Disability Assessors in Norwich
We are Currently looking for Occupational Therapist (OT), Physiotherapist, Nurse, RGNs and RMNs and Paramedic who are looking for a change in career.
You must be registered with the NMC / HCPC with a valid PIN.
You must have two years’ post-registration experience.
As a Disability Assessor you will undertake a face to face assessment of an individual who is making a claim for the Personal Independence Payment at one of our clinics.
You will need to take into account all of the information presented including any supporting evidence (e.g. the claimant’s completed questionnaire, and information from GP’s or Specialists etc.) and then carry out a face to face consultation in a professional manner. Once you have gathered all the necessary information you will complete a structured report to be presented to the DWP. This report will contain a detailed history of the claimant condition(s) including information gathered on the functional impact of their health condition or impairment on their daily living and mobility, their current medication and treatment. You will use this to make recommendations on the assessment criteria which should be applied. You will provide a full justification explaining how you came to these conclusions from the evidence gathered and define the probable timescales over which a health condition or impairment may affect the claimant.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for those aged 16-64 with a long-term health condition or impairment, whether physical, sensory, mental, cognitive, intellectual or any combination of these. It is paid to make a contribution to the extra costs that disabled people may face, to help them lead full, active and independent lives.
Although the work is carried out on a one to one basis and you will use your own initiative, you will be part of a team. You will have sufficient clinical knowledge to read and understand complex claimant information and have excellent report writing skills to enable you to provide DWP with a robust assessment report. A strong grounding in computing skills would be very useful.
The training is structured so that you can walk before running. Upon starting work you will embark on an outstanding training program that seeks to prepare you for the role. This will start in the classroom and then continue with a mentoring program at your clinic.
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Benefits: Great Benefits