JMO Contracts


Members may recall at the end of last year a number of LHD’s and Training Networks were offering JMOs contracts at their current rate of pay/level instead of what they would have been on for the following year when their next increment was due.    ASMOF met with the MOH got agreement that new contracts would be issued to those affected JMOs.  To ensure this did not occur again, we requested that a new contract template be made available to LHD’s and training networks, which would include a caveat advising that “if the medical officer had not met the required requisite hours in order to increment to the next level, that they would not be paid the increment until those hours had been completed” . 

The new template was created in June this year and should be being utilised by LHDs and Training Networks.  It appears however, that the template has been either manually adjusted by a particular Network speciality or LHD and Medical Officers are only being offered contracts with their current grading.     

In light of the above, ASMOF are now seeking to identify those Training Networks and/or LHDs who are offering Medical Officers contracts at their current rates/level so that we can take this matter to the MOH for resolution and have the correct contract offered to JMOs.

If you have already signed your contract at the lower level and/or if you have received your letter of offer and it is at the lower level of what you should be in the 2018 clinical year, then please contact Industrial Organiser  Kerrie Seymour via email   

If you know of medical officers who are not yet members and need assistance please pass this message onto them.  Don’t forget about our member join member benefit if you refer a JMO to join you get a $50.00 voucher for each referral.