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1021/PIP KM Clinical Assessor - Glasgow & Home Working

Employer
Nhs Lanarkshire
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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There are currently vacancies available within the following health board regions;
  • Lanarkshire
  • Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Due to service expansion, we will have an ongoing recruitment campaign over the coming months. Were looking to recruit experienced Registered Nurses (Adult/Mental Health & Learning Disabilities), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Paramedics. Our aim is deliver a respectful and dignified approach to disability assessment. Ensuring high quality, consistent and continuous service delivery of Personal Independence Payment assessments on behalf of the Department of working pensions (DWP).

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced candidates with a range of background knowledge/experience to have an excellent work life balance, expand their clinical knowledge, enhance their assessment and report writing skills.

The role involves carrying out consultations with claimants making a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in relation to a physical, mental, cognitive and sensory impairment or disability. The assessment involves using strong communication skills to learn more how their impairment/disability affects the claimant. Then producing a comprehensive and impartial evidence based report for DWP.

With full onsite training being provided over 8 weeks and on-going support via our in-house training team, you will journey through a learning curve that provides professional and personal development, enhances existing skills and encourages peer support and mentoring.

Following the initial training period, successful candidates will provide telephone assessments via a combination of remote home working and centre based service delivery. Post pandemic , the service will resume a proportion of face to face site based assessment delivery which all staff will participate in on a rotational basis.

Applying candidates must be a Registered Nurses (Adult/Mental Health & Learning Disabilities), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Paramedics with at least 1 years post registration experience.

Skills required for the role

  • Clinical knowledge of a wide range of conditions/disabilities
  • Effective listening, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Competent IT and typing skills


Key points and/or benefits of the role

  • Ability to work from home
  • Office hours Monday to Friday 9-5
  • Formal DWP disability analyst accreditation
  • Full and part time hours available (minimum 22.5 hours/3 days)
  • Comprehensive training
  • On-going in house trainer/mentor support
  • A dedicated mentor
  • 4-8 weekly rolling coaching programme
  • Your professional revalidation requirements
  • 27 days annual leave in your first year rising to 33 after ten years
  • 8 days public holiday


You will be educated to diploma/degree level or equivalent experience within a relevant field.

You must have valid NMC/HCPC registration.

You will have relevant post graduate training with relevant post registration experience within an NHS or similar healthcare environment working with clients with complex health conditions.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by, Lynn Crockett, Deputy PIP Service Manager on 0141 275 4713.

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Karen McKenzie, Recruitment Administrator on 01698 754369 or Karen.McKenzie2@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.
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