Disability Assessor office based

Recruiter
Medicare First
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£34,000 per annum
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Closes
15 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Disability Assessor - Registered Nurse, OT, Paramedic, Physiotherapist (Permanent & Contractor roles available)

Starting salary: £34,000, potential to earn up to £38,000 / up to £95 per report

Full or Part Time / Contractor available

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We're proud to work with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the provision of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment Service.

PIP replaced Disability Living Allowance for working age customers from 16-64. Capita pride themselves on delivering the PIP process on behalf of the DWP.

About the role:

Let's talk about a rewarding career

You will undertake clinical assessments for claimants who are making a claim for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), however, within the Paper Based Team you will not be required to meet with customers face to face. You will need to take into account all of the information presented, including any supporting evidence, e.g. the customer's completed questionnaire and information from GP's or other health professionals.

This report will contain a detailed history of the customer's condition(s), including information gathered on their current medication and treatment, the functional impact of their health condition or impairment, and your opinion on the impact this has on their daily living and mobility. 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 customer. Therefore, you will also give your recommendation of when it would be appropriate to review the customer's circumstances again. Once you have gathered all the necessary information, you will complete a structured, evidence-based report for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Department for Communities (DfC).

The role role requires a keen eye for detail, excellent comprehension skills, good written English, and an ability to spot a gap in the information required for you to complete concise, factual written reports. An extensive training programme and ongoing CPD will be provided to support your continued professional development and registration.

Here you will:

*Create a report for each completed assessment
*Review supporting evidence
*Present your reports to the Department for Work and Pension (England and Wales) or Department for Communities (Northern Ireland) clearly providing the advice, information and justification needed by the Case Manager in order for them to make an equitable decision on entitlement to PIP
*Attend CPD training events and keep up to date with the PIP assessment process

About you:

You will be a fully qualified Healthcare Professional (Nurse, OT, Paramedic or Physiotherapist)
At least 2 years' post qualification experience
Full registration with HCPC or NMC
Customer facing assessment experience
Report writing experience or equivalent
Good IT skills
Community experience desirable
What's in it for you?

Training and development (and initial 6 week training course, fully paid)
Salary rises to £35k once DWP approved
Earning potential = £38k
Excellent career progression and opportunity to expand your CPD
Excellent salary
Life assurance and pension
Work-life balance (bank holidays off)
Diverse working structure and variety of working environments
Degree of flexibility - working from home

Apply within remembering to attach your CV or contact Chris Bonner for more info;
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