Please refer to the INMO's explanatory leaflet on Annual Leave Entitlements.
Your holiday entitlement is calculated on a pro rata basis to the full-time nurse, taking into consideration service and grade. For nurses/midwives working in the public health service, the following two methods of calculation may be used:
|Percentage of Hours Worked|
A staff nurse who has worked a total of 700 hours in a year with 5-10 years service is entitled to 67.2 hours annual leave, i.e. 700 x 9.6% = 67.2. This method is particularly appropriate for nurses who work irregular hours.
|Annual Leave Formula|
|Formula: Number of annual leave days for full time grade divided by 37.5 and multiplied by the number of hours worked each week.|
A staff nurse working 25 hours each week with more than 10 years service is entitled to 18 days, i.e. 27÷ 37.5 x 25 = 18 (7.5 hour days).
If you do not work 7.5 hour days you should convert your annual leave into hours (section 6 of INMO Annual Leave Leaflet). You can then either:
Deduct annual leave days of varying lengths from the total number of annual leave hours.
If your annual leave amounts to 72 hours and you are due to take two days' annual leave, one of which is a 12-hour shift and the other an 8-hour shift, simply deduct 20 hours from 72 hours. You will then be left with a total of 50 hours annual leave.
Divide the total annual leave hours by the number of hours you work each day to get the total number of annual leave days to which you are entitled.
If your annual leave amounts to 72 hours and you work 6 hour days, the number of 6 hour annual leave days to which you are entitled is calculated as follows: 72 ÷ 6 = 12 (6 hour days).