Friday, 29 March 2019

UGONSA MAKES CASE FOR ADNs DUE FOR PROMOTION TO DDN IN FETHA

As part of the ongoing campaign of UGONSA to ensure that nurses who have suffered to bag BNSc degree reap the full benefit of their labour, the association had intervened in the case of eligible Assistant Directors of Nursing (ADNs) due for promotion to the post of Deputy Director of Nursing (DDN) that were delisted from promotion list after being initially shortlisted by FETHA in the promotion interview scheduled to hold on 1st April 2019.

Recall that UGONSA had recently lunched campaign and intervention to make nurses' BNSc degree count and be recognized by hospital management ( for nurses who are still in the university and those that have graduated), a scheme it is piloting in FETHA from where the train shall berth in other hospitals in collaboration of UGONSA national executives with States and Unit executives. Sequel to the emergent situation of the ADNs due for promotion to DDN and CNOs due for promotion to ADN related to the scheduled promotion interview of 1st April, 2019, UGONSA prioritized their case. The intervention for other nurses (including those that have already bagged BNSc and those that are currently in school studying for the BNSc degree) whose names are currently being compiled shall be activated within next two weeks. 

Below is the text of  the intervention for the ADNs due for promotion to DDN:

The Chief Medical Director (CMD),
Federal Teaching Hospital,
Abakaliki (FETHA).

Attention:

Director of Administration, FETHA,

                          &

Head of Nursing Services, FETHA,

Sir,

A CALL FOR APPLICATION OF EXTANT RULES IN THE PROMOTION OF ASSISTANT DIRECTORS OF NURSING TO DEPUTY DIRECTORS OF NURSING 

Nightingales’ greetings from members of UGONSA, the professional association of nurses with a minimum qualification of first degree in nursing. 

2. The rumour making the rounds that eligible Assistant Directors of Nursing (ADN) earlier shortlisted for promotion interview to the post of Deputy Director of Nursing (DDN) have been delisted from the forthcoming promotion interview by FETHA prompted us to once again approach your office owing to the undisputed fact that your performing administration in FETHA is one that is propelled by and ran on “due process”. 

3. At the material time the eligibility for promotion to the post of Deputy Director of Nursing is sine qua non of possession of a minimum qualification of first degree in nursing and spending at least four years on the grade of Assistant Director of Nursing (Kindly refer the attached documents).

4. It is indisputable that the ADNs shortlisted for promotion to DDNs aside being evaluated as highly competent also met all the requisite extant conditions for promotion to the post.  

5. Having met the required conditions that warranted the publications of their names in the list of eligible candidates for the forthcoming promotion interview by FETHA, it is unjust to surreptitiously delist them a few days to the promotion interview for reasons that do not bother on their eligibility, capacity or competence. 

6. The display of professional competency by the affected ADNs that led to their being qualified for promotion to DDN is a source of motivation to young nurses who they mentor and serve as role
models to. Denying them their duly earned promotion denigrates the cliché of “dignity in labour” and has the ill potency of diffusely portraying our system as one that does not reward merit and hard work.  Such if allowed to thrive may, in the long run, passively foster a noncommittal mindset for hardworking and professionalism among the upcoming generation.

PRAYER

We passionately demand that your administration maintains its fairness to our members by 

i. allowing all the Assistant Directors of Nursing (ADNs) that are due for promotion to the post of Deputy Director of Nursing (DDN) sit for the forthcoming promotion interview. 

ii. selecting DDNs from the ADNs based on merit anchored on outcome criteria of an inclusive promotion interview and performance evaluation.


Signed:



CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                            NURSE G.I. NSHI
        National President                                                    National Secretary

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