14, 2021 – Many nursing staff (including personal carers in aged care) and midwives move to a new job before they have qualified for long service leave. Generally, service in previous job(s) is not counted for LSL in a new job with a different employer.
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Apr 14, 2021 – Working people successfully campaigned to stop many of the worst aspects of the Morrison Government’s dangerous IR Omnibus Bill, including changes to bargaining and the basic rights of part-time workers.
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Apr 14, 2021 – Similar to last year’s flu season, all aged care workers who are providing care to residents in nursing homes are once again required to have an up-to-date influenza vaccination by 3 May 2021 if such a vaccination is available to the worker.
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Apr 14, 2021 – The QNMU has taken Queensland Health to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) over concerns frontline nurses are at risk of contracting COVID-19 because of ill-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Apr 6, 2021 – It’s around this time of year we usually remind members to check their CPD and ensure they meet requirements for their annual AHPRA registration renewal. But if you are going to make sure one part of your life is on track, why not check others?
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Apr 6, 2021 – The QNMU has raised concerns with Queensland Health around inconsistent fit testing practices across the Hospital and Health Services.
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Apr 6, 2021 – Many nurses and carers working in aged care facilities have told the QNMU they are concerned they still have not been offered the COVID-19 vaccination.
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Apr 6, 2021 – Many nurses and midwives working in private hospitals have told the QNMU they are concerned they still have not been offered the COVID-19 vaccination.
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Apr 1, 2021 – We understand some private sector employers may be considering making the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory.
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Mar 31, 2021 – The state government has now made it a mandatory requirement that only staff who have had the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (either Pfizer or AstraZeneca) will be able to work directly with diagnosed cases of COVID-19 from 31 March 2021.
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Mar 29, 2021 – The greater Brisbane region will enter a three-day lock down from 5pm today (Monday 29 March), following more cases of COVID-19 recorded as a result of community transmission.
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Mar 26, 2021 – Members at Eventide Home Rockhampton have shared in a whopping $235,000 in unpaid annual leave entitlements.