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Health employment directives

The Director-General may issue health employment directives (HED) setting conditions of employment for health service employees engaged under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 to ensure consistency in application of employee entitlements.

A HED is binding on the health service employees to which it applies, and compliance is mandatory by Hospital and Health Services (HHS) and the Department of Health.

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Application of directives to employees engaged under certain awards – HED No. 01/18

Effective date: 23 January 2018
Application: This directive applies to specific health service employees** engaged under the Act in HHSs and the Department of Health.

** The directives applied in the HED to employees covered by the Nurses and Midwives (Queensland Health) Award - State 2015 applies to the following employees:

  • Higher duties - Public Service, Eventide Homes (Nurse Grade 5 and above) and Correctional Health Services
  • Locality allowances - Public Service, Eventide Homes, Correctional Health Services and Psychiatric Hospital (Nurse Grade 1 to Nurse Grade 8)

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Health Practitioners: Interim arrangement – wage increase – HED No. 04/15

Effective date: 23 November 2015
Application: This directive applies to Health Practitioner employees engaged under the Act in HHSs and the Department of Health.

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Senior medical officers – Employment framework  –  HED No. 07/14

Effective date: 22 April 2014
Application: This directive applies to senior medical officers (SMOs), the department and the HHSs that engage SMOs under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011

  • SMO Employment framework  -  HED No. 07/14 (PDF, 82KB)

Please refer to Senior medical officers - Special remuneration arrangements HED No. 02/1

Senior medical officers – Special remuneration arrangements –  HED No. 02/15

Effective date: 23 November 2015
Application: This directive applies to senior medical officers (SMOs), the department and the HHSs that engage SMOs under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011

Support for employees affected by domestic and family violence –  HED No. 05/15

Effective date: 25 November 2015
Application: This directive applies to all health service employees engaged under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 in HHSs and the department

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Vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) requirements –  HED No. 01/16

Release date: 1 July 2016
Application: This directive applies to all health service employees engaged under the Act in Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health

Additional information

Visiting medical officers - Employment framework  –  HED No. 08/14

Release date: 22 April 2014
Application: This directive applies to visiting medical officers (VMO), the department and the HHSs that engage SMOs under the Act

Visiting medical officers - Fuel allowance  –  HED No. 02/18

Release date: 4 April 2018
Application: This directive applies to visiting medical officers who are employed under administratively applied remuneration conditions under the Act in Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health.

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Last updated: 14 March 2018