• Registered Medical Practitioner – Regional Peripatetic

    Location UK-Newcastle
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/1/2019 9:13 AM)
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  • Introduction

    The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments conducts health and disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. Working from a network of 11 Assessment Services Centres and 150 Assessment Centres, assessments are conducted in the main areas of Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Veterans UK and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.  Our practitioner group includes employed nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Doctors.

    Job Summary

    To travel the region and visit Assessment Centres 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.  

    Essential Job Duties

    ·         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 for Health and Disability Assessments 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 GMC Code of Professional Conduct.

    ·         In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties as assigned from time to time.

    Education and Experience Requirements

    Broad clinical experience in a discipline that requires history taking, examination and evaluation of clinical presentations is essential. 

    A medical  practitioner who  has, since  full registration, consolidated their clinical skills with a minimum of 2 years’ post registration general experience, working primarily in patient facing roles dealing with a wide range of clinical conditions.  

    Full unconditional registration with the  General Medical Council with a valid license to practice

    Demonstrate maintenance of professional development to ensure successful re-licensing in accordance with the GMC code of professional conduct.

    Valid UK drivers license

    IT literate with experience of using a range of software

    Highly developed oral and written communications skills and ability to successfully negotiate and respond to rapidly changing work environment

    CHDA Statement

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


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