Ambulance officers are on the front line in life-or-death situations every day of the week.
It’s only right your commitment to essential work is recognised by the best possible support.
By ambulance officers joining together as proud United Voice members, your union has been able to secure professional indemnity insurance of $20 million for each and every ambulance member.Read more
Representatives of United Voice Ambulance State Council met with members of APAQ executive today. A number of issues were discussed. It was agreed that communication between the Union and the Association would help reduce mis-communication to Ambulance Officers. United Voice made the point that there is and should only be one Union representing QAS Officers, as to do otherwise allows organisations to be played off against each other.
Fitness for Duty Committee
United Voice participates on the QAS Fitness for Duty Committee as employee representative. Rank and file members represent fellow members in these kinds of forums and the following is a report on the last meeting from Laurie Ryan one of the United Voice Representatives on this forum.
Please see two recent Communiques from the Paramedicine Board of Australia:
Find out more about regulation of paramedics at Paramedicine Board of Australia stakeholder forums
To help paramedics get ready for regulation and prepare for the following the opening of applications for paramedic registration on 3 September 2018, the Paramedicine Board of Australia (ParaBA) will be holding a series of stakeholder forums across the country in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
The first major public event will be in Melbourne on Monday 23 July 2018.
Are You Ready For Professional Registration?
United Voice recently met with the registration steering committee for its June meeting to discuss progress of the journey towards National Paramedic Registration.
United Voice supports the QAS flu strategy and encourages all members to be vaccinated.
QAS offer a variety of methods for staff to access free vaccinations:
• Nurse Immuniser
• Health and Hospital Service (HHS) based/station clinics
For staff working outside of areas where these methods cannot be accessed there are a number of Pharmacy Clinics available or you can visit your local GP and be reimbursed by QAS for the cost of your vaccination. Check QAS portal for more information.
There are several types of transfers where a uniformed operational QAS officer may transfer from one establishment position to another ...