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07 Jun 2016
£38,000 per annum
Are you looking for a new position using your experience and skills gained to date in a new challenge?
Do you have at least two years current experience within the NHS or relevant health setting?
We may have the ideal job opportunity for yourself as a Functional Assessor! The position is a Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700 job, paying £38k a year.
The role of a Functional Assessor is to conduct medical assessments and examinations and produce concise reports for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as part of a successful integrated team.
You would not be asked to make a decision on whether or not the customer should receive benefits, you would only be asked to conduct a holistic and clinical assessment on the customer, collating all the information into a report for the DWP.
To undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments of customers 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 a customer’s day to day life in performing work related activities. These assessments may be recorded.
To use IT software programmes to support clinical decision making when undertaking file-work and examinations.
To 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
To deliver productivity and quality standards agreed between the Centre and the DWP and to respond positively to feedback
To undertake recorded assessments where required
To work unsupervised and use own initiative however know limitations and ask for support where necessary
To analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence and provide a report in a professional and concise manner
Work well 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 NMC Code of Conduct