FAQ - Employment Information
Implimenting AWR Agency worker regulations with Ava pt 2
2. Update job descriptions.
The accumulation of weeks towards parity rights is dependant on
a number of things: not least is the job description and more
specifically training requirements for the job or jobs. A worker
who is employed by a hirer for 6 weeks doing one job (e.g. a post
requiring a maternity qualified nurse which is not the same as post
requiring a more generally trained nurse) and then works for 7
weeks in a job with different training requirements will not have
accumulated the 12 weeks for either post. A non-medical example
would be a worker trained and certified on one type of machinery
and then going on to work on another type of machine or
- If you have an NHS AIMS Job Description set up, then this will
be used to determine the job type and training needs. If not then
the qualification or job description will be used. If in either
case you are happy that either the skill title (or where applicable
the AIMs job title) uniquely and uniformly describes each job you
fill for that customer, you can proceed to the next stage.
- Only if needed, you can override both the automatic
categorisation of skills by updating the Job title in the shift
pattern setup which has precedence over both the preceding
- Go to the record card for the the department you want to check
or ammend and click on the menu setup shift pattern
- If required update the job title. For example if you are
supplying a drive HGV 1 and this appears on the Job description tab
and you have a seperate tab for HGV 2 and non HGV (standard driving
licence) you do not need to make any changes. If you are supplying
a "community" nurse and they have the same training as a "general"
or "hospital" nurse, then you will need to change the job
- In order, when Ava is determining if the jobs within a legal
entity have the same training, skill or AWR value it looks at the
information on the on the shift pattern page. So that the actual
amount of updating is kept to a minimum for all our users, Ava
considers the current setup in the following order.
- If you have AIMs titles set up:
It first considers the Title (1) of the skill (2). If these are the
same, it looks at the AIMs title (3). If different AIMs titles
represent different training then under the AWR act, the two jobs
do not add to the same AWR clock. If however a "clinical
worker (hospital)" has the same training and is interchangeable
with a "clinical worker (community)" then we need to override this
choice. We do this by setting the Title (1) to for example "HCA
general" which is different to the "HCA" tab title (2)
- If you do not have AIMs titles set up:
If the Title (1) and the skill (2) are the same then jobs are
considered as the skill (2). If they are different then the title
is used. This allows for jobs at different skill titles
(e.g. HCA A:band 1 and HCA B:band 2) to be amalgamated by
giving them both the same title(1).
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This FAQ was last updated on Wednesday, September 30, 2015