Are you interested in becoming a UKAS Independent Technical/Peer Assessor?
Accreditation for Physiology services is rapidly expanding and UKAS urgently need practising physiologists or consultants within Audiology, Cardiac Physiology, Respiratory & Sleep Science, Vascular Science, Urodynamics, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Neurophysiology and Vision Science, to become assessors for the scheme. Participation will contribute towards your CPD portfolio.
The IQIPS standard has been developed by the Accreditation Clinical Advisory Group (ACAG) originally in partnership with The Royal College of Physicians as a patient focussed, nationally recognised measurement of quality for physiology services. It gives confidence to patients, purchasers, staff and managers about safety, effectiveness and sustainability of your physiology service. Physiological Science accreditation is recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a valuable source of information to support its regulatory function.
We, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) have been appointed by government under a memorandum of understanding to manage and deliver the scheme and is looking to increase our assessment capacity in line with growing demand.
Qualifications and experience
Ideally you should have at least four years practical experience, preferably at a senior level, in your specific physiology discipline. We are seeking candidates with experience in any one or more of the 8 stated disciplines for both adults and paediatrics.
You will receive in depth training to prepare you for completing assessments. It also provides valuable insight into the accreditation process should your service be preparing for accreditation or is accredited. Training is funded and provided by UKAS.
Each assessment consists of a 1-2 day(s) on site visit every other year and annually 0.5- 1 day reviewing evidence remotely via a web-based tool. The web based work can be spread over a couple of weeks.
UKAS contracts independent technical assessors on a day rate basis, either as self-employed contractors or through their current employer. The level of work is dependent on the needs of our customers and therefore UKAS cannot guarantee specific levels of work,
Travel and expenses
Some travel in the UK and overnight stays may be required. Reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Laura Booth, UKAS Senior Assessment Manager on 01784 429000