Disability Assessor - Homebased
Work From Home
£37,333.00 to £43,266.00 per year
Permanent (Full time)
Are you an experienced healthcare professional looking for a new challenge? Have you considered a career that offers you a chance to use your current skills in a different way?
As a Disability Assessor, you will work from home, using your skills as a healthcare professional to play a crucial role in the disability assessment process - a service that touches the lives of millions of people in the UK.
Once you have completed our accredited training you will work to assess the cases of people living with conditions and disabilities who are applying for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). These cases will be sent to you and you will act independently from the government and decision-making bodies that manage the benefits system.
Your role will be solely focused on holding consultations over the telephone and talking to people about their disabilities. You will then produce clear, fair, and accurate assessment reports.
Your role as a Homebased Disability Assessor
You will work from home and hold consultations over the phone, working independently but with regular contact with your line manager and support on hand whenever you need it.
You will be part of a team of Telephone Disability Assessors all working from home across the country and connecting with each other via our leading internal communications tools. You will also be part of a larger community of around 200 like-minded healthcare professionals.
Holding consultations with people
Speaking with people making a claim for the PIP benefit over the phone as part of a consultation session. These cases will all be organised for you, leaving you free from any appointment admin.
Working with a variety of different people presenting with a range of complex conditions including physical, mental health, cognitive and sensory impairments.
Conducting a thorough functional medical assessment of their disability or condition.
Using your strong communication skills to learn more about how their disability affects them.
Writing fair and accurate reports
Producing comprehensive and impartial evidence-based reports for each case and individual.
Ensuring that your written reports are high quality, fair and accurate, enabling the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to make informed decisions about the support needed in each case.
Write and submit reports using a special IT system.
Development and learning
Networking with others in your team and ensuring that you stay up to date with the necessary learning, developments, policies, and practices.
Ensuring that you work with your line manager to advance your own professional development and goals as a Telephone Disability Assessor and healthcare professional.
Knowledge experience and qualifications
You do not need to worry if you have not worked as a Telephone Disability Assessor before. We welcome applications from Nurses, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Doctors who meet the below criteria.
We will provide you with all the training and support needed to do the job. Our training course is Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accredited and adheres to the standards set by leading healthcare regulators and professional bodies, including the NMC, HCPC, GMC and ABHI.
Requirements for this role as a Disability Assessor
Full registration with the relevant professional body
A minimum of 2 years' post qualification experience
Excellent clinical, communication and interpersonal skills
A positive, empathetic and professional manner
Computer and IT skills
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Disability Assessor, we would love to hear from you. Please call us on######### or apply now.
TFS Healthcare is acting on behalf of our client as a Recruitment Agency.
TFS Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.
TFS Healthcare will make reasonable adjustments and provide support for anyone who needs it either to apply or to succeed in the role. We will also support people to access our clients' organisations with sensitivity, respect and care.