Occupational Therapist Assessor Job Farnham & SW London

South West London, London
08 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
PIP Disability Assessor Job
Farnham and Wandsworth
£28,000 - £32,000 pro rata dependent on experience
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JustOT are looking for an experienced occupational therapist to work as a PIP disability assessor on a permanent basis based between Farnham/Wandsworth. As a medical (disability) assessor you will join an established team of highly skilled health care professionals. The role on offer is both challenging and rewarding; you will utilise your clinical and evidence based knowledge, highly tuned interpersonal skills and examination skills to work determine how disabilities or impairments (from a range of health conditions) impact on activities of daily living.

As part of the Government's welfare reform agenda, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have introduced a new benefit called the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Replacing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA). PIP is designed to better reflect today's understanding of disability and is focused on helping with the extra costs disabled people face to lead independent lives.

To become a PIP Assessor you will undertake a 4 stage training programme that will build on your professional skills and provide you with the new competencies essential for the role. On achieving approval as a PIP Assessor, you will have acquired a transferable qualification which will be an asset on any CV, inevitably broadening your career prospects.

Key Responsibilities

*To carry out medical examinations and provide medical advice on capacity of work (PIP assessments).
*Work to productivity and quality targets and respond positively to feedback.
*Analyse and interpret clinical information/medical evidence and provide reports in a professional and concise manner.
*Produce succinct, accurate and comprehensive reports in plain English to enable decision making and are of a good standard before being forwarded to the client

Required experience:

*Proven post-registration experience within a range of clinical settings over a number of years.
*Full registration with NMC/HCPC (as appropriate) & continuous development maintained.
*Excellent clinic, communication & interpersonal skills & basic IT abilities (MS Word)
*Skills in report writing would be beneficial

We welcome applications from existing (DWP Approved) assessors with a clean audit trail.

If you would like more information, including a full job description, or for an informal confidential discussion please call Simon on .