NZNO has 156 members working for NZBS
. The service is responsible for the collection and distribution of all blood and blood products throughout the country.
A key aspect of the NZBS
was the identification of a number of barriers to the effective management of biodiversity.
NZNO has 156 members at NZBS
. NZNO's negotiating team was Beth Colemore-Williams, registered nurse, Auckland; Pam Dempsey, clinical coach, Christchurch; Susan Shaw, donor technician, Tauranga; Frances Franklyn, enrolled nurse, Wellington; and NZNO organisers McLellan and Carol Brown.
Other improvements include coverage of senior nurse roles (charge nurse, clinical nurse leader and clinical coach); a $500 increase to professional development recognition programme allowances for all occupational groups; an additional step in the donor technician/qualified donor technician pay scale; and a commitment by NZBS
to work with NZNO to develop long service leave models and costings, before bargaining is initiated for the renewal of the agreement in 2017.
* The Pharmaco Award for Best Poster went to Alexandra Shafer (NZBS
Auckland) for her poster Transfusion Support of a Malaria Patient
There were so many that the call centre became overloaded and the NZBS
The majority of NZNO members working for New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS
) who voted have voted to accept the new collective agreement.
A proposed collective agreement (CA) for NZNO's 151 members working for New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS
) includes a 2.5 percent pay increase for all staff, except registered nurses (RN) on steps six to eight and enrolled nurses (EN) on steps four to five.
My first placement was with NZBS
at Wellington Hospital.
The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS
) is the sole organisation responsible for collection and processing of blood donations in this country.
In 2003, the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS
) introduced the role to the major public hospitals in the country's eight largest district health boards (DHB) to educate and support nurses in order to improve clinical practice concerning blood transfusions.