Band 5 On-call

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Band 5 On-call

Paul Addison
Hi all,
Are there any band 5 Renal Techs out there doing on-call? If so, are the responsibilities the same as the higher band techs?
Thanks
Paul
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Ian Wilde
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Hi Paul,

We don't have any Band 5 techs on-call.  We consider it part of being a Band 6.

Ian
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Roger Moore
Hi Paul

We take same approach as Ian, no on-call for Band 5's.
Kind regards

Roger
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John Moore
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We have band 5s on-call. They have the same responsibilities as anyone on-call.
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Ian Wilde
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Just shows John the different approaches different units take.

The responsibilty of the decisions that someone on call makes is considered to require a senior technologist's experience here in Manchester - not that what we do is right or wrong, just nice to get different views and perspectives.
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Terry Simpson
When we (Leeds) have had band 5's they were trainees and as such could not be on-call.
Our establishment grade for a Renal Tech is band 6 and that's probably what the deciding factor is, if your establishment grade is a 5 then I guess you can be on-call at that grade.

So much for AfC national parity then.  
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fraser gilmour
We've never had an on-call technical service. It's been proposed to help support home HD but only in the form of a telephone advice service.
Our in-centres manage on evenings and weekends by maintaining a 20% spare capacity of HD machines and fully redundant RO's.
On-call won't be necessary when we move to seven day working anyway
 
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Paul Addison
Thanks for the info everyone. Our on-call rota has now been changed to include band 5s. In my first week I was called 7 times and attended 3 times at 6:30am. Deep joy.