Disability Assessor

Ipswich, Suffolk, England
IP2 9SD
Positive Healthcare £ 37333.0 - 37333.0 Per year Full time, Part time Save This Job
Pay
£ 37333.0 - 37333.0 Per year
Hours
Full time, Part time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Manager
Posted
8 Sep 2021
Closes
8 Oct 2021

Job Description

Functional Assessor

Location: Ipswich

Salary: £37,333PA

Criteria: RGN, RMN, RLD, Physio, OT’s, Paramedics

1 years’ broad-based experience required

Part-time working or Full-time working

Working Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm with no weekends

Flexible days and hours between Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm and Saturday to Sunday 8am - 6pm

*Can work from home*

Role:

Work on behalf on the DWP assessing claimants who have applied for PIP (Personal Independence Payments) benefit. We act as information gatherers and we assess how each individual’s disability/condition/illness impacts their functional ability on daily activities by completing thorough assessments in a respectful, non-bias and reassuring manner. We use our clinical curiosity, medical knowledge, learnt resources and clinical guidance to present findings to the DWP. After we have gained all the information, we form a report which gets sent to the DWP case managers who make the decision on the claimant’s eligibility.

Benefits package:

? £400 annual CPD allowance (pro rata for part-time working)

? Long service awards every 6 months (opportunity to earn an additional £4,850 within 3.5 years!)

? Up to 34 days annual leave (including bank holidays) annual leave increase with completed service

? Buy additional leave scheme

? Moving Day leave

? Birthday leave

? Annual PFAS Awards

? Paid training to become a certified Functional Assessor (Disability Analyst)

? Support with professional revalidation as an OT, Physio, Paramedic or Nurse (RMN, RNLD, RGN);

? Opportunity to earn more through optional Overtime

? Clinical Lead specific site support

? Pension Scheme

? Access to IPRS Group Physiotherapy

? No absence rewards

? Westfield Health Cash Plan

Key Learning points:

Working as a Disability Assessor is a rewarding role for someone who thrives in a communication and patient focused environment. Your day-to-day role will include:

? Holding consultations with people over the phone making a claim for the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) benefit in relation to a disability or condition.

? Conducting a thorough functional medical assessment of their disability or condition.

? Using your strong communications skills to learn more about how their disability affects them.

? Working with a varied caseload and complex conditions including physical, mental health, cognitive and sensory impairments.

? Producing comprehensive and impartial evidence based reports for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to help them ensure that people receive the right benefits and support.

? Working autonomously to manage your clinic and consultations, free from admin tasks like sending patient letters or calling people who do not show up.

? Linking in with your regional support network and our wider team of likeminded healthcare professionals as you need to.

Bonus:

? Long service awards every 6 months (opportunity to earn an additional £4,850 within 3.5 years!)

Ref: DAPFASIPSWICH

Job Details

Disability Assessor

Ipswich, Suffolk, Englandd Positive Healthcare
Pay
£ 37333.0 - 37333.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Manager
Hours
Full time, Part time
Posted
8 Sep 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
8 Oct 2021

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