PIP Disability Assessor
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
£35000 - £38500/annum Attractive benefits package
Permanent (Full time)
We are recruiting for registered Nurses (RGN, RMN, RNLD), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Paramedics in Lancaster who want to use their clinical skills applied in a new way and benefit from the excellent work life balance and professional development that a career as a Disability Assessor can give you.
We are seeking those who have been working for 1 year post-qualification and registration in the UK. In this role you will grow your medical knowledge and work in a health and disability assessment role conducting appointments with applicants of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit.
There is unrivalled investment in you as an employee and you will earn over 140 hours of CPD in your initial 3 months whilst completing an excellent training academy as you work towards accreditation as a Disability Assessor. All of this goes towards the revalidation support and processes which keep our clinicians at the top of their game!
*Please note due to COVID-19 this is currently a contact free process, all interviews and training are currently done online from home and a driving licence is no longer essential**
• Conducting thorough and consultative verbal assessments with people who are living with a long term health condition and / or disabilities
• Once accredited, following training you will work in the local assessment centre as well as in the community conducting home visits
**Work from home opportunities are also available**
• Ensuring that your part in the assessment process is positive, dignified and professional
• produce excellent written reports on the conditions presented to help the Department for Work and Pensions to make an informed decision around an individual's entitlement to the benefit
We are advertising health and disability assessment jobs for the below specialities:
• NMC Registered Nurses (RGN, RMN or RNLD)
• HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
• HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist (OT)
• HCPC Registered Paramedic
Government legislation requires at least ONE YEAR post qualification work experience to be able to start in the role.
Full support is provided by DS Associates throughout the recruitment process and our consultants are always available to answer any questions you may have.
The position offers a competitive salary of £35,000 to £38,500 per annum
• 25 days' annual leave, with the option to buy and sell up to 10 days
• Pension scheme, matching up to 10% of your contributions
• Life assurance, private medical insurance and medical indemnity insurance
• Reimbursement of your annual NMC/HCPC registration fee
• Health screening every two years, after one year's service
• Thorough in-house and professional training and development, covering well over the required CPD hours to revalidate and maintain your professional registration
• All flexible benefits can be tailored to your requirement and lifestyle: travel or dental insurance, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and more.
For further information and a comprehensive Job Description please call Maxine on (phone number removed) or alternatively forward your CV for consideration