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Pip Disability Assessor - Client Facing

BIG ANT Group Recruitment Specialists
Torquay, UK
Closing date
16 Dec 2020

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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 Client Facing PIP Disability Assessors are working from home carrying out assessments via Zoom, but once COVID measures are lifted you may work from a local office and will carry out face to face physical assessments.

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 -

* Carrying out face-to-face consultations within the community or from a Consultation Centre. Using a PC or laptop, I type notes during the consultation which I then formalise into a detailed report which goes to DWP.

* Analysing & assessing 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 get PIP.

* Working to productivity and quality standards agreed with DWP, 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.

* 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
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