Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Job type Permanent
Salary Up to £38760 per annum
Reference 18829
Date posted December 18, 2019
Functional Assessor - Registered Physiotherapist

Maxxima's physiotherapy team is looking for registered physiotherapists interested in working as Functional Assessors for the Centre of Health & Disability Assessments in Edinburgh. The salary is £38,760 per annum.

Famous for its castle, clans and some seriously cracking festivals, Edinburgh is a little city with a big cultural heart. Soak up Scotland's epic history at Edinburgh Castle, savour smoky whiskies and fine seasonal food and laugh yourself silly at the Fringe, just one of 13 major festivals held throughout the year. History buff? Climb 350 million years into the past and discover the awe-inspiring views from Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano, or check out the Iron Age forts at Holyrood Park. There couldn't be more reasons to live in Scotland's capital city!

The suitable candidate will be an HCPC Registered Physiotherapist with a minimum of two years recent broad based post registration experience primarily in adult facing roles dealing with a wide range of clinical and neuro conditions*. Rotational experience is desirable. Recent clinical practice is considered to be within 3 years.

PURPOSE OF POST

To conduct medical assessments and examinations and produce concise reports for Department for 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 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 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 HCPC Code of Conduct.

If you are interested in this role or if you would like to know about our other vacancies, please contact me ASAP.

Maxxima benefits:

*Dedicated and experienced consultants
*Excellent and highly competitive rates of pay
*Exclusive opportunities you won't find anywhere else
*Guidance and advice on CV and interview techniques
*Practical assistance with professional body registration
*A choice of PAYE, umbrella or LTD company payments
*Practical assistance with relocation, accommodation and DBS/CRB checks
*The security of working with a CCS supplier, established since 2001
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Reasonable adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

Recommend a colleague:

Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.

The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £1,500. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

*The post qualification experience range stated is purely a guide. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if they can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.