Dear ANMF Public Sector Member

The Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Interim Agreement 2013 now enables current Grade 3 Nurses (Year 6, 7 and 8) to apply to progress to Grade 4. Application for progression is voluntary. This process opens on 2 January 2014 for a three month timeframe until 31 March 2014. Additionally, current employees who have completed 8 years post registration may continue to apply for progression also using the revised Formal Capability Assessment process.

The revised Formal Capability Assessment comprises:

Stage 1 –  APPLICATION

  1. Applicant Statement
    Following discussion with your Nurse Unit Manager you need to write in no more than 100 words why you are applying to progress to Grade 4.
  2. Clinical Scenario
    If you have completed a Performance Development Agreement (PDA) with your NUM in the last 6 months that clearly demonstrates the knowledge and skills appropriate to the Grade 4 role, please attach it to your application in lieu of completing this section. If you have not completed a PDA, you need to complete this section in no more than 200 words.
  3. Clinical Portfolio
    The Clinical Portfolio should be discussed and agreed with your NUM prior to application. You are required to provide in 200 words (maximum) key objectives, goals and measures of success that are to be achieved in years one and two of the role.
  4. Referees
    You will only need to provide referees if required for additional background at the NUM’s discretion.

Stage 2 – PROCESS (new)

  1. Your NUM will assess your application and if approved will forward it to the CEO/Delegate for endorsement.
  2. If you are successful in your application you will be appointed to Grade 4 from the date of approval of assessment or no later than 4 weeks from the date of lodgement of your application.
  3. If you are unsuccessful and wish to appeal the decision then this can be done in accordance with the Grievance and Dispute Resolution consistent with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2013.

USEFUL LINKS

Grade 4 Application Form – V1.0
Grade 4 FCA Guideline – V1.0
Grade 4 FCA – Handbook – Interim Arrangements 2013

ANMF will be holding education sessions early in the New Year to ensure nurses and midwives understand this new process. For further information please contact your ANMF Representatives or ANMF Information Centre from 2 January 2014.