Physiotherapist - Functional Assessor
Monday - Friday 9/5
£38,760 + Life Insurance + Pension Contributions + Professional Registration Fees Covered + Flexible Benefits Package.
In the UK, we carry out Work Capability Assessments for the Health Assessment Advisory Service. We do this on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). These assessments are designed to develop understanding of the specific impact an individual’s long-term illness or disability has on their ability to work. They are an integral part of the process for claiming for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
As a Functional Assessor (Physiotherapist) we can offer you the scope to make a real difference for people, while extending your skills in an alternative, important and interesting field. If you share our strong commitment to customer care, you’ll discover that we are just as passionate about supporting you. As part of our committed team of specialists, you will have unique and important responsibilities. The functional analysis you carry out will focus not on a person’s condition, but rather on the effects the condition has on that person.
Your career with us will begin with comprehensive training. This has been approved by the DWP, and designed to ensure you have all the skills and knowledge you need to complement your existing healthcare expertise. Put simply, we’ll take care to make sure you’re ready to do a great job for customers from day one.
- Undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments 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 day to day life in performing work related activities. Any brain related injuries are referred to the Medical Practitioner.
- Use IT software programmes to support clinical decision making when undertaking file-work and examinations.
- 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.
- Deliver productivity and quality standards agreed between the Centre and the DWP and to respond positively to feedback.
- Undertake recorded assessments where required.
- Work unsupervised and use own initiative; understanding own limitations and requesting support when necessary or required.
- Analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence and provide a professional and concise report.
- Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and build positive working relationships with both medical colleagues and administrative support staff.
- Apply professional skills and manage own professional competence and accountability, in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct.
- Perform other duties as assigned from time to time as required.
HCPC Registered Physiotherapist 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 HCPC 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
Experience of change management and the ability to influence and negotiate successfully with a range of people by adopting a flexible approach to work
Honesty, integrity and adherence to customer and client confidentiality
Ability to establish and maintain a strong customer focus, ensuring effective relationships and a quality service.
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
Adaptable and flexible
Able to work on own initiative
Flexibility and willingness to travel to a range of locations as the business require
Ability to multi-task demonstrating that you are able to listen, assess and take notes and have the confidence to control an assessment.
Motivated, showing commitment to maximise achievement while working to specified standards
Have completed a hospital rotation to include neuro, respiratory and musculoskeletal
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Valid UK driving license
To have completed ECDL or equivalent is desirable.
Diversity and / or disability awareness training or formal qualification