Hospital employee - Queensland Health

Our Workplace Relations Team, in conjunction with our legal partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, has the ability and expertise to provide specialised health profession services, advice and advocacy on all industrial, workplace relations and legal matters affecting salaried doctor members of AMA Queensland. We represent senior medical officers (SMOs), resident medical officers (RMOs), registrars, visiting medical officers (VMOs) and international medical graduates (IMGs) employed by Queensland Hospital and Health Services.

Our team, with the assistance of our industrial arm, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation Queensland (ASMOFQ), will continue to:

  • negotiate your industrial agreement including the Medical Officers' Certified Agreement (MOCA) on behalf of senior medical officers, resident medical officers and visiting medical officers;
  • help you interpret your agreement, award, policies/procedures, directives and other legislation that applies to your employment;
  • clarify your employment rights, responsibilities and entitlements;
  • negotiate with your employer to resolve issues relating to you employment on an individual or collective level;
  • work with you to resolve workplace conflicts and grievances;
  • assist you with navigating performance-related matters;
  • address the inconsistent application of employment entitlements across various Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) in Queensland;
  • work on resolving payroll problems, including underpayment and overpayment;
  • attend meetings with management as your support person or advocate;
  • raise your concerns pertaining to doctors' health and safety at work, including fatigue management issues; and
  • work collaboratively with key stakeholders (including your medical indemnity organisation) on resolving employment matters.

Queensland Health RMOs and SMOs

We are currently consulting with Queensland Health employed RMOs and SMOs regarding the negotiation of the latest iteration of the Medical Officers (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement No. 5 (MOCA 5) which will govern the remuneration and working conditions for salaried doctors. Contact us at moca5@amaq.com.au to ensure your voice is heard during the negotiations.

Queensland Health VMOs

AMA Queensland and ASMOFQ, via our specialised VMO Committee have identified that the current VMO Individual Contracts lack the protections afforded to other employees covered under a Certified Agreements. As such, we are in discussions with Queensland Health about regarding our VMO members' preference to negotiate a Certified Agreement.

Hospital employee - other hospital employee

Our Workplace Relations Team has the ability and expertise to provide specialised health profession services, advice and advocacy on all industrial, workplace relations and legal matters affecting employee doctor members of AMA Queensland. We represent Resident Medical Officers (RMOs), Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) and Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) at the Mater Hospital along with private hospitals.

Our team, with the assistance of our industrial arm, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation Queensland (ASMOFQ), will continue to:

  • work on industrial agreements for employees outside of Queensland Health;
  • help you interpret your agreement, award, policies/procedures, directives and other legislation applicable to your employment;
  • clarify your employment rights and entitlements;
  • approach your employer to resolve issues relating to your employment on an individual or collective level;
  • work with you to resolve workplace conflicts and grievances;
  • assist you with navigating performance-related matters;
  • work on resolving payroll problems, including underpayment and overpayment;
  • attend meetings with management as your support person or advocate;
  • raise your concerns about doctors' health and safety at work, including fatigue management issues; and
  • work collaboratively with key stakeholders (including your medical indemnity organisation) to resolve employment matters.

Mater Public Hospital

We are currently consulting with our members about the RMO, SMO and VMO Enterprise Agreements which govern the remuneration and working conditions for salaried doctors employed by the Mater Public Hospital. 

Contact us at mater2018@amaq.com.au to ensure your voice is heard during the negotiations.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland Section

ASMOFQ has been approached by members from the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland Section to negotiate the first ever enterprise agreement that will cover medical officers employed within RFDS Queensland Sections.

We have consulted with members in the development and approval of the Log of Claims. The agreement will deliver improved conditions and pay for members. It will also preserve and protect current conditions.

Other private hospitals

ASMOFQ is seeking expressions of interest from groups of members employed by private hospitals who would like ASMOFQ to represent them in Enterprise Agreement negotiations with their employer.