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Are NMC registered Nurses employed as 'PIP Health & Disability Analysts' practicing as a Nurse?

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Dear Nursing and Midwifery Council,

The Independent Assessment Services (IAS)"
have a wide range of roles [jobs] available for registered healthcare practitioners,
including specialist and general nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and paramedics".
https://www.mypipassessment.co.uk/careers/
"We carry out Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions"
https://www.mypipassessment.co.uk/

IAS use SJB Medical for "clinical recruitment" https://www.sjbmedical.com/pipjobs/, specifically 'PIP Health & Disability Analysts'.

A Job Description for 'PIP Health & Disability Analysts', like (*Full advert below)
https://www.sjbmedical.com/jobs/6820076/...

says

"Are you a driven Nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Paramedic...
To be considered for this opportunity, full registration with the NMC / HCPC, plus a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience within a range of clinical settings is required"

Information required

When a currently NMC registered Nurse is only employed in the role of 'PIP Health & Disability Analyst' with IAS does The NMC consider this employee to be practicing as a Nurse? Please note I have been unable to obtain any Person Specification for 'PIP Health & Disability Analysts'.

When a currently NMC registered Nurse is and has only employed in the role of 'PIP Health & Disability Analyst' will this employment enable them to renew their NMC registration and what criteria would be required for such a 'PIP Health & Disability Analyst' to renew NMC registration?

*Full advert

PIP Health & Disability Analyst - Newcastle
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Job Type:
Permanent, Part Time, Full Time
Profession:
Nurse Jobs, Allied Health Professional Jobs
Specialism:
Physiotherapist Jobs, Occupational Therapist Jobs, Paramedic Jobs, Nurse Functional Assessment Jobs
Location:
North East
Area:
Newcastle
Salary:
£35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted:
21/12/2017
Job Ref:
pip-Newcastle
Job Views:
264

PIP Health & Disability Analyst – Opportunity for RGNs, RMNs, RNLDs, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Paramedics in Newcastle

Starting Salary: £35,000 + market leading benefits package worth up to £9,000 per year + overtime opportunities

Flexible contracts available: Full time, part time, weekend and term time.

Are you a driven Nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Paramedic who is seeking a new challenge and looking to improve your work-life balance?

Do you want to use your clinical knowledge, skills and clinical decision making abilities in a non-clinical environment?

If you have answered “yes” to these questions, then an excellent and unrivalled opportunity awaits you at Independent Assessment Services, working as a Health & Disability Analyst.

Throughout your training and beyond, you will receive coaching, mentoring and day-to-day support from your colleagues. The comprehensive induction programme will allow you to complete assessments and write reports on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Support is on-going and will allow you to become a proficient and qualified Health & Disability Analyst.

Due to the broad range of conditions and disabilities you will encounter, each day will be different and varied. There are clear prospects for career advancement and professional development with your existing clinical knowledge being enhanced through the varied nature of the role. You will be conducting assessments through a combination of home consultations visits and centre based appointments. You will use your existing and newly acquired skills to determine how a person’s health condition or disability is impacting their daily life, whilst recognising that individuals may be affected in different ways.

Following the assessment, it will be your job to write a detailed, objective report for the DWP, who then make a decision on the person’s PIP claim.

While the role is autonomous, you will have the excellent benefit of being able to share knowledge with a team made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, paramedics and nurses from the fields of mental health, general nursing and learning disabilities. To be considered for this opportunity, full registration with the NMC / HCPC, plus a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience within a range of clinical settings is required. A full driving license is also essential.

In addition to an excellent reward package that is worth up to the value of £9,000 per year, you will have the opportunity to receive two salary increases in your first 18 months dependent on performance.

Your generous benefits package includes:

Private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection insurance, pension scheme, personal accident insurance and professional indemnity cover
Excellent work-life balance - Monday to Friday with no nights, weekends or bank holidays required
Annually reviewed salary + performance based salary uplifts at 9 months and 18 months service + overtime opportunities
Fantastic prospects for promotion and professional growth
NMC / HCPC fee reimbursement
CPD and revalidation support with protected and varied training on a regular basis
25 days of annual leave (increasing over length of service) + option to buy additional days or sell back

This is an excellent opportunity for nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and paramedics to work within an established organisation. To find out more please contact sjb medical on 020 7832 1980 for an informal discussion, email or apply online.
https://www.sjbmedical.com/jobs/6820076/...

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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Dear Frank,

 

Thank you for your email to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

 

In response to your query, we regulate professionals, rather than
activities.

 

Currently as part of the renewal requirements nurses and midwives must
undertake a minimum number of practice hours (450 hours over three years).
The current practice standard requires the hours to be practised in ‘…some
capacity by virtue of your nursing or midwifery qualification…’ This means
that the registrant is practising in a role in their professional capacity
as a registered nurse or midwife, and using their qualifications, skills
and experience in their role.

 

Hours undertaken in any healthcare, nursing or midwifery assistant or
support worker roles cannot be counted towards practice hours as a
registered nurse or midwife.

 

Nurses and midwives work across a wide range of roles, functions and
settings. For example, these include roles in front line clinical care
both in acute and community settings, roles in nursing and midwifery
education and research, volunteer work policy advisory roles and
management, leadership, public health and commissioning roles specific to
nursing or midwifery.

 

The activities they undertake to meet these requirements will reflect
their individual current scope of practice as a nurse or midwife.

 

It is up to the registrant to determine whether they are using the skills
of their qualification in this role and so whether it is suitable to
maintain their registration.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Nariscia Henriques
UK Registrations Officer
Nursing and Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place
London
W1B 1PZ
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