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Functional Assessor - Bournemouth

Job Description

Are you looking for a new nursing position using your experience and skills gained to date in a new challenge?

Do you have at least two years current experience within the NHS or relevant health setting?

We may have the ideal job opportunity for yourself as a Functional Assessor! The position is a Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700 job, paying £38k a year.

The role of a Functional Assessor is 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.

You would not be asked to make a decision on whether or not the customer should receive benefits, you would only be asked to conduct a holistic and clinical assessment on the customer, collating all the information into a report for the DWP.

If you would like any more information about the role or the benefits that are available with this position, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would also be more than happy to pay you a referral bonus if you know any RGNs or Physiotherapists that would be interested in the position of a Functional Assessor who are successful at interview, so please do ask your friends and colleagues.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Job Requirements


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 the Centre and the 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 NMC Code of Conduct


Company Overview

Thousands of UK Nursing, Allied Health, and Doctors vacancies are available with one of the leading Medical and Healthcare recruitment organisations, MSI Recruitment. With specialist and experienced teams operating within each sector, MSI Recruitment manages nationwide recruitment needs across permanent, contractual, and temporary requirements within NHS Trusts, Private Acute and Mental Health Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Charities, and the HMP Prison Service.

As a specialist healthcare agency, we offer our clients bespoke recruitment solutions not only with efficiency and quality of delivery in mind, but the opportunity to cut recruitment costs and budgets, ultimately resulting in a better result for our clients. We not only cover the largest areas of Medical recruitment, with the most experienced and reputable consultants in the market, but also operate across specialist niche sectors, examples include biomechanical specialist physiotherapy centres, medium secure private mental health establishments, dementia care centres, and a wide range of other facilities.

We have gained a strong reputation for providing effective, tailored recruitment solutions to our clients, delivered in a professional and timely manner. We stand at the forefront of healthcare recruitment across both the UK and Internationally, meeting the needs of hundreds of clients each year.