If you are being moved to a different area consider the following:
1. Your contract and pay
It is important to check that your contract and local policy allows you to be moved. You should not experience any detriment in relation to your pay or your terms and conditions of employment. If your contract does not allow you to be moved, discuss this with your manager and contact us for advice.
2. Security systems and IT
Consider whether you will need an induction to the relevant security systems, telephone and alarm systems, along with incident reporting IR1/Datix system and record keeping procedures (see below).
3. Your role and responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the role along with your level of competence should be discussed from the outset. We expect employers to carefully consider your individual circumstances along with your experiences and skills before deciding to move you. Consider if there are any areas of concern and discuss these with your manager.
4. Your team
As part of your induction to the new role you should be given information about your line manager, the team around you and each team members competencies. It is reasonable to make enquiries about other staff and their competencies. Any areas of concern should be escalated and reported to senior managers.
You may need more information about:
- essential contacts (for example who is on call)
- senior staff on shift
- supervision and support arrangements.
5. Your working time
Your employer must comply with your contract of employment and local policies in addition to meeting the requirements of the Working Time Regulations. They must also ensure that appropriate arrangements for recording and accruing overtime and TOIL are in place, and any related payments are made.
6. Your work area
You may need an induction to the clinical area which should cover:
- policies and procedures
- the infection status of the clinical setting
- access to and appropriate use of any equipment that might be needed in your role
- moving and handling (access to equipment, procedures)
- location of toilets and staff room/lockers/drinking water
- working times, rota and break allocation.
Although moving areas can be unsettling, there could be opportunities to working in a different environment. Consider how you might use the experience and reflect on it for your revalidation.
If you are delayed returning to your substantive role, discuss this with your manager and if you have concerns, contact us for advice on.