Medical Doctor - PIP Disability Assessor - Reading
Medical Doctor, PIP Health & Disability Assessor - Reading Starting Salary: £72,000 + market leading benefits package worth up to £9,000 per year + overtime opportunities Flexible contracts available: Full time, part time from 3 weekdays per week Are you a driven doctor who is seeking a new challenge and looking to improve your work-life balance? Do you want to use your clinical knowledge, skills and clinical decision-making abilities in a non-clinical environment? If you have answered "yes" to these questions, then an excellent and unrivalled opportunity awaits you at Independent Assessment Services, working as a Health & Disability Assessor. Throughout your training and beyond, you will receive coaching, mentoring and day-to-day support from your colleagues. The comprehensive induction programme will allow you to complete assessments and write reports on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Support is on-going and will allow you to become a proficient and qualified Health & Disability Analyst. Due to the broad range of conditions and disabilities you will encounter, each day will be different and varied. There are clear prospects for career advancement and professional development with your existing clinical knowledge being enhanced through the varied nature of the role. You will be conducting individualised assessments through paper-based reviews and compiling detailed medical reports. You will use your existing and newly acquired skills to determine how a person's health condition or disability is impacting their daily life, whilst recognising that individuals may be affected in different ways. Following the paper-based health & disability assessment review, it will be your job to write a detailed, objective report for the DWP, who then make a decision on the person's PIP claim. You will predominately be based at a local assessment centre, however may spend up to 2 days per week working from home. While the role is autonomous, you will have the excellent benefit of being able to share knowledge with a team made up of Doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, paramedics and nurses from the fields of mental health, general nursing and learning disabilities. To be considered for this opportunity, full registration with the GMC, plus a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience (post FY1) within a range of clinical settings is required. A full driving license is also essential. Your generous benefits package includes: * Private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection insurance, pension scheme, personal accident insurance and professional indemnity cover * Excellent work-life balance - Monday to Friday with no nights, weekends or bank holidays required * Annually reviewed salary + performance based salary uplifts at 9 months and 18 months service + overtime opportunities * Fantastic prospects for promotion and professional growth * GMC fee reimbursement * CPD and revalidation support with protected and varied training on a regular basis * 25 days of annual leave (increasing over length of service) + option to buy additional days or sell back This is an excellent opportunity for to work within an established organisation. To find out more please contact sjb medical on 020 7832 1980 for an informal discussion, email or apply online.