If you are an ambitious medical professional looking for a positive career change, that could offer you a more regular work pattern (Monday - Friday), but still enable you to use your medical skills and expertise, then this could be the opportunity for you. Working in the Independent Assessment services is challenging and rewarding. With a focus on training you will receive excellent support to broaden your skills and will benefit from a flexible working pattern to give you a work life balance. You will see a big improvement to your career and lifestyle and will use your medical expertise in a new objective way. Currently PIP Disability Assessors are working from home, but once COVID measures are lifted you may work from a local office.
Qualifications Required - The role is ideally suited to those with experience in the medical profession - such as nurses, paramedics, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists, and those who have outstanding communication skills and are confident in performing clinical assessments. Nurses from a variety of backgrounds can apply - including registered general nurses (RGN), mental health nurses (RMN), registered nurses for learning disabilities (RNLD), occupational health advisors (OHA) and occupational health nurses (OHN) - and are often ideally suited due to the range of skills they possess.
Day to day duties -
* There is a large team of Health Professionals based within six sites throughout the UK whose role it is to carry out reviews of PIP cases, completing paper-based reviews (PBRs) of those cases
* You may be asked for advice directly back from DWP Case Managers if new evidence is received after a report has been completed and they would like a case re-reviewed
* Analyse and interpretation of clinical information and medical evidence, using this material to write a concise report to a professional standard - this report is then used as the basis for DWP to make decisions on whether a person does or does not receive PIP
* Working productivity and within quality standards in line with DWP requirements, dealing positively with any feedback received
* liaison with medical teams involved with a person's care when necessary e.g. GPs, CPNs, Specialist Nurses, Social Care teams as well as family members or friends of Claimants who can give me valuable insight
* Undertaking ad hoc responsibilities related to service delivery or performance management.
Necessary Skills -
* IT literate with competent MS Office and Word skills
* Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
* Comfortable communicating with stakeholders on a day to-day basis via telephone, email and face-to-face in a clear, caring, and professional manner
* Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and build good working relationships with both clinical colleagues and administrative support staff
* Proactive in keeping up to date with professional development in accordance with the requirements of Post Registration and Practice (PREP) standards set by the NMC/HCPC
* Good organisational/time management skills
* Can work unsupervised and use initiative
* Analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to remain objective
* Able to manage change positively, effectively, and efficiently to achieve best outcomes
* Can easily adapt to changing circumstances and new information that affects goals and plans
* Can carry out a variety of tasks simultaneously according to the specific situation
* A positive attitude with the personal drive to achieve.
If you are ready for a career change, and have the skills and qualifications required, apply today. We have roles available across the South West, including Torquay, Plymouth, Weston Super Mare, Swindon, Bournemouth, Truro, Bath & Wells, Exeter, Reading, Oxford & Southampton. We look forward to receiving your application