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Function Assessor - Physiotherapist

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Function Assessor - Physiotherapist

  • Location:

    Barnstaple

  • Sector:

    Physiotherapy

  • Contact:

    Victoria Keeling

  • Salary:

    £38,760 per year

  • Contact phone:

    0203 789 2063

  • Job type:

    Permanent - full time

  • Contact email:

    Victoria.Keeling@nrsglobal.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    CHDA - Barnstable

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

The Role:

To conduct medical assessments and examinations using clinical knowledge and experience to produce concise reports for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as part of a successful integrated team.

 

Main Responsibilities 

• 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 CHDA and DWP and to respond positively to feedback. 

• To undertake recorded assessments where required. 

• To work unsupervised and use own initiative however know personal 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 clinical colleagues and administrative support staff. 

• Apply professional skills and manage own professional competence 

Training, Experience and Qualifications:

 

Essential:

• 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 

• Ability to establish and maintain a strong customer focus, ensuring effective relationships and a quality service. 

 

Desirable:

• Previous experience of functional or disability assessment and experience of clinical decision making. 

• Valid UK driving license 

• Diversity and / or disability awareness training or formal qualification 

 

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