I am an RN working permanent part-time at a public hospital and I also have a casual RN job at a private hospital. My NUM at the public hospital has recently asked me to provide her with a copy of my casual roster at the private hospital.
She has told me that the reason for this is that they want to ensure that my shifts at the public hospital do not clash with those at the private hospital. Can NSW Health ask me to provide this information?
This is a reasonable request to avoid conflict between rosters and to ensure safe working hours.
Your employers have obligations under Work Health and Safety legislation to take reasonable steps to ensure they provide you with safe working conditions, including safe hours of work. They are also required to ensure that safe patient care is provided and accordingly, that staff are not fatigued.
Similarly, you have professional obligations to ensure that your practice is safe, and a duty of care to your patients to uphold, including that you are not working fatigued.
We would advise you to share your rosters as requested so that the above obligations can be managed appropriately.