Q. What are the Pay on Promotion Arrangements for Nurses/Midwives employed in the Public Health Service?

Where a nurse/midwife is promoted to a higher grade s/he is placed on an appropriate point of the salary scale applicable to that grade. This process is known as assimilation. Depending on the circumstances a nurse/midwife may be placed on either:-

The principal Starting Pay on Promotion Rules, which are laid down in Dept of Health Circular 10/71 are as follows:

(i)   Where the difference between a nurse’s/midwife’s existing pay and the first point of the higher scale is greater than the value of an increment on the new scale, the nurse/midwife would move from her/his existing scale to the first point of the new scale.

Example

A nurse on the 6th point of the staff nurse/midwife scale promoted to CNM1, would be assimilated as follows:

6th point of Enhanced Nurse Midwife = €47452
1st point of CNM1 Scale = €51933
Difference = €4481

Because the difference of €4481 is greater than the value of an increment on the CNM1 scale, the nurse/midwife would be placed on the 1st point of the CNM1 scale, i.e. €51933

The nurse's/midwife’s new incremental date is the date of promotion.

(ii)  Where the difference between a nurse's/midwife’s existing pay and the first point of the higher scale is less than the value of an increment on the new scale, the nurse/midwife would move from her/his existing pay to the 1st point of the new scale, plus one increment.

Example

A nurse/midwife on the 4th point of the CNM1 scale promoted to CNM2 would be assimilated as follows:

4th  point of CNM1 Scale = €55555
1st point of CNM2 Scale = €56353
Difference = €798

Because the difference of €798 is less than the value of an increment on the CNM2 scale, the nurse/midwife would be placed on the 2nd point of the CNM2 scale, i.e. €57,287 (first point of CNM2 scale, plus one increment).

The nurse's/midwife’s new incremental date is the date of promotion.

(iii)   Where a nurse's/midwife’s existing pay is greater than the first point of the higher salary scale, the nurse/midwife would move from her/his existing pay to the point on the new scale which is nearest but not below existing pay, plus one increment (except in the case of (iv) below).

Example

A nurse/midwife on the 7th point of the CNM1 scale promoted to CNM2 would be assimilated as follows:

7th point of CNM1 Scale = €59757
1st point of CNM2 Scale = €56353
Difference = € 3404

Because the nurse's/midwife’s existing salary is greater than the first point of the CNM2 scale by €3404, the nurse/midwife would be placed on the 6th point of the CNM2 scale, i.e. €62,187, (the point nearest but not below existing pay, plus one increment).

The nurse's/midwife’s new incremental date is the date of promotion.

(iv)   Where a nurse's/midwife’s existing pay is greater than the first point of the new salary scale, and s/he has been at the top of her/his scale for at least three years, the nurse/midwife would move from her/his existing pay to the point on the new scale which is nearest but not below existing pay, plus two increments.

Example

A nurse/midwife on the maximum of the CNM1 scale for 3 years or more promoted to CNM2 would be assimilated as follows:

Maximum of CNM1 Scale  = €61160
1st point of CNM2 Scale = €56353
Difference = €4807

Because the nurse's/midwife’s existing pay is greater than the first point on the CNM2 scale, and s/he has been on the maximum of her/his scale for more than three years, the nurse/midwife would be placed on the 8th point of the CNM2 scale, i.e. €65160, (the point nearest but not below existing pay, plus two increments)


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