Position - Disability Assessor
Ref - DBDISANAST
Location – Staffordshire
Hours – Part Time 3 Full Days (22.5hrs) or Full Time 37.5hrs – Monday to Friday
Salary – Starting £34k, raising to £35k up to £38k
My client is currently recruiting for a number of Disability Assessors across the East and West Midlands, Wales and Belfast areas.
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. Working hours are Monday to Friday, my client operates within a clinic and field environment, within the clinic they run a morning clinic 8am-1pm & afternoon clinic 1pm-6pm and in field 9am-5pm - you will then be expected to work from home to complete reports. You will cover an area radius of roughly 15-20 miles so must have access to your own vehicle.
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 my client.
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 2 years post-registration experience as an Occupational Therapist (OT), Physiotherapist, Nurse, Paramedic or Doctor 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 and own vehicle.
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.
When you work for the best, you can expect the best:
• Salary of £34,000 per annum, rising to £35k and up to £38k
• 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
Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.