Location Bristol Avon
Job type Permanent
Salary £38760 per annum
Reference 21742
Date posted May 01, 2020
Functional Assessor - Registered Physiotherapist 

Maxxima's physiotherapy team are currently looking for a physiotherapist to fill a full-time functional assessor role in Bristol. This is an excellent opportunity to utilise your clincal expertise in a new way and benefit from an excellent work/life balance! 

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. You must have completed a hospital rotation. Evidence continuous professional development maintained in accordance with the requirements HCPC is also required. 

*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 physiotherapist role please apply by clicking the apply button. Or if you would like more details about this role, contact the physiotherapy team today, we always have time to take your call.

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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.

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*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.