AUPE auxiliary nursing
If you are part of auxiliary nursing, you are covered under the terms and conditions of the AUPE collective agreement for auxiliary nursing. Ensure you are familiar with this agreement, particularly with the local conditions specific to your site. You must also follow all Covenant Health policies and procedures.
If you are eligible, you must enroll in benefit offerings within the first 31 days of initial eligibility as per your employee grouping. We will email you when you are able to elect benefits.
See Article 8: Probationary Period/Orientation in your collective agreement.
If you move into a new position within the bargaining unit, see Article 11: Appointments and Transfers for information about transferring within your probation period and trial periods.
Previous experience, portability and site transfers
Recognition of previous experience
We may recognize relevant work experience hours from previous positions or employers to determine your salary placement. This only applies to time worked before your start date with us. See Article 14: Salaries in your collective agreement.
You will be placed at Step 1 of the salary grid for your job classification. To have your rate of pay reviewed, you must submit your previous experience. See experience, education and portability for more information.
You may port the following if you meet the conditions in your collective agreement (e.g., termination from Alberta Health Services [AHS]):
- Vacation, Article 23.02 (b), which applies to vacation accrual date only
- Sick Leave, Article 25.10
Email questions about eligibility and requests to port entitlements to HRBusinessSupport@covenanthealth.ca.
There are currently no provisions for site transfers in the collective agreement with other employers.
Health care aides
If your competency status on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory changes, you must email a completed Education and Certificate Cover form with a copy of your new status on the directory and, where applicable, your educational qualifications, to HRBusinessSupport@covenanthealth.ca. We will create a case for your request in the HR Contact Centre ServiceHub.
See the licenses, professional registration and certifications for more information.