Functional Assessor Registered Nurse

Fareham, Hampshire, England
PO15 5AB
£ 38760.0 - 38760.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
3 Sep 2020
1 Oct 2020

Job Description

The Role:

To conduct medical assessments and examinations using clinical knowledge and experience to produce concise reports for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as part of a successful integrated team.

Main Responsibilities

- To undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments of customers in relation to a variety of benefits and provide a report to the DWP. File-work involves reviewing medical evidence in a written or electronic format to determine the suitability of a face-to-face assessment. Such assessments focus on how a disability affects a customer's day to day life in performing work related activities. These assessments may be recorded.

- To use IT software programmes to support clinical decision making when undertaking file-work and examinations.

- To provide comprehensive reports to enable Decision Makers at DWP to make informed decisions regarding benefit claims.

- Ensure that professional practice standards and "best practice" are maintained in all areas of work.

- To deliver productivity and quality standards agreed between CHDA and DWP and to respond positively to feedback.

- To undertake recorded assessments where required.

- To work unsupervised and use own initiative however know personal limitations and ask for support where necessary.

- To analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence and provide a report in a professional and concise manner.

- Work well as part of a multidisciplinary team and build positive working relationships with both clinical colleagues and administrative support staff.

- Apply professional skills and manage own professional competence

Training, Experience and Qualifications:


- NMC Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years broad based post registration experience. Recent, within the past five years, experience working with adults with a range of clinical conditions

- Demonstrable evidence of continuing professional development in accordance with the NMC requirements for registration.

- IT literate with experience of using a range of software.

- Highly developed oral and written communications skills and ability to successfully negotiate and respond to rapidly changing work environment

- Ability to establish and maintain a strong customer focus, ensuring effective relationships and a quality service.


- Previous experience of functional or disability assessment and experience of clinical decision making.

- Valid UK driving license

- Diversity and / or disability awareness training or formal qualification

Ref: CHDA Fareham

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