The story of a Career Pathway
NT Nursing and Midwifery has been talking about and taking steps toward a ‘Career Structure’ or ‘Career Pathway’ for many years.
The Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) Nursing Career Structure was implemented in November 2002 by way of a determination by the Office Commissioner for Public Employment (the Office that employees all NTG employees regardless of which Department or branch they may work in).
The Career Structure was reviewed in 2007 and 2014 with amendments incorporated into the enterprise agreement.
Despite these incremental changes, ongoing concerns with the Pathway were identified, therefore in April 2016 the Nursing and Midwifery Leaders Forum agreed to establish a Nursing & Midwifery Career Pathway Review Working Party to build on work previously undertaken in order to draft a clear contemporary career pathway which:
- provides a clear set of expectations for each nurse or midwife employed in the NT
- addresses issues of equity across the diversity of nursing and midwifery scopes of practice
- provides flexibility with direction for change management
- clarifies the often confusing nursing and midwifery roles for our multi-d colleagues and
- offers each nurse and midwife a well-defined path for meeting his or her own professional goals.
Read the Career Pathway Planning your future, a Powerpoint presentation with transcript.