Clinical Assessor - Occupational Therapist

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Posted 7 days ago United Kingdom Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

Working on our brand-new flagship contract, we are supporting the Victims Payment Board (VPB) in delivery of the clinical assessment service for the new Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme. We are now recruiting for experienced nurses & allied health professionals who have expertise in a mental health or psychiatric background with more than two years post registration experience.

As a Clinical Assessor, you will deliver an important service completing clinical assessments of applicants who have a permanent disablement (physically or psychologically) as a result of being at, or attending immediately after a troubles related incident. Following assessment, youll produce a structured assessment report which will form part of the wider evidence considered by the VPB in making decisions on entitlement to a payment under the scheme.

Based mainly from home, you will manage your own portfolio of cases, assessing clients in their homes, in one of our clinics or remotely via telephone/virtual assessments.

Duties:

Meet face to face both physically and/or virtually or review available medical evidence from applicants to the TPS scheme to determine the permanence of an applicants condition and their percentage disablement

Play a pro-active role in seeking insight and further medical evidence as required from GPs, other healthcare professionals or services to support the applicants TPS application

Analyse and interpret clinical information and supporting evidence to support your assessment and subsequent structured, evidence based report for the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Victims Payment Board (VPB)

Compile a comprehensive report in a professional and concise manner, including a detailed history, a full justification and conclusion from evidence gathered to support the Victims Payment Board (VPB) in their decision-making

Maintain and evidence personal Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Online Mandatory Training (OMT) and ensure continuing professional registration

Develop own clinical knowledge of the impacts of health conditions/disabilities less familiar to you

Criteria

Qualified Occupational Therapist with at least 2 years' post registration experience

You must be registered with the HCPC

Ability to work at pace, set boundaries, manage conversations and keep to timescales

Ability to relate to people from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, races, religions and cultures

Report writing skills with an ability to deal with a high percentage of work using a laptop and IT systems

Strong analytical skills familiar with MS Office, particularly Excel/Word and PowerPoint

Desirable

  • A demonstratable background in a Mental Health / Psychiatric speciality

To find out more about this role or to apply please contact Michael on 07858424617 or drop me an email