Your tax status

(Your tax status will determine the tax bracket to use within the
statutory tables)
• If you have any other employment or income (pension etc.) tax will be
deducted at the maximum rate of 25% (As per TAX regulation your Tax
status will indicate: Permanently Employed)
• If you are in possession of a tax directive from the Receiver of Revenue,
please attach a certified copy in order for PPLE Healthcare to
deduct tax accordingly.
• It is your responsibility to keep PPLE Healthcare updated of any
changes in your employment and tax status in order to ensure that your
earnings are taxed accordingly.
• This status must be in writing and faxed or emailed.
Deductions
Unemployment Insurance fund (UIF): In terms of current legislation PPLE Healthcare is required to register all our employees with the
Unemployment Insurance Fund Commissioner.
• The total legislated contribution is 2%. 1% is payable by you and the
other 1% is payable by PPLE Healthcare.
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases:
• You are covered under the compensation fund for occupational injuries
and disease (COID act) while working for PPLE Healthcare.
• The current Legislation does not cover Needle-stick injuries and body
fluid contaminations as they are not covered by this act. All related
expenses incurred are the responsibility of the employee.
• PPLE Healthcare however offers Needle-stick and Body Flued Contamination
Insurance as an optional extra when you take out Professional
Indemnity or Medical Malpractice Insurance with AON. Please refer to
the AON Medical Malpractice application form at the back of your
application form.
Injury on duty
If you are injured while at work, your first priority is to inform the person in
charge immediately and seek medical attention. If necessary, report to
casualty. The hospital or your private practitioner must fill in the injury on
duty forms. Send a copy of those forms to PPLE Healthcare. PPLE Healthcare will
fill in the part of the designated for the Employer. The forms must be faxed to
our offices within 24 hours. Inform PPLE Healthcare within 24hrs of the
incident.
Basic Conditions of Employment
PPLE Healthcare will endeavor to place you on temporary assignments
with our clients as and when suitable assignments become available. PPLE Healthcare does not guarantee that there will be assignments available at
any time. Rates may vary from one assignment to another. The employee is
deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions of each assignment upon
acceptance. Rates are inclusive of the leave components, as determined by
the Ministerial Determination
Expectation of Future Assignments
The Employee agrees that notwithstanding the Agency’s intention to secure
assignments for the Employee on a regular basis for the duration of this
agreement, the Employee has not been given any undertaking in this regard,
nor has any expectation been created that the Employee will be placed in
other assignments or that the Employee’s assignments, in any future
temporary position, will be on the same similar terms to any previous
assignment.
SANC – South African Nursing Council
It is the employee’s responsibility to register with SANC and to provide a copy
of your SANC receipt each and every year to PPLE Healthcare via fax or
email. You might also be asked to provide proof of your SANC Membership in
the form of a SANC Receipt or Registration Letter to the facility or institutions
were PPLE Healthcare has placed you. If you do not have a valid SANC
receipt the client may send you home and penalize you. PPLE Healthcare cannot place
you at our Client’s Facilities without a valid SANC membership.

Working Hours and Attendance Register
Employees are expected to be on time, at least 15 min prior to duty time.
Professionalism in your uniform is priority. The PPLE Healthcare
attendance register must be filled in correctly, sign in and sign out with your
signature and staff number, this must be legible/read-able otherwise we
cannot pay you.
Availability, Bookings & Cancellations
If you cannot work or you keep on cancelling your bookings, it means that we
cannot rely on you and placements may be lost. Please ensure of the
following.
• Inform PPLE Healthcare weekly with your availabilities or leave
period via email wchealth@pple.co.za or WhatsApp 082 462 2485.
• Make sure that you are contactable, and that PPLE Healthcare
have your correct details so that messages can be sent via your cell
phone.
• We do not answer Missed Calls or please-call-me on the cell phone.
Please make use of Whatsapp or SMS.
• If you are unable to work, please notify PPLE Healthcare within
24hrs and at the very least 4 hours before the commencement of a
shift.
• If you are unable to work, you cannot send someone else to work in
your place. Neither you nor the replacement will not be paid as PPLE Healthcare has not given that person consent to represent
PPLE Healthcare.
Dress Code
Your image is a reflection on your professionalism and the company through
which you are working. The dress code for all the Hospitals and Clinics are
standardized as follows by SANC & PPLE Healthcare:
• Epaulettes must be worn at all times
• White Collar Shirt – NB: No blue trimmings, lace, frill shirts or t-shirts
• Dark Blue trouser or skirt. Males may wear white pants
• Socks to be the colour of your pants or shoes
• Only stockings the same colour as your skin can be worn with the skirts
• Navy court shoes or a proper closed shoes; NB: No tekkies or sandals
• No jerseys may be worn while you are working with patients
If you are not dressed appropriately you can be sent home, financially
penalized by the client and disciplinary action taken against you. Dress code
is important!
PPLE Healthcare Name Tag
It is the responsibility of the employee to arrange to get a PPLE Healthcare name tag. No
bookings will be done without a nametag. As soon as you are registered on
our system you will receive a SMS with your PPLE Healthcare employee number. As
soon as you receive this number, phone in and make an appointment to come
to our office to make your name tag. Please remember the following:
• You have to bring your Nursing Top and Epaulettes
• Minimum makeup
Banking details
New bank details must be faxed or emailed. No new banking details will be
accepted over the telephone or via SMS.
We need your full name, ID number and your PPLE Healthcare number with the
new banking details.
Workstation
If you need to leave your workstation, you must inform the person that is in
charge. Write a short statement as to why you are leaving (Child Sick etc, the
person in charge will sign and fax it to PPLE Healthcare. Sign out of the
Register.
Orientation
Orientation at Private Clients can require multiple days which without
creating any expectation of future shifts must be attended at a client’sfacility.
Clients do not pay for Orientation as you will be learning the systems and
procedures required to work effectively in the client’s facility. Therefore, you
cannot expect any remuneration while you are introducing yourself to the
client and is employees. You will need to wear your full uniform, distinguishing
devices (epaulettes) and PPLE Healthcare ID/name badge.