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Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (nurses), average NNNN.NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFull-time equivalent staff—nurses
METeOR identifier:Help on this term426703
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all nurses within an establishment.
Data Element Concept:Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (nurses)

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Representation class:Help on this termAverage
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN.NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Unit of measure:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) staff
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term2

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Includes registered and enrolled nurses employed by the organisation on a full-time or part-time salaried basis. Excludes trainee/pupil and student nurses.

The average is to be calculated from pay period figures. The length of the pay period is assumed to be a fortnight.

If under the relevant award of agreement a full-time nurse is paid for an 80 (ordinary time) hour fortnight, the full-time equivalent for a part-time nurse who works 64 hours is 0.8. If a full-time nurse under the same award is paid for a 100 hours for that fortnight (20 hours overtime), then the full-time equivalent is 100 divided by 80 = 1.25.

Data on full-time equivalent staffing numbers by category should be consistent with data on salaries and wages by staffing category. If the full-time equivalent for contract staff is not collected then salaries for those contract staff should be included in other recurrent expenditure data items.

Where staff provide services to more than one establishment, full-time equivalent staff members should be apportioned between all establishments to which services are provided on the basis of hours paid for in each (salary costs should be apportioned on the same basis).

Comments:Help on this termThis metadata item was amended during 1996-97. Until then, both average and end of year counts of full-time equivalent staff were included, and the end of year counts used as surrogates for the average counts if the latter were unavailable. The average count is more useful for accurate analysis of staffing inputs for establishment outputs and for assessments and comparisons of labour costs.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Enrolled nurse Health, Standard 01/03/2005, ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

See also Registered nurse Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 16/10/2012, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

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