Disability Assessor - Paramedic

Recruiter
Pertemps Professional Recruitment
Location
Leicestershire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Ref
1241749585
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Disability Assessor

Salary: £34000pa with flexible working hours, no shift work, weekends or bank holidays.

Location: East Midlands

A Fantastic opportunity has become available for qualified Paramedics. This is a Disability Assessor Role to work in either an assessment centre or conducting assessments in people's homes.

Disability assessors play a vital role in the UK's health system by assessing the personal context and circumstances of those people with health conditions who are applying for Personal Independence Payments

You will have a schedule of assessments each week and be expected to complete this schedule along with the associated assessment reports within an agreed timescale. As a Disability Assessor, you will:

• Interview people to understand their condition and how it affects their day-to-day lives

• Review and understand supporting evidence (e.g. the customer's completed questionnaire and information from GPs or other Health Professionals)

• Produce and present comprehensive structured and impartial reports to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) or the Department for Communities (DfC)

• Meet face to face with customers and ascertain how their health condition and/or disability affects their daily lives and mobility

• Conduct observations and assessments on an individual's capacity to carry out functional activities

• Analyse and interpret clinical information and supporting evidence to support assessment

• Compile a comprehensive report in a professional and concise manner, including a detailed history, a full justification and conclusion from evidence gathered to support DWP (or DfC) in their decision-making

• Ensure reports meet PIP requirements and are produced to a high standard (Grade A reports)

• Maintain and evidence personal Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Online Mandatory Training (OMT) and ensure continuing professional registration

• Develop own clinical knowledge of the functional impacts of health conditions less familiar to you

Working Hours are flexible between Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm. This is offered on a permanent basis. Fulltime hours are (37.5h/week) or part time (3 or 4 days a week) basis. We can guarantee no shift work, no weekends and no working during bank holidays.

As a Paramedic the qualifying criteria is

2 years post graduate experience.

• Use of Microsoft Office packages.

• A valid driving licence and access to a car.

• Must be fully registered without restriction or conditions with the NMC, with a valid PIN

Intensive training, on-going support and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is provided.

This role is ideally suited for candidates travelling from Nottingham, Derby, Coventry, Birmingham, Flintshire, Shrewsbury, Leicestershire, Northampton, Peterborough, Cardiff, Swansea, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall or Newport

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