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Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (salaried medical officers), average NNNN.NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFull-time equivalent staff—salaried medical officers
METeOR identifier:Help on this term722535
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 16/01/2020
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The average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all salaried medical officers within an establishment.

Data Element Concept:Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (salaried medical officers)

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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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Medical officers employed by the hospital on a full time or part time salaried basis. This excludes visiting medical officers engaged on an honorary, sessional or fee for service basis.

This metadata item includes salaried medical officers who are engaged in administrative duties regardless of the extent of that engagement (for example, clinical superintendent and medical superintendent).

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 employee is paid for an 80 (ordinary time) hour fortnight, the full-time equivalent for a part-time employee who works 64 hours is 0.8. If a full-time employee 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).

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.

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This 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.

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Supersedes Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (salaried medical officers), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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