Do good. Be great.
Are you a Chartered Physiotherapist who wants to continue helping people but needs a better work/life balance? At Maximus, you don’t need to compromise. Join our Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) business as a Functional Assessor – a trusted health provider role – and work as part of a diverse team of physios, medical practitioners and healthcare professionals to help people move forward with their lives.
What you’ll be doing
Day-to-day, you’ll carry out assessments to understand how a person’s disability or health condition affects their daily life. You’ll listen sensitively to their experiences, ask questions and use your insights to produce a factual report to help the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) determine their eligibility for benefits. It’s important work that has a big impact on real lives, so we’ll make sure you get the time to build a relationship with each customer you speak with.
Every assessment is different, and you will also work on complex cases for customers with neurological conditions. It’ll be challenging at times, and it’s a target-focused environment, so we’ll support you to manage your caseloads efficiently in order to deliver the best service.
A career without compromises
Our healthcare colleagues are the driving force of our business. That’s why, as part of our team, you won’t be expected to work long days, do night shifts or take work home. Instead, you’ll work in a pattern that gives you a genuine work-life balance – plus the flexibility to make long-term decisions about your future career.
On top of that, you can expect a wide range of benefits designed to help you achieve great things. That includes a supportive working environment, the opportunity to gain plenty of exposure as you develop your clinical knowledge and a competitive starting salary of £39,500 (£46,300 for London weighting). After 6 months, you’ll automatically take on the role of an extended practitioner and earn £41,600 (£48,700 London weighting).
Education and Experience Requirements
What we look for
You’ll need to be an HCPC registered physiotherapist with recent post-registration experience. If you’re also proactive, keen to learn and have excellent oral and written communication skills, you’ll make a great addition to the team. From working with a diverse range of customers to handling challenging situations, this role is a fantastic opportunity to develop your clinical knowledge while making a difference to people’s lives.
To do well, you’ll be comfortable working towards targets, open to give and receive feedback and have good IT knowledge. Previous experience of functional or disability assessment is a plus, but not essential – we’ll help you do your best work and complete functional assessments to the highest standards through a formal training programme.
Due to COVID 19 most of our physios are currently undertaking telephone assessments until we can resume face-to-face assessments.
Who we are
Maximus operates several business lines in the UK, including the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA), Remploy, Health Management and Revitalised. Our 3,800 colleagues include over 1,400 doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals who play a vital role in improving the lives of millions of people. We have over 270 locations across England, Scotland and Wales and we’re one of the largest providers of employment, health and disability support programmes in the country.
Essential Job Duties
As a Physiotherapist within our CHDA business, you’ll undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments in relation to a variety of benefits. These assessments will focus on how a disability affects day-to-day life in performing work-related activities, you’ll then utilise various IT platforms to support you in the clinical decision-making and produce a written report for the DWP.
- Undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments in relation to a variety of benefits and provide a report to the DWP.
- Use IT software programmes to support clinical decision making when undertaking file-work and examinations.
- 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.
- Work 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 HCPC Code of Conduct.
Education and Experience Requirements
Our Physiotherapists play a pivotal role in supporting our customers to move forward with their lives, so we’ll support you through a formal training programme to enable you to carry out quality, sensitive and respectful functional assessments.
You’ll be a HCPC Registered Physiotherapist with a recent broad-based post-registration experience. You will need to be comfortable working to targets, open to feedback and have good IT skills along with having excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as being confident in working with a wide range of customers and the ability to handle challenging situations.
We are looking for Physiotherapists who are keen to learn and take a proactive approach. Previous experience of functional or disability assessment is desirable but not essential.
Due to COVID 19 all our Physiotherapists are currently undertaking telephone assessments until we can resume face-to-face assessments.
Where reasonable, we will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.
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