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PIP Clinical Assessor - AGENCY CANDIDATES

Salary: Band 6 (31,800 - £39,169)
Location: North Lanarkshire
Company: NHS Lanarkshire
Contract type: Permanent
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If you are not registered with an agency, please apply by following the below link -

https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=47872


Due to service expansion, we will have an ongoing recruitment campaign over the coming months. We're looking to recruit experienced Registered Nurses (Adult/Mental Health & Learning Disabilities), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Paramedics. Our aim is deliver a respectful and dignified approach to disability assessment. Ensuring high quality, consistent and continuous service delivery of Personal Independence Payment assessments on behalf of the Department of working pensions (DWP).


This is an exciting opportunity for experienced candidates with a wealth of background knowledge/experience to have an excellent work life balance, expand their clinical knowledge, enhance their assessment and report writing skills.


The role involves carrying out consultations with claimants making a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in relation to a physical, mental, cognitive and sensory impairment or disability. The assessment involves using strong communication skills to learn more how their impairment/disability affects the claimant. Then producing a comprehensive and impartial evidence based report for DWP.


With full onsite training being provided over 8 weeks and on-going support via our in-house training team, you will journey through a learning curve that provides professional and personal development, enhances existing skills and encourages peer support and mentoring.


Following the initial training period, successful candidates will provide telephone assessments via a predominantly remote, home working based model, with occasional site working expected. Post pandemic, the service will resume a proportion of face to face site based assessment delivery which all staff will participate in on a rotational basis.


Applying candidates must be a Registered Nurses (Adult/Mental Health & Learning Disabilities), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Paramedics with at least 2 years post registration experience.


Skills required for the role


Clinical knowledge of a wide range of conditions/disabilitiesEffective listening, communication and interpersonal skillsExcellent time management skillsCompetent IT and typing skills


Key points and/or benefits of the role


Ability to work from home Office hours Monday to Friday 9-5Formal DWP disability analyst accreditationFull and part time hours available (minimum 22.5 hours/3 days)Comprehensive trainingOn-going in house trainer/mentor supportA dedicated mentor4-8 weekly rolling coaching programmeYour professional revalidation requirements27 days annual leave in your first year rising to 33 after ten years8 days public holiday


You will be educated to diploma/degree level or equivalent experience within a relevant field.


You must have valid NMC/HCPC registration.


You will have relevant post graduate training with relevant post registration experience within an NHS or similar healthcare environment working with clients with complex health conditions.


Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by, Lynn Crockett, Deputy PIP Service Manager on 0141 275 4713.


If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Bradlay Lang, Recruitment Administrator on 01698 754364 or Bradlay.lang@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk


Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in Employer details: NHS Lanarkshire

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