Functional Assessor

Functional Assessor

Job Title: Functional Assessor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hull
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Lucy9
Contact Name: Lucy Pettit
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2020 15:26

Job Description

Purpose of Post 
To conduct medical assessments and examinations and 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 and accountability, in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct.
  • In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties as assigned from time to time. 


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