School Learning Support Officers Health Care procedures update and survey
Please be assured the information you supply in this survey will be strictly confidential.
This survey is directed at School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs). It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The survey closes Monday 20 June 2016.
Background and reason for this survey
Many members would be aware from previous bulletins the PSA is in dispute with the Department of Education on health care procedures. The PSA is arguing SLSOs should not be performing any invasive medical procedures, particularly the catheterisation of students. This work should be left to a trained health care professional (e.g. a registered nurse) because this is in best interest for the health, safety and wellbeing of the student. The PSA holds concerns for our members who feel they should perform such procedures. We are working in cooperation with the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association to seek a review of the current joint agreement and health care procedures manual. The PSA has been in discussions with the Department since 3 February 2016. The Department has been excluding the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association from the meetings. Consequently, these negotiations have now broken down. The PSA is now at the stage of filing the dispute at the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.
The PSA encourages all PSA SLSO members to complete the survey so that the information collated and analysed.
Complete the survey HERE.