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A career with Independent Assessment Services
If you’re a motivated health professional looking to broaden your skills, earn a competitive salary and achieve a better work-life balance, we have the job for you.
We're currently recruiting for disability assessor roles across the UK and there's never been a better time to make a change and join our team.
In this role, you will analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence to produce a high-quality assessment report on a claimant’s case.
There are three variations of this role*:
- Disability assessors conducting initial reviews to establish the route a case should take and completing paper-based reviews as appropriate. Working as part of a team based in one of six sites across the UK, this may include gathering further information from the claimant and medical professionals involved in their care
- Disability assessors delivering face-to-face consultations from our 70+ consultations centres throughout the UK or via a telephone consultation
- Home-based disability assessors conducting both telephone consultations and initial reviews, as well as completing paper-based reviews and gathering supporting information from claimants and those involved in their care.
*Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of face-to-face consultations by the DWP, our consultation centres are closed and our teams are currently home-based.
Job Type Full and part time Profession Health professional jobs Location Nationwide Salary Basic - £35,000 - £42,000 per annum
In this varied role as a disability assessor you will:
- Be the point of contact during the consultation stage for individuals with a wide range of health conditions and disabilities
- Clinically evaluate all evidence from the claimant
- Liaise with a range of clinical peers across the NHS and private healthcare sector, charities and support organisations to produce detailed reports and evaluate evidence from PIP claimants
- Learn about a wide range of health conditions.
We're looking for qualified nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and paramedics with clinical knowledge, experience and skills including:
- Broad-ranging clinical experience working with adults
- Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
- An ability to draw on your experience as a clinical expert in your area
- General IT skills and an ability to type notes accurately during the consultation (30 words per minute).
Every case is different, and no two days are the same, so to thrive in this role as a disability assessor will need to:
- Have a minimum of 12 months' experience as a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, paramedic or nurse
- Be HCPC / NMC registered
- Have a proven record of relevant Continual Professional Development (CPD).
In return, you can expect excellent benefits, including:
- 25 days annual leave, with the option to buy 10 and sell up to five days
- Employer-matched pension scheme, up to 10%
- Life assurance, private medical insurance, and medical indemnity insurance
- Reimbursement of your annual professional registration fee
- Health screening every two years (after one year's service)
- Flexible benefits tailored to your needs including travel or dental insurance, cycle to work scheme and more
- A robust induction programme and ongoing training and peer support, enabling revalidation of your professional clinical registration
- Opportunities to progress into more senior positions across the business.