Functional Assessor - Nurse

Reed Health & Care
Doncaster, UK
22 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Health, Nurse and Doctor are currently recruiting for Registered Nurses to undertake a Functional Assessor role working for the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments based out of their Doncaster site.

Employed practitioners normally work a 37.5 hour week, during core office hours from Monday to Friday.

The basic starting salary for Registered Nurses is £38,000 per annum.

Out of hours and weekend work (overtime) is by agreement and according to business need and paid accordingly.

Purpose of post
To conduct medical assessments and examinations and produce concise reports for Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as part of a successful integrated team. Assessments focus on how a disability affects a customer's day to day life in performing work related activities.

Main responsibilities
• To undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments of customers in relation to a variety of benefits and provide a report to DWP. File-work involves reviewing medical evidence in a written or electronic format to determine the suitability of or necessity for a face-to-face assessment.
• To use IT software programmes to support clinical decision making when undertaking file-work and examinations.
• To provide comprehensive reports to enable decision makers at DWP to make informed decisions regarding benefit claims.
• Ensure that professional practice standards and "best practice" are maintained in all areas of work.
• To deliver productivity and quality standards agreed between CHDA and DWP and to respond positively to feedback.
• To undertake recorded assessments where required.
• To work unsupervised and use own initiative however know limitations and ask for support where necessary.
• To analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence and provide a report in a professional and concise manner.
• Work well as part of a multidisciplinary team and build positive working relationships with both medical colleagues and administrative support staff.
• Apply professional skills and manage own professional competence and accountability, in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct.

Benefits Package information to be provided upon application.

You will need to have:

A minimum of 2 years full professional post registration and broad based client facing clinical experience
• Recent (in the past 3 years) demonstrable clinical experience
• Experience of communicating and working with working age adults
• Full unconditional professional registration with the NMC
• A valid licence to practice
• Excellent clinical, assessment, communication and report writing skills
• A flexible approach and be able to adapt to a fast changing work environment
• IT literate and able to use a computer
• A positive pro-active approach to learning and professional development
• Willingness to travel to a range of locations as the business requires

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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