Disability Assessor

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Wales
Salary
34000.00 - 34000.00 GBP Annual + GBP34000/annum
Posted
14 Apr 2017
Closes
28 Apr 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time - 37.5 hrs per week Monday to Saturday

The role as a Disability Assessor you will undertake a face to face assessment of an individual who is making a claim for the Personal
Independence Payment in either the claimant's home or one of our clinics.
You may also be required to complete paper based assessments that do not
require you to meet with claimants face to face.

You will need to take into account all of the information presented
including any supporting evidence (e.g. the claimant's completed
questionnaire, and information from GP's or Specialists etc) and then carry
out a face to face consultation in a professional manner. Once you have
gathered all the necessary information you will complete a structured report
to be presented to the DWP. This report will contain a detailed history of
the claimant condition(s) including information gathered on the functional
impact of their health condition or impairment on their daily living and
mobility, their current medication and treatment. You will use this to make
recommendations on the assessment criteria which should be applied. You will provide a full justification explaining how you came to these conclusions
from the evidence gathered and define the probable timescales over which a health condition or impairment may affect the claimant. Therefore you will
also give your recommendation of when it would be medically sensible to
review the claimant's circumstances again.

Who we're looking for...This is really important... You must have at least
two years post-registration experience as an Occupational Therapist (OT),
Physiotherapist, Nurse, or Paramedic with a licence to practice and must be
registered with the NMC / HCPC / GMC with a valid PIN.

You should also have the ability to work autonomously across a geographical area and hold a full UK Driving Licence.

Happy working as part of a team or on your own initiative, you'll have
sufficient clinical knowledge to read and understand complex claimant
information and have excellent report writing skills to enable you to
provide DWP with a robust assessment report.

You'll have appropriate questioning skills along with the ability to
capture informal and formal observations and will be confident using
computers.

You can expect the best:

Salary of GBP34,000 per annum
23 days paid holidays (plus 8 statutory holidays)
Travel expenses reimbursed
Life Assurance
Company pension
Career development opportunities
Working for a progressive and cutting-edge employer with exceptional
standards