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MP 06-04660 - Terms of Employment of Interpreters

This Operational Directive applies in circumstances where an interpreter is directly employed by a health service on a full-time, part-time, permanent, fixed term or casual basis. It does not apply in cases where an interpreter is engaged as an independent contractor or through an agency. Where direct employment is the mode of engagement, interpreters are to be engaged as a Hospital Salaried Officer.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0025/16 - Industrial Relations Policy

Effective: 1 July 2016 - 1 July 2021

Industrial Relations Policy

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0034/16 - Salary Packaging Policy

Effective: 1 July 2016 - 1 July 2026

Salary Packaging Policy

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0372/12 - Metropolitan Health Services – Relocation and Deployment Principles

Effective: 1 July 2012

Principles which apply to positions that may be affected by significant metropolitan health service reconfiguration or development initiatives

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0041/16 - Managing Unsatisfactory and Substandard Performance Policy with Explanatory Notes, PIP and Template Letters

Effective: 2 December 2016 - 2 December 2021

The Managing Unsatisfactory and Substandard Performance Policy (Policy) is part of the Employment Policy Framework issued by the Department CEO pursuant to section 26 of the Health Services Act 2016 (HSA).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OP 1858/04 - Nurses – Payment for Patient Escorting Duties

Effective: 1 October 2004 - 1 July 2017

This Operational Circular notifies health services of the payments to apply to nurses required to perform patient escort duties outside the metropolitan area.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0212/15 - Application of WA Health Leave Management Strategy and WA Health Leave Management Policy to Senior Medical Practitioners

Effective: 1 January 2015 - 31 December 2017

Allowances payable to senior medical practitioners when cashing out of excess Annual Leave or excess Long Service Leave under an approved Employee Leave Management Plan.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0226/15 - Memorandum of Understanding - Clinical Privileges, Conduct and Governance in Western Australian Government Hospitals and Health Services

Effective: 7 July 2015 - 7 July 2018

The 2015 Memorandum of Understanding on Clinical Privileges, Conduct and Governance in Western Australian Government Hospitals and Health Services came into effect from 7 July 2015.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0235/15 - Dental Technician (Advanced Level) Classification Progression – Dental Technicians Industrial Agreement 2015

Effective: 27 July 2015 - 19 March 2018

Notification of requirements for progression to Dental Technician Advanced Level 1 and Level 2 as prescribed by the Dental Technicians Industrial Agreement 2015

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0096/18 - Health Care Facilities Medical Advisory Committee Policy

Effective: 22 November 2018

This Policy requires Health Service Providers to establish Medical Advisory Committees for certain Health Care Facilities and prescribes a Standard for Terms of Reference of Medical Advisory Committees.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0327/11 - Policy on Use of Official Information and Public Comment

Effective: 23 May 2011

Policy on Use of Official Information and Public Comment

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0102/18 - Classification Policy

Effective: 24 December 2018

To outline requirements and responsibilities for classification of positions applicable to Health Service Providers.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0100/18 - Management of Accrued Leave Policy

Effective: 22 November 2018 - 22 November 2021

The Management of Accrued Leave Policy has been developed in response to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Public Sector Labour Relations Policy Statement - Management of Accrued Leave in the Public Sector (DMIRS Policy Statement).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0064/17 - Appointment of Interns and Progression to Resident Medical Officer Policy

Effective: 20 August 2017 - 16 August 2020

The purpose of this Policy is to provide for the engagement of Interns and their subsequent successful transition to Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Yr 1 and Yr 2 for a fixed term period of three years.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0373/12 - Quarantining of Staff Vacancies

Effective: 1 July 2012

Change to standard WA Health recruitment and selection practices to accommodate: deployment of staff displaced or potentially displaced by major metropolitan service development initiatives.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0082/18 - Classification Policy for WA Health System Classification Review Committee

Effective: 11 April 2018 - 11 April 2023

Major amendment to MP 0082/18 v.1.0, revised version MP 0082/18 v.2.0

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0044/07 - Travelling Allowance - Categories of Accommodation

Effective: 30 March 2007 - 1 July 2017

Impact on travel allowance entitlements through amendment to categories of accommodation types.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0075/17 - Health Executive Policy

Effective: 11 December 2017 - 11 December 2020

The Health Services Act 2016 establishes the Health Executive Service (HES). The HES comprises persons holding offices that are the subject of a written determination by the Director General (health executives) and the Chief Executives of health service providers (CEs).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0029/16 - Notifying Misconduct Policy

Effective: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2022

This policy is a major amendment to MP 0029/16 Reporting Misconduct policy. The policy articulates requirements for misconduct notification, reporting and management of information related to complaints and allegations by Health Service Providers (HSPs). These obligations are a statutory requirement of HSPs and Chief Executives (CEs) of HSPs under the Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003 (CCM Act).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0043/16 - Reporting of Criminal Conduct and Professional Misconduct Policy

Effective: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2022

responsibilities of staff members in reporting Professional Misconduct

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0031/16 - Code of Conduct

Effective: 21 September 2016 - 1 July 2026

The WA health system Code of Conduct (Code) identifies our CORE values, fundamental in all of our work, and translates these values into principles that guide our conduct in the workplace. It defines the standards of ethical and professional conduct and outlines the behaviours expected of all staff within the WA health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0563/14 - Acceptance of Gifts Policy

Effective: 1 October 2014 - 1 December 2019

This policy sets out minimum mandatory requirements that must be followed if a gift is offered to ensure that the integrity and responsibilities of WA Health employees are not compromised or perceived to be compromised.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0264/10 - Managing Conflict of Interest Policy and Guidelines

Effective: 29 December 2009

The WA Health Managing Conflict of Interest Policy and Guidelines have been developed in consultation with key stakeholders across Health. The WA Health Code of Conduct (the Code) describes the standards of behaviour expected of people working in the public health sector.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0040/16 - Discipline Policy with Explanatory Notes and Template Letters

Effective: 2 December 2016 - 21 December 2021

This Policy applies to employees, whether permanent, fixed term or casual, employed by Employing Authorities established under the HSA which at the time of publication includes:

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0044/17 - Clinical Academic Funding Policy

Effective: 23 December 2016 - 22 December 2018

The purpose of the Clinical Academic Funding Policy is to inform Health Service Providers of procedures that apply to the funding of the appointment of clinical academics.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0032/16 - Pre-Employment Integrity Check Policy

Effective: 1 July 2016 - 1 July 2021

Pre-employment screening will include an integrity check for preferred applicants who have accepted an offer of employment with a health service provider.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0048/17 - Centralised Intern Application and Allocation Policy

Effective: 3 April 2017 - 1 February 2022

The PMCWA coordinates the centralised intern application process in Western Australia

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0452/13 - WA Health Employee Grievance Resolution Policy

Effective: 26 August 2013 - 5 June 2016

The WA Health Employee Grievance Resolution Policy has been amended to reflect the minimum requirements under Regulation 10, Public Sector Management (Breaches of Public Sector Standards) Regulations 2005

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0033/16 - Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Policy and Procedure

Effective: 1 July 2016 - 1 July 2021

This policy provides the requirements and standard processes specific to recruitment, selection and appointment, secondment, transfer and temporary deployment.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0065/17 - Aboriginal Cultural eLearning Policy

Effective: 6 September 2017 - 6 September 2018

The purpose of the Aboriginal Cultural eLearning (ACeL) Policy (Policy) is to build the cultural knowledge of the WA health system workforce and strengthen its capacity to provide health care that is culturally respectful and non-discriminatory.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0454/13 - WA Health Working with Children Check Policy

Effective: 1 September 2013 - 1 September 2016

The Working with Children (WWC) Check Policy and Procedure provides for a number of new elements including: the establishment of a five step process for all persons requiring a WWC check in WA Health improvements to the WWC position flagging process for WA Health employees development of a WWC process flowchart for employees.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0097/18 - Aboriginal Workforce Policy

Effective: 22 November 2018 - 22 November 2021

The purpose of the Aboriginal Workforce Policy is to increase representation of Aboriginal people at all levels of the workforce to improve Aboriginal health outcomes and achieve the WA Public Sector Commission's Aboriginal employment target of 3.2 per cent.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0438/13 - WA Health Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy

Effective: 5 June 2013 - 5 June 2016

The WA Health Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy has been amended to align with the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) and make provision for the resolution of harassment and discrimination grievances.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0566/14 - FTE Processing

Effective: 25 September 2014 - 25 September 2019

This Operational Directive (OD) provides instructions relating to the maintaining of recoups in the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) system so as to support all holders of the Department of Health who have the responsibility to ensure that all FTE data is accurately captured.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0275/10 - Criminal Record Screening Policy and Guidelines

Effective: 31 March 2010 - 31 March 2012

The WA Health Criminal Record Screening Policy and Guidelines were developed in consultation with key stakeholders across Health.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0649/16 - WA Health Equity and Diversity Strategy 2015-2020

Effective: 15 December 2015 - 31 December 2020

The WA Health Equity and Diversity Strategy 2015-2020 (the Strategy) outlines the expected equity and diversity outcomes to be achieved over the next five years.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0634/15 - WA Health Substantive Equality Policy

Effective: 30 November 2015 - 30 November 2020

As mandated by the Public Sector Commissioner’s Circular Number 2015-01, the scope of the Policy Framework is to address all forms of systemic discrimination in service delivery, as per the grounds of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0656/16 - Employee Use of Social Media Policy

Effective: 10 February 2016

The purpose of this policy is to advise employees of their responsibilities when engaging in the use of social media.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0437/13 - WA Health Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying Policy

Effective: 5 June 2013 - 5 June 2016

The WA Health Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying Policy has been amended to align with the WorkSafe WA Code of Practice – Violence, Aggression and Bullying at Work 2010 and make provision for the resolution of workplace bullying grievances.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0565/14 - WA Health Style Guide for Corporate Visual Identity

Effective: 1 October 2014 - 30 September 2016

The WA Health Style Guide for Corporate Visual Identity – 2014 edition – has been prepared to govern and guide the application of WA Health’s visual identity.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0435/13 - Use of the term ‘Aboriginal’ in all forms of WA Health communication

Effective: 15 June 2013 - 15 June 2018

This Operational Directive's purpose is to bring consistency to the use of the term 'Aboriginal' in all forms of WA Health Communications

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0653/16 - Use of the State Government Badge Policy (Revision)

Effective: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2020

All WA Health communication materials are required to display the State Coat of Arms as a key element of the Department of Health State Government Badge

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0368/12 - WA Health Web Policy

Effective: 3 April 2012 - 3 April 2017

Guidelines for web content, design and development of all WA Health websites including public-facing internet, staff-only intranets, extranets, e-learning packages and application interfaces which open in a web browser.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0051/17 - WA Health System Language Services Policy

Effective: 3 April 2017 - 3 April 2022

The WA Health Language Services Policy ensures the provision of interpreting and translating services to facilitate effective and consumer- focused communication between consumers and carers and HSP staff, and promotes fundamental consumer rights such as access to high quality care, safety, respect, communication and participation.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0510/14 - Display of External Advertising Materials in WA Health Facilities

Effective: 7 November 2018 - 7 November 2018

Guidelines for determining which promotional materials submitted by external organisations are suitable for display in WA Health facilities

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0459/13 - Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy

Effective: 7 November 2018 - 7 November 2018

The WA Health Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy has been amended to align with the Disability Services Act 1993 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. This policy ensures that people with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access Health services and facilities.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0652/16 - Use of the Locked State Coat of Arms Policy

Effective: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2020

The Locked State Coat of Arms is to be used when services/projects/goods events, provided by the State Government, are delivered in conjunction with non-State Government third party providers.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0113/08 - Media Communication

Effective: 1 May 2008 - 1 May 2020

Outlines the policy for all Department of Health comment to the media. Covers media inquiries, proactive media opportunities and contentious issues.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0127/12 - HealthPoint Guidelines: Staff Profiles

Effective: 15 October 2012 - 15 October 2017

This Information Circular outline guidelines for staff in relation to their profiles in HealthPoint, in particular the appropriate use of photographs in profiles.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks