Disability Assessor - Colchester - £33k
Meridian Health is one of the UK's progressive and leading providers of permanent bespoke tailored recruitment solutions to the Healthcare sector. We are currently looking to recruit HCPC or NMC registered Paramedics/Occupational Therapists/Physiotherapists, Nurse, Mental Health Nurse to work with our client, a leading provider of Disability Assessment Services.
As a Disability Assessor, you will be working alongside a dedicated team of health professionals from a number of disciplines to help assess people who are making a claim for Personal Independence Payments. As part of the DWP supply chain you will use your clinical skills to conduct evidence based examinations to determine the ways a person's disabilities impact on their daily lives.
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.
Upon starting work you will embark on an outstanding training program that seeks to prepare you for the role in a classroom-based environment, before you enter the office for your mentor-based learning.
To be successful in this role you will be able to evidence the following:
- Broad-based post-qualification experience.
- Up to date HCPC/NMC registration.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- An ability to act decisively, and work both independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent written skills with an ability to communicate information in a concise and easy-to-understand manner.
- 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.
- 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.
- Confident using computers.
In return, you will benefit from the following:
- A starting salary of £33,000p/a.
- Monday to Friday, office-type hours.
- CPD funding for external courses.
- Ongoing training and support.
If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please apply below or email a copy of your CV to Alternatively you can call Jennifer on to discuss further.
Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.