NHS PIP Assessor 1 Year Post Graduate Experience

  • Location

    Glasgow

  • Sector:

    Health Perms

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £32118 - £39560 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Ellouise Upton-Edwards

  • Contact email:

    e.upton-edwards@meridianbs.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    0151 556 2090

  • Job ref:

    EU-33-4

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-09

  • Startdate:

    2021-06-08

NHS Home Working Clinical Assessor
Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse (RGN, RMN, RNLD), Physiotherapist, Paramedic
Location: Glasgow (Home based with occasional site working)
Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm / Full time and Part Time available

On behalf of our client we are currently looking for health care professionals such as Registered General Nurses, Mental Health Nurses and Learning Disability Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists or Paramedic's who are searching for their next career move. This opportunity is working for the NHS as a Clinical Assessor that will allow you to have an excellent work life balance and have normal working hours of Monday – Friday 9am till 5pm and will now be home based. This role is ideal for those who are looking for a change from the hands-on clinical role but will still allow you to keep your NMC/HCPC registration and will go towards your CPD.

What does working as a Clinical Assessor consist of?
Becoming a Clinical Assessor is an exciting opportunity that will provide you with a completely new challenge and allow you to add to your current clinical skill set. You would be working from home conducting telephone assessments with claimants of the Personal Independence Payment. This assessment will entail gathering accurate clinical and social history around the individual’s functional capability whilst carrying out everyday tasks.  A full report will then be written based on your findings which would be used in the decision-making process; however, you would not be the decision maker, nor would you provide any treatment or diagnose conditions.

What does the assessment consist of?
The assessments consists of carrying out consultations with claimants making a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in relation to a physical, mental health, cognitive and sensory impairment or disability. The assessment involves using strong communication skills to learn more how their impairment/disability affects the claimant. 

Requirements:
You do not require to have any previous experience working as a Clinical Assessor as you will receive an in-depth training programme before you start assessing alone. You do, however, have to be a Registered Healthcare professional and have 1 year of post-graduate experience. Even though this is a Band 6 position you do not have to currently be Band 6 to apply.

Benefits:

  • Full training and on-going support from a team of dedicated training managers that will provide you with a journey through a learning curve that provides professional and personal development and will also enhance your current skills and encourage peer support and mentoring.

  • 8 weeks coaching programme and an inhouse trainer that will be there to support you and ensure that you progress within the role.

  • NHS training in a variety of topics and will receive statutory training.

  • Quarterly CPD days

  • Excellent working hours – Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm

  • Formal Disability Analyst Accreditation at the end of your training.

  • Professional revalidation requirements

  • 27 Days<5 years, rising to 29 days-5-10 years, 33 days->10 years (If you are already in the NHS then all benefits will role over including holiday entitlement)

  • 8 Days public holidays

  • NHS Pension and employer contribution of 14.9%

  • Occupational Health and Counselling services

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Home working (Post pandemic you would complete a proportion of face to face site based assessments on a rotational basis)

If you are interested in the NHS Clinical Assessor position, then please click apply. Alternatively, you can call Ellouise on 07387 104 978 or email e.upton-edwards@meridianbs.co.uk.