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
- 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.