ANNOUNCEMENT: The General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ) is pleased to announce registration dates for newly qualified Opthalmic Nurses and Nurse Aneasthetists. In the same vein, the Council (GNCZ) will conduct re-registration exercise of all post basic qualified nurse and midwifery practitioners in possession of certificates to replace them with Advanced Diplomas.
The allocated dates are as follows:
1st NOVEMBER 2018: Registration of Opthalmic Nurses
2nd NOVEMBER 2018: Registration of Nurse Aneasthetists.
5th NOVEMBER 2018 TO 24th FEBRUARY 2018: Re-registration of all Registered Nurses (RNs) with certificates in Midwifery, Operating Theatre Nursing , Mental Health Nursing, etc.
Further information with regard to re-gistration requirements and fees can be obtained from your local district health and/or hospital management starting from 18th October 2018.
Thom D. Yung’ana
MANAGER REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
For/THE REGISTRAR AND CEO
GENERAL NURSING COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA
Department of Health (DOH) will continue the Nurse Deployment Project (NDP) in 2019, and hired nurses will get ₱33,584 monthly salary.
NDP is one of the programs under the DOH Human Resource for Health Deployment Programs, which is an annual hiring and deployment of nurses, doctors, dentists, midwives, medical technologists, pharmacists and other allied health workers to geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) and other poor communities in the country.
The higher salary for DOH NDP 2019 is due to fourth and final tranche of Salary Standardization Law (SSL) which will be implemented starting January 2019. The law which was enacted in 2015 by Aquino administration started the pay hike for state workers in 2016.
It covers all workers in government, including nurses and other healthcare workers. NDP nurses is at Step 1 of Salary Grade 16, which is currently at ₱31,765.
Not just NDP nurses got the boost in their salary for next year. All cadres under the 2019 DOH Human Resource for Health Deployment Programs will higher wages next year due to SSL 4th tranche. Here are the salary rates if we follow the salary grades this year:
SSL Salary Rates for DOH HRHDP 2019
Physician Augmentation Deployment Project (PADP) – P62,678
Dentist Deployment Project (DDP) – P36,942.00
Nurse Deployment Project (NDP) – P33,584.00
Universal Healthcare Implementers Deployment Project (UHCIDP) – P30,531.00
Medical Technologist Deployment Project (MTDP) – P30,531.00
Pharmacist Deployment Project (PDP) – P30,531.00
Public Health Associates Deployment Project (PHADP) – P22,938.00
Family Health Associate Deployment Project (FHADP) – P27,755.00
Rural Health Midwives Placement Program (RHMPP) – P20,754.00
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) earlier announced that they will also regularize certain posts and provide benefits and other incentives. But with around 16% reduction in 2019 budget, we expect that the health department will hire lesser number of health workers.
DBM posted in the 2019 proposed budget the following:
“To ensure that adequately trained and skilled health workers are distributed throughout the archipelago, a total of PhP9.0 billion is provided for the Human Resources for Health Deployment Program of the DOH. This amount will provide accessible and quality medical services by hiring and deploying 243 doctors, 9,138 nurses, 3,650 midwives, and 241 dentists in far-flung areas, particularly in municipalities that do not have any health worker.”
Noteworthy also that DBM did not mention midwives, medical technologists, and pharmacists. So we don’t have any idea yet if their respective programs will continue.
Hiring and selection of cadres under the HRH Deployment Programs usually happens around November. If you are interested to apply, let’s just wait for the official announcement from DOH and regional offices.
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery education and academic research programmes in Ghana, the University of Ghana has elevated Dr. Lydia Aziato, a distinguished senior lecturer and Acting Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ghana, to an Associate Professor.
Sharing her celebrated achievements with the N&MC newsline team, Prof. Aziato disclosed that she has worked as a lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery for over 10 years where she has contributed immensely towards nursing and midwifery education in areas such as pain management, cancer nursing, surgical nursing and curriculum development. She also has advanced skills in qualitative research and an interest in training and mentoring young nurses and students to enhance their skills and independence.
She has been a nurse for over 20 years. She had her first degree in Nursing and Psychology in 2001 and in 2006, she graduated with an MPhil in Nursing from the University of Ghana. She also has a specialty certificate in Oncology Nursing from the cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Canadawhich she completed in 2006.
Subsequently, she graduated with a PhD in Nursing from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa in 2013. She was awarded the Emerging Nurse Researcher for Africa in 2017.
Prof. Aziato holds both local and international positions in nursing organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau International. She also serves on a number of boards and committees. In addition, she is an external examiner for a number of Universities in Ghana and internationally.
She has published in over 40 articles in credible peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for many journals.
Prof Aziato is a committed christian and fellowships with the Temple of Grace Baptist Church, Madina. She is grateful to the almighty God for strengthening her throughout her lifetime. She is married with three children.
Asked what she does at her leisure time she said she uses her leisure time for counselling and mentoring.
The N&MC is very proud of Professor Lydia Aziato’s achievement. We hope her accomplishments would motivate other nursing and midwifery practitioners to walk her path.
Hello Nation Builders,
Have You Completed NSS, Attended NABCO Interview But Still Have a Status of “NOT VERIFIED”?
Are you one of the applicants who has completed NSS and also attended the NABCO interview but still has a status of “NOT VERIFIED”? This could partly be due to a wrong NSS number provided during the application stage. Due to this, NABCO is unable to verify your NSS status.
NABCO is providing such applicants another opportunity to correct this by filling a form at https://nabco.gov.gh/wrong-nss-applicants/. This will enable NABCO to verify your NSS status.
You will need to readily provide the following information:
Your full name
NABCO Reference Number
The Wrong NSS number you provided during the NABCO application (Kindly refer to your application slip printout)
The Correct NSS Number (as stated on your NSS Certificate)
Year of NSS Completion
Upload a copy of your NSS Certificate.
The deadline for submission of such queries is Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 5pm.
Below is a sample of the SMS notification sent out to affected applicants:
Applicant with ref# NABCOASREG12345, your current NSS verification status is “NOT VERIFIED”, visit https://nabco.gov.gh/wrong-nss-applicants/ to provide additional details to help with your NSS number verification by NABCO. Deadline: 5pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2018