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Conditions of employment for a Radiographer.

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Conditions of employment for a Radiographer * Full/part time * Pay * Holidays * Pension rights * Job security * Evidence of anti-discriminatory * Practice * Job satisfaction * Level of responsibility * Presence of stressors * Autonomy and social factors Hours of work Job roles have working patterns such as working part time, full time, flexible hours, overtime and shift working. A radiographer usually works around 37.5 hours a week, which may include shifts and unsocial hours. Most radiographers in the NHS work a 35 hour week but, for diagnostic radiographers, this would include regular night-time and weekend work, as departments are staffed 24 hours a day. Part-time work is possible. Therapeutic radiographers work more normal hours, seeing patients by appointment in specially equipped radiotherapy or oncology centres. Pay Every employed person is paid using the same procedures of payment. The national pay system in the NHS is called Agenda for Change (AFC). This applies to all staff in the allied health professions except the most senior managers. These are examples of roles and the (AFC) bands at which they are paid: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiographer (Band 5) Specialist radiographer (Band 6) Advanced radiographer (Band 7) For a radiographer he or she will qualify as a diagnostic radiographer or a therapeutic which starts them off at band 5. Band 5 the annual salary starts from point 17 of �20,225 and ends with point 25 of �26,123. ...read more.

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Some people who don't work may set up a personal pension who has put aside money for retirement. With a personal pension, you pay a regular amount, usually every month, or a lump sum to the pension provider who will invest it on your behalf. The fund is usually run by financial organisations such as building societies, banks, insurance companies, and unit trusts. Company pensions are fixed by the employers of the employees. The employer contributes towards the employee's pension. There may also be payments to a spouse, civil partner or dependant when you die. The employer makes a contribution on their behalf however they have to pay them regularly payments from their salary. When the radiographer retires at a certain age he/she receives a pension scheme that will pay them a regular income for life. Benefits the radiographer receives Retirement - Employees are vested in the retirement plan after completion of 5 years with 1,000 hrs. Radiographers are entitled to Liability, Life and Short/long term Insurance. They also get seven paid holidays. Job Security A radiographer will find that their job has a much higher job security that have a temporary contract. Most graduates will go and work in the NHS, (94% work for the NHS as their first job). http://www.sor.org/news/files/images/8_11_21_Analysis_of_graduate_surveys_CD_v1_0.pdf) Radiographers who have a permanent contract find they have a higher security because they can't go jobless unless they decide to quit their job. ...read more.

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However as part of their job and being qualified as this it can be a case of them enjoying having a high level of responsibility which is an addition of significance of the tasks performed. Presence of stressors At some stage radiographers can become very stressful as patients can be uncooperative and the stress is caused by inadequate pay, unnecessary exams, lack of staff, lack of respect and uncooperative or unsupportive radiologists. Lack of staff can become stressful and radiographers may find the job isn't as job satisfying at times. Personal characteristics of workers Everyone's characteristics are different which has an effect on the satisfaction of the radiographer as everyone wants different things in the work place. For example, the radiographer might want to be involved in different situations and experience something new. Some radiographers might enjoy doing the same things or tasks over again but some might get bored of this and want something else and different. Autonomy When a person has autonomy it is when they have control of their own situation such as a radiographer diagnosing a patient the radiographer is in control of how it is going to be done. However if the radiographer was unhappy about the problems at work therefore the radiographer will report back to their manager telling the problem they're having. A radiographer has a good level of autonomy as they are in charge of the situation and how they are going to asses the patient due to the complicated technology they use. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mandeep Kaur Sohal Health and Social Care Unit 11 ...read more.

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