Once the position has been evaluated in this way, it is entered into a database of senior nurse positions, which both the NZNO and TAS representatives on the JERC hold.
That is not the correct process all new senior nurse positions should go through the JERC process.
Asking to have the JD for the bigger role evaluated by the JERC to ensure it is placed at the correct grade on the pay scale is one way of challenging this practice.
Where a totally new designated senior nursing or midwifery role is created, outside current titles and descriptors, it must be referred to the JERC for evaluation.
If a position that has previously been evaluated grows and/ or changes, the person in the role can apply to the JERC to have another look at it.
The JERC is an integral part of the MECA and to not adhere to it, is a breach of the MECA.
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NZNO organisers can conduct evaluations locally but only if there is already a job description substantially similar to one that is new and the original job description was evaluated by the JERC.
The system of evaluation used by the committee is COMPERS and an evaluation specialist, David Shannon, is present at all JERC meetings.
Each one of these must be sent to the national JERC for a new evaluation.
This is unlikely to occur when the job has been properly evaluated through the national JERC process.
Any new job description needs to be signed off by the employer before it can be scoped by the JERC.