Specialists in Public Hospitals
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Working as a specialist in a Victorian Public Hospital
AMA Victoria provides free advice, support and representation for members.
Issues for specialists working within the public hospital system can include:
- contract negotiations
- disciplinary and grievance resolution
- leave entitlements.
We have made a number of fact sheets available, based on the most frequently asked questions, as listed below.
Working as a specialist in a Victorian public hospital
- Working as a specialist in a Victorian public hospital
- Entitlements as a specialist working in a Victorian public hospital
General conditions of employment
Classification and salary
- How do I determine the correct salary and classification for my position?
- As a full-time specialist which minimum salary am I entitled to?
Full-time or part-time employment – what is the difference?
- Full-time or part-time employment – what is the difference?
- I am a part-time specialist (Fractional, VMO, etc) – how many hours should I be working per week?
- How can fractional allocation be altered?
- What are sessional rates and how do they work?
- I have received a contract from my hospital. What should be in it or what should I look out for?
- What is a normal length of contract?
Resolving disputes or raising issues
- If I have a dispute about my employment at the hospital what is the process to resolve the issue?
- The hospital wants to change my job/introduce new clinics/ restructure the department. What are my rights?
- My position may be made redundant or my fraction decreased to almost nothing. What are my rights?
Public vs private