SNSWLHD: Proposed regrading of genetic counsellor role

Dear Member,

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have advised the HSU about a proposed regrading of the genetic counsellor level 1/2 position to a genetic counsellor level 3 position within the Child Infant Family Tertiary Service Team at Southern NSW Local Health District.

According to SNSWLHD the intention of the proposal is to create a career progression for genetic counsellors within SNSWLHD, while providing support and supervision mechanism for genetic counsellors in the level 1-2 positions. The LHD claims it would also recognise the complexity of the genetic counselling caseload.

You can view the correspondence below:

 Letter to HSU

CIFTS Org Chart Existing & Proposed

SNSWLHD PD – Genetic Counsellor Level 1 & 2

SNSWLHD PD – Genetic Counsellor Level 3

What do you think?

 It’s important for union members to lead this discussion. How will this affect you? Please send your feedback on this proposal to [E-Mail not displayed] by Thursday, 11 April, using the subject line Proposal - Regrade of Genetic Counsellor position at SNSWLHD.

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