Rostered Overtime for JMOs



ASMOF understands a number of Hospitals are deciding at the end of a roster period whether hours already worked are either ‘ordinary hours’ and ‘rostered overtime’ based on the least expensive option.

This should not occur. These Hospitals are averaging or manipulating overtime after the fact.

ASMOF has raised these concerns with the Ministry of Health as the above practice is inconsistent with the requirements of clause 6 of the Public Hospital Medical Officers’ Award.

The Ministry agrees that ordinary hours and rostered overtime are to be clearly identified on a medical officer’s roster at the time the roster is developed and published two (2) weeks in advance.

Please contact the ASMOF office if your workplace does not comply with the above.

Note: the above does not apply to unrostered overtime.