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Q. What are the Annual Leave Entitlements for Nurses/midwives Employed in the Health Services?

 

Nurses/Midwives employed in the health services are in receipt of the following annual leave entitlements which are in excess of the statutory minimum entitlements.

Staff Nurses/Midwives
 

 

   
  Service: 0 to 5 years
Full-time: 24 days
Job-sharing: 12 days
 
   
  Service:5 to 10 years
Full-time: 25 days
Job-sharing: 12.5 days
 
   
  Service: More than 10 years
Full-time: 27 days
Job-sharing: 13.5 days

All Other Grades

   
  Service: 0 to 5 years
Full-time: 25 days
Job-sharing: 12.5 days
 
   
  Service:5 to 10 years
Full-time: 26 days
Job-sharing: 13 days
 
   
  Service: More than 10 years
Full-time: 28 days
Job-sharing: 14 days

 

Pro-rata arrangements are agreed for part-time nurses/midwives as follows:

 

24 days annual leave = 9.2 hours per 100 hours worked
25 days annual leave = 9.6 hours per 100 hours worked
26 days annual leave = 9.96 hours per 100 hours worked
27 days annual leave = 10.4 hours per 100 hours worked
28 days annual leave = 10.7 hours per 100 hours worked

With effect from the 14th April 2010 part-time employees who work additional hours in excess of their contracted hours will be entitled to accrue annual leave in respect of the additional hours worked up to a maximum of the annual leave entitlement for the whole-time equivalent (WTE) grade.

Nurses/midwives employed in the health service who work a '5 over 7' roster receive additional annual leave in lieu of their liability to work on public holidays, i.e. 10 days in the case of full-time nurses/midwives and 5 days in the case of job-sharing nurses/midwives.

 
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