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Registered Nurse - Functional Assessor - RGN

Job Title:              Registered Nurse - Functional Assessor (RGN)
Location:             Reading    
Hours:                  Full Time (Mon-Fri, 9-5)
Contract Type:   Permanent
Salary:                  £43,000pa + benefits

At the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) we have a number of exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses (RGN) to join us in delivering a quality service on behalf of the DWP.

Working Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, you will be able to utilise your clinical experience in a completely new way. Carrying out Work Capability Assessments (WCA) on customers who are seeking Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Based on-site in one of our assessment centres, your duties will include:

  • 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.
  • Analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence and provide a professional and concise report.
  • Apply professional skills and manage own professional competence and accountability, in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Work unsupervised and use own initiative; understanding own limitations and requesting support when necessary or required.

The ideal candidate will have a broad-based post registration nursing experience and will have gained clinical knowledge in a variety of clinical settings. You will need to be comfortable working to targets, open to feedback and have good IT skills, including the ability to type at a reasonable pace.

You will be a Registered General Nurse (RGN) and hold either a Nursing Degree or Diploma.

You will need to demonstrate your NMC registration and continuous professional development in line with the NMC requirements.

Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) is operated by MAXIMUS UK Services, a global provider of health and employment services to a range of Public and Private sector clients. Each year, CHDA Healthcare Professionals carry out more than one million assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The purpose of the assessment is to understand how a person’s disability or health condition affects their daily life. After each assessment, the Healthcare Professional produces a factual report so the DWP Decision Maker can determine a customer’s eligibility for benefits.

MAXIMUS is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.

Where reasonable, MAXIMUS will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.

Registered Nurse - Functional Assessor - RGN

Reading
Permanent
1 - 2 years of experience
£43,000pa + benefits

Published on 8 Apr 2021

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