NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE TRANSFER POLICY
• POLICY STATEMENT
• SCOPE OF POLICY
• OPERATIONAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY OF POLICY
• POLICY REVIEW
• IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY
• This Policy as compiled by NASRA is to allow for a mechanism to facilitate the placement, where possible of all NAS personnel in or as close as possible to the Divisional area nearest their home.
• All NAS employees accept that they may be deployed within any region initially.
• National transfer requests will be considered within a ratio basis in conjunction with current panels and open competition
• Before implementation of this policy all and any requests previously for transfer will be flagged and dealt with first.
• All transfer requests are subject to availability.
• All transfer requests to be submitted through LEMT/Supervisor
• This policy sets out the procedure to be adhered to when Paramedics request transfers to other NAS Divisions.
• This policy will be the foundation stone for the movement and transfer of all NAS personnel.
• All transfer requests are to be dealt with in an equitable and transparent manner to show fairness at all stages in accordance with this policy.
• Transfers will only be on a grade to grade basis
• All employee transfers to a desired NAS location must have primary consideration for improving service delivery.
• The implementation of this policy will not detract from Area Officers right to assign employees within their area of responsibility.
• Any appeal relating to transfer will be heard by an Independent body consisting of NAS management, HSE Human Resources and representative bodies (Union).
SCOPE OF POLICY
• The policy applies only to Ambulance personnel requesting a transfer to another NAS Division or Inter-Divisional from the one they were originally assigned.
• All NAS employees should be made aware of this policy.
• This policy does not apply outside the NAS arena.
• Any application for transfer and that transfer has been affected the employee cannot apply for transfer for a minimum of twelve months.
OPERATIONAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILTY OF POLICY
• It is the responsibility of the LEMT/Supervisor to ensure compliance with this policy.
• All transfer requests will be collated and processed through each divisional headquarters.
• A nominated divisional Officer will provide control and transparency ensuring the transfer process is standardized and providing quarterly reports and monitoring to ensure compliance with the policy.
• The operation of this policy will be reviewed by all relevant parties at regular intervals for the first three years and any amendments implemented through an agreed process as required.
• This policy will be placed in all NAS base policy folders and upon all base notice boards for ease of retrieval and reference.
• This policy will be reviewed by a joint management and cross section union representation.
• The NAS in consultation with all UNIONS reserve the right through consultation and negotiation to amend this document for the betterment of provision of service.
IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY
6.1 An advisory group (management and all unions) will inform HSE Human Resources to implementation of this policy.