Hospitals & Services
Although all levels of PDRP are valid for three years from the date of approval, in order to verify that the PDRP level initially endorsed is being maintained in the interim years, the following procedure applies:
During the interim years, by the PDRP anniversary date the applicant must complete all required sections of the Interim validation form with their Line Manager and submit only Section Four of the form found here to the PDRP office NOTE:This is for CDHB staff only.
This is part of the PDRP Interim Year process and section four verifies that you are maintaining your level of practice on the PDRP and meets requirements under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003) as regulated by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
For external organisation please contact your PDRP Coordinator to find out how to maintain your level at the interim year.
If the nurse is not verified as having met the interim year requirements and no extension has been applied for, the applicant will be removed from the PDRP and any level of practice payment associated with the PDRP will cease. The nurse will no longer be exempt from Nursing Council audit processes.
If the reason the nurse has attempted to verify interim year validation, but the nursing line manager believes that the applicant does not meet the required level of practice, they will then work with the applicant to put together a development plan.
If after three months the applicant has not been able to meet these requirements, he/she can choose to either drop a level of practice or come off the PDRP process until able to represent their portfolio for assessment.
If the applicant believes they have been unfairly treated, they can then choose to go through the appeals process which is described fully in the PDRP process located on the intranet.
When nurses successful on the PDRP are on parental or extended leave, the nurse is required by NCNZ to still maintain continuing competence requirements for professional development hours, hours worked and assessment against the competencies once they return to work.
In the case of the applicant taking extended leave for up to one year, the same principle applies as in the case of parental leave.
NOTE: If a nurse is going on parental or extended leave over their 3 yearly expiration date, they are still required to resubmit their portfolio by this date. This is because under the HPCA, Nursing Council audit requirements must still be met, in this case through the PDRP.