Currently, most VMOs are employed by Queensland Health in accordance with the terms and conditions, Queensland Government Visiting Medical Officers 2011 (the 2011 VMO agreement). The 2011 VMO agreement is an agreement between the Queensland government and AMAQ. It regulates the employment of all VMOs employed by Queensland Health. This is not a distinction or agreement certified by the Queensland Industrial Relations Board. No external body had control over the 2011 VMO agreement. There are also other documents that set conditions of employment for VMOs, such as: HHS can change the roll of a VMO after consultation (but not necessarily approval) by setting a three-month time limit (paragraph 15, paragraph 4), with the annual increase in compensation over the duration of the 2011 VMO agreement being predetermined and set out in the 2011 VMO agreement schedules.www.health.qld.gov.au/vmo/docs/vmo_agreement.pdf]. Wage victim plans are authorized in accordance with item 3.8 of the 2011 VMO agreement [www.health.qld.gov.au/vmo/docs/vmo_agreement.pdf]www.health.qld.gov.au/medical/salary-sacrifice.asp. As far as public patients are concerned, VMOs are currently compensated under the LHR I2 policy, but have limited coverage for private patients. We assume that the directive will be amended so that when VMOs are invited by HHS to treat private patients through a private practice agreement, compensation rules apply. The base hours of a VMO can be increased if the VMO regularly works more than its normal base hours. This can be done in accordance with the SHH. We understand that when overtime is worked and paid at the single rate, hours worked are included as key hours for all leave requests. VMOs currently receive a basic hourly rate in accordance with Schedule 1 until the 2011 VMO agreement [www.health.qld.gov.au/vmo/docs/vmo_agreement.pdf].
VMO may be required to work on other sites within the HHS after consultation (but no approval) (point 5). We understand that during off-peak hours, work is carried out by mutual agreement at other sites. Can be paid on an edited basis (with application form for attendance and application for allowances (AVAC form) or on an annualized basis by appointment. A dispute cannot be referred to the QIRC, but may be referred in agreement between HHs and the VMO to a private mediator for conciliation.