Registered Physiotherapist

North Lanarkshire
19 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Maximus UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maximus, Inc., operates several business lines in the UK, including the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, Remploy, Health Management and Revitalised. Maximus UK employs 3,800 local staff, including over 1,400 doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and other Healthcare Professionals. Operating from more than 270 locations across England, Scotland and Wales, Maximus UK is one of the largest providers of employment, health and disability support programmes in the country. Learn more at (url removed).

Job Summary:

Working within our Centre for Health and Disability Assessments business, as a Physiotherapist with us you will undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments in relation to a variety of benefits. Working with a diverse team, supporting customers, conducting medical assessments and report writing will all be part of a days work in this role.

The assessments you carry out will focus on how a disability affects day to day life in performing work related activities, following an assessment you'll then utilise various IT platforms to support you in the clinical decision making and produce a written report for the Department of Work and Pensions.

You'll work in a targeted yet supportive environment, where regular feedback is provided to ensure that we deliver the best quality outputs for the customer and the department. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you'll work with varied customer bases and build positive working relationships with both medical and administrative support staff.

You can watch the video below to give you more insight into the role

Due to COVID 19 all our nurses are currently undertaking telephone assessments until we can resume face to face assessments.

Essential Job Duties:
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.
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 day to day life in performing work related activities.
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.
Deliver productivity and quality standards agreed between the Centre and the DWP and to respond positively to feedback.
Undertake recorded assessments where required.
Work unsupervised and use own initiative; understanding own limitations and requesting support when necessary or required.
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.
Perform other duties as assigned from time to time as required.
Education and Experience Requirements:
HCPC Registered Physiotherapist with a minimum of two years recent broad based post registration experience is required.
Previous experience aft functional or disability assessment and clinical decision making is desirable.
Registration and continuous professional development maintained in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Completed mentoring in clinical practice qualification e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent is desirable.
IT literate with experience if using a range of software
Highly developed oral and written communications skills and ability to successfully negotiate and respond to rapidly change work environment
Experience of change management and ability to successfully influence and negotiate.
Completion of ECDL or equivalent is desirable.
CHDA Statement: 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