Assessment Services - Galashiels/Borders
£30,000 pro rata per annum
Job Summary: We are currently looking for Registered Nurses (RGN or RMN), Physiotherapists, Paramedic or OT to join our team in Galashiels/Borders.
As a Disability Assessor / Analyst Nurse, Paramedic or Physiotherapist, you will join an established team of highly skilled healthcare professionals.
The role on offer is challenging and rewarding. You will use your clinical and evidence based knowledge, excellent interpersonal skills and examination skills, to determine how disabilities or impairments (from a range of health conditions) impact on activities of daily living.
You will assess individuals who are making a claim for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This role has flexible working days and hours, opportunities for career progression and fully funded CPD. Our training is thorough, highly supportive and will help you develop any new skills to undertake this exciting role.
Full Time: 40 Hours per week or Part Time: 24 Hours per week Package: £30,000 - £32,000 pro-rata, dependent on experience. Private Medical Insurance for you and for family members. CPD funding for external courses. Clinical support and structure in place to help support you. Must have 2 years post-registration experience. Other ongoing Benefits.
About PIP: As part of the Government's welfare reform agenda, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have introduced a new benefit called the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This replaces the Disability Living Allowance (DLA). PIP is designed to better reflect today's understanding of disability and is focused on helping with the extra costs disabled people face to lead independent lives.
To become a PIP Assessor you will undertake a 4 stage training programme that will build on your professional skills and provide you with the new competencies essential for the role:
1) E learning - Online Training Course (20-30 hours) 2) Face to face Training course = 5 days (hotel accommodation and travel expenses provided) 3) Mentored training period. 4) Reports audited until satisfactory grades achieved. On achieving approval as a PIP Assessor, you will have acquired a transferable qualification which will be an asset on any CV, inevitably broadening your career prospects.
Key Responsibilities: To carry out examinations and provide advice as a Health Professional on capacity of work (PIP assessments). Analyse and interpret clinical information/medical evidence and provide reports in a professional and concise manner. Produce concise, succinct, cogent, accurate and comprehensive reports in clear, plain English to enable decision making and be of a good standard before being forwarded ultimately to the Department of Work and Pensions