Thursday, 14 May 2020

NURSES' UNDER-PLACEMENT: UGONSA WRITES CROSS RIVER STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION











The Chairman,
Civil Service Commission,
New Secretariat, P. M. B. 1048, Calabar,
Cross River State (CRS).

Attention:
Dr. (Mrs.) Irene Aniyom,
Permanent Secretary,
Civil Service Commission,
New Secretariat, P. M. B. 1048, Calabar,
Cross River State.

Sir,
APPOINTMENT OF DOCTORS AND NURSES FOR MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN CROSS RIVER STATE: KINDLY RECTIFY THE PLACEMENT ERROR MADE ON THE POST FOR THE GRADUATES OF BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE (BNSc) DEGREE IN THE EXTERNAL/INTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT

Nightingales’ greetings from our members (nurses with a minimum qualification of first degree in nursing).

2   2. With regards to your recent External/Internal Advertisement, Ref No. CRS/411/Vol.XIX/133 dated 27th April 2020, on the above subject matter, please kindly note that the current entry point for Registered Nurses (RN) with a Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc) degree into the Civil Service anywhere in Nigeria is Nursing Officer I [Grade Level 09 (.i.e. CONHESS 08)] and not Nursing Officer II as advertised.

2    3. We hereby availed your esteemed office the relevant documents and circulars from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), and the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) that detailed and specified the extant entry point of graduates of B.N.Sc degree to be Grade Level 09 (.i.e. CONHESS 08) post-NYSC (National Youth Service Corps). These documents include the following: 

(a). Circular, Ref No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 dated September 8, 2016, from the 
       office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) (attached herewith as Annexure A).

 (b). Circular, Ref No.C6093/T/13 dated 19th June 2017, from Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) [attached herewith as Annexure B].

 (c). Circular Ref No. C.6093/T/16 dated February 20, 2018 from FMOH (attached herewith as Annexure C).

(d). Circular Ref No. C2920/5.3/C.2/1/155 dated 5th February 2019 from the FMOH (attached herewith as Annexure D).

(e). Circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April 2002 from the office of the HCSF (attached herewith as Annexure E).

(f). A letter by the FMOH to a Chief Medical Director (CMD) on entry point placement of graduate nurses on CONHESS 08 (attached herewith as Annexure F).

(g). The Implementation Guide for Internship Programme for graduates of B.N.Sc degree from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), the statutory regulatory body for nursing in Nigeria ( page 6 attached herewith as  Annexure G).

(h). Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) award of the year 1981, which granted that the profession of Nursing is on parity with that of Pharmacy in Nigeria, as is the case in Great Britain from the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (attached herewith as Annexure H).

PRAYER

We most respectfully demand that your esteemed office
1   1.  modifies its current advert for employment of nurses to include Nursing Officer 1 [.i.e. Grade Level 09 (CONHESS 08)] as the entry point for Registered Nurses with B.N.Sc degree in line with the provision of the extant circulars.

2 2. upgrade the existing nursing officers possessing B.N.Sc degree who were employed before 8th September 2016  but are still below the new base of Grade Level 09 (i.e. CONHESS 08) effective from 8th September 2016 (being the date of release of the circular REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 by the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation .i.e. Annexure A) as prescribed by the civil service circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 (.i.e. Annexure E).

3 3. upgrade all graduate nurse who were wrongly employed below the new base of CONHESS 08 after 8th September 2016 to CONHESS 08 effective from the date of their employment as prescribed by the civil service circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 (i.e. Annexure E).

Kindly accept the assurances of our esteemed regards!


                                                                     Signed:
                                                                                                        

CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                                   NURSE P.O. ETENG
               National President                                                         Ag.National Secretary

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