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We are always committed to negotiating with our clients to get you the best rates of pay. There are three payment structures you can choose from, and finding the right one for you will be dependent on your circumstances and the nature of your assignment.
Rest assured we want to be as transparent as possible regarding your options and pay, and through our years of expertise, we’ll support you in finding the right payment method for you and your lifestyle. Throughout your journey with Maxxima, our recruitment consultants will guide you every step of the way and will always answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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"I would wholly recommend working for Maxxima. I have a good working relationship with the cardiac physiology team, they find me assignments which suit my circumstances and location and obtain me the rates I ask for."
Echocardiographer , Liam
"When I looked to become a Locum, Maxxima stood out to me straight away. Leaving permanent work to become a Locum was a daunting prospect however all the guys at Maxxima fill you with confidence with their knowledge, urgency and friendliness. I felt right from the start that they were always going to do the best for me and my career."
Respiratory Physiologist , Chris
"I love working with Maxxima because of their efficient, well-organized and friendly service. I have never struggled to find placements through Maxxima and they have found positions for me in really great departments. The service that I have received from Maxxima has been seamless and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a move into the world of locuming!"
Cardiac Physiogist , Frances
"I have a positive professional relationship with my consultant who understands and considers my needs and career aspirations especially since I'm in a niche field."
Psychological Therapies , Dean
"I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that you do a great job. I’m glad I decided to work with you back in February 2016. It’s great how easy it is to talk to you as you are always available to support me and keep me updated. You always find for me the best opportunity to work and provide me support during consignments. Now it’s almost like having a close friend/family right here with me who helps me work with peace of mind. I just can’t thank you enough for your great effort."
Cardiac Physiologist , Mudassar
"Maxxima's service is second to none. They've always accommodated my needs and arranged every aspect of my placement seamlessly "
Radiography , Graham
Explore your payment options
We encourage you to thoroughly explore your employment options so that you can assess what the best arrangement is for you.
PAYE = Pay As You Earn. You’ll be paid via Maxxima’s payroll directly each week. All necessary deductions will be made at source meaning everything that arrives in your nominated account is yours to spend.
Paid by a Umbrella company
This method involves an agreement with a 3rd party supplier. Maxxima will pay the umbrella company the gross amount, from here the umbrella company is responsible for doing the necessary deductions and paying you into your nominated account. Umbrella companies usually take a small fee for each timesheet processed.
Paid by a Limited company
This method is similar to those above however payment will be sent directly to your limited company. If ‘within IR35’, all deductions will be made from source. If ‘outside IR35’, the gross amount will be paid, and you are responsible for making the necessary deductions at the end of the financial year.
Peace of mind that your tax affairs will be taken care of, with no nasty surprises from HMRC and no fees
If you work through several agencies, you may have to treat it as a ‘secondary employment’ and pay. Meaning higher tax in the short-term, before claiming it back at the end of the year.
If you work through several agencies, or several different positions, you can manage your tax affairs through one ‘employment’.
Advance payments can be made to you in exceptional circumstances.
You are covered for Professional Indemnity Insurance by the majority of umbrella companies that we work with, therefore you won’t have to cover the cost of this yourself.
If the umbrella company doesn’t manage your tax affairs correctly, you could face a large tax bill and penalties. This is not something that Maxxima condones and we don’t wish to put our workers at any risk, therefore all umbrella companies we work with are audited to make sure you are confident in using them.
If your assignment is ‘outside IR35’ you may be able to extract funds from the company in a more tax- efficient manner i.e. dividends, business-related expenses. Something to speak to an accountant about in more detail.
If ‘inside IR35’, and work is in the public sector, your agency has to deduct tax and national insurance deductions.
If ‘inside IR35’, and work is in the private sector, your agency has to deduct tax and national insurance deductions from April 2020 onwards, and you should
All Locum pay rates across the industry are subject to both Employer’s and Employee’s National Insurance deductions. Ask your recruitment consultant to discuss what this means for your hourly rate.
Once you have secured a role with us, our dedicated recruitment team will be in touch to provide you with all the required information. They’ll provide you with a timesheet template that enables you to quickly and easily submit your worked hours.
In some cases, our clients use their own online platforms; you may be required to submit your hours through one of these. Our Recruitment Support team will be on-hand to guide you through this.
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What is IR35 and how does it affect me?
IR35 is a set of tax laws that are designed to ensure all workers in the public sector are paying the correct amount of tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC). There are a series of tests used by clients, to determine the employment status of contractors working through limited companies/personal service companies (PSCs).
As of 6 April 2021, further changes will come into force, which will include mid and large-sized private sector clients, so if you are planning to work in either the public or private sector after this time, IR35 will apply to all PSC workers.
For more information on IR35, any upcoming legislative changes and how they could impact you, visit Gov.uk
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Welcome to your first Viewpoint survey results for 2023.Thank you to everyone who gave us their much-valued feedback in our winter 2022 survey. Unfortunately, December did see our lowest ever participation rate, and we’d really love to see this change moving forward. We encourage you to complete each Viewpoint survey throughout 2023, so that we can make those improvements to our service that mean the most to you.With that said, we’d like to take this opportunity to share with you everything our teams have been working on, as a result of your honest opinions, suggestions, and feedback at the end of last year. Upgrades to Emily – our compliance chatbotWe’ve listened to your feedback regarding Emily, our chatbot, and we’re pleased to announce that we have made significant upgrades which will transform the experience you have when communicating with her. Emily will look the same but she will be more intuitive and user-friendly, meaning more intelligent and precise conversations with her. This will result in you getting exactly what you need from each interaction with her. Payment methods - simplifiedDrum roll please… Our long sought-after payment methods video is now live!We know joining an agency for the first time can be a daunting task, with lots of decisions that need to be made. That’s why we’ve created a short explainer video to help you understand the different payment methods on offer when working with Maxxima. No matter where you are in the process with Maxxima, whether you are in the onboarding process, applying for roles or are currently in placement, it is worth taking a look at this video, so you can ensure you are continuously making the best decisions for you during your time with us. Improving your Direct Engagement experienceYour feedback and comments on our Direct Engagement portals have been incredibly insightful so far. As such, we’re working on an action plan with our Direct Engagement clients to transform your experience of using the portals. This will take some time, but we wanted to share this exciting development with you.And it doesn’t stop there. We’re also launching a new placement booking confirmation email for each Direct Engagement portal. This means that from February onwards, you’ll have all the relevant portal information you need, at the point of booking.We acknowledge that Direct Engagement is an area where we have seen frustrations within our workforce, so we hope you can see that we are proactively seeking ways to make improvements. To date, we have created helpful content for 10 portals on our website, creating a ‘how to’ experience so you have the information at your fingertips, when you need it. Variety of rolesIt was great to see your feedback on our ever-growing range of roles. You may have noticed that we’ve been posting more vacancies on our website than ever before; over the last couple of months alone, we have added over 1000 new jobs. We will continue to push for more variety, to bring you the best vacancies in the sector.View our latest locum vacancies.View our latest permanent vacancies. New contract winsHere at Maxxima, we never rest on our laurels. As such, we are excited to share our most recent master vendor contract wins, meaning more exclusive job opportunities for you:InHealth, a specialist provider of diagnostic and healthcare solutions. They provide a wide variety of tests, scans, and treatments to millions of patients each year, the majority of whom are NHS patients. This includes audiology, endoscopy, radiography, CT scans, MRI, breast screening and x-rays. Through our exclusive partnership with InHealth, we have a range of temporary and permanent opportunities on offer. if you would like to learn more, please register your interest on the short form below.We’re also excited to announce that we’re working on new national project to deliver the UK’s largest ever health research programme. We’ll share more details of this with you in the very near future, but if you’re a phlebotomist or healthcare support worker, there will be fantastic opportunities across England for those wanting to make a real difference to the world we live in.Interested in learning more about these opportunities? Complete our short form below and we will be in touch.Register interest Referral processThroughout the winter months we increased our referral bonus amount to thank you for the amazing professionals you shared with us. We are also now close to truly transforming our referral process so that referring a friend and getting paid your bonus will be much easier, which we are really excited about.This project will take a couple of months to implement but we hope to be able to give you an update with timescales in our next Viewpoint communication.We hope that by reading all about the positive changes we are making, you can see the value in completing our short surveys. The more insight we have, the better we can make your experience with Maxxima.Please keep an eye out for the next Viewpoint survey, which will be with you very soon. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts – together, let’s make 2023 the best yet.
If you’re a diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer wanting to know more about the career path ahead of you, we’ve outlined everything you would want to know about your potential next steps. Here at Maxxima, we are dedicated to supporting you with your radiography career progression. When it's time to take on a new challenge, we'll always be on hand to understand exactly what you want and need from your next role, providing you with access to more permanent and locum opportunities than you would find anywhere else.Radiography career path and progressionThe radiography career path for diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers are relatively similar, with both offering you opportunities to work as an advanced practitioner and consultant. Below, we have outlined the typical path and progression options that a radiographer like yourself will tend to have.Working as a general radiographerAfter completing a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography, Therapeutic Radiography or Radiotherapy and Oncology, radiographers will often start working immediately at a practitioner level within the NHS or private sector. Many radiographers will take on a rotational post during this time so that they can develop their skills and gain experience in several different environments. Specialising in a particular areaAfter working as a Band 5 practitioner for a couple of years, most radiographers will progress to Band 6 and Band 7 levels. As you gain more experience, you will then typically move into an advanced practitioner or senior radiographer role. A few years after becoming fully qualified, radiographers will often also choose to specialise in a particular area. This will involve either training while working or taking a Postgraduate course.Diagnostic radiographers will typically specialise in one of the following areas:CT scanningMRI scanningMammographyCardiac/Cath lab radiographyUltrasoundMeanwhile, therapeutic radiographers will often have the option to specialise in:Particular treatment typesNew, emerging technologiesParticular types of cancerCertain patient groups During this time, there will also be opportunities for you to take on more supervision and managerial responsibilities.Becoming a consultant radiographerA common career move in radiography is to then become a consultant radiographer. Consultant radiographers are highly experienced and highly skilled professionals. They typically hold master’s level qualifications, and are either working towards or have doctoral qualifications. A consultant radiographer's role is made up of four areas: Expert clinical practice Strategic and enabling leadership Learning, developing and improving across the system Research and innovationAs a consultant radiographer, you will move between these responsibilities, focusing on certain areas of your role at certain times, depending on your work and priorities.Alternative careers for radiographersIf you are thinking about trying another career path or something a little bit different, there are alternative careers for radiographers that you can explore.Application specialistAfter gaining experience, you have the option to work as an application specialist for a medical imaging supplier. Having a working knowledge of radiography technology is essential for this role, with your main responsibility being to provide training to those using imaging equipment.Research radiographersAnother alternative radiographer career path to go down is within research radiography. Here, your duties will typically include developing research images, facilitating studies and reviewing evidence. Within this type of role, you can work in a variety of places, including clinical, academic or business settings.Progress your career as a locum radiographerMany radiographers find that working as a locum can be a valuable step to take during their careers. Giving you the option to work within different radiography settings and fields, locum roles provide you with the opportunity to better understand how you want to progress. It allows you to gain experience in areas that align with your interests and work towards strengthening your skillset.For more information on locum radiography, read our blog on the benefits of working as a locum in the UK. Radiography career progression opportunities with MaxximaAt Maxxima, we know that when it comes to taking the next step forward, it’s not just about getting a new job, it’s about making the right choice for your radiography career. When working with us, your dedicated consultant will always be on hand to help and support your career development. You can rely on us to provide you with exclusive access to roles that can’t be found anywhere else, giving you exciting and rewarding opportunities right at your fingertips. Want to discover more about working with Maxxima? Find out about the locum and permanent radiography opportunities we currently have available. You can also register your interest with us and we'll be in touch to talk about progressing your radiography career to the next level.
A hospital pharmacist is a highly trained professional who works in hospitals to provide medications to patients and assist doctors with prescribing medications. Their role is critical to healthcare quality in hospitals, but many people don't know what it entails or how they fit into the process. In this article we unpack the key roles and responsibilities of a hospital pharmacist:Hospital pharmacist role description The role of a hospital pharmacist is to work under the guidance of other medical staff members, for example, qualified doctors or nurses. They play an essential part in providing good quality care for patients while also helping them avoid unnecessary complications caused by misused medications or adverse reactions to prescribed medications. A hospital pharmacist is responsible for advising on the selection and correct use of drugs, ensuring that drugs are dispensed and administered safely, providing advice on drug therapy and its effects, assisting in improving patient care through drug therapy and promoting the rational use of medicines. What does a hospital pharmacist do? Each day can be different depending on what's happening at a hospital. A hospital pharmacist could be busy filling patient prescriptions one minute, dedicating time with the patient to discuss their drug therapy, all the way to explaining to other medical staff how to administer an IV drip.So, what exactly does a hospital pharmacist do? Dispense medicationA pharmacist in a hospital setting is an expert who dispenses medication to patients, providing advice during the process. In addition to dispensing medications, a pharmacist working in this capacity will ensure that medications are appropriately stored and disposed of properly when they are no longer needed.Counsel patientsA hospital pharmacist will counsel patients on their medications and discuss the side effects they might experience. They will also educate them on how to take their medications and how important it is that they adhere to the dosage schedule.A pharmacist may also access information about a patient's health history to understand better what treatment options would be best suited for them. They can help guide patients through some of their most difficult decisions while making sure they have access to all possible resources available at any given time - including both prescription-based medicines as well as over-the-counter remedies like analgesics or antihistamines. These types of medications relieve symptoms but don't require an actual diagnosis from medical professionals.Work directly with other healthcare professionalsA hospital pharmacist's most important role is working directly with other medical professionals, such as doctors and nurses. They are essential in providing advice about drug interactions within the hospital setting. For example, if a patient has been taking aspirin for pain control and starts receiving treatment with warfarin (a blood thinner) for an irregular heartbeat, a hospital pharmacist would need to monitor their blood levels closely so that they don't experience any adverse effects from this interaction.Additionally, pharmacists often act as liaisons between GP practices and hospitals regarding prescriptions ordered by doctors; they ensure that patients are given proper instructions regarding what new prescriptions should be taken at home once they've left the hospital.Manage other pharmacists and techniciansIn addition to dispensing medications and counselling patients, hospital pharmacists are responsible for managing other pharmacists and technicians. This means ensuring that all personnel can perform their duties satisfactorily, supervising work schedules and medication distribution, tracking inventory levels, and ordering supplies as necessary.Patient interactionAnother vital responsibility is patient interaction. A hospital pharmacist will help to educate patients about their medications and how to take them safely. They may also provide counselling on various topics related to health and wellness, such as diet, exercise, or smoking cessation.Perform clinical servicesIt’s likely that most hospital pharmacists will also be expected to provide patient education through one-on-one interactions or group classes. They may be asked to perform clinical services such as medication adherence clinics or blood pressure clinics, where it's important that patients receive accurate information about taking medications in order to avoid side effects or dangerous interactions with other drugs they may be taking concurrently.Key responsibilitiesBelow we have summarised the main responsibilities of a hospital pharmacist:Maintaining the drug stock in the hospital at all times. This includes storing medications safely, processing orders, and purchasing medicine from suppliers.Educating patients and their families about what drugs they're taking. Hospital pharmacists may also give information on any potential side effects or risks associated with taking medication.Monitoring patients' prescriptions regularly to ensure they're being taken correctly and as prescribed by a doctor or specialist. Everyone involved in treating a patient must know what kind of medication they are taking to make informed decisions about their treatment plan.If you’re looking to become a hospital pharmacist, below we have summarised the qualifications, skills and qualities you’ll need, as well as the career progression opportunities that are available.Important skills, qualities and qualifications of a hospital pharmacistWhat skills, qualities and qualifications do you need to be a hospital pharmacist? Qualifications: To practice legally in the UK, you must have a UK Accredited MPharm Degree, OSPAP (Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme), or OSPAP postgraduate diploma (PgDip), as well as be GPhC registered. Pharmacy skills: You need to know how to fill prescriptions, recognise dangerous drug interactions, and identify potential side effects. Interpersonal skills: You'll be working with patients and their families all day, so you must understand how to communicate effectively.Communication skills: As a pharmacist, you'll be communicating with doctors, nurses, other hospital staff members, and even other pharmacists about medications that are being prescribed or administered.Problem-solving skills: When something goes wrong in the pharmacy, it's up to the pharmacist to figure out what happened and fix the problem. Hence, no further medication errors occur in their pharmacy or elsewhere in the hospital setting.Organisational skills: There are many tasks associated with running a pharmacy, and they often need to be completed within a specific time frame — this means having strong organisational abilities is essential!Career path and progression opportunities If you are interested in a career as a hospital pharmacist, you should know that it is a very rewarding and fulfilling profession. Pharmacists have many opportunities for career progression, and they enjoy high levels of respect and recognition. The life of a hospital pharmacist is also very busy and demanding. Pharmacists work long hours and are often required to perform duties outside of regular working hours, such as filling in for other pharmacists who are ill or on holiday. However, this is offset by the fact that hospital pharmacists earn good salaries and have access to excellent benefits packages during their careers. The longer a pharmacist works in a hospital, the more likely they will progress with bandings and pay. As a hospital pharmacist, you can specialise in many different areas. Perhaps you are interested in paediatrics or aseptic? Maybe you would like to work with cancer patients or transplant recipients? Many options are available, and all of them can be rewarding and satisfying.Additionally, being a hospital pharmacist allows you to work with a wide variety of patients from all walks of life. You will see people from different countries and cultures who speak other languages that may have come from very different backgrounds than yours. You will also meet people who have lived their entire lives within the same city or country as you but whose experiences are vastly different. This diversity can make for some fascinating conversations.Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, working as a pharmacist at the hospital allows for great interactions between pharmacists and medical professionals, which ultimately benefits patients by helping them get the best care possible.Discover hospital pharmacy roles with MaxximaThere's a lot to learn about being a hospital pharmacist, but it's an exciting and rewarding career. If you're interested in this type of work, we recommend checking out some of the hospital pharmacist jobs on our website or registering your interest with the team.We have pharmacy roles available throughout the UK, including locum pharmacist jobs. Our dedicated team, who know your specialty inside out, will be able to secure you with your dream placement with one of our many clients.In addition to learning more about the roles available at Maxxima, why not talk with other hospital pharmacists about their experiences on the job so that you can get a better sense of what it means to be part of this profession?
September's viewpoint results:Firstly, thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our autumn Viewpoint survey. It’s great to see that we are still providing high levels of customer satisfaction, with 75% of participants saying they are happy with their overall experience of working with Maxxima.We’re also pleased that we’ve seen higher satisfaction levels across many areas than in our last survey, including knowledge and support (81%) and communication (79%). That being said, your regular and honest feedback continues to provide great value in helping us identify the areas we still need to improve. Read on to learn more about what we’re working on next based on your latest responses.New process for dealing with survey responsesThe team recently got together to discuss how we can enhance the Viewpoint experience further and brainstorm new ways to understand and address your feedback on a deeper level. From now on, all feedback will be reviewed by a manager who will promptly and personally contact those of you whose feedback requires further steps to resolve.Direct EngagementWe’re excited to let you know about the new section on our website that has just launched, dedicated to Direct Engagement. It covers everything you need to know and includes an easy-to-follow user guide for each portal we work with. Don’t worry; if working with a Direct Engagement client, we’ll always tell you which portal you’ll be using.Click here to learn more about Direct EngagementPayment methodsAs mentioned in our previous email, we’re in the process of creating a video explaining the different payment methods we have available to choose from so you can make the best choice for you. We hope to have this ready over the next month and will share it with you as soon as possible. Variety of rolesOur permanent recruitment team has continued to expand, meaning we can offer you a wider variety of permanent roles than ever before. We have opportunities across all specialisms, and our experienced and passionate team is on hand to support you through the next stage of your career.View permanent roles We hope you can see how important these surveys are to us and how with your help, we can shape our service to focus on what really matters to you.
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