- Salary sacrificing or packaging allows you to deduct some of your pre-tax salary and use it to pay for benefits such as rent or mortgage repayments, insurances, motor vehicle operating expenses, travel expenses and more.
- By reducing your pre-tax income, you reduce the amount of income tax you pay, and therefore increase the amount of pay you take home each fortnight.
- To find out more visit the REMSERV website.
- Generous employer contribution to superannuation of up to 12.5 per cent of your annual salary is provided. Employee contributions are compulsory for permanent employees.
- Four weeks, with nurses working shift work eligible for up to six week. You can also choose to take leave at half-pay for double the period of time.
- 17.5% loading on annual leave with up to 27.5% for shift workers.
Sick / carers leave
- Queensland Health employees receive 10 days sick leave per year, which is accruable.
You can use your accrued sick leave to care for a member of your immediately family who is sick.
- Queensland Health may be able to support mental health professionals with family responsibilities, study or personal commitments by allowing you to purchase up to an extra six weeks leave per year.
Long service leave
- 13 weeks long service leave after completing 10 years continuous service, which can be taken pro rata after completing seven years continuous service.
- 14 weeks paid maternity or adoption leave which may be taken at half pay for double the time.
- One week paid spousal leave which may be taken at half pay for double the time.
- Employees on maternity, adoption or spousal leave are also entitled to take a period of unpaid leave.
Rural and remote allowance
- Mental health professionals permanently located in rural and remote locations may be eligible for a variety of incentives and allowances ranging from flights, additional professional development funding and leave, to accommodation allowances and isolation bonuses or inaccessibility allowances.
- Different rural and remote packages are available for each professional stream of medicine, nursing and allied health.
- On call allowances, where this service is required.