Paper-Based Disability Assessor - Birmingham

Recruiter
Capita
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£34,000 per annum
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Disability Assessor

Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland

£34,000 starting salary with the potential to earn up to £38,000

Full and part-time roles available

Let's talk about working for Capita

Empathy. Compassion. Experience. As a Disability Assessor, you will combine these qualities to assess the impact of disability on an individual's functional ability. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit to support people with a long-term health condition or impairment, whether physical, sensory, mental, cognitive, intellectual, or any combination of these. It is paid to make a contribution to the extra costs that disabled people may face. .

Working for Capita Personal Independence Payment (PIP), you will use your clinical expertise to help us deliver PIP assessments in your local area. This is your chance to help ensure that benefits are targeted towards those most in need and to help them lead full, active and independent lives. Are you ready to step up to the challenge? Let's talk about whether a career in disability assessment is for you.

Let's talk about a rewarding career

Paper Based Reviews (PBRs) Team

As a Disability Assessor within the Paper Based Review Team you will undertake an assessment of an individual who is making a claim for the Personal Independence Payment taking 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. You will then carry out a comprehensive review and analysis to enable you to complete a robust, structured report which will then be presented to the Department for Work and Pensions (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 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.

What we are looking for:
*Fully qualified healthcare professionals - nurses, occupational therapists, paramedics or physiotherapists that hold full registration with HCPC or NMC
*A minimum of two years' post-qualification experience
*Experience in a patient-facing role
*Sound written communication skills and previous report-writing experience
*Ability to manage conversations and ask questions effectively
*Confidence working with computers and able to type well at good speed

What's in it for you?

This is an opportunity to use your professional skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people living with a long term impairment or disability. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and always rewarding you properly. Here, training and development aren't optional extras: they're part of the fabric of our culture. As well a generous basic salary, you'll receive a competitive benefits package, considerable opportunities for training and progression, and genuine interest and care in your development. All of this, in a professional and supportive environment where you can make a real difference.

What next?

Are you interested in becoming a Capita Disability Assessor? Let's talk about what happens next. Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now or contact Kirk Higgins on or kirk.higgins@ capita. co. uk

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.